Hit anime Your Name inspires fashion line with gorgeous watches, bag, and umbrella 【Photos】

Umbrella includes romantic red string of fate, while the bag has a special secret.

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Insane Japanese Twitter user does the unthinkable: beats Pokémon Sun/Moon only using Magikarp

Who knew that all this time Magikarp was a beefcake beast?

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Japan’s anime waist skirts have become a line of femininely fashionable one-piece dresses

Clever styling cues give wearer a slender silhouette and visually longer legs.

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Japanese mayor responds to public after “spamusement park” onsen video reaches 1 million views

The mayor who pledged to create an onsen amusement park if his video received a million views now has another message for the public.

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Purple Witch Hot Pot is the newest Japanese Twitter craze and it looks deliciously poisonous

We promise it will magically warm and fill your empty stomach.

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Do manga artists earn big bucks from film adaptations? Gintama author spills the beans

Watching a film adaptation multiple times might not be the best way to financially support your favourite manga artist.

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All aboard the Kobe Disco Train! Runs from Tanigami to Okaba Station with a stop at Funkytown

If the name is any indication, the Kobe Disco Train promises to be a more uptempo and commercially viable version of a soul train.

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Japanese chocolatier astounds with super realistic life-sized men’s shoe collection

From the shoes to the laces, along with shoehorns and bottles of polish, everything in this range is made from sweet chocolate.

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November snow falls in Tokyo for first time in 54 years, causes chaos for peak hour commuters

Peak-hour delays caused such overcrowding that some commuters were unable to enter stations in the nation’s capital.

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We try Japan’s new “wet potato chips” — A moist revolution or soggy defeat?

Snack food company Calbee is playing with fire by expecting people to swallow their new concept potato chips: “Wet Potato, Moist Mild Soy Sauce Flavor.”

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Hilariously intense kendo match shows off the psychological side of the samurai sport 【Video】

If patience is a virtue, then these two elderly kendo enthusiasts are extremely virtuous.

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Clever trick fights soy sauce stains, is a godsend for people clumsy with chopsticks 【Video】

Method involves no chemical cleaners, one household appliance.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 crazy awesome features of Japanese restaurants 【Weird Top Five】

Five reasons why dining in Japan may be the best in the world.

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Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen singer makes shocking claim about how much money the song has earned him

“PPAP” has made Piko Taro famous, but has it made him rich?

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A figure skating anime is suddenly boosting Chanel sales, and not everyone is happy

The luxury fashion brand owes a few thanks to a popular new anime which focuses on competitive men’s figure skating.

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Piko Taro’s PPAP gets a South Korean makeover in ad for fast food chain Lotteria

This crazy parody of the original video clip centres around the length of this man’s cheesy stick.

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Two men arrested for extorting over three million yen from someone they saw taking upskirt video

The two suspects are seen as the latest entrepreneurs in Japan’s burgeoning field of “Voyeur Hunting.”

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We try the new Christmas doughnut range from Krispy Kreme Japan before its release

Come with us as we take a look inside the cream-filled presents and snowman-shaped doughnuts ahead of their official release.

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Doraemon gives solid advice for how to survive the holidays with people you don’t like

And you don’t even have to build a giant Doraemon tree to do it.

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Crazy Japanese restroom makes you do a fighting game super move to flush the toilet

On a visit to this bathroom, a printed move list is just as important as toilet paper.

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