Celebrate panda resurgence with visit to Chengdu Research Base and a literal pile of baby bears!

If you ever wanted to see a literal pile of baby pandas, this is the research facility you need to visit.

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Hachiko’s spirit lives on in Spain: loyal Japanese Akita dog waits outside hospital for owner

A dog’s love knows no bounds or borders.

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Fan artist draws the terrifying hybrid monsters birthed by Pokémon GO’s graphics glitches

Suddenly, we’re really frightened by the game’s promise that there are Pokémon all around us.

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Japanese commenters applaud tweet denouncing over-entitled customers

When “the customer is God” starts to go to the customers’ head, one hero stands to put things in perspective.

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Sony set to make “aggressive” move into AR phone gaming market thanks to success of Pokémon GO

Which Sony intellectual property do you want to chase around in the real world?

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Where’s Wally? In Japan, you’ll find him on Heinz ketchup bottles!

With exclusive merchandise and ten cute designs to collect, it’s the tastiest place to find Wally in Japan this year!

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Indo-Japanese beauty Priyanka Yoshikawa chosen as Japan’s Miss World representative

And there’s been an uproar online about her looks… her “non-Japanese” looks.

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Dragon Ball fan draws amazing portrait of hero Goku…made out of other Dragon Ball characters!

This is about as much love for the classic anime and manga as you’ll ever see stuffed into one piece of artwork.

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Japanese bank releases Hatsune Miku credit card with exclusive member benefits

The awesome merchandise included in the special reward points program makes this the ultimate credit card for anime vocaloid fans.

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School girls lying sprawled out amongst scattered textbooks, the glimpse of a forbidden meeting underneath the cover of the hydrangea plants – these are just a few of photographer Keisuke Hasegawa’s compellingly provocative images that are engaging a powerful response.
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Crazy movie coincidence reveals Godzilla’s true weakness: Films called Your Name

The King of the Monsters has his cinema dominance challenged by hit anime Your Name, and it won’t be the first time he’s been defeated by a movie with that title.

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Japanese mother discovers hilarious reason why her son comes out drenched after cleaning bathroom

It turns out her son has been practicing his snake charming skills.

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Burgers and beer! Japan’s most popular domestic burger chain sells beer, wine at select locations

Mos Burger gives us one more reason to love it as we visit the Mos Bar in Tokyo’s Shibuya neighborhood.

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Licca-chan teams up with Rilakkuma for an un-bearably adorable collection

The super-cute collaboration with popular “Relaxed Bear” character Rilakkuma includes two special doll models and a life-sized, functional backpack.

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Typhoon Lionrock delays production of Calbee potato chips

Typhoon Lionrock has destroyed this month’s special range of Calbee potato chips.

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The weird and wonderful things people leave behind on Japanese trains

Japan Rail has just released a list of the most rare and frequently lost items found on their trains, and when they’re most likely to find them.

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Was the end of Kochikame, the longest-running manga series ever, foreshadowed two years ago?

After a recent announcement that the series will end, net users are buzzing that a sudden 2014 change in the comic actually predicted its conclusion.

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Female comedian turned into huge huggy pillow in Japan’s strangest ramen promotion in a long time

The makers of Cup Noodles are betting that somewhere out there is a person who wants a 10-kilo pillow and instant noodles.

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Meet the world’s oldest video game composer, still going strong for Dragon Quest XI

He’s still working while the rest of us are counting the days until retirement.

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Japanese vending machines now dispense adorably weird cat and crow figurines!

It might sound like a strange coupling, but there’s actually a valid reason for this six-part collection!

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