People are really excited about that ‘Doraemon-like’ translating megaphone

There’s a new megaphone in the works that can translate the speaker’s message into three languages—and people in Japan can’t get over how ‘Doraemon’ the whole thing is.

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Title and artwork for new Detective Conan movie revealed — it’s going to be a very ‘black’ movie!

Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of the popular Detective Conan anime franchise, and details on the upcoming 20th film of the series are gradually being revealed!

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Expats take note: California burger chain Carl’s Jr.’s first Japan location to open early next year

The legendary California burger joint says it will open its first Japan location in March 2016, to the delight of Tokyo expats and Japanese alike.

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Check out Tokyo’s incredible Christmas illuminations!【Video】

Last year, we treated to you a slide-show of some of the best Christmas lights on display in Tokyo. This year, we’re bringing you a full video!

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Hamsters, Ebola & magic kanji: 7 tweets from Japanese office workers that went viral

If there were a Japanese office sitcom, you could expect to see some of these antics.

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Sweet suspense: Japanese craftsman uses giant brush to fill in detailed ceramic patterns【Video】

We’ve showcased a number of calming videos featuring traditional craftsmen at work, but this clip has the added bonus of suspense

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That’s no moon…it’s a Japanese-style Death Star lantern!

In a short, short time from now, this awesome Star Wars lantern could be in a room very, very close to you.

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Tokyo’s Hello Kitty theme park to host stage reading of homosexual romance novel

Kitty-chan seems to have no problem with a bit of boys’ love.

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Singing and dancing lessons, too!? An inside-look at a Tokyo voice acting academy

What kind of training do aspiring voice actors undergo before debuting as pros in Japan? We took a trip to a Tokyo voice acting academy to find out!

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Sekai Project explains Yohjo Simulator game’s removal from Steam

Video game localization company Sekai Project explained to the Hardcore Gamer website its reasons for removing DEADFACTORY’s Yohjo Simulator game from Steam on November 20.

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The countdown’s begun — something exciting is brewing for Naruto fans!

A mystery Naruto countdown page has recently appeared on Weekly Shonen Jump magazine’s website, but scant details are leaving fans guessing as to what exactly it means!

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Old-school Japanese sex guide covers holding hands, doing the deed, and “the shadow nucleus”

Old-school love-making manual helped couples go from touching fingertips to touching naughty parts, and also reminded guys about the importance of finding a lady’s “shadow nucleus.”

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Koalas: Super cute, super dumb, and the most charitable parents of the animal kingdom?

After reading this adorable comic, you may never be able to look at the humble koala in the same way ever again–but you’ll love them even more!

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New multiple choice answer sheet is the anti-cheating gift from the teacher gods

Multiple choice tests were already annoying enough; let’s see the Scantron machine scan this answer sheet.

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When food becomes friend: An unlikely friendship forms between a tiger and a goat 【Video】

Birds of a feather flock together, but sometimes tigers and goats can become pretty good friends too!

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This Tokyo ramen restaurant is the first to ever receive a Michelin dining guide star

Is this the best ramen in the world? The Michelin Guide’s evaluators seem to think so.

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Japanese photographer captures cats at their most athletic, adorable, and synchronized moments

Split-second timing leads to amazing results when photographing the alley cats of Japan.

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Do you understand Singlish? Test your knowledge with these videos【Video】

Chiong. Heng. Gostun. Don’t know these words? Then pay attention to these videos and learn some Singaporean English.

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New Legend of Zelda tabletop book heading to gamer book shelves

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Gifu town under fire for using busty No-Rin character to boo(b)st tourism

One city in Gifu is trying to put a little bounce into its local tourism by using Kocho, the top-heavy character from No-Rin, on its promotional media.

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