Japan

Japanese beach turned into beautiful fantasy world as nighttime ocean glows blue【Video, photos】

Bioluminescent plankton turn Kanagawa seashore into something that looks more like a Final Fantasy game.

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Net user shares clever discovery to make her boss feel concerned and let her go home early

This worker discovered a surprising trick which makes use of only one simple object for a potentially epic lifehack. 

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Just-married Japanese gamers’ quest for love ends with Final Fantasy/Dragon Quest-themed wedding

Creative celebration includes a tip of the hat to one more beloved Japanese RPG franchise too.

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Visual Kei headbanging is either very soothing or very creepy to watch【Video】

Is a few dozen people dancing without moving their bodies at all unsettling or tranquil? You be the judge.

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Japanese idol singers put on hazmat suits before hugging fans at Tokyo event【Video, photos】

The six young ladies of this Nagoya-based idol unit skipped the frilly skirts when it was time to embrace their fanbase.

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School bag cushions: The ultimate Japanese schoolgirl accessory

Now you can complete your sailor suit schoolgirl outfit with a school bag from a variety of historical Japanese eras.

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What happens when you use a facial massage roller for two weeks straight?

Do these things really work? Let’s find out!

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Studio Ghibli releases line of coasters, makes us reach for our wallets

Your favorite classics now in coaster form!

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Pringles ups the ante with free Bluetooth speakers!

Can’t put down that can of Pringles? Why not get a Bluetooth speaker while you’re at it?

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A day in the life of Japanese YouTuber Hikakin 【Video】

Contrary to popular belief, being a professional YouTuber is actually a lot tougher than it looks.

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Only in Japan: handwritten love letters from high school girls now available in crank machines

Creepy or cute? Read some of the letters yourself and find out.

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Crazy Japanese cafe’s honey toast desserts are nearly a foot and a half of sweet bliss【Photos】

This part of Japan is often overlooked by foodies, but ironically it’s hard to see over these towering desserts.

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Self-Defense Force member arrested for carrying two screwdrivers

What kind of monster would carry TWO flathead screwdrivers at the same time?

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New Kitty Transformation socks from Japan will help keep your feet cute and cats safe

They say cats always land on their feet, and if you’ve got a soft spot for felines, these six designs should be a similarly successful fashion choice.

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Awesome website allows you to make your own Dragon Ball character, battle other fighters

Don’t let a lack of artistic skill stop you from creating the ultimate anime martial artist!

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Sexy Japanese woman makes jaws drop in new commercial for local web design company 【Video】

The popular gravure idol causes a stir by bathing naked in an onsen hot spring and moaning while her nipples are squirted with a water gun.

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Tokyo bike rental/sake merchant combo is a perfect way to explore the city, relax after the ride

Start your day with fresh-brewed coffee, fill the afternoon with sightseeing, and end it with delicious sake.

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We visit a Maths Cafe in Japan and discover an adorable icy polar bear dessert

Mathematics and cute desserts go hand-in-hand at this unusual cafe in Japan.

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Hiroshima residents find unexploded WWII bomb while cleaning out closet

Over half a century later, remnants of war can still be found.

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Five currently airing anime series that will kill your motivation to work or study【Videos】

Our anime-loving correspondent Seiji says these anime series will give you a case of Japan’s dreaded, productivity-killing “May disease.”

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