You’ll never see these four hiragana on license plates, but maybe not for the reasons you’d expect….
This amazing movie Maru and Mari was created entirely by one high school student.
You’ve heard of the kabe-don “wall-pound”, but what are some less palatable romantic tropes you’ll encounter in Japanese media like manga and anime?
Cold Stone is offering a heartwarmingly sweet holiday deal.
Japanese publisher touts the “practical” purpose of its new book.
Need to expand your foul-mouthed vocabulary? We’ve got you covered.
Title and costume choices for the new anime point all the way back to the series’ beginning.
Fans may fantasize about being a part of the Dragon Ball world, but what if it really happened, except you’re in the story as … Yamcha?
Two of the biggest names in ramen team up for this American-inspired instant noodle flavor.
The global coffee house chain is squeezing one more star ingredient into their beverage lineup before the end of the year.
Going to work for an anime company continues to be a terrible plan if your goal is to get rich.
Azumi the holographic robot wants to brush teeth, watch TV, and send cute text messages together with you.
Spikes are no match against Japan’s supercats!
Twitter once again makes us realize that it’s a small world after all.
Attendees at this month’s otaku gathering can get their hands on not just art books and posters, but limited-edition prophylactics too.
Forget chairs or ladders, hit them with what really hurts!
Having grown bored of square fruit, has Japan now progressed to creating square pets?
Diners get to sit in the old bathtubs while enjoying their meals.
Come for the fried food and alcohol, stay for the traditional Japanese winter comfort cuisine.
Craving some carbs? Indulge in this limited-time weekday lunch special for only 800 yen (US$7) per person.