Japanese ads for “lickable mushrooms” and “sopping wet senbei” are as dirty as you can imagine

With an attractive woman suggestively licking mushroom-shaped candy, and instructions to “shoot your load of ‘secret sauce’ over the cracker”, these commercials don’t hold back.

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Voting opens for the very first Pokémon General Election popularity poll

Catching ‘em all is fine, but you can vote for only one of the 720 candidates.

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The cats came back, and they’re resting on top of Japan’s lattes!【Photos】

If you love the hit mobile game Neko Atsume, then you are going to love the adorable lattes made by this artist.

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Bears over flowers: The RocketNews24 giant bear takes an Ueno Park swan boat for a spin

“I’m the king of the world, on a boat like Leo/If you’re on the shore, then you’re sho’ not me-oh.” – Sangelica

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Japan’s newest elegant and delicious green tea cheesecake is only available at…7-Eleven?

Japanese convenience stores continue to be awesome with this new matcha dessert.

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Otaku Lovers: Japan’s new singles event that’s just for hardcore anime and video game fans

Matchmaking party allows participants to wear their fandom on their sleeve.

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Japan’s most covetous kitty is back, and he’s in no mood to share his newest treasure 【Photos】

Don’t you even think of trying to take it away from him.

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Kit Kat Premium Gift Shop now open for limited time near Narita Airport

If you’re coming to Japan and buying Kit Kats is on your list of things to do, you’ll want to check this store out!

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The ultimate Shinkansen trip: Riding Japan’s bullet train network from one end to the other

Just how far can you go before you run out of Shinkansen?

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Japanese university “otaku class” has strict requirements: “You must watch 20 anime per week”

Not to mention the foreign language prerequisite: “You must speak fluent otaku/fujoshi.

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Enormous BETA right before your eyes?! Muv-Luv VR demo event report

A demo event was held on April 3 recreating the world of the visual novel Muv-Luv.

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Babymetal album is Japan’s 1st to crack U.S. Billboard’s top 40 in 53 years

Kyu Sakamoto‘s Sukiyaki reached #14 in 1963; Utada ranked #69 in 2009.

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Shin Godzilla trailer released, hits very close to home【Video】

This retelling of the classic tokusatsu tale looks to be surprisingly fresh and nostalgic all at the same time.

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Photos of Ronald McDonald statue being “arrested” by Chinese police go viral【Video】

What kind of grilling can Ronald expect to receive after being a-salted in broad daylight and taken into McCustody? 

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Pikachu panties are part of new collection of Pokémon merchandise for grown-up female fans!

Original Pokémon fans are all grown up now, so it’s time to sell them some more revealing garments.

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We try one Japanese shop’s special “penis” noodle bowl

Slurping noodles has never felt more wrong…

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Chocolate Brownie Matcha Frappuccinos make their glorious return to Starbucks Japan

The wait is over to once again enjoy this amazing East-meets-West dessert beverage.

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Have your lasagna and eat it too, with this vegan-friendly dish featuring Cactuar 【Recipe】

From the same creative kitchen that brought us No-Face yakisoba and Jabba the Hut shepherd’s pie, come another cute, delicious vegan recipe for all the Final Fantasy fans out there.

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Cute Japanese pet owl channels its inner-cowboy, rides a singing toy horse【Video】

When your body is made to soar and screech, but your soul longs for spurs and steeds.

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45-year-old man promptly arrested after asking police if it’s okay to date a 15-year-old

Police couldn’t help but think something might be afoot upon hearing the man ask, “Is it a crime to date a 15-year-old?”

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