Japan now has sailor suit school uniform cosplay costumes for your drink bottles

The outfit comes with a sweet cap, a petticoat and a tiny hanger for storage.

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Is Hosoda the next Miyazaki?

Everyone loves Ghibli movies, and for good reason. But since Miyazaki retired (or not, depending on how he feels this week), people have wondered – who will be his spiritual successor?

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Company uses photos of Mr. Sato in letters to customers, so he pays a visit they won’t forget

Mr. Sato stormed off to the company’s office with two very specific demands.

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Evangelion virtual reality game in Tokyo will let fans live the dream of piloting an Eva Unit

Groups of three players will team up to battle an Angel in recreation of the fun parts of the heavy-themed fighting robot anime.

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Princesses, fruits, and blacksmiths: Study reveals the 30 most unusual family names in Japan

Some people didn’t have to win a beauty pageant to be called “Miss Kyoto.”

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Beautiful Chinese model is nearly 50, but looks decades younger【Photos】

Credits amazing looks to fitness regimen of swimming outdoors even in the cold of winter.

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The design combines the standard-issue Japanese school swimsuit with traditional Chinese clothing.

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Mamoru Hosoda, anime director of Summer Wars and The Boy and the Beast, announces new film

Titled Mirai, new anime will be a return to the “human drama” elements of Wolf Children and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.

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A Silent Voice, Masako Nozawa, Makoto Shinkai win Japan Movie Critics Awards

Leiji Matsumoto also honored at May 16 ceremony.

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Samurai style for the rainy season! Wooden samurai bokuto sword umbrella goes on sale in Japan

Unique design should be a hit with fashionistas and history buffs, and also hides a subtle anime cosplay secret.

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Mini Japanese cheese tarts from Pablo are the sweets we’ve all been searching for

We try mini tarts with melting centres from Japan’s most popular cheese tart specialty bakery.

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Häagen-Dazs’ special new flavor, Japanese citrus, is just in time for the start of summer!

Tangy, refreshing flavor comes courtesy of one of west Japan’s most beloved fruits.

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Chocolate to Put on Rice – The crazy condiment from Japan for when white rice is just too plain

Putting soy sauce on white rice is a major faux pas in Japan, but now there’s a flavorful alternative.

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Your new favorite anime is a zipper commercial

Ever wondered why you see the letters “YKK” on so many zippers?

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Restaurant worker in China spotted cleaning tables at lightning speed

There seems to be a growing trend of busboys with ninja-like cleaning skills.

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Can’t stop staring at this model’s chest? The reason might be mathematical.

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Dead mom walking – Does anime have a maternal mortality hairstyle trope?

Anime fans search for the earliest example of what some consider a harbinger hairdo, but how did it get started?

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UFO instant noodles plans to unleash hell of wasabi and mayonnaise

When the suits at Nissin said, “You can’t put that much wasabi and mayo in your noodles,” UFO replied, “like hell we can’t!”

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New dating simulator lets players romance anime-style girls in North Korea【Video】

Stay! Stay! Democratic People’s Republic of Korea! might sound like another example of Japanese weirdness, but it’s actually foreign-developed.

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Beautiful ukiyo-e woodblock print artwork appears on three of Japan’s premium beer brands

The works of Hokusai and others, admired for more than a century, lend a touch of class to your appreciation of a cold one.

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