North Korea requests China refrain from calling leader “Fatty Kim III”

This reportedly official demand from North Korea begs the question: is body-shaming always wrong?

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Marketing genius: Coca-Cola Japan’s Christmas bottles transform into bow-wrapped gift 【Video】

We bought some of these special Cokes to see how easily they turn into Christmas presents!

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Two guinea pigs accidentally find love sharing a snack on November 11th “Pocky Day” 【Video】

Relation-pig goals.

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This is what a Yoshinoya beef bowl looks like with US$100 in extra meat topping

As is our longstanding tradition, we took a 10,000 yen bill to another Japanese fast food joint to see what kind of culinary monstrosity we could make.

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USJ stops rollercoaster partway through to remove one high school rider who broke the rules

For an amusement park, Universal Studios Japan does not play around.

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Get your sugar fix with a giant Pon de Ring doughnut from Mister Donut this Holiday Season!

If you want to enjoy a larger-than-life doughnut in Japan this winter season, hurry and place your order with Mister Donut now!

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Disney’s Donald Duck gets a big surprise over what’s being served at the all-you-can-eat buffet

Nothing could prepare him for this shock à l’orange.

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The battle over 11/11 is underway in Japan: Pocky vs every other business

Known traditionally as “Pocky Day” in Japan, 11 November may become “Good Shopping Day” before long.

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Trump masks sold out in Japan… but why? Japanese netizens weigh in with their reasons

How come Japanese people are buying up these masks faster than cheap real estate?

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Be Mr. Sato’s online friend, and he might take you to dinner, like he did with these foreign fans

When two loyal readers from Hawaii said they’d be in Tokyo for a few days, Mr. Sato sprang into action.

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Fukuoka town builds enormous Godzilla replica out of… straw?

After hearing about it last week, you bet we went to check out Japan’s gigantic straw Godzilla for ourselves, and it’s way more imposing than we’d anticipated.

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Serial foot licker apprehended in Kyoto after 30-minute lick-attack

Kyoto Police nearly close the case on one of Kyoto’s more disgusting crime sprees.

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We celebrate “Toilet Day” in Japan with a visit to a public toilet worth 100 million yen

With lavishly decorated gold-painted ceilings, a flowing brook and a Japanese style bridge, this is one of the most stylish places to do your business in Japan.

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Japan’s crazy-comfortable pajama jumpsuits promise to ruin your productivity this winter

Get set to put off all your responsibilities until at least the spring.

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We try a delicious pancake burger from Eggs ‘n Things in Tokyo

The unusual burger is one of a number of restaurant meals usually not available to the public that can be purchased at a very special food event for a limited time.

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Get your name, genetic information engraved on a Japanese name stamp that’s uniquely you

Now you can seal all of those important documents with more than just your name!

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The Japanese water cake returns to the Twitterverse …. in cat form!

Remember the irresistibly jiggly-looking water cake we reported on two years ago? Well, someone just got creative and made a totally adorable version of it!

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Sailor Moon herself wants you to buy a new Ford in English-language anime commercial 【Video】

It’s even available in schoolgirl uniform blue!

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We try all-you-can-eat sushi for less than $8.50 at a restaurant in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward

This impressive restaurant ticks all the right boxes in terms of quality, atmosphere, service and price.

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Starbucks puddings arrive in Japan with cute packaging and gorgeous flavours 【Taste Test】

After months of pining for the Korea-only limited edition release, Starbucks customers in Japan finally get to enjoy the delicious puddings too.

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