La vie en ramen: our Japanese reporter slurps salty noodle soup in Paris

Our Japanese reporter eats Japanese ramen in a noodle bar in Paris – but how does it compare to his own country’s salty fare?

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Here’s why you should never take “almost no overtime” at face value when job hunting in Japan

Unless your definition of “almost none” is “enough to get a side job.” Then go right ahead.

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Japanese company releases sleek, traditional arts & crafts version of Monopoly【Pics】

Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten, knows that despite being in business for 300 years, you haven’t really made it until you own Boardwalk, Mayfair, or in this case Kyoto’s Nishijin Textile Center.

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Kentucky matcha?!? KFC Japan now has frozen green tea dessert beverages

New menu item shows we’re not in the Bluegrass State anymore.

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We couldn’t wait to see the sakura, so we decided to become the sakura instead【Video】

Tokyo’s still a week or two away from cherry blossom season? Not if you’ve got a body suit, some fake flowers, and a whole lot of craziness.

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Your favorite sparkling orange juice is becoming a sweet snack you can eat any time

Orangina fans in Japan are soon going to have a chewy reason to celebrate.

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Scientists call for more education after a study finds that a huge number of Japanese people are afflicted with a condition that causes their private parts to appear blurry. 

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IBM’s Sword Art Online virtual reality MMO project teased in screenshots, videos

Videos show players playing demo that includes bazaar environment, combat.

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BABYMETAL debuts music video for “Karate”, the lead single off new album

You wouldn’t want to mess with the disciples of the Fox God.

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Lactose-free fun for spring as Starbucks’ apricot honey soy cream lattes and Frappuccinos arrive

We try out Starbucks Japan’s two lactose-free drinks for spring, with their new revised soy milk formula!

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Kenyan woman Photoshops herself into photos from China, ends up getting a free trip there

Sometimes the best way to get somewhere is just to pretend you’re already there.

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Six professional ninja jobs being offered by Japanese tourism board, women and foreigners welcome

Japan is looking for a few good shinobi.

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Modern concerto fuses classical music and ping-pong for an epic performance【Video】

If you were someone who could never decide between music or sports in school, this crazy oncerto might be right up your alley.

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Here are 11 more colored photographs from Meiji-era Japan, plus the artists who colored them

Photography sure was a lot different back in the day!

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We try Krispy Kreme Japan’s new Easter doughnuts ahead of their release on March 23

Why have chocolate eggs this year when you can have adorable Easter doughnuts instead?

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Roll a perfect six every time with this Japanese inventor’s new robotic die

Now, if only there were a 20-sided version, all our characters would be level 60!

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How to tell if your cat is left- or right-handed【Video】

Japan’s favorite Sottish Fold, Maru, and his friend Hana lend us a paw to show you how.

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Proposed Seibu Rail express train is 50s futurism meets high-speed love-aid

Seibu Railways is set to celebrate its 100th anniversary with a brand new limited-express train. As innovative and cool as the proposed design is, the concept art is rather unfortunate-looking…

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Parrot perched on a door in Japan forgets how to be a bird, remembers how to be awesome 【Video】

Sure, he could fly down from there, but that’s just what you’d be expecting him to do.

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Is Japan’s highest-ranking unagi restaurant worth the six-month wait for a table? We find out

Already checked all the sushi and ramen boxes on your Japanese food pilgrimage list? Then come along with us to the country’s favorite unagi specialist, located in downtown Tokyo.

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