Japan

New “Doge Bage” lets you show off your love of memes in style【Pics】

Such fashion. So bag. Much buy.

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Japanese self-defense store CEO shows his dedication as he demos products on himself【Video】

The head of a security and crime prevention dealer has been getting renewed attention on YouTube with videos of him trying out the merchandise on himself.

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Star Wars retold with Tsum Tsum plushies is the cutest Star Wars we’ve ever seen!【Video】

Though it looks like someone replaced Chewie with a mop…

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Nintendo aims for 3D animation of its characters to enter film business

Asahi: 3D films of Mario, Zelda, other games may be a few years away.

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Japanese sake breaks new ground with a variety specially blended to pair well with chocolate

This traditional Japanese rice wine is said to enhance the chocolate-eating experience.

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Captain America and Iron Man battle it out Japanese-warrior style

Two all-American heroes blend seamlessly with two legendary Japanese characters in this new take on a classic ukiyo-e print from the 1800s.

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Cute cat jeans designed by Japanese manga artist will have kittens jumping all over you

The cleverly designed garment will make you more popular with cats than you’ve ever been!

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The “Rakulet” adds a corrugated layer of luxury to cardboard toilets

Hot on the heels of a bed made of cardboard for use in disasters, one company has upped the ante with a whole line of cardboard emergency goods including a range of toilets to suit your needs.

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Don’t throw away those old water bottles — use them for cooking instead!

Short on cookware or want to minimize clean-up time after dinner? Skip the recycling center and use your old bottles to whip up something good!

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Go back in time and hang with geisha and samurai in virtual reality Edo-period Tokyo 【Video】

Just be sure you’re wearing proper 19th-century attire – you don’t want to get any funny looks.

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FRISK breath mints to debut as cosmetics and skincare products!

How do you turn internationally popular breath mints into a line of cosmetics and skincare items? Here’s how!

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Japanese artist’s delicious LEGO creations will have you salivating over plastic bricks 【Pics】

Just don’t eat them or you’ll be doing something else with those bricks.

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Color blending “Chameleon Pens” are the hottest new art items trending in Japan

These pens will change the way you shade.

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We take up Thai restaurant’s challenge to eat a 6.5-kilo serving of ramen noodles and coriander

Customers who finish everything, including the two-kilo topping of coriander, are rewarded with all-you-can-eat coriander for life.

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Junior high student shut down 444 school websites to “remind teachers they are incompetent”

This month Osaka Prefectural Police pressed charges against a 16-year-old boy for a first-of-its-kind cyber attack in Japan.

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Large Japanese mansion listed on Yahoo! Auction for cheap due to its macabre history【Photos】

If the price was a steal, would you be willing to move into a house where the previous owner was murdered?

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Elegant aquariums provide a unique space for fish and for above ground plants to grow together

Here’s a different take on the rectangular aquariums we’ve all taken for granted.

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New mascot “Lucky Bear” appearing on Chinese TV looks awfully familiar

A roly-poly bear with red cheeks and white eyebrows recently appeared on a TV program in China, which can mean only one thing: Kumamoto Prefecture traveled six years back in time and ripped them off!

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The 100 Soundscapes of Japan: A list of Japan’s greatest natural, cultural, and industrial sounds

“The 100 what??” That was our initial reaction too, but the official list is just what it sounds like!

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She’s cute, but… Three types of girls to watch out for when dating in Japan【Video】

Here are three dating deal breakers in Japan that you shouldn’t ignore, even if you’d give her appearance a perfect 10.

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