30 things workers in Japan often find themselves thinking in their first six months on the job

Emotions can range from being ready to take on the world to “Man, I sure wish I was drunk right now.”

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McDonald’s Japan set to release new Sanrio character-themed menu item

Which of these cute items do you think will really be appearing on the menu?

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Iketara iku: A simple Japanese phrase that people in Tokyo and Osaka take completely differently

Survey suggests that east Japan and west Japan interpret the common invitation response in almost entirely opposite ways.

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Sailor Chibi Moon’s Stallion Rêve transforms into a super cute accessory case!

Use its powers to actually communicate with Pegasus! Or just put your necklaces inside…

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Professional manga artist shows how to improve drawing skills in series of two-minute video clips

From trees to clothing and anatomical features, these live-action drawing tips will have you sketching like a pro in minutes!

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Hana Komon: Japan’s beautiful, samurai-style floral birthday crests

These emblems are more personal than a birthstone, and more inclusive than the family crests of Japan’s noble houses.

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Four junior high school boys admit to pushing two people fishing off of a breakwater in Osaka

“We wanted to enjoy watching their drowning faces” was part of their motive.

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Black cat displays magical abilities by “talking” to human in Japanese

Listening to this cat talk is like a real-life encounter with Jiji from Studio Ghibli’s Kiki’s Delivery Service!

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Video Introduces Japan’s Mini Famicom, 30 Classic Games

New video featuring Nintendo’s Mini Famicom

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James Cameron’s Alita: Battle Angel Film Casts Nashville’s Keean Johnson

THR: Johnson plays “love interest” Hugo, who teaches Alita a gladiator-style game

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Black “Ninja Takoyaki” is Japan’s latest must-try cuisine from Osaka

The black octopus balls are available at only one popular tourist location in Osaka.

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Unique men’s clothing line lets you wear some of Japan’s most iconic woodblock prints

The menswear line is inspired by kimono designs and features (tasteful) recreations of famous erotic woodblock prints.

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Fix wet pages in notebooks with this simple lifehack from Japan!

All it takes are two quick and easy steps to make wet notebooks look brand new again.

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The secret blowfish auction — trading for deadly but tasty fugu 【Video】

Get a glimpse of how one of Japan’s delicacies, the poisonous fugu fish, is traded at auction!

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Japanese anime voice actor touched by fan’s incredibly selfless gift at Animate store

This touching story brings a whole new meaning to the term “fan service“.

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Game Boy-ify your pictures with this cool web app!

We take a look at a Japanese website that lets you transform your photos into 8-bit, Gameboy-style works of art!

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Children leave plush toys for a sleepover at the library with adorable results!

From drawing to playing with new friends, organisers release cute photos of the fun activities the toys got up to during their stay.

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Japanese city offering authentic handcrafted swords in exchange for “tax” payments

The best part is you don’t even have to live there to pay the tax!

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The new PlayStation VR comes with an adorable miniature PlayStation 4

The “PlayStation VR Processor Unit” acts as a middleman between the headset and the PS4 console itself.

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Turn your plastic fan (or whatever you want) into the hilt of a katana

Never lose grip of your fan again with this simple how-to samurai guide

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