Motorcycle cop caught on video applauded for doing his job by “not doing his job”【Video】

Your feelings about the following video will probably depend on your own experiences with police on the road, but the officer in the clip has received huge praise here in Japan for handling a potential traffic violation.

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Artist creates epic customised steampunk mecha for Sylvanian Family bunny

An amazing scale model artist has created a rideable steampunk mecha for a Sylvanian Family doll, out of… a tub of chewing gum?!

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The top 10 student-professor conversations from Japanese classrooms

Student: “It’s not bothering anyone, so what’s the problem?!” Professor: “Well, if you’re going to make me say it… the problem is with your head.”

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Father of shojo manga hosts yearly one-man exhibit with new and classic artwork【Images】

In 1957, Macoto Takashi revolutionized the manga world. Now, the 81-year-old artist continues to produce astounding art and shares it in an annual one-man exhibit.

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First-generation Japanese Pokémon trading cards to be reissued for the game’s 20th anniversary

Can you hear the excited squeals of 90s kids around the world!?

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Japanese McDonald’s phone prank raises hackles online

Net users take to YouTube video’s comments section to express their anger and disappointment over prankster’s crank call video to McDonald’s restaurant in Japan.

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Scared to show old school buddies your bald head? This reunion committee has reassuring news!

If you’ve started going bald, events like class reunions can be a major source of anxiety. But this reunion committee has some words of encouragement!

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It’s official: No new Hunter x Hunter episodes in 2015 ends writer’s 25-year-long record

2015’s final issue of Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine included no new episodes of hit manga Hunter x Hunter, ending a 25-year-long record.

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Just when you thought it was safe to go ba…NINJA CROW SHARK!!!

A recent article published in the Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation unveiled this black beauty as a new species with one badass name: Ninja Crow Shark!

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Cool music video offers an exciting new take on cosplay photography【Video】

Filmmakers have created an action-packed video collage of some of the best costumes at a recent comic show in Taiwan.

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Sailor Moon marriage certificates now come with JAXA Hayabusa spacecraft details

Sagamihara City is offering Sailor Moon marriage certificates sporting an image of JAXA’s Hayabusa spacecraft.

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s “little sister” Hamada Bamyu Bamyu is kinda cute and kinda gorilla【Video】

Are you a fan of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu? Then perhaps you’ll like her new “little sister” Hamada Bamyu Bamyu, Japan’s latest quirky pop sensation.

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What is this adorable owl doll made of—mushrooms or wool? The Internet isn’t sure!

An artist tweeted a photo of “the process of turning a mushroom into an owl,” and commenters were amazed. But should they have been more skeptical?

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Being attacked by a sword-wielding maniac? This martial artist has perfect defense!【Video】

Dealing with sword attacks isn’t like the movies, but this master will show you how to defend against blade-wielding crazies you might meet on the street!

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Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight gets a “lame” Japanese promo poster treatment

While posters for the film in the west appear to be going for more mysterious, arty designs, the official poster for the film’s Japanese release opts for more of a “cosplay Christmas card” look

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Sleeve cats are taking over the internet in Japan this winter

Cats love to squeeze themselves into all types of cramped spaces, and this winter, they’re taking up residence inside shirt sleeves.

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We talk to a real Japanese butler about life as the chief of staff of a household【RocketInterview】

Full-time butlers are pretty hard to come by these days, so when we had the chance to meet one such professional in Japan, we leapt on the chance to ask him a bunch of questions to ask about his role—like how come they don’t wear coattails anymore?

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The cloth bags to be bundled with upcoming Neko Atsume character books are absolutely adorable

Need a new handbag? Love Neko Atsume? Then we have excellent news for you!

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KFC Japan launches multi-tiered boxes, lucky bags, (almost) everlasting coupons for New Year

Kentucky Fried Chicken may be a favorite Christmas food in Japan, but thanks to this limited-time offer, the feasting may just have to continue!

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Snow globes are the newest winter trend in Japan!【Photos】

Christmas is over, but that doesn’t mean the magic of the season can’t live on. Check out these amazing snow globe accessories trending on Twitter!

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