Happy Sunday, boys and girls!
We trust you had a pleasant week?
We’ve been busy as ever here at RocketNews24 and, as well as enjoying the Halloween festivities, we’ve seen everything from black Big Macs and cross-dressing confessions to old-school Super Mario and genital pixelization. Not all together, of course; that would be horrific…
Despite the mercilessly hot Japanese summer seemingly having ended just a few weeks ago, the temperature has suddenly dropped here in Tokyo and everyone is already starting to wrap up warm and flip their air conditioning from chill to toasty. And no sooner had those coats and jackets come out of the closet than those nasty old cold germs came back to bite us.
Which can only mean one thing: face masks are back!
If you’re reading this, it means you’ve survived another week.
And what a week it’s been!
We’ve seen the arrival of a device that lets us share smells via mobile phone, members of the public quite literally caught with their hands down their pants, an invaluable list of turn-offs for girls to watch out for, and photos that reveal smoking-hot Japanese porn stars to be perfectly ordinary women and not from space after all.
Hello and good morning/afternoon/evening to you!
Welcome to the very first Rocket Roundup; your guide to the biggest stories of the week here at RocketNews24, all in one snug little post.
I don’t know about you good people, but it’s been a pretty busy week here at RocketNews24- I can’t remember the last time I saw as many crazy stories go up in the space of seven short days. That said, I think I speak for the entire team when I say that it’s been a pleasure as always, and we love discrovering new, fun, quirky and downright weird news stories almost as much as we do sharing it with you guys.
- Japanese model builder wins at Gundam, makes a 3D model look like a flat drawing1
- Tiny town in northern Japan creates gorgeous, gigantic artwork out of rice paddies 【Video】2
- Japanese dictionary removes heteronormative definitions of love and sex3
- Jibanyan, Japan chooses you! Pikachu trampled beneath paws of Youkai Watch mascot4
- Love curry? Why not wear it around your neck? Plastic food neckpieces get netizens talking5
- Does the way you cross your arms say anything about your personality? Japan thinks so6
- Tokyo adding free Wi-Fi to 143 subway stations for foreign travelers7
- A Ghibli mystery solved — the identity of exotic looking food in Spirited Away revealed!8
- 【TBT】Sampling strawberry ice cream panda bean curry9
- Store employee uses barcode scanner to defeat knife-wielding robber10
- Tiny town in northern Japan creates gorgeous, gigantic artwork out of rice paddies 【Video】1
- 1,200 Japanese workers convert above-ground train to subway line in a matter of hours2
- A Ghibli mystery solved — the identity of exotic looking food in Spirited Away revealed!3
- Why almost all Japanese people hate root beer4
- Yamanashi zoo’s roly-poly resident raccoon is ridiculously round, remarkably cute5
- Turn an ordinary balloon into a smartphone case in seconds with this neat trick6
- Canada-based artist stuns with new realistic take on Naruto characters7
- Ghibli background artist Naohisa Inoue’s painting technique is out of this world8
- Does the way you cross your arms say anything about your personality? Japan thinks so9
- Can you spot the problem that led to the recall of this otherwise cute Japanese New Year’s card?10
- “No one sleeps in her class!” Internet goes gaga for gorgeous Chinese science teacher1
- Hayao Miyazaki working on new project, says “I’m going to continue making anime until I die”2
- Japanese high school holds annual contest to decide the prettiest “girl” in school3
- 1,200 Japanese workers convert above-ground train to subway line in a matter of hours4
- Tiny town in northern Japan creates gorgeous, gigantic artwork out of rice paddies 【Video】5
- Sorry guys! Video of “sexy ice cream girl” in Taipei only delivers on half its milky promises6
- Oysters’ amazing cleaning skills shock Japanese netizens who question their shellfish habit7
- Japan discovers awesome cheese snack that takes just one ingredient and two minutes to make8
- One Piece manga sends off Naruto with a classy secret message9
- Clever Japanese pet owners find perfect cat beds…at IKEA! 【Photos】10
- School textbook is withdrawn after “teacher” on the front is recognized as Japanese adult video star1
- Artist turns innocent Disney princesses into flirty pin-up girls2
- “No one sleeps in her class!” Internet goes gaga for gorgeous Chinese science teacher3
- Hayao Miyazaki working on new project, says “I’m going to continue making anime until I die”4
- Mickey and friends in human form are more charming than we had imagined! 【Pics】5
- A sad turn of events at a butterfly exhibition in China6
- 6-year-old boy vowed to marry his childhood sweetheart, really marries her 18 years later7
- Ten-year-old boy cuts construction worker’s lifeline because noise was interrupting his cartoons8
- Chinese cat with unfortunate dark patch of fur tired of people asking why it’s shocked9
- 61 more images of cosmetic surgery from South Korea10
- Does the way you cross your arms say anything about your personality? Japan thinks so
- Tokyo adding free Wi-Fi to 143 subway stations for foreign travelers
- A Ghibli mystery solved — the identity of exotic looking food in Spirited Away revealed!
- 【TBT】Sampling strawberry ice cream panda bean curry
- Store employee uses barcode scanner to defeat knife-wielding robber
- Japanese mothers react to being called by their first names after years of just being “Mama”
- Visit Japan without ever leaving home with these eight beautiful videos
- Scope out which love hotel to take your next date to right now in Google Street View
- This old Nintendo game quadrupled in price in just a week
- Super generous Japanese megastore keeps boxes of change at register for you to use
- The newer, cheaper Kakureya II: The perfect secret fort/box for studying, drinking, or napping
- 1,200 Japanese workers convert above-ground train to subway line in a matter of hours
- Press as hard as you like, these new mechanical pencils just refuse to break