Fukuoka town builds enormous Godzilla replica out of… straw?

After hearing about it last week, you bet we went to check out Japan’s gigantic straw Godzilla for ourselves, and it’s way more imposing than we’d anticipated.

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Serial foot licker apprehended in Kyoto after 30-minute lick-attack

Kyoto Police nearly close the case on one of Kyoto’s more disgusting crime sprees.

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We celebrate “Toilet Day” in Japan with a visit to a public toilet worth 100 million yen

With lavishly decorated gold-painted ceilings, a flowing brook and a Japanese style bridge, this is one of the most stylish places to do your business in Japan.

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Japan’s crazy-comfortable pajama jumpsuits promise to ruin your productivity this winter

Get set to put off all your responsibilities until at least the spring.

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We try a delicious pancake burger from Eggs ‘n Things in Tokyo

The unusual burger is one of a number of restaurant meals usually not available to the public that can be purchased at a very special food event for a limited time.

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Get your name, genetic information engraved on a Japanese name stamp that’s uniquely you

Now you can seal all of those important documents with more than just your name!

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The Japanese water cake returns to the Twitterverse …. in cat form!

Remember the irresistibly jiggly-looking water cake we reported on two years ago? Well, someone just got creative and made a totally adorable version of it!

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Sailor Moon herself wants you to buy a new Ford in English-language anime commercial 【Video】

It’s even available in schoolgirl uniform blue!

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We try all-you-can-eat sushi for less than $8.50 at a restaurant in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward

This impressive restaurant ticks all the right boxes in terms of quality, atmosphere, service and price.

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Starbucks puddings arrive in Japan with cute packaging and gorgeous flavours 【Taste Test】

After months of pining for the Korea-only limited edition release, Starbucks customers in Japan finally get to enjoy the delicious puddings too.

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Impress clients and colleagues with the Nintendo Famicom controller business card case from Japan

Now there’s a perfectly valid excuse for keeping a video game controller in your pocket.

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Hit anime film Your Name’s Academy Award qualification run dates officially announced

Makoto Shinkai’s latest film has seen huge success in the Japanese market, but can it win a nomination for the North America film industry’s top honor?

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Japanese mom’s plan to stop daughter from becoming an anime otaku draws criticism online

Popular light novel author shares his skepticism about the ploy.

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Want to see the real-world Tokyo locations from anime Your Name? Walking tour will take you there

The hit film is full of fantasy elements, but some of its most important locations exist in reality.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 Japanese pet kabutomushi beetles 【Weird Top Five】

Which rhinoceros beetles make for the coolest pets?

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Japanese hamster’s adorable Pokémon cosplay charms the Internet 【Photos】

Cozy pet makes himself at home after Pikachu vacates plushie sleeping bag.

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New Häagen-Dazs ice cream from Japan makes news for all the wrong reasons

The company’s latest luxury release has Japanese ice cream lovers craving Chinese food.

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Sailor V glasses now available so you can rock fashion from decades past

We spy with our little eye, an iconic pair of anime eyeglass frames from the Sailor Moon franchise.

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Adorable Japanese cat shows off its purr-fect hiding spot to attack owner’s feet 【Video】

“This is where the human’s feet are easiest to catch!”

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Kyoto temple bans photography at famous autumn foliage viewing spots

Some of Japan’s most iconic places to see the autumn leaves are now off-limits to photographers.

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