Japan

We visit the limited-time Kapibara-san x Hands Cafe at Omotesando!

We spent an afternoon basking in the understated cuteness of Kapibara-san!

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Mr. Sato gets surprised with the Mr. Sato Car for his birthday

Usually people would be happy to get a car for their birthday, but in this case we were giving Mr. Sato even odds that he might punch us.

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Japanese restaurant wows customers by serving meals on water instead of a revolving conveyor belt

People have fallen in love with the charm of floating tubs at this unusual eatery in Japan.

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Join in the holiday cheer by drinking a baked apple at Starbucks Japan this winter

As their third holiday drink this year, Starbucks Japan will be offering baked apples in drinkable form – served either hot or cold! 

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Aomori mascot shows no fear in front of legendary X Japan drummer Yoshiki【Video】

Nyango Star must have apple-cat nerves of steel as he absolutely kills a performance of X Japan songs in front of a discerning audience.

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Beep beep! Mr. Sato Car coming through! 【Pics】

You might see RocketNews24’s itasha, the Mr. Sato Car, driving through your neighborhood. Just follow the sounds of people retching!

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This Shiba Inu is all of us when we just can’t anymore【Photos, Video】

Feeling down? Here’s a Shiba who can empathize.

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Piko Taro returns with never-before-seen dance moves in official new PPAP mashup with Axel F【Vid】

Surprisingly, dancing with a pair of shoes on his head like a bunny rabbit is not the most shocking thing Piko Taro does in this new video clip.

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People all over the world wish Mickey Mouse a very happy 88th birthday!【Video】

It helps that he’s willing to travel the globe to receive our birthday wishes.

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Japanese pet owner photographs cats in hats made from the cats’ own hair 【Pics】

The Internet is going crazy for these cats in fur hats.

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Piko Taro stops by Sesame Street to help Elmo and Cookie Monster with their version of PPAP【Vid】

The popular characters from the iconic TV series dress up in leopard print and sing in Engrish for Japan’s younger generation.

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First trailer released for Fullmetal Alchemist live-action film shows potential for awesome【Vid】

Is this the movie that will put an end to the streak of bad live-action anime remakes?

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Donald Trump’s son Barron Trump becomes “bishonen” idol in Japan, gets own parody manga cover

You’re going to want to see what the title of this “beautiful boy” manga translates to.

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Obscure characters become snacks in Doraemon-crazy Vietnam

Japanese netizens are puzzled by Vietnamese convenience stores using increasingly minor characters from Doraemon for their popular steamed buns.

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Top 3 most feared customers according to former phone sales rep

Who beats out religious proponents and yakuza for the most feared customer to encounter at a mobile phone counter?

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What happens when you use a face-filter app on an ugly daikon? Japanese Twitter shows us

LINE camera proves why it is so popular among high school girls.

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Elderly motorists in Japan given option to “graduate from driving” to prevent accidents

The government probably does realize they aren’t fooling anyone with this.

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Comedy team tackles Naruto tropes to great effect【Video】

Chances are you’ve never seen Naruto like this: live-action and totally in your face!

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Up to 40 percent of Japanese men can’t sleep because of work

A new survey reveals that a startling number of Japanese workers are literally losing sleep over their stressful jobs.

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What is the hottest age group for women? Our Japanese writer investigates

RocketNews24’s P.K. Sanjun goes in search of the overall ages where women are at their hottest. His finds both surprised him and proved a little controversial.

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