Whoa, dude, check out how cute that Buddhist altar/anime girl is!

The butsudan, a traditional religious home furnishing, is the latest unlikely muse for Japan’s continuing anthropomorphization craze.

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New competitive diving anime to fill hole in hearts of fans of sports series/shirtless guys【Vid】

Oft-adapted series of novels gets first animated version.

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RocketNews24’s top 10 Japan Events of 2016: Did your favorite make the list?

We’ve included some events and scandals that were big in Japan, so be sure to find out what they are!

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Wear your love for JoJo on your feet with these special-edition Converse All Stars!

Hit manga JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure meets casual fashion in the form of stylish sneakers

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SMAP vs. Mr. Sato! Our writer compares his life to that of Japan’s most successful boy band ever

How does the life of RocketNews24’s crack Japanese-language reporter stack up?

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Bear ramen appears in Tokyo, causes almost as much shock as bears walking around the city would

Uses bear meat sourced from Kyoto and Aomori, said to have more refined taste than foreign varieties.

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Shadow of the Colossus, Last Guardian soundtracks to be performed at Game Symphony Japan concert

Classically trained musicians will play selections from classic games including Fumito Ueda’s Ico at upcoming Tokyo-area performance.

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KFC Japan reveals New Year’s box for 2017, seeks total domination over festive period

After making “Kentucky Fried Christmas” a thing, KFC continues to bring out New Year’s boxes to compete with traditional osechi cuisine

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Watching anime as homework sounds like an otaku dream come true.

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Tokyo government teams up with Japanese rapper to promote roller coaster subway system【Video】

Take a look at Tokyo’s underground tunnels from the driver’s seat of a train in this awesome new music video.

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Japanese cosplayer dresses as female high school student for new road bike campaign

These images show why the popular cosplayer has become the face of Japanese high school girls around the nation.

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New Champagne Pocky available in Japan

The alcoholic sweet is one of three new releases containing real champagne.

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New Year’s range of Disney sweets feature characters drawn in traditional Japanese sumi-e ink art

East meets West in this beautifully delicious collection.

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For one Japanese Twitterer, this Christmas spelled tragedy for her turtleneck top

Others find the look reminiscent of Castle in the Sky‘s long-armed robots.

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The fourth best place to visit in the world is…this neighborhood in Osaka?

We all know Osaka is great, but we didn’t know it would be this great.

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Japanese kids set hilarious and ingenious traps to capture Santa Claus【Pics, Videos】

A leg snare trap, a swinging ball trap, and more to capture the Santa while he’s in Japan.

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Frozen’s Elsa enjoys a cosy Japanese winter break under the kotatsu

The cold never bothered her anyway! Check out Elsa showing the proper way to enjoy winter in Japan!

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Google Street View catches Russian bear in the middle of snacking on a salmon

Even bears can’t get any privacy these days.

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Japanese couple capture their 400-day honeymoon around the world with spectacular drone footage

This beautiful video is so uplifting it will bring tears to your eyes.

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Yoshitomo Nara accuses Korean beauty company of ripping off his art, gets sued by them instead

The Japanese artist known for his distinctive anime-style illustrations of children expressed surprise at this turn of events.

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