- Master Blaster
Dec 26, 2013
With the plethora of applications available across all the major platforms, it seems there’s nothing a smartphone app can’t help you with. And now for those who to spend part of their days exploiting the insecurities of people for their own amusement, Yahoo! Japan has released Kisushiyo!, an app that secretly photographs women as they would look when going in for a smooch.
Granted it’s a novelty app that might not appeal to those without a sweet tooth for schadenfruede. However, the story of how this app became available to Android phones everywhere is an interesting look into the state of the internet.
Chinese style steamed dumplings are a staple of convenience stores all over Japan. Known as nikuman in Japan (or other name ending in “–man” depending on the fillings) their round shape allows for a lot of cross marketing creativity. In the past we’ve seen Spiderman, Monsters Inc., the Dragon Quest Slime, Hatsune Miku, and random cute animals all rendered in dumpling form.
What better way for the hard rocking and hard merchandising titans of Kiss to commemorate their Japan tour in the latter half of this month than with the Kiss Super-Spicy Chili Tomatoman? But can a steamed dumpling capture the rock and roll spirit of Kiss? Mr. Sato went on the day of their release to find out.
- Philip Kendall
Oct 16, 2013
In case you’ve been trapped under a giant boulder for the last few weeks, Japan – nay, the world – is currently once again gripped by Pokémon fever. Along with the new Pokémon X & Y titles for Nintendo 3DS, the new animated TV series is currently being lapped up by fans.
But one eagle-eyed viewer in Japan has spotted something both cute and a little odd in the show’s opening credits. In typically adorable fashion, a few seconds after the show’s opening song begins, everyone’s favourite pocket monster, Pikachu, gives the camera a friendly little kiss. But what on earth is going on inside his mouth!?
- Rona Moon
Sep 21, 2013
Getting your hair cut can be a traumatic experience, but as a paying customer you would expect at least to be safe in your barber’s professional hands. Sadly, that has not always proved to be the case.
On 17 September, suspect Satoshi Okubo (40) was arrested on a charge of harassment by Hyogo Prefectural Police in Takarazuka city, Japan—for kissing a female customer at his barbershop. Okubo admits to the charge.
Japanese men aren’t known for being the most romantically aggressive bunch. Many young Japanese women lament over having to take the lead just to get out of the dugout and onto first base.
If Japanese guys are so reluctant to get touchy-feely, you’ve got to wonder: at what age do Japanese people have their first kiss?
Legendary rock band Kiss has been enjoying decades of success both with their infamous live shows and their unbelievably prolific line of merchandise. Sure you have your Kiss Army badge and Love Gun belt buckle (for the ladies *wink*), but where’s your Kiss Mini Cooper?
If you’re a true Kiss fan do you only play bingo using the official Kiss Bingo set? When you go to Sotheby’s do you take your Kiss auction paddle? Is your last will and testament set up to have you spend eternity in your very own Kiss coffin or urn?
At this point a Kiss scarecrow doesn’t seem so wild an idea does it?
- Peaches packaged in pairs of panties provoke protests in PRC1
- Guitarist perfectly recreates disgraced Japanese politician’s uncontrollable sobbing【Video】2
- Some flights are more cramped than others – 29 sumo wrestlers pack into one tiny plane3
- McDonald’s Japan just released Tofu Nuggets, and they taste… 【Taste Test】4
- How to properly pronounce “Ghibli” and other fun trivia about the legendary animation studio5
- BABYMETAL plays first ever US show, bootleg videos leave us wowed6
- Basement Jaxx’s bizarre Japan-based music video freaks us out, makes us want to dance7
- Japanese deodorant sheets for ladies smell so nice some guys don’t need the actual girl8
- “I know how it’s done!”: Japanese TV guest learns what not to say to a magician on live TV【Video】9
- Amazing Game Boy smartphone wallpaper brings out the Nintendo fanboy in us all10
- Little kid causes a stink after parents tell him to poop in his seat during Delta Airlines flight1
- 16-year-old girl arrested for beheading classmate in Japan’s Nagasaki Prefecture2
- This watermelon might be the most disappointing thing you see today3
- Some flights are more cramped than others – 29 sumo wrestlers pack into one tiny plane4
- Pikachus overrunning Yokohama in the cutest rodent invasion ever 【Video】5
- Vietnamese man, angry at wife, hatches bizarre revenge scheme: Cut off his own penis6
- Hairy armpit selfies have invaded China’s biggest social networking platform【Photos】7
- What turned Tokyo Disneyland into the Loneliest Place on Earth last weekend?8
- Basement Jaxx’s bizarre Japan-based music video freaks us out, makes us want to dance9
- Live-action Attack on Titan confirmed for 2 films10
- Nailed it! The shape of your nails may reveal the type of person you are!1
- How to make epic pancakes with your Japanese rice cooker2
- Life’s not perfect? Says who? This woman’s life is too perfect to be true!3
- Japanese politician screams and cries at press conference as he defends expenses claims【Video】4
- Japan’s Glico lets snackers turn their empty boxes into augmented reality sets for Doraemon!5
- “Retweet if you thought I was a girl”: This beautiful young man, in his own words【Photos】6
- Little kid causes a stink after parents tell him to poop in his seat during Delta Airlines flight7
- Guitarist perfectly recreates disgraced Japanese politician’s uncontrollable sobbing【Video】8
- Japanese giant salamander caught taking a stroll on land9
- German team hero Mario Gotze wins World Cup, later loses dignity thanks to gross pic10
- How to make epic pancakes with your Japanese rice cooker1
- Nailed it! The shape of your nails may reveal the type of person you are!2
- Samurai in Brazil shows off incredible freestyle football skills ahead of World Cup3
- Doggy gets upset over his new haircut, walks around on hind legs like a boss for two days4
- Russian crocodile hospitalized after woman falls on it5
- Internet falls in love with Chinese cosplaying beauty, disappointed to hear she’s a guy 【Updated】6
- Not your average Bulbasaur: Mayan-style Pokemon7
- Chinese student asks for cooked sushi at Sukibayashi Jiro, gets flamed by Chinese netizens8
- The official Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist trailer just made our day【Video】9
- This amazing water cake just may be the most delicate sweet ever created!10
- BABYMETAL plays first ever US show, bootleg videos leave us wowed
- Basement Jaxx’s bizarre Japan-based music video freaks us out, makes us want to dance
- Japanese deodorant sheets for ladies smell so nice some guys don’t need the actual girl
- “I know how it’s done!”: Japanese TV guest learns what not to say to a magician on live TV【Video】
- Amazing Game Boy smartphone wallpaper brings out the Nintendo fanboy in us all
- Man in China steps into “royal rumble” to save the day, maybe goes a bit too far【Video】
- Hairy armpit selfies have invaded China’s biggest social networking platform【Photos】
- Baked Kit Kats now showing up in cakes, parfaits, and crepes across Japan
- Cute Cardcaptors, titanic females, and the other cool anime figures of Wonder Festival【Photos】
- Live-action Attack on Titan confirmed for 2 films
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