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Pokémon Go players can now keep phones charged with hand-made Poké Ball portable battery charger

Japanese gamers weigh in on the device, sharing their first impressions.

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Cosplay ideals vs. reality, part 5: Props gone wild edition【Photos】

Sometimes it’s not about the quality of your props, but how you use them.

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This chubby robot puppy from Japan is equal parts amazing and adorable【Video】

Osaka University’s PnueHound looks as excited to see us as we are to see it.

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We go crazy for 500 yen all-you-can-eat sweets and snacks at Tokyo Dagashi Bar

If you ever wanted to step back in time to a nostalgic corner shop where just 500 yen (US$4.85) gets you over a hundred different types of signature Japanese snacks and candies, this place is definitely for you.

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Telecom company DoCoMo turns vegetables, camera flashes, and pressed shirts into an orchestra【Video】

It all begins with chopping some onions and blowing into some carrots.

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Can you tell which of these are instant noodles and which are cakes from an amazing Tokyo bakery?

Sure, you’ll want to eat them all, but which ones are the desserts?

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Nintendo announces awesome mini NES loaded with 30 games that attaches directly to your TV

Super Mario Bros. 3, Mega Man 2, Metroid, and Final Fantasy all included in save state-equipped device.

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Godzilla appears in northern Japan as awesome rice paddy art 【Photos】

Ghidora and Rodan must be so jealous right now.

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Japan’s Grimoire Bag lets you carry your stuff like a magical boss

Stylish satchel looks like a book of spells and is specifically sized to hold manga.

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Japanese lockers prevent traveler headaches with compact door you can reopen as often as you like

Forgot to grab your phone or guidebook? With these user-friendly lockers, there’s no need to pay again if you want to get it and lock your things back up.

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Tokyo’s tea taxis will serve you a cold drink while giving you a lift this summer

Suntory is adding even more hospitality to Japan’s famously classy cabs.

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Beat the heat in the smelliest arena with clip-on armpit fans from Japan!

Your armpits, not to mention your coworkers, family members, and fellow commuter train passengers, will thank you.

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Gamer damages cover of friend’s 3DS game, returns it with awesome hand-illustrated replacement

This is what happens when artistic sense meets a sense of responsiblity.

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New Japanese dish combines two summertime greats – soba noodles and kakigori shaved ice

Now you can enjoy your main dish and dessert together in one meal.

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Tokyo’s Shibuya Station now sending trains on their way by playing the Dragon Quest theme 【Video】

Go forth, mighty heroes/rail passengers! Seek adventure in the magical realm of Yokohama!

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Toyota builds an actual Initial D concept car, plus awesome manga artwork for it 【Photos】

The carmaker’s AE86-style GT86 has racers and anime fans alike wishing for the keys.

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Add some Japanese architecture to your dinner table with beautiful pagoda dinnerware sets

One of Kyoto’s most famous landmarks has been recreated in Hasami-yaki porcelain.

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New official Pokémon Center t-shirts include “Masked Pikachu,” apathetic Ditto, and more【Pics】

Wait until you see the badass Mewtwo one they have lined up as well.

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Show your love of Japanese cuisine with cute range of sushi backpacks

Bring the crazy spirit of Harajuku fashion culture to your wardrobe by adding a giant slice of raw fish to your outfit.

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Beautiful Japanese bamboo speakers let you to listen to music without using any extra electricity

After playing songs with bamboo instruments, band moves on to bamboo audio delivery that works with your smartphone.

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