Japan

Expat Insider’s Quality of Life survey 2017 reveals Japan has slipped down the rankings, but why?

Japan moves down the list from 3rd place to 6th.

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Meow! Japanese Internet comes together to appreciate “artfully” posed nude cat photos

At long last, photogenic kitty pics that are SFW.

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Spice up your kitchen with cute Japanese kitty kitchen utensils available online

These feline additions to your kitchen are purrr-fect for cat lovers.

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Winner of the Bioppai (“beautiful breasts”) Contest 2016 expresses interest in foreign adventures.

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Hilarious frog fail sees insect escape certain death

Surprisingly, no animal was seriously harmed during the filming of this video – unless you count its bruised ego.

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What do Chicago hot dogs, a Japanese admiral, and a gold tooth have in common?

This is guaranteed to be the extra-credit question on your next history exam!

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Typhoon Lionrock delays production of Calbee potato chips

Typhoon Lionrock has destroyed this month’s special range of Calbee potato chips.

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Ticket machine at Japanese train station surprises everyone with its rudeness【Video】

In a society that prides itself on polite customer service, this ticket machine stands out for its hilariously impolite treatment of customers.

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“Edo-kiriko” glasses from Starbucks too expensive? Try these colorful versions instead!

“Edo-kiriko” glasses from Starbucks are gorgeous — but also way too expensive. So we got to wondering: Can you get similar gorgeous designs for more reasonable prices?

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Animal caricatures from classic Japanese scroll art enter the modern world as cute, funny figures

The anthropomorphized frog and rabbit from the famous 12th century Choju-jinbutsu-giga acquaint themselves with computers, selfie sticks and more in this cute line of miniature figures.

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Photographer travelled world for four years, takes the perfect shot after returning home to Japan

This viral photograph proves that sometimes the best things in life are closest to home.

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Top 20 most popular castles in Japan revealed for 2016

How many of the top 20 most popular Japanese castles (according to TripAdvisor) have you been to?

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Dramatic scenes at Harajuku Station as Typhoon Mindulle makes landfall in Japan

Tokyo’s Yamanote Line was suspended for hours in both directions today due to the incident.

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Modern fable of two strangers on the train moves Japanese Twitter users with message of kindness

The story of an old man and a student whose only connection was taking the same train every morning has gone viral in Japan.

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Jude Law stars in epic Japanese Pepsi commercial as legendary demon from tale of Momotaro

The British actor brings life to the origin story of a Japanese demon in a clip that plays out like a mesmerising high-budget feature film.

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Hilarious Japanese hashtag celebrates most puzzling PokéStops in the country

The new hashtag offers a collection of some of the most unusually-named PokéStops in Japan, and some that just make us laugh.

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SMAP, one of Japan’s most famous pop boy band groups, have announced they will disband at the end of this year.

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We catch up with world’s first Pokémon Go master, Nick Johnson, in Tokyo

He’s caught ’em all in the U.S., Europe, Hong Kong and Australia, and now we get to find out what the gamer’s been up to in Japan, the birthplace of Pokémon.

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Improve your summer dating knowledge with these Japanese dating app survey results

Summer is upon us and we’ve found an interesting survey that may give you the edge for your next summer date.

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Top 10 most irritating Japanese borrowed words – Part 2 (The people’s top 10)

My entries for the “Top 10 most irritating Japanese borrowed words” weren’t irritating enough for some people – so I’ve formulated a part two (“tsuu”) with your help!

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