Our male reporter transforms into a beautiful Japanese courtesan at Tokyo photo studio

If you want to become a geisha, maiko, samurai or courtesan, gender is no barrier at this Asakusa photo studio.

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We visit the awesome new Samurai Museum in Shinjuku【Photos】

Experience the samurai spirit first-hand with original swords and armour at the recently opened Samurai Museum.

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Planned Shinjuku attraction to offer “real life” spy experience—complete with laser tripwires!!

The attraction will task guests with navigating a compound using their wits and spy skills and will even feature a laser tripwire obstacle course. A LASER TRIPWIRE OBSTACLE COURSE!

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Star Wars on ice: Video of figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu with a lightsaber is as cool as it sounds

Japanese ice skater Yuzuru Hanyu is famous for record-breaking performances—but none are as awesome as this video of the athlete with a lightsaber!

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Machida Squirrel Garden: Tokyo’s tiny zoo for equally tiny critters【Photos】

A whole zoo devoted to the common squirrel? Of course—it’s Japan!

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Ever wanted to work with legendary video game creator Hideo Kojima? Kojima Productions now hiring

Newly formed Kojima Productions is looking to hire a few good video game developers, plus find customers for its online store.

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The perfect gift for your cosplaying foodie friends – an anime recipe cookbook

Have you ever watched an anime and thought, “Mmm, that food looks delicious?” Then this is exactly the cookbook you are looking for.

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Does kangaroo meat work with Japanese seasonings? 【Taste test】

There’s a new take-out place in Tokyo selling kangaroo bento boxed lunches, so we hopped on over to try them for ourselves.

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“You win!” Pet bird in Japan can’t stop singing Final Fantasy’s victory music

The video game-loving owner of this bird must feel like a winner every day.

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Nipaishin: anime girls with booby cushions are now gracing prayer tablets and travel cards

The latest buxom anime girls to make our hearts skip a beat are now appearing on some of the most unusual merchandise we’ve ever seen.

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What happens when you give a parakeet a store-bought quail egg? A quail baby, if you’re lucky!

A Japanese YouTuber randomly selected a quail egg from a pack bought at the supermarket and gave it to her parakeet, not expecting it to hatch into the cutest little baby quail ever!

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Another sensible Pokémon purchase…

At some point we all let our fandom get the better of us…

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Increased security measures could bode longer lines at Comiket

Heading to Comiket 89? You may be in for a long wait…

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“No boys allowed” New Japanese cafe caters exclusively to female otaku (and there’s a nerd test)

Get your cosplay wig trimmed while you sip on some drinks at this “girls only” otaku cafe. Oh, and there will be a test! 

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Feel your inner Cosmo at the Saint Seiya 30th Anniversary Special Exhibit coming in June 2016!

It’s been 30 years since the hit manga Saint Seiya first appeared in Weekly Shonen Jump, and fans can look forward to a special commemorative exhibit next year!

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New Samurai Stormtrooper from Tamashii Nations is ready to fire up the troops for feudal battle

The latest figurine to join the popular Movie Realisation series is a samurai stormtrooper which comes complete with battle flag, conch shell and an impressive taiko drum!

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Chiba City to become Amazon drone delivery test zone

Japanese government designates Chiba as a special “deregulated zone,” at least partially so the city can move forward with test flights for drone-based delivery services alongside retail giant Amazon.

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Subliminal messages, coming soon to a bowl of Japanese noodles near you?

Japanese Twitter user finds his udon has something to say to him.

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Cloud vs. Link — Final Fantasy’s Tetsuya Nomura makes awesome illustration to celebrate crossover

Is it still considered fan art when you’re the pro who created one of the two video game icons crossing swords?

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Gundam Breaker 3 officially announced – Video game and model enthusiasts rejoice! 【Video】

There’s nothing we’d rather do in a video game than destroy huge robots and customize an extremely powerful Gundam of our own.

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