Gorgeous Japanese prison built at turn of the century to become hotel

When staying at this century-old correctional facility, you might hope they lock you up and throw away the key.

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Japanese pet creates adorable “Where’s Waldo?” game by napping in pile of soft animals

Meet Tona, the little animal who’s charming the Internet by hiding inside its owner’s stuffed toy collection.

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Modern fable of two strangers on the train moves Japanese Twitter users with message of kindness

The story of an old man and a student whose only connection was taking the same train every morning has gone viral in Japan.

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Japanese Olympics table tennis player has uncanny flair for mimicking anime characters on court

The champion player shows off champion poses that set off a trending hashtag on Twitter in Japan.

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This ornate Super Mario Bros. watch can be yours for just, oh, US$27,000

This Romain Jerome watch with a classic pixelated Mario face is available for a limited time for Mario super fans with a lot of cash to blow.

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New Japanese Yakiniku Jet restaurant serves meat by conveyor belt on a high speed lane

Complete with a touch panel ordering system, unusual menu items, and jet take-off sounds, this new restaurant is set to change the way we enjoy grilled meat forever!

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Japanese pet owner’s dead cat miraculously appears on Google Street View

This cat owner experienced a bittersweet reunion when his departed cat made an unexpected reappearence on the popular navigation service, Google Street View.

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Cosplay like cup-clinger figurine Fuchiko with specially designed costumes from Japan!

Japanese cosplay gets even weirder with six official costumes designed to replicate a 2-inch tall office lady that hangs off your glassware.

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Japanese ramen restaurant offering customers virtual dates with idol singers【Video】

Does real ramen taste better when it comes with a side of simulated companionship?

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“Japanese English” can baffle native English speakers — but what about Korean speakers? 【Video】

“Wasei Eigo”, or “English words created in Japan”, can leave native English speakers baffled — but what about Korean speakers?

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Japanese cosplayers steal hearts as Love Live! plus-size idol unit Debu Raibu!

Meet the group that cosplayers and fans are falling in love with.

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Tokyo restaurant ready to feed you and friends yakiniku all day long for under 10 bucks

Full day of Korean barbeque could work out to just 69 yen (US$0.66) per person per meal.

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We try “The Pope’s Rice,” one of the rarest types of Japan’s favorite grain

Hard to find, but heavenly delicious.

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Visit this Tokyo-area Ikea to find furniture, Swedish meatballs, goats, and — wait, goats?!

We discovered an unexpected sight during a recent trip to an IKEA in the suburbs of Tokyo.
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“Helpful” Japanese parent gives Nintendo’s Meta Knight a seriously weird makeover

This plushie of Kirby’s video game co-star wasn’t broken, but it got fixed anyway.

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Japanese uncle uses unique methods to give his niece some pocket money

Why just hand your loved ones money when you can send them on an adventure? The experience is priceless!

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Japanese vending machines now dispense cute cup clinging cats!

Enjoy a litter of cats in your milk with these eight adorable designs!

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Funny gag video suggests China is dominating Olympic diving because of magic powers

That’s one way to make sure you make the smallest splash possible when you hit the water.

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Crustacean Riot Police is the anime-inspired sake you didn’t know you needed

No Tachikomas were injured during the brewing process. Crabs on the other hand…

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Hamster clears Mario level, earns maximum points for cuteness

Watch this clever hamster smash her way through the game, complete with an adorable detour down the pipe.

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