Japan

Japan’s cat cafes expected to get permanent permission to operate past 8 p.m.

Looks like after-dinner kitty coffee is here to stay.

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Trolling UFO catcher denies player prize but gives us a good laugh instead【Video】

Here comes a new challenger…

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Japanese school bids farewell to graduating students with amazing Naruto tennis court sand art

It’s time for all the seniors to find their own “way of the ninja!”

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7 things Japanese people in international marriages wish they’d known before tying the knot

Is your Darling a Foreigner? Then you might want to read this list of seven things to think about before putting a ring on it.

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We try McDonald’s new Teriyaki Camembert Egg burger—does it taste like feet?

McDonald’s new “Camembert Teritama” burger has hit Japan, so our writers offered up their cast-iron stomachs for a taste test!

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Tokyo’s Ghibli Museum set to crack down on ticket scalping and resales with pre-entry ID checks

Want to get in to see the Catbus? Then the name on your passport better match the one on your ticket.

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Nail polish from Ueba Esou dazzles with quintessentially Japanese colors

All the colors of historical Japanese paintings are now at your fingertips, literally.

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Napping taxi drivers in Tokyo become the subject of UK photographer’s work【Photos】

Check out these drowsy drivers catching 40 winks during a typical day in Japan’s busiest city.

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Our Japanese team discover “the most delicious way in the universe” to eat cucumber

Cucumbers are great fruits that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, but by sheer chance our writers have found a way to heighten the flavor and texture of a cucumber to unprecedented levels.

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Does Japan’s sliced chocolate taste as good as we’ve all been dreaming it would? 【Taste test】

The wait is finally over, as sliced chocolate goes on sale nationwide, and arrives in the RocketNews24 offices.

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The Sailor Moon credit card is coming to Japan this spring

Will you be paying by cash, check, or anime magical girl plastic?

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Looking for a new hobby? Try the traditional Japanese cloth craft of tsumami zaiku

Shift from folding paper to folding cloth to create beautiful hair ornaments, earrings, and decorations for any occasion.

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This dog has so much love for his human baby housemate that it’s making us cry 【Video】

The darkness of this dog’s past makes his kindness all the more special.

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Geezer group JI-POP is here to promote tourism, steal your grandma’s heart【Video】

Move over, Arashi! Step aside, Exile! There’s a newer, older boy band in town.

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Watch these four super-genki huskies welcome their owner home【Video】

It’s little wonder net users in Japan are so taken with these happy pups—they just love their owner so much!

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Love Live! instant cameras and film help you capture the moment with cuteness

These adorable instant cameras and film come courtesy of a collaboration between Love Live! and convenience store chain 7-Eleven!

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Answerman — Who polices anime copyrights?

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American man living in a disused airplane plans to make Japan his next stop

Most people get restless on flights over three or four hours long, but one Oregonian man has been living on an airliner for 15 years, and says he now has eyes on Miyazaki, Japan for his next destination.

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See the proud prince of the Saiyans tremble with fear … literally!【Video】

Bandai’s next Dragon Ball figure will be of Vegeta, the fiercely proud Saiyan Prince, and yes, he really will be shaking (or vibrating, actually) with fear!

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Kewpie Mayo Cafe celebrates Mayonnaise Day with a month of mayo-hem, special menu

We visited the Kewpie Mayo Cafe on Mayonnaise Day, March 1, to sample some smooth and sophisticated mayo-drenched cuisine!

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