Tokyo’s most popular park partially bans Pokémon GO in response to inconsiderate gamers

Move comes after discovery of rare Pokémon near temple grounds.

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Osaka mom gets attention online for unusual way of scolding her child at the train station

You’d never want to cross this Osaka mom, but it’s probably not for the reason you think.

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Japanese thrill-seekers zip through the air after flying down 60-metre long slide in the rain

The slide is more like a catapult, sending daredevils hurtling through the air and along the ground in full force.

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Chinese animation making inroads on Japanese television, but not everyone is a fan

An anime based on a popular Chinese manga makes no bones about its artistic roots but hopes to show the world mainland Chinese culture.

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Honne vs Tatemae: When do Japanese people lie and when do they reveal their true feelings?

People on the street in Japan explain the reasons why they sometimes have to tell white lies in social situations.

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8 Reasons Japan is so clean: the wa of cleanliness

Japan must be one of the cleanest countries in the world. What’s behind it all? Find out what makes Japan so pika-pika!

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Tokyo restaurant refuses service to all-male groups of customers

Feel like having pizza for your boys’ night out? Better find somewhere else to eat it.

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Evangelion Shinkansen service extended for another year as Kaworu starts announcing stations

Like the anime it’s promoting, the Evangelion bullet train’s end has been pushed back.

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Mouth-watering green tea-covered strawberries about to go on sale at Japan’s Mujirushi Ryohin

Things to pick up at Japan’s most popular discount interior shop: curtains, bedsheets, matcha strawberries.

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Artist transforms Pokémon characters into series of interesting young men

Get inspired for creative style tips as the characters are brought to life in this collection of Pokémon Boys!

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The best rivalries in manga as chosen by Japanese voters – Top 10 list

They might be bad guys, but they’re not baaad guys.

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Laze about the house like a piece of tempura with the Fried Prawn Wearable Sleeping Bag!

Whether you’re looking for an unusual Halloween costume or a cosy outfit to snuggle up in, this crazy bread-crumbed number will make all your fried food fantasies come true!

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Image searches in Korean have vastly different results, might need to reconfigure the algorithm

Pro-tip! If you are a Korean-spaker looking for non-sexual images on Google, search in English.

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Something for the ladies: at Tokyo Game Show 2016, it was all about the “Otome Apps”

Want a boyfriend who’ll never lie, cheat, or ghost on you? Japan’s got you covered with its hottest new video game genre: mobile romance/virtual dating games for the ladies!

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K-pop idol scores sassiest hairflip while shooting an arrow【GIF】

K-pop star Chou Tzuyu pulled off one of the most stunning hairflips you’ll see all month.

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Huge range of Japanese Kit Kat flavours available at new pop-up museum in Tokyo for limited time

With 18 hard-to-find Kit Kat items on the menu, this is an extremely rare opportunity you won’t want to miss!

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Keep your lips hydrated — with green tea lip balm from Kyoto tea maker Gion Tsujiri!

It’s such a pretty green color, you’ll want to lick it … but it’s not candy! 

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J-pop singer Utada Hikaru releases first album in 8 years and a new Kingdom Hearts song!

Calling all Kingdom Hearts and Evangelion fans!!!

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Canadian YouTuber explains why she quit working on Japanese TV

Prominent “J-YouTuber” tells of her bitter experiences working with Japanese TV.

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Japanese inventor creates musical strobe light bra that flashes to beat, adds fills when squeezed

It’s like a soft, silky dance club.

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