Around our house, making a mess at the table might have gotten you a harsh word at most. This feline Miss Manners is a bit stricter about table manners, though. Her dining companion drops a bit of food and is promptly punched in the face!
In Japan, Hokto is to mushrooms what Chiquita is to bananas: a household name that people know but aren’t overly excited by – until now!
The mushroom growers have been releasing an increasingly sexy line of commercials that seem to get pulled from the airwaves soon after debuting. The latest one, titled “Splendid Mushroom Kinkatsu,” depicts a love affair between actors Jun Kaname in the role of the spirit of mushrooms and Sawa Suzuki as the middle-aged woman he continuously haunts and seductively whispers about mushrooms to. As far as mushrooms go, this is pretty hot.
Ah, Japan. Just when I thought you couldn’t be any sillier, you throw me a gem like this. Apparently, Meiji University, a very well-known and well-respected educational institution is Japan, has announced that it will host a National Pokémon Summit next month.
Although they are sometimes considered to be the pastime of kids and teenagers, modern comics and graphic novels often deal with some incredibly heavy and moving content. Craig Thompson’s Blankets, for example, is a spellbinding journey that will melt any adult’s heart, and despite using mice as protagonists, Art Spiegelman’s retelling of his Holocaust survivor father’s experiences in Maus was so moving that it was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1992.
The following American comic deals with equally heavy content: the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. The comic lost a little credibility amongst Japanese readers earlier today, however, when one netizen noticed that it shows one of the pilots preparing for the attack by donning what appears to be a headband much more likely to be worn by school kids studying for a big exam than someone going on a mission from which they may not return.
Spider-Man can apparently do whatever a spider can and that includes attending a class at the prestigious University of Tokyo. As he quietly sits in the front row of a regional geography lecture, we can’t help but wonder why his Spidey sense brought him to a boring lecture hall when he could have been swinging from the skyscrapers of Tokyo or turning into a dumpling.
Japan is, by almost any criteria, an extremely safe country. You can wander most back alleys of Tokyo in the dead of night without any sense of danger, and calmly carry huge amounts of cash secure in the knowledge that you’re about as likely to come across a mugger in downtown as a man riding a horse.
While this bubble of safety is definitely a plus when you’re inside it, the flipside is that Japanese travelers, unaccustomed to street crime, violent or otherwise, tend to be extremely risk averse when going abroad. Driving this point home is the East Africa edition of a popular series of Japanese guidebooks, which is filled with warnings of danger that seem more like something out of a pulp action novel than a travel reference.
The doctor-patient exchange has always been a crucial segment in basic language textbooks, because it’s one of those situations you’ll want to know how to navigate if you plan on going to a foreign country for an extended period of time.
This Japanese English textbook goes the extra mile by also reminding you that doctors don’t have time for your namby pamby psychological problems like, um, seemingly legitimate depression and loneliness…
Just look at that face. That’s the kind of face you wouldn’t want to see grinning at you from the other end of a dark alley.
And yes, in case you’re in doubt, that’s Pikachu putting on his best “sexual deviant planning something untoward” face. What on earth could have spawned this unholy creation?
Everyone loves a good tongue twister, especially when getting to grips with a new language. I’ve had fun being challenged by Japanese coworkers at drinking parties to get my mouth around phrases like basu gasu bakuhatsu (“the bus gas explodes”) five times in a row, or aka-makigami ao-makigami ki-makigami (“red paper roll, blue paper roll, yellow paper roll”) on many occasions, but this Chinese tongue twister blows them all out of the water.
Cats, dogs, they’re both all kinds of cute. But when you have one of each and they live and get along together, the results can be even more adorable. One Japanese netizen recently shared a video of their pet shiba inu standing before their newest arrival, a tiny kitten called Milky, performing her “onegai” begging pose. Quite what she was begging for we have no idea, but the scene is nothing short of hilarious.
Check out the full video after the jump!
Do you like cats? Okay, that’s a silly question. This is the Internet, and everybody likes cats on the Internet! There’s probably even an Internet law about it, though we have no idea what number it is (Number Meow, perhaps?). Well, how about learning Japanese? Oh, right, this is RocketNews24! Of course you like learning Japanese!
Well, how would you like to learn a little Japanese and see some great cat pictures at the same time??
That’s what we thought! Well, you’re in luck since we have compiled some Japanese search terms to use to find cute or hilarious cat pictures and over 40 samples of the brilliant photos, just a Japanese Google search away!
Dogs are often referred to as “man’s best friend,” and it’s no wonder! Dog-owners spend so much time tethered to their pups: walking, eating, and sometimes sleeping together. It’s so calming to stare into those big, soulful eyes, filled to the brim with undying affection and emotional character.
But did you know that admiring the magnificence of their tail-ends can also leave one feeling refreshed? One of Japan’s Twitter users at least thinks her pup’s posterior has a lot to offer the world and recently decided to share…
It’s almost Halloween, and that means it’s once again time for the earth’s creepiest and most terrifying beings to come out of the shadows and walk amongst the living. Or perhaps that should be “come out of their self-imposed isolation and party with the rest of us”?
These photos, which show one Hong Konger’s exceptional Kim Jong-un cosplay, are currently setting South Korean bulletin board sites ablaze, with many applauding the cosplayer’s attention to detail and his striking similarity to North Korea’s rotund leader.
Japanese mothers have a certain reputation for being overly fond of their children. There’s nothing wrong with that, of course! Who could complain about getting too much love from their parents? Well, besides moody teenagers. However, this does lead them to do some…amusing things for their kids.
Here are some of the most amusing examples of Japanese mothers’ creative expressions of love we’ve seen so far!
Pictures can say a thousand words but when they’re this amusing, their stories cross international timelines and make thousands giggle around the world. This set of photos is storming its way through Japan, with people commenting and sharing and adding a few of their own contributions along the way. Proving that advertising can be hilarious when put into the context of the real world, these are some of the funniest, unintentional product placements we’ve ever seen!
Everyday it seems that one company or another is producing a new type of building material that will revolutionize our lives and our homes. But it looks like they can all stop now. The ultimate in structural integrity and edible wall paneling has been discovered!
Not many would have thought to do this, but it takes a rare mind to spark a revolution of this magnitude. If you’re looking for the newest hot real estate tip, look no further–all you need to do is invest in the almighty umaibo!
3-D printing is bringing us a whole new world of possibilities, from fetus replicas to Link’s adventuring weapons, and while the technology is still in development, it often seems like there’s nothing a MakerBot can’t make out of thin air.
But here’s something you probably had no idea a 3-D printer could do: Bring children’s imaginations to life.
Sometimes, the best advice is based on what you shouldn’t do rather than what you should. After all, oftentimes there is only one totally correct way to handle a situation, but there are varying degrees of wrong ways.
Case in point: Buying a gift for your girlfriend. Your girlfriend probably has something very specific in mind and, while it’s not a total disaster if you don’t get the exact right thing, getting her something totally off base can put a serious dampener on the relationship.
So guys, break out your notepads and listen carefully. Japan’s Naver Matome has compiled a list of the very worst gifts Japanese women have received from their boyfriends. It’s safe to say you should strike all of these off your gift shopping list immediately:
Without getting into our personal opinions of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel (ahem, Conan is better, ahem), he’s had a string of pretty successful viral videos featuring kids and their crazy antics.
So, sensing more comedy gold, Jimmy dressed a bunch of kids up like politicians and asked them their thoughts about US current events, hoping for some adorable responses. After some initial cuteness, Jimmy asked how the kids thought America should take care of its debt to China, which is where the fun stopped for most of us, because one kid blurted out a disturbing proposal for solving the problem: kill everyone in China.
International marriages are becoming more and more commonplace in Japan as well as the world at large, which is definitely a good thing, because unlike boring regular marriages, international marriages are a veritable cornucopia of hilarious cultural misunderstandings and sitcom-style hilarity.
It’s no surprise then, that Japanese women married to foreign men – already considered the sillier gender of the species even without the cultural barrier – have no shortage of hilarious anecdotes about their significant others’ odd behavior.
Here’s a smattering of our favorite picks from Matome Naver:
- 13 surprising Japanese translations of American movie titles1
- Your holiday (counterfeit) gift-buying guide!2
- What Apple and Microsoft Would Look Like if Personified as Anime Characters3
- Live-action Attack on Titan gets release date, new director4
- Onsen trivia! Finding the hottest, highest, and healthiest hot springs in Japan5
- Chinese man leaps to his death during five-hour shopping trip with girlfriend6
- HEMORRHOIDS! The Best of Comically Bad Japanese T-Shirts on Non-Japanese Torsos7
- Get a serious load of cute – this furry little McDonald’s fan has found the purrr-fect toy!8
- Fashionable fairy tale cosplays could pass as adorable dresses9
- Let’s learn a little Japanese with this dead squid in a parking lot10
- “Wait, you’re a dude? Meh, marry me anyway.” New male princess stealing hearts in China1
- Beautiful Chinese boy “traps” the hearts of Korean netizens 【Photos】2
- Nine unusual products from Japanese designer, Oki Sato3
- Cute credit cards could send you to the slammer4
- 10 incredible tiny houses in Japan: a photo tour5
- Live-action Attack on Titan gets release date, new director6
- The last photo of faithful dog Hachiko breaks our hearts7
- Girl runs away from home to stop her parents from buying a Japanese car8
- Subway mini skirt peeping tom found innocent9
- 61 more images of cosmetic surgery from South Korea10
- What the hell is this monster?? 【Updated】1
- Before and After: 31 Startling Images of Plastic Surgery in Korea 【Photo Album】2
- 45 adorable pictures of animals acting human 【Photos】3
- Chinese designer depicts Eastern vs. Western human behaviors in clever pictographs4
- When Two Amazing Worlds Collide: Welcome to the World of Cat Sushi!5
- 10 things Japan gets horribly wrong6
- 10 things Japan gets awesomely right7
- “Wait, you’re a dude? Meh, marry me anyway.” New male princess stealing hearts in China8
- Beautiful Chinese boy “traps” the hearts of Korean netizens 【Photos】9
- The amazing disaster relief equipment of Japan’s Self Defense Force10
- Before and After: 31 Startling Images of Plastic Surgery in Korea 【Photo Album】1
- 252 of Japan’s favorite animated gifs2
- What the hell is this monster?? 【Updated】3
- 10 things Japan gets horribly wrong4
- Chinese designer depicts Eastern vs. Western human behaviors in clever pictographs5
- Thinking about plastic surgery? This ad may make you laugh – or it could make you think twice!6
- Meet the new model set to make manga artists’ lives a whole lot easier7
- 10 things Japan gets awesomely right8
- When Two Amazing Worlds Collide: Welcome to the World of Cat Sushi!9
- Snake being pickled to create healing liquor awakens after 3 months and bites woman10
- Chinese man leaps to his death during five-hour shopping trip with girlfriend
- HEMORRHOIDS! The Best of Comically Bad Japanese T-Shirts on Non-Japanese Torsos
- Get a serious load of cute – this furry little McDonald’s fan has found the purrr-fect toy!
- Fashionable fairy tale cosplays could pass as adorable dresses
- Let’s learn a little Japanese with this dead squid in a parking lot
- 10 Japanese foods you can make at home!
- Beijing man caught on camera groping commuter from beneath her seat 【Video】
- We compare global attitudes about cosmetic surgery
- Cute credit cards could send you to the slammer
- Men’s butts are shaped like green peppers, according to this butt illustration guide
- 12 urban legends about Tokyo Disneyland
- 16 films based on popular manga series hitting Japanese cinemas in 2014
- Adorable chinchilla causes Japanese netizens to have cute attack 【Photos】