Dear Internet, it’s getting increasingly difficult to believe in the things you show us day by day. These days, we can barely look at online images of cute girls without having to wonder, is she really a girl? We’ve been had by these “traps” one too many times. There’s even a saying trending amongst Korean netizens: “She’s so incredibly cute, she must be a guy“. Well, this effeminate young Chinese man just proved that saying right! More pictures after the jump!
Since its inception in Canada in 2003, Zombie Walk for Kids has spread to England, Australia, Mexico, and, at last, Japan. And, like a proper infection, it’s really catching!
Though still focused mostly on major cities like Sapporo, Osaka, and Tokyo, the events are growing and gaining lots of shuffling, moaning followers. Just a few days ago, one was held at the Arakawa Amusement Park in Tokyo–and we have the horrifyingly adorable photos of zombie kids to prove it!
Perhaps animals can’t talk like humans, but any animal lover would agree that their body language is as expressive as human speech. If you don’t have a pet, don’t judge us pet owners with that weird stare when we talk to our furkids. They speak to us, we swear! Just look at these cats here as shared by Chinese site Zhaizhai News–they’re asking for food! We just know it!
Last week, a photo surfaced online in China, earning quite a few strong comments. But what was it of? Nothing more than a teacher posing with her class!
Why would anyone care about something like that?
Always aim for the moon, because even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. Okay, in about 20,000 years time, since the nearest one is 4.3 light years away. Isn’t it better to aim for the stars so you land on the moon? Or how about just making a rough imitation? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. That’ll be good enough. But sometimes the extent of the failure is so horrendous that it might have been better not to try at all. These sad attempts to imitate the ideal were posted up on Japanese message board site Hamusoku.
If you have a cat, you probably also have a lint roller or ten lying around. In order to avoid appearing in public with a thick veneer of crazy cat lady, you’ve got to apply that sticky tape to the furniture, the rugs, your sheets and blankets, your clothes and sometimes even your own body, but have you ever thought of just taking that roller straight to the source?
Apparently, lint rolling cats is trending in Japan at the moment, and the really surprising thing is that the cats seem to enjoy it!
We previously presented photos once used to promote tourism to Japan over 100 years ago. Now we’d like to show even more glimpses of life in Japan during that time. These photos show people at work, rest, play, and war. Some are black and white, others are meticulously handpainted in full color. There’s a lot of variety in these images but they all construct a bigger picture of what it was like to be here back in the 19th century.
Have you ever stared longingly at your animal friends and thought, “Gee whiz. What an awesome life”? It must be nice to live in a world free from work and responsibilities, where licking your butt is a perfectly acceptable way to spend an afternoon.
But you have to admit, there are some pretty awesome perks to being a person, like driving and wearing hats! In fact, I think it’s safe to say that there’s a little envy from the side of the animal kingdom as well. Just check out these 45 images of animals acting human.
Japan, as you may have heard, has a lot of unique themed cafes. Of course, the cat cafes are the most well-known, having become a bit of a social and cultural phenomenon. Now, as we mentioned earlier this week, you can stop by cafes dedicated to everything from bunnies to maids to gyaru (basically young trendy women) and find an experience tailored to your desires.
However, there’s one new cafe that opened last year that really grabbed our attention: the Fukuro no Mise, or the Owl Store, located in Tsukishima, Tokyo. After hearing about all the cute owls to be seen, petted, and held, we simply had to give it a visit! Here’s your official RocketNews24 report and photo album!
Now, you look like the kind of person who loves monkeys. How can I tell from the other side of the Internet? Simple: Everyone love monkeys! They’re cute, they’re human-like, and sometimes they’re just plain fun to watch.
Of course, anyone who’s visited a zoo has seen a monkey, but they’re almost always behind a fence or a window. Don’t you wish you could get just a little bit closer? Turns out you can do just that at Jigokudani Monkey Park in Nagano Prefecture.
We had a chance to check out the park recently and we brought back tons of pictures for you to enjoy!
In what’s being called an unprecedented cyber-attack, an unnamed individual suddenly began posting an assortment of images of cute Japanese girls on a message board. Productivity screeched to a halt as scores in the IT industry forgot what they were doing for a moment.
No terrorist groups have claimed responsibility for the photo dump but authorities are suspecting it to be the work of an individual who “appears to be really into women.” The following are the images posted in the attack. Be warned they may lead to third-degree procrastination.
We’ve seen the Chinese Photoshop masters work their magic in Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4, which leaves us to wonder, exactly how creative can they get? Also, were those requests really sent in by the people in the photographs? Apparently we’re not the only ones pondering those questions. One brave hero sacrificed himself as a lab rat to test the limits of these photo editing experts. This time, only one photo was sent, and with a very simple request. Guess what?
When it comes to traditional Japanese landscaping and architecture, the Katsura Imperial Villa (aka Katsura Rikyu) is often referred to as a paramount example of Japanese sophistication and refinement. Located in Kyoto, a city famous for its temples, shrines, and gardens, the unquestionable majesty of the Katsura Imperial Villa manages to wow not only the proud people of Japan but architects and aficionados from across the globe.
One might assume that beauty of this sort can only be appreciated in person, but in 2010 Yasuhiro Ishimoto, a well-recognized photographer and “Man of Cultural Distinction” as designated by the Japanese government, released a photo book which somehow captures both the beauty and the spirit of the space. You’ve got to see to believe the masterpiece that this man captured on film.
It’s Thursday October 10, and that can only mean one thing: the PlayStation Vita Slim is finally here! Unveiled by Sony at the beginning of September and proudly displayed at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, the currently Japan-only handheld charmed us the moment we held it in our hands, so much so that for a moment we wondered just how strong the cable tethering it to the smiling Sony rep was and if we could make a break for it.
The new portable console went on sale here in Japan just this morning, our own unit arriving via courier delivery a little after 9 a.m.. We’ve been putting the console through its paces for most of the day now, so join us after the jump as we unbox, poke and prod Sony’s newest piece of gaming hardware, and see how it stands up against the previous model of PlayStation Vita.
Photos began appearing on the Twittersphere late last night purportedly showing Canadian teen heart-throb Justin Bieber out and about on the streets of Shibuya. Judging by the pictures, the star was largely ignored by Shibuya shoppers as he walked the streets surrounded by friends and plain-clothes guards, though in all honesty with his hood up and a pair of enormous shades covering most of his face, we’re not entirely surprised.
Photo sharing sites started off as a great way to share pictures of friends and family with loved ones from all corners of the world. But then someone, one day, shared a photo of a cat. Slowly but surely, felines started taking over our domains until they had pages dedicated to them, legions of followers, and adoring comments in different languages from people all around the world. Now it seems every person and their dog has a favourite Instagram cat. But the one that’s topping them all is a kitty from China that goes by the name Snoopybabe. Creepy or cute, you be the judge, but with over 190,000 followers to date, this is definitely one cat to keep your eye on.
From October 1, the people of China have been enjoying a well-deserved break, with most of the nation having a full week off in which to relax, head out to see the sights, and imbibe a little culture. Judging by these photos, however, unless their idea of having a good time includes getting up close and personal with a few million other tourists and waiting in long, long lines, we have a feeling these sightseers are going to be wishing they hadn’t bothered leaving the house.
In a very misleading blog post titled “How to easily meet with a lot of characters at Disneyland,” our good friends over at Omocoro decided to troll their readers by taking pictures with random fixtures around the park and pretending that they met with Disney stars. The results are quite adorable, thanks to the addition of googly eyes, though many of the readers less acquainted with the site’s usual antics were woefully disappointed by the comedic content, having hoped for something of actual use.
For those who aren’t aware, Omocoro prides itself on being completely counterproductive. They are the ones who brought us such wonderful pranks as the build-it-yourself Lego bed and the life-size zebra apartment installation, as well as the ever-popular gem, a failed attempt at using Photoshop to turn their ugliest male writer into a sexy-looking lady. Usually, Omocoro saves their meanest tricks for their own staff members, but it seems someone really wanted to take a trip to Tokyo Disneyland on the company credit card this summer….
A while back we profiled some scenes from the trains of Japan, outlining some of the wacky behavior that takes place on Japan’s wide network of railways. But the rest of the world also has their share of frightening, eccentric, and attention seeking passengers. In the following selection of photos we’ll get a nice view of the oddities that inhabit trains all over to help get your mind off that creepy guy who might be staring at you from across the aisle right now.
Although they’ve been long touted as “man’s best friend,” dogs have kind of taken a back seat to cats on the internet. Sure, dogs are much appreciated for their unflinching loyalty and companionship, but they tend to fall short of fluffy felines when it comes to being photogenic. So with this in mind, some bold dog owners have taken it upon themselves to add more depth and character to their pets by giving them a pair of good old fashioned eyebrows.
The trend of eyebrow-enhanced pooches has washed up on Japan’s shores recently amid great fanfare and net user comments of “Kawaii!“; “They look human!”; and “I spit my coffee out!” So, let’s all take a look at what emotions can be conveyed when dogs get human-style eyebrows.
- Beautiful Chinese boy “traps” the hearts of Korean netizens 【Photos】1
- Japanese mobile provider locks smartphones to prevent use while walking2
- 61 more images of cosmetic surgery from South Korea3
- Keep your tea warm with Thermos ala Japanese style!4
- “Once-in-a-thousand-year” idol Kanna Hashimoto visiting ALOOK Tokyo and Osaka on the same day5
- Nine unusual products from Japanese designer, Oki Sato6
- This Thai ad for popular chat application “Line” will break your heart 【Video】7
- How much would the world miss Japan if it suddenly disappeared?8
- Finally, 2013′s list of most dateable anime characters9
- The true meaning of Japanese Christmas10
- 45 adorable pictures of animals acting human 【Photos】1
- Cute credit cards could send you to the slammer2
- Woman with alone time on an elevator does something incredibly unexpected3
- Gundam creator has harsh words for manga and anime hit “Attack on Titan”4
- Beautiful Chinese boy “traps” the hearts of Korean netizens 【Photos】5
- Japan celebrates Knee-High Socks Day【Photos】6
- 10 things Japan gets horribly wrong7
- Nine unusual products from Japanese designer, Oki Sato8
- Seven things that surprise Japanese people working in foreign offices9
- The top 10 baby names in Japan 201310
- Before and After: 31 Startling Images of Plastic Surgery in Korea 【Photo Album】1
- What the hell is this monster?? 【Updated】2
- 10 things Japan gets horribly wrong3
- Chinese designer depicts Eastern vs. Western human behaviors in clever pictographs4
- Thinking about plastic surgery? This ad may make you laugh – or it could make you think twice!5
- 10 things Japan gets awesomely right6
- When Two Amazing Worlds Collide: Welcome to the World of Cat Sushi!7
- 45 adorable pictures of animals acting human 【Photos】8
- The amazing disaster relief equipment of Japan’s Self Defense Force9
- 252 of Japan’s favorite animated gifs10
- 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
- Nine unusual products from Japanese designer, Oki Sato
- This Thai ad for popular chat application “Line” will break your heart 【Video】
- How much would the world miss Japan if it suddenly disappeared?
- Finally, 2013′s list of most dateable anime characters
- The true meaning of Japanese Christmas
- Cute credit cards could send you to the slammer
- Before and After: 31 Startling Images of Plastic Surgery in Korea 【Photo Album】
- 10 things Japan gets horribly wrong
- Japanese drivers get a ghostly reminder about winter road safety【Video】
- 10 things Japan gets awesomely right
- Nintendo to release album of 8-bit theme songs to celebrate 30 years of NES
- Seven things that surprise Japanese people working in foreign offices
- Don’t own a television? Japan’s public broadcaster doesn’t care, but still wants your money
- Live-action Attack on Titan gets release date, new director