Pocky to introduce new box designs for special occasions, including “Sukky” for Valentine’s Day

Pocky packets receive a revamp with some…unusual…word amalgamations.

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Live-action, Western-made Death Note film opening in Japan, but it’s not what anime fans think

Despite the name, this new Death Note movie isn’t a Death Note movie.

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Can’t stop snoring? Maybe you should blame your “throat penis”

Our reporter recently got his uvula lasered off to attempt to cure his chronic snoring. Did it work?

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J.J. Abrams reveals that he wanted an AKB48 idol in the cast for Star Trek

The famed Hollywood director was ready to set his phaser to “idol.”

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Can you guess what type of seafood pugs look like?

The likeness is astounding.

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Cute cat-shaped food and kitchen appliances hit the gachapon capsule toy market

Looking for a new line of tiny appliances? This cute cat-themed line of tiny toys is just what you’ve been looking for!

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See Kyoto’s Nijo Castle in its original design with this virtual tour built in Minecraft!

Nijo Castle is one of Japan’s hottest tourist destinations…but for a truly unique historical tour, you need this Minecraft recreation based on the original design!

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Here’s your chance, lonely people! Ex-AV actress Maria Ozawa doesn’t want to spend Christmas alone

Feeling lonely? Head to the Philippines! Ex-adult video star Maria Ozawa says she’s looking for someone to snuggle with during her first winter in the country.

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This mother’s face when she catches her daughter dancing in front of a webcam is priceless!

We’ve all had embarrassing moments with our parents, but few of them were livestreamed for all to see!

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Living Christmas tree starts “Uber Illumination” service from Tokyo

Those in downtown Tokyo may have seen a Christmas tree running wild in the streets. Fear not! It’s just Joseph Tame and his Christmas tree dispatch service!

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Photos of shoddy construction surface in case against Chinese village committee

When it comes to building a home, most prefer to leave to it to professionals, but that may not always be the best idea if these photos are any indication…

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New Kingdom Hearts 2.8 trailer from Jump Festa 2016 includes Kingdom Hearts III gameplay 【Video】

Though the game’s release is still a long way off, fans were treated to some exciting new footage of Kingdom Hearts III at Shonen Jump’s annual celebration.

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Tiny Buddhist statues: These new gachapon figures are more pious than adorable!

Need some new figures for your desk? Then check out these Buddhist statue figures from Kaiyodo!

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Don’t drink alone! Nine Japanese snacks to accompany sake that you’ve probably never tried

Step up your sake game and flavor by trying some of these with your next bottle.

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Don’t throw away the bones! How to make Japanese Christmas KFC soup【RocketKitchen】

The perfect solution for the leftovers after your traditional Japanese Christmas KFC meal.

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The rice-less gyudon restaurant is here to serve your beefy needs

If you are on a low-carb diet, or ever thought your beef bowls could use more beef and less rice, then this is the restaurant you need to try in Nishi-Shinjuku.

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The penguins at Otaru Aquarium have huge appetites and no motivation but we still love them!

Look who’s stealing the show in the north of Japan! These fellas may not be very disciplined, but they sure look classy (and adorable) in black and white.

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Shonen Jump + now taking manga submissions from Japan and abroad in new contest

The publisher of Shonen Jump + is teaming with digital distributor MediBang to hold an amateur manga submission contest. Those who make the cut will see their manga on the virtual pages of the magazine!

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Watch a century of Chinese beauty trends in less than a minute【Video】

In a continuation of Cut Video’s “100 Years of Beauty” series, the beautiful Leah Li displays the evolution of Chinese fashion through the decades.

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Emus? Rocks? Reefs? Yamaguchi Prefecture is the new Australia!

Move over, Land Down Under! The “Administrative District Down and Off to the Side” of Japan not only looks like you, but can go toe-to-toe with many of your attractions.

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