New Toyota ad answers the age-old question: How is a sumo wrestler like a car?【Video】

Seven sumo wrestlers, one car. The similarities are almost too numerous to list them all!

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“Bleeding” tree discovered in China, haunts our dreams【Video】

If all trees “bled” like this, it would probably be harder to cut them down.

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New line of skirts promises to give you the slim waist and long legs of an anime heroine 【Photos】

Clever cues from 2-D fashion help turn heads in the 3-D world.

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Olympic boxer who misplaced bronze medal in 2013 finally finds it…at home

Reported as stolen at one point, Satoshi Shimizu’s 2012 bronze Olympic medal has been recovered. The boxer found it while unpacking after moving!

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Worst birthday present ever? Japanese brother’s gift puzzle leads to a “fabulous” prize

It’s gotta be worth it, right?

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What a powerpoint presentation by the Tokugawa Shogunate would look like in Edo period Japan

In an era of executions and forced suicides, this is one presentation you wouldn’t want to doze off in.

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Eat like a big kid at this Kyoto cafe with their “Kids’ Special” just for grownups!

Want to eat like a big kid, only with more grace and style? This restaurant in Kyoto offers a “Kids’ Special – for Adults”! Naturally we had to go and scoff—er, try—it for ourselves…

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Ghibli’s Princess Mononoke goes Art Nouveau in amazing fan art treatment

Studio Ghibli fan and Part-time artist Hannah Alexander created this dazzling Art Nouveau version of Princess Mononoke from Hayao Miyazaki’s classic animated film.

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Sanji has a last name?!? One Piece mangaka focusing on “Black Legs” in upcoming chapters

We thought Sanji was like Prince, Usher or Madonna. Turns out we were wrong.

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They don’t call Saya Kataoka the Underboob Angel for nothing.

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Snow zombies and spooky faces: Snowpocalypse 2016 in Japan!【Pics】

Nearly the whole country has been hit by snow, and everything is falling into chaos!

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Toyota goes full otaku, makes 40 kawaii mascots for every part of the car

For some odd reason I suddenly feel like buying a Toyota….

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Taiwan’s president-elect Tsai Ing-wen appears as cute moe anime girl in awesome campaign videos

The campaign to elect Taiwan’s new president saw her appearing as a cute character in a number of anime videos. Along with her cats.

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Brace yourself – McDonald’s Japan about to start selling chocolate French fries

So brilliant it doesn’t even seem fair.

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Bird pastries at Tokyo’s Patisserie Swallow Tail are (almost) too cute to eat 【Pics】

These birds were made for both eating and tweeting!

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Sugakiya ramen chain’s inventive spork design is hip enough to be sold at NYC’s MoMA Store

The ultimate ramen-eating utensil from Aichi Prefecture has found a home in the one of the world’s premier modern art museum gift shops.

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A surprising number of Japanese kids still bathe with their parents up until high school

As shocking as it may sound to a Westerner’s ears, some Japanese kids continue bathing with their parents up until high school. It turns out, though, that doing so may have a positive impact on their grades.

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7-Eleven Japan’s chocolate hearts turn into pooping butts with just a quick trip to the microwave

It’s amazing how one gooey brown liquid can be so mouth-watering, and another not at all.

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Japanese judge dismisses lawsuit against idol singer who violated contract’s no-dating clause

Suit tossed out of Tokyo district court in rare win for idols’ romantic freedom.

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Merchant shipping posters invoke romance and wonder of Japan’s Meiji, Taisho and Showa eras

There was a time when sumo wrestlers and kimono-clad ladies made shipping companies look beautiful.

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