Searching for “neko”: 46 cute cat pictures and the Japanese search terms you need to find them!

Searching for “neko”: 46 cute cat pictures and the Japanese search terms you need to find them!

Do you like cats? Okay, that’s a silly question. This is the Internet, and everybody likes cats on the Internet! There’s probably even an Internet law about it, though we have no idea what number it is (Number Meow, perhaps?). Well, how about learning Japanese? Oh, right, this is RocketNews24! Of course you like learning Japanese!

Well, how would you like to learn a little Japanese and see some great cat pictures at the same time??

That’s what we thought! Well, you’re in luck since we have compiled some Japanese search terms to use to find cute or hilarious cat pictures and over 40 samples of the brilliant photos, just a Japanese Google search away!

Read More

We try some of Kentucky Fried Chicken’s Kentucky Fried Fish

We try some of Kentucky Fried Chicken’s Kentucky Fried Fish

People all over the world head to Kentucky Fried Chicken when they want some deliciously seasoned fried chicken fast and easy. Japan is no exception, but when it comes to meals, fish is generally the meat of choice in this country.

So it comes as no surprise… Actually nevermind, it’s still pretty surprising that KFC Japan has begun putting Kentucky Fried Fish on their menu. Curious to see how the land-locked state of Kentucky does fish, our reporter Kuzo put his cholesterol-count on the line and went in to investigate.

Read More

Man cautioned for keeping endangered leopard cat at home for 15 years, then asked for his advice

Man cautioned for keeping endangered leopard cat at home for 15 years, then asked for his advice

There are few things quite like the bond between a human and their pet, and most of the staff here at RocketNews24 can’t even begin to imagine life without their respective pups and feline overlords, but there are some animals that we definitely wouldn’t recommend keeping at home–particularly those on the endangered species list.

According to a recent NHK news report, a man living on the Japanese island of Tsushima narrowly avoided prosecution after it became clear that he had secretly kept a wild Japanese leopard cat in his home for 15 years before he was forced to seek assistance. As angered as the authorities were, however, they ultimately decided that they might learn from the man’s experiences and are due to talk to him about how he managed to keep the animal alive for such a length of time.

Read More

Yogurt drink explodes, leaves man with bruising, internal bleeding and possible loss of eyesight

Yogurt drink explodes, leaves man with bruising, internal bleeding and possible loss of eyesight

Yogurt is a fairly healthy food, we’d say. A lot of what you buy at the store might have bit too much sugar in it, but at least it’s not a candy bar, right? And yogurt drinks seem equally healthy in our estimation. Again, it’s got to be better than having a Mega Gulp Mountain Dew.

Unless…your yogurt drink explodes and nearly breaks your face, that is.

Read More

Cat tights: Now with toe beans and claws for even more cutsy comfort!

Cat tights: Now with toe beans and claws for even more cutsy comfort!

You may have resisted the appeal of our future feline overlords so far, but if their internet popularity is any indication, total world domination can’t be far off. If you don’t want to be first against the wall with the dogs and dog-lovers, you may want to invest in these super-cute cat tights. As the ad copy says, put them on and you’ll “transform into a devil-may-care cat!” You’ll be able to blend right in…

Read More

How to make your own McDonald’s Japan-only gratin croquette burger

How to make your own McDonald’s Japan-only gratin croquette burger

There are a few telltale signs that winter is coming. The sunset starts to come a little earlier in the day. Christmas lights go up around town. And, as sure as Santa making his rounds, McDonald’s Japan starts selling one of its most popular seasonal menu items, the gratin croquette burger.

We realize, though, that many of our loyal readers live outside of Japan. We don’t want anyone to feel left out, so we’re explaining how you can duplicate the sandwich, mostly with ingredients you’ve probably already got in your pantry. Be warned though. The gratin croquette burger is almost entirely made out of flour, and this delicious cocktail of carbs is in no way a feasible choice for anyone following the Atkins diet, no matter how delicious it is.

Read More

Need a pick-me-up? Check out this magnificent and adorable dog butt!

Need a pick-me-up? Check out this magnificent and adorable dog butt!

Dogs are often referred to as “man’s best friend,” and it’s no wonder! Dog-owners spend so much time tethered to their pups: walking, eating, and sometimes sleeping together. It’s so calming to stare into those big, soulful eyes, filled to the brim with undying affection and emotional character.

But did you know that admiring the magnificence of their tail-ends can also leave one feeling refreshed? One of Japan’s Twitter users at least thinks her pup’s posterior has a lot to offer the world and recently decided to share…

Read More

Are Japanese beauty salons the best in the world? We weigh in

Are Japanese beauty salons the best in the world? We weigh in

Beauty in Japan is serious business. This might be the explanation for why “beauty salon” in Japanese shares a kanji character with both “graduate school” and “hospital.”* The treatment you’re liable to get at a Japanese beauty salon often far outpaces that of Western salons; typically you can expect a thorough scalp massage and drink service at the very least, and shoulder and hand massages and in-depth style counseling are not uncommon either.

And that’s just scratching the surface. Here is a list of differences between Japanese and Western hair salons:

Read More

Was iOS 7 created in Microsoft Word? Czech expert makes us believe so【Video】

Was iOS 7 created in Microsoft Word? Czech expert makes us believe so【Video】

Since its release in 2007, the iPhone has taken the world by storm, garnering a massive following thanks to its simplistic design and sleek interface. Along with the gradual changes of its appearance, its operating system, iOS, has also made subtle changes with each update since the first version.

iOS 7, which was rolled out a couple of months ago, surprised users with a revamped look and feel which seemed to challenge the limits of simplicity with a flat user interface and bold colors. Doing away with excessive ornamentation, the explicitly simple design set some people thinking, was iOS 7 created in Microsoft Word? Václav Krejčí from the Czech Republic worked his magical skills with the word processing software to create an image replica of unbelievable quality, and you should really see it with your own eyes.

Read More

Since when was Halloween so popular in Japan?

Since when was Halloween so popular in Japan?

Just like in many Western countries right now, in Japan ’tis the season to be spooky. Halls in Tokyo are decked with orange; cute pumpkins, witches and ghosts wink from shop windows; and you might even find a special seasonal pastry in your local bakery or supermarket.

Now firmly established in the annual Japanese calendar, not so long ago hardly anyone even knew that such a thing as Halloween existed. How could this day, which has become more like a month-long festival in Japan, go from zero to hero so quickly? What brought this on, and why is it so big in Japan? Japan’s Madame Riri looks at four different reasons.

Read More

Scooter thief vs. vigilante sister trio: Chinese elevator edition 【Video】

Scooter thief vs. vigilante sister trio: Chinese elevator edition 【Video】

While making his getaway after stealing a hot pink scooter, a wannabe thief in Szechuan, China found himself face to face with an extremely irate trio of vigilante sisters. The criminal did not get far with his ill-gotten and far-from-inconspicuous booty when one of the women recognized the pink scooter, and security cameras caught all of the action for our viewing pleasure! Check out the video after the jump.

Read More

Awesome Kim Jong-un cosplay in Hong Kong receives applause from South Korean netizens

Awesome Kim Jong-un cosplay in Hong Kong receives applause from South Korean netizens

It’s almost Halloween, and that means it’s once again time for the earth’s creepiest and most terrifying beings to come out of the shadows and walk amongst the living. Or perhaps that should be “come out of their self-imposed isolation and party with the rest of us”?

These photos, which show one Hong Konger’s exceptional Kim Jong-un cosplay, are currently setting South Korean bulletin board sites ablaze, with many applauding the cosplayer’s attention to detail and his striking similarity to North Korea’s rotund leader.

Read More

More than two years on, many in Japan still uncertain about food from around Fukushima

More than two years on, many in Japan still uncertain about food from around Fukushima

When the announcement was made that Tokyo would host the 2020 Olympic Games, there was much reason for celebration in Japan. Leading up to the decision, the Japanese leader for the Olympic bid emphatically stressed that the Fukushima disaster would have no impact on life in Tokyo–a claim that was reiterated after the bid was won.

Around that time, a cartoon appeared in a French newspaper depicting mutating sumo wrestlers in front of radiation suit wearing spectators. The Japanese government took issue with it and angrily reaffirmed the safety of the rest of Japan. Still, among many of the citizens, there is sneaking yet widespread suspicion over how safe the Tohoku and Kanto regions actually are, especially with regards to their food products.

Read More

Japanese mothers showing children their love in cute and funny ways

Japanese mothers showing children their love in cute and funny ways

Japanese mothers have a certain reputation for being overly fond of their children. There’s nothing wrong with that, of course! Who could complain about getting too much love from their parents? Well, besides moody teenagers. However, this does lead them to do some…amusing things for their kids.

Here are some of the most amusing examples of Japanese mothers’ creative expressions of love we’ve seen so far!

Read More

A little citrus for your sushi? Japan producing fish with the natural flavor of oranges and herbs

A little citrus for your sushi? Japan producing fish with the natural flavor of oranges and herbs

As an island nation, the diet in Japan has traditionally consisted largely of fish. Over the last decade, though, per-person caloric intake of fish has dropped roughly 20 percent. Rattled by this shift in eating habits, the Japanese fishing industry has decided it needs to do something new to catch diners’ attention, and has set about creating fish that naturally contain the flavor and scent of fruit and herbs.

Read More

Life hacks from Japan: Cancelling a stop on an elevator, amazing curry and more

Life hacks from Japan: Cancelling a stop on an elevator, amazing curry and more

Have you ever gotten on an elevator in the lobby, pressed the button for the seventh floor, and then groaned with the realization that you needed the sixth? Or had to throw out a pair of scissors grown dull through years of use?

There are millions of small annoyances and frustrations that seem basically unavoidable. They’re not really serious, but wouldn’t it be nice if someone could go around making our lives easier? While that probably won’t happen until the robot revolution (come on, WALL-E!), there are a few tricks that you can use to fix these tiny frustrations, so join us after the break for some awesome life hacks from Japan!

Read More

LED tatami floors take us to the tea ceremony of the future

LED tatami floors take us to the tea ceremony of the future

Japan is known for its dichotomy of unique tradition and state-of-the-art technology, so tatami mat floors that light up during a traditional tea ceremony should really come as no surprise. Although the photo above might look like an illusion or a Photoshopped image, it’s actually a real tea ceremony room in Yokohama, Japan. The eerie yet peaceful glow is thanks to a company that uses LED lighting to illuminate traditional Japanese flooring. And the results are absolutely stunning.

Read More

China’s supermarket mannequin displays deserve their own fashion week

China’s supermarket mannequin displays deserve their own fashion week

We’ve previously seen how creative the Chinese can get with their supermarket displays, but with Halloween just around the corner and no budget for a proper costume, it suddenly struck us, how about going dressed as a Chinese supermarket display mannequin? They’re low-cost, tailored to fit, and will definitely attract conversation.

Just kidding.

Jokes aside, these displays require some serious handiwork! We’re starting to wonder if these supermarkets hired fashion designers to doll up their mannequins. 

Read More

Ads in the real world to tickle your funny bone

Ads in the real world to tickle your funny bone

Pictures can say a thousand words but when they’re this amusing, their stories cross international timelines and make thousands giggle around the world. This set of photos is storming its way through Japan, with people commenting and sharing and adding a few of their own contributions along the way. Proving that advertising can be hilarious when put into the context of the real world, these are some of the funniest, unintentional product placements we’ve ever seen!

Read More

“Moe temple” in Tokyo to woo anime geeks with maid cafe

“Moe temple” in Tokyo to woo anime geeks with maid cafe

While religious leaders around the world struggle to connect with increasingly secular youth, there is one buddhist temple in western Tokyo that has embraced “moe,” or painfully cute anime characters, and will capitalize on its status as “Geek Mecca” by opening up a maid cafe for two days in November.

Read More

  1. 1
  2. ...
  3. 200
  4. 201
  5. 202
  6. 203
  7. 204
  8. 205
  9. 206
  10. ...
  11. 437
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 15,326 other followers