Pet iguana mistakes fruit-patterned plate for tasty treat, with adorable results【Pics】

Iguanas make great pets. They’re scaly, chilled-out, and they can be SO CUTE! Don’t believe us? Check out this derpy iguana blissfully licking at an empty, fruit-patterned plate.

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As earthquakes rock the region, Kyushu Shinkansen commercial is more poignant than ever【Video】

This moving video shows the people of Kyushu on a happier day.

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Japanese retailer releases three cute & comfy high school “uniforms” to wear around the house

This new high school room wear collection is aimed at adult women—but wouldn’t it feel weird wearing the uniforms so long after graduation?
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Should healthy young men sit in Japanese trains’ priority seats for the elderly and pregnant?

The obvious answer would seem to be “No,” but our Japanese-language reporter has a unique alternate perspective.

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The amazing merchandise of the Sailor Moon art exhibition gift shop 【Photos】

After you’ve checked out the art and food of the Sailor Moon art exhibit, don’t forget to pick up some souvenirs!

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Gigantic Asian hornet is your worst nightmare…or a ticket to Twitter fame 【Photos】

For the entomologist, it makes a great broach, unless it’s alive…in which case, run!

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The ride of a lifetime? China’s “death simulator” lets you experience being cremated【Video】

For those who need something to have recurring nightmares about for the rest of their lives.

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New Dragon Ball, Death Note, and One Piece attractions coming to Universal Studios Japan

Some of the biggest stars of anime and manga are going to be spending their summer at the Osaka theme park.

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Stay strong, Kumamoto! Luffy and his voice actress are cheering for you!【Video】

Here comes a message of encouragement from the voice of one of anime’s most famous seafaring heroes.

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Experience the “Color of Water” from a 250-year-old Japanese confection maker!

This beautiful confection with an equally beautiful name is captivating internet users across Japan!

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Touching messages of support for Kumamoto by artists in China and the manga world

A wave of support for the people of Kumamoto has come out of China in the form of warmhearted illustrations featuring the local mascot Kumamon.

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Every Yu-Gi-Oh! card ever, all in one place at awesome Tokyo train station display 【Photos】

Duelists and anime fans drawn to the sight of 7,000-plus gleaming, mint-condition collectible cards from the hit franchise.

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Make a bold fashion statement by swapping your briefcase for a teapot bag!

This unusual teapot-shaped bag is creating quite a stir in Japan.

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Our writer Meg gets a taste of Kiri Cafe, a cream cheese-lover’s paradise!

Kiri cheese is celebrating its 50th year with a limited-time cafe, open in Tokyo for one month only, so of course we had to check it out!

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Amazing side-by-side images capture a century of change in China【Pics】

We’ve seen how Chinese beauty has changed over the past 100 years, but what about the landscape itself?

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Baked fresh to your specs in just one minute: 800 Degrees Pizza opens first store in Japan

Neapolitan-style pizza comes to Shinjuku, with fully customisable pies baked from raw to crisp perfection in only one minute using wood-burning ovens.

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Backlash as Japanese police tweet warns women to not ride elevators alone with men

A tweet made by Osaka police in response to a molestation case has resulted in severe backlash and cries of victim shaming.

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Japanese dog hotel and groomer opens adorable “puppy pre-school”【Photos】

It’s not just kids who started school year this April—proud pet parents in Tokyo are sending their furry friends off for housetraining at this cute “kindergarten” that’s just for dogs.

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Get your hands on the Nanoblock version of Evangelion Unit-01, coming this month

Spice up your work space with a model of Eva Unit-01 from the hit anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion (wimpy teenage pilot not included)!

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Nintendo to stream special animated short ahead of Star Fox Zero’s release【Video】

The animation is set to air later this week ahead of the new game’s release—and you can watch a preview of it right here!

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