Ten common characteristics of Japanese graphic design

Ever wonder what makes Japanese design so…Japanese? Here are ten techniques observed by the graphic design world that typify Japanese style.

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Boston clam chowder-flavored instant ramen docks in Japan

The Pacific Rim meets the Atlantic seaboard in Japan’s newest flavor of instant ramen.

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Squeezable cat paw PC mouse is ready to give office workers a cute, mid-shift pick-me-up

Playing cat and mouse at work has never been so adorable.

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Unusual fish tanks lure visitors to old Japanese shopping district in Nara Prefecture

Inside a phone booth, a table, and in the shape of an old Japanese lantern, these fish tanks are some of the most unusual we’ve seen.

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Danbo dances to Michael Jackson’s “Love Never Felt so Good,” charms us with adorable moves【Video】

Sometimes, even boxes just feel like dancing.

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Intimate Korean yoga workout promises to burn calories, get your heart racing【Video】

These workouts are a little more “personalized” than the ones your local gym offers…

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Awkward, hand-painted “itasha” car lives up to its name, but the internet loves it

Because nothing makes an itasha more painful to behold than painting it yourself…

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Second time the charm? Rumiko Takahashi nominated for Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame!

Manga artist Rumiko Takahashi has received her second nomination for the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame, and fans are hoping she’ll be inducted this time!

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Check out some of the cool, weird, and funny sculptures featured at Sapporo’s Snow Festival

Missing out on the 67th Sapporo Snow Festival? Check out some of the snow sculptures that have been popular on Twitter!

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Japanese diorama artist makes models smaller than an actual thumbnail【Photos】

Shunichi Matsuba, a self-proclaimed diorama artist, creates extraordinarily detailed miniature scenes of Japanese life past and present — often using models smaller than a fingertip.

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Chocolate takoyaki?? We try the limited-edition sweet that looks just like fried octopus balls

Takoyaki, Japan’s ever-popular street food gets a sweet gourmet makeover in time for Valentine’s Day.

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World’s first-ever Sakura Pepsi coming to Japan this March

Japanese beverage maker Suntory has just announced it will be releasing its first-ever cherry blossom-flavoured Pepsi this spring.

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Cosplay in your underwear with anime-inspired lingerie made to order in Japan

Customised lingerie service offers a range of options which are a perfect match for some of the anime world’s most popular characters.

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Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man comes to life as eight-limbed action figure in Japan

The famous illustration has stepped out from the page and into the world as a fully poseable action figure.

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Subaru’s beloved canine family is back in a new and entertaining series of commercials 【Videos】


Whoever said that “cats rule and dogs drool?” Subaru brings back the Barkleys with five new amusing car commercials!

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Anime’s hottest scriptwriter makes the move to puppet theater for his newest project 【Video】

Gen Urobuchi, writer of anime hits Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Fate/Zero, teams up with Taiwanese puppeteers to create something unlike anything we’ve seen before.

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Get your battle armor ready for the interactive “hottie” Samurai & Ninja Show coming to Tokyo

Next weekend, handsome versions of some of Japan’s most prominent historical military figures will grace the stage in Asakusa for an interactive, foreigner-friendly show!

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“Real Boyfriend” rental service offers dates with more realistic types of men aged from 19 to 57

Forget about renting an obviously unbelievable hottie; these rental boyfriends charm with more attainable good looks.

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Japanese moms show their funnier sides, absolutely crack their kids (and us) up

Don’t let the seriousness of their love blind you from their sense of humor.

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New Death Note movie coming in autumn this year, main cast revealed!

The main cast and other details for Death Note 2016 have been announced!

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