Japan

Think kids spend too much time on smartphones? Clever Japanese tweet will make you think again

Infographic argues that today’s youth really isn’t so different from the pre-smartphone generation.

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Meet Uni, the smiley Japanese Shiba Inu who loves to ride on playground equipment

The look of happiness on this adorable pup’s face makes us want to run out to the park and act like kids again.

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Optical illusions from Japanese Twitter leave us questioning the universe and reality 【Videos】

Everything you think you know about shapes and colors is a lie.

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Studio Ghibli’s No-Face appears again on the streets of Japan to rock out on his shamisen 【Video】

Famous anime spirit seems to have gotten even better in the year since his skills were last recorded on video.

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Pikachu gets pumped up, freaks us out with his newly muscular bod

Looks like Pikachu’s protein supplements and lifting regimen have been super effective.

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Japanese pro wrestler shows off his professional-level bra handling skills in the ring

Pile drivers, headlocks, and bra clasps are all in a day’s work for Taichi.

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Japan’s largest anime megashop to open new branch in Akihabara specifically for women

Retail chain Animate is dedicating an all-new store in Tokyo to girls’ anime and manga.

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Join the “Live Spectacle Naruto” viewing experience in Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong!

Fans in Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong will be able to join the ninja action in a live-viewing of the final Tokyo performance of the Live Spectacle Naruto play!

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Video of Japanese cat touching a cherry is a heart-melting example of adorable gentleness 【Video】

This should really be the keystone of any anger management course.

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World’s first “Monster Slider” coming to Japan this summer

The gigantic new waterslide combines several thrilling slide elements into one monster experience.

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Kyoto’s primeval forest to come to life in beautiful interactive light art display 【Video】

Trees will “breathe” with light and sound as their beauty takes visitors’ breath away.

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You gotta fight for your right to flash mob?

Is a flash mob protected free speech? The Japanese courts will decide.

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Kewpie Mayonnaise censors logo of angel wings and nudity for American consumers

If you’re American then sorry, Kewpie doesn’t think you’re ready for its hard-core naked angel logo like most of Earth is.

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Would you drink tea made by a giant isopod? 【Pics】

“Oh hello, dearie. Would you like some tea? I made it fresh just for you.”

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Kyoto’s Living Room pug café lets all the dogs out【Photos】

Find out why the biggest pug café in Japan is going to the dogs.

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Domestic robot Pepper can’t stop flipping people off in Japan 【Photos】

Pepper, I think we need to talk about your attitude problem.

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Time to vote for your favourite in Japan’s Sanrio Character Curry Election

As you’d see in any election race, there are sweet characters, stern faces and some crazy candidates you’d never think would win…

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“Resident Weeaboo” – Swiss otaku’s parody of horror series features anime huggy pillows, insanity

Swiss super otaku Melonpan might just be the most bonkers Resident Evil fan on the internet…

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Son’s schedule for dad on Father’s Day is planned down to the minute, includes alien picture show

So what did YOU do for your father?

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What is Teru Teru Bozu? The tragic history behind the Japanese fine weather doll

While many believe the tradition of making the ghost-like doll can be traced back to a bald-headed monk, history suggests it actually began with a small girl.

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