Kendo mask chopstick rests bring samurai spirit to any meal

Now you can practice your master swordsmanship skills with chopsticks and a miniature ceramic opponent.

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Almost half of Japanese people hide when their doorbell rings — here’s why

Are people in Japan becoming more wary in their own homes?

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Death and torture: Photos of Japan’s plushies being washed are somehow terrifying【Pics】

At some point in the cleaning process, these fuzzy little guys go from cute to creepy.

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More adventures in localization: Icelandic film’s poster gets unusual makeover in Japan

It’s time for more misadventures in the land of cinematic localization as the movie Virgin Mountain gets promoted in Japan.

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Panasonic releases crazy expensive, surprisingly beautiful rotating fan to match any tatami room

Looking for a classy way to stay cool this summer? If so, we have the perfect fan for you…but you’re going to need a very full bank account!

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Japanese company raises awareness of child organ transplants by giving old toys donated limbs

And you can be a part of it too by donating your own plushies.

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Cosplayers, idols, waitresses and bikini models dress up to celebrate Maid’s Day in Japan【Pics】

Yesterday was Maid’s Day and gorgeous girls from Japan celebrated in the best way possible — with lots of cute poses and photos!

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Frozen fruit used as ice cubes: Colorful, fun, and deliciously refreshing! 【Taste test】

Using frozen fruit as ice cubes in your drink sounded like an awesome idea, so we tried it with seven different fruits, and here’s how they turned out! 

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Controversial artist Rokudenashiko found guilty on obscenity charge

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What’s the point? Young Japanese professionals list five business manners they find unnecessary

With rules regarding everything from tea to elevators, some new employees think it’s all too much.

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New lingerie collections feature fairy tale characters and real-life historical heroines

From Cleopatra to Helen of Troy and Snow White to Little Red Riding Hood, now you can walk around with your favourite female idols under your clothing.

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Contrails + just the right conditions = A rainbow picture for the ages

A Japanese photographer was fortunate enough to capture one of the most beautiful pictures of an airplane we’ve ever seen.

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Massive Ghibli Exhibition opening next in Tokyo with artwork spanning Nausicaa to The Red Turtle

The official Ghibli Museum is closed for now, but look forward to a double dose of animated fun in July!

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New starter Pokémon and setting for upcoming Pokémon Sun and Moon games revealed 【Video】

Decisions, decisions.

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Japanese-style Star Wars jackets are the perfect combination of fashionable and geeky!

“Wear me, you will. Looking good, you will be.”

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New gachapon vending machine capsule toy range features miniature sweaters for water bottles

Move over water bottle panties, it’s time to dress up your drinks with a fashionable over-the-shoulder sweater that takes its styling cues from Beat Takeshi.

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Two new Lipton teas prepare to launch in Japan, we try the first: lychee tea!

With one of two limited-edition flavors already available, its time for a taste-test!

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Rice bowl with a mountain of roast beef served in Tokyo bistro

Good roast beef is a little hard to come by in Japan, and now we know why: This place is using it all themselves.

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Japanese anteater’s commitment to stealing other animals’ food is hilarious, inspiring【Video】

Never give up on your dreams… of taking other zoo animals’ lunch.

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New Japanese sandwich doughnuts from Mister Donut feature matcha, soybean flour and red beans

Traditional Japanese dessert flavours now come in delicious doughnut form—for a limited time only.

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