Ultra-fashionable cat cafe set to open this month in Tokyo’s ultra-trendy Harajuku neighborhood

Cute cats are ready to play with Toyko’s beautiful people.

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We try Nissin’s newest world flavors-inspired cup noodle: Chili Con Carne【Taste Test】

The newest in the instant noodle giant’s world flavors series of cup noodles promises gooey cheese and a spicy kick. It delivers on one of those things…

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Drink, cook, eat — New “Ika Glass” is a cup made entirely of squid【Pics】

For those who aren’t entirely satisfied unless they’re able to eat their drinking vessel too.

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11-year-old boy cuts off own finger in rage after being scolded for too much smartphone gaming

A simple squabble over the breakfast table turned into a scene from a horror movie for one family.

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Death Note 2016 Update: a familiar (and pretty) face will be returning as Misa!

Looking forward to Death Note 2016? Then you’ll be excited to hear that an original cast member from the previous films is returning as a familiar character!

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Amazon Japan suddenly begins shipping video games overseas

The world’s largest online retailer is now ready to give import gamers their fix.

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What happens when you go to a Tokyo hair salon and say “Make me look like Donald Trump”? 【Pics】

In his latest makeover, RocketNews24’s very own Mr. Sato becomes The Donald.

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Real-life Kiki’s Bakery is worth a visit whether you’ve seen the anime it’s based on or not

We fly down to Yufuin Floral Village to try the Ghibli-inspired bakery’s goods for ourselves.

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Sweating, snuggling models and voice actresses steam up series of spicy ramen ads 【Videos】

Dialogue, including “Master, would it be all right if I put you into my mouth?”, is just as sultry as the visuals.

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Silent Tokyo looms as dense fog rolls into Japan’s largest city【Photos】

Tokyo would probably be one of the creepiest cities if it were abandoned and covered with fog.

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Japanese music stores engage in war of words over idol handshake events

Has music become nothing more than extra content for idol handshake events?

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Keep your hair back and your cat ears up with Japan’s new cute kitty headbands

You wouldn’t want to look poorly groomed in front of your cat, would you?

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New capsule toy collection features military commander samurai armour from the Sengoku Period

Historically accurate replicas of samurai helmets and armour will soon be coming to vending machines at castles around the country.

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How to lady: Fascinating Meiji Era women’s book features hairstyles, history lessons, etiquette

“From birth to death, a woman must never forget to display fondness and affection … a woman will surely experience a life of sorrow without it.”

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Boy & the Beast producer: Mamoru Hosoda already beginning to work on new film

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In Japan, skip the makeup counter and head to the convenience store for these 5 great cosmetics

Here are five of the best, high quality cosmetics that line the shelves at Japanese convenience stores, according to one of our Japanese reporters.

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Korean music video is jam-packed with leg shots, suddenly has Japan’s undivided attention【Video】

If you’re more a leg kind of guy or gal, you’ll definitely want to check out Stellar’s “Sting” music video.

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Korean artist’s cool color-changing fan art leaves Japanese Twitter users amazed

Does this character fan art from The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls invoke fairy godmother magic, or is there more to this trick than meets the eye?

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Why settle for a sushi bowl, when this restaurant will give you a sushi mountain?

When thinking of sushi, most people also think of the sea, but the signature item at this restaurant is a mountain-like bowl of delicious tuna.

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Picture scrolls reveal chibi-fied art of horrific event from over four centuries ago

We’re not art experts, but the disproportionate figures have us pretty convinced that they’re early super deformed art.

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