The top five surprising observations of a Japanese student visiting an American university

A Japanese university student shares her most memorable observations after a short visit to an American university town.

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Japanese bakery’s giant strawberry cake looks the part, but does it taste it? 【Taste test】

We taste test the latest offering from Ibaraki Prefecture’s Farmkuchen Fukasaku.

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Confessions of a professional Japanese dating site female impersonator 【Interview】

What’s it like to dupe lonely Japanese guys and get paid to do it? We talk to someone who did just that.

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Dicing onions has never been so cute: Lolita kitchen knives to fill all your chopping needs

Whether you’re into pink frills or black one-piece dresses, there’s a knife here for you!

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Want to make anime like Princess Mononoke? Soon you can get the software Ghibli uses for free!

TOONZ Studio Ghibli Version will be available as a free download starting Saturday March 26.

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The new fitness test that’s sweeping the Chinese net

What can you tell from one blank sheet of paper? According to Chinese netizens you can tell if you’re fit or flabby.

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RocketNews24’s debut single “RocketMan” now available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and more!

Under the direction of fashion-turned-musical expert Seiji Nakazawa, the RocketNews24 Japan staff have just produced and released their own theme song available now at several major online retailers around the world!

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Sailor Moon x Isetan Event 2016 is the collaboration of our dreams, and it’s only just begun!

What’s in your wallet? Soon after looking through this collection, it probably won’t be money.

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Compassionate supermarket manager offers shoplifter a job instead of pressing charges

Instead of resorting to punishment, this supermarket manager tries to solve the root of the problem in this heartwarming tale of second chances.

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World’s largest retail LEGO store to open just outside of Shanghai Disneyland Park in June

The new store in Shanghai will be the world’s biggest to date for the beloved toy company.

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New robot cat toy “Hello! Woonyan” is set to bring you mechanical cuddles, meows, and more

Now you and your kids can experience the fun of owning a cat without any of the hairballs!

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Winning poems from otaku haiku contest are hilarious, but also hit way too close to home

See the otaku spirit reflected beautifully in 17 syllables.

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Kumamoto shop has automatic door control for “guard” dog so he can take pee break【Video】

True “good boy” that he is, Jack-kun II is rewarded by his employers with full control to the front door of their business and a badge.

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Zootopia is a smash hit all over the world, so of course people are already cosplaying it

Surprisingly, there is a lot less fur than one would expect.

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Life hack for living in Japan: How to painlessly remove the wrapper from a pack of natto

This simple little trick could be a life-changer if you’re a fan of natto.

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We contact Apple with angry complaint, they defuse our hostility with a single word

Dealing with angry customers all day is harrowing work, but Apple’s team was able to quell our reporter Hatori Go’s rage with but a single word.

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It’s official! Hunter x Hunter to resume serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump next month

Yes, Togashi-sensei is finally getting back to work, with the hit manga Hunter x Hunter returning to the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in April!

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Calbee teams with gourmet French chain for uni and dried roe potato chip flavor

Calbee and the casual-gourmet French chain Ore no French will release an “Uni and Dried Roe Kyokujo Cream Sauce” potato chip flavor on March 21.

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The new Namacha reminds us that not all bottled green teas are created equal 【Taste test】

Kirin’s fresh take on bottled green tea turns our expectations, and frowns, upside down.

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La vie en ramen: our Japanese reporter slurps salty noodle soup in Paris

Our Japanese reporter eats Japanese ramen in a noodle bar in Paris – but how does it compare to his own country’s salty fare?

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