Japan

The most fun I’ve had behind the wheel this year was with Toyota’s unusual vision for the future of mobility

The future of mobility is an exciting frontier that everyone in the automotive world is trying to explore. As a result, companies have taken creative and odd approaches to meet the challenge.

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Japan’s highway service stations get anthropomorphized in web novel

Just when you think you’ve seen everything get anthropomorphized into moe characters, something else comes along to prove otherwise.

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Here’s why Japan won’t do anything about the crazy yen surge

The Japanese yen is on fire.

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4 new versions of McDonald’s anime shorts with AKB48 idols streamed

Chūgoku, Kyūshū, Hokkaido, Chūbu/Hokuriku versions streamed.

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Babymetal’s new album, Metal Resistance, is out now and it’s awesome

Not that you needed anyone to tell you, but…

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New dietary supplement from Japan will make your farts smell “like a flower garden”【Video】

Because when your ad contains the line “It’s like cherry blossom comes out of your ass hole!” you know it’s going to be a game-changer. 

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Young Japanese cosplayer whips up some costume magic to transform herself into Harry Potter

Seriously though, is that an old snapshot of Daniel Radcliffe on set??

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You know you’re in Japan when…【List】

“You know you’ve been in Japan too long when you start bowing on the telephone” is an old classic. But how about those things that, even if you haven’t been here long, still make you stop and think, yup, this is definitely Japan!

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The top five surprising observations of a Japanese student visiting an American university

A Japanese university student shares her most memorable observations after a short visit to an American university town.

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Scientists call for more education after a study finds that a huge number of Japanese people are afflicted with a condition that causes their private parts to appear blurry. 

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Resident Evil/Biohazard games get stage musical in September

Former Takarazuka actress Reon Yuzuki stars in musical of survival horror games.

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Japanese watchmakers show off their skills with tiny/epic mechanical obstacle course【Video】

Because what better way to showcase an eye for precision than to build a miniature obstacle course for marbles?

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Flee from a zombie-infested hospital in I Am a Hero real escape game

Real escape games involve getting out of a certain place within a tight time limit, so it’s no surprise that the latest franchise to get the real escape treatment is I am a Hero, a zombie horror manga.

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Chocolatier Max Brenner welcomes spring with pavlova, cherry blossom & delicious green tea pizza

Because there’s no better way to welcome spring than with a sweet serving of sakura and matcha.

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Trolling UFO catcher denies player prize but gives us a good laugh instead【Video】

Here comes a new challenger…

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Capcom’s Attack on Titan arcade game features omni-directional maneuver gear controls

Attack on Titan: Team Battle supports 8 players in versus or cooperative game modes.

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Valentine’s Day Greetings — Anime Style 2016

Kan ColleLove Live! Sunshine!!Fate/stay night, and more.

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Han Solo and other Valentine’s Day chocolates we weren’t lucky enough to get

If you were lucky yesterday, you got some chocolate. If you were really lucky, you got some of this chocolate!

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An inside look at Japan’s largest (nearly) naked festival (and how you can participate!)

Every third Saturday in February is Okayama Prefecture’s Hadaka Matsuri, Japan’s largest “naked festival.” Get ready to get naked!

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Japan’s Okamoto trials voice-activated condom-dispensing belt in new promo【Video】

Always be prepared, or so the boy scouts’ saying goes. And with this bizarre spring-loaded, condom-dispensing belt, you will be!

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