Living in a land full of mascots, I thought I’d seen it all….
It isn’t exactly what you’d expect to see at the ballpark, but it’s definitely something.
Home is where the heart is.
Ah, the heady aromas of chocolate and sweaty feet may finally come together!
Do you even dust, bro?
Is it a golden joystick? A cushion with a handle so you don’t fall over?
No one breaks in a pair of jeans better than a man who breaks through the ocean.
Kanji, go home. You’re drunk.
The crisply suited men of World Order are here to teach you some basic Japanese business tricks (and advertise an energy drink while they’re at it).
Following his tear-drenched press conference and constant ear cupping, disgraced assemblyman Ryutaro Nonomura finally gets his day in court—and shocks the public yet again with a new trademark move.
Last year about 5 million Chinese tourists visited Japan, and Chinese website NetEase was kind enough to compile a list of seven of Japan’s most unusual habits according to them.
People in Nagano couldn’t believe their eyes when they spotted this man and his invisible dog going for a walk around town.
Summer has already given way to fall, and those cold winter nights will soon be upon us. As economical as Japan’s method of heating individual rooms can be—usually involving air conditioning units or kerosene stoves—it does have its issues, the biggest of which being that only a couple of rooms are heated at any one time, leaving everywhere else in the house freezing cold. During winter, trips to the bathroom in a Japanese house are no fun.
But this winter brings with it a new clothing item that is going to solve all your lounging and heating issues in one fell swoop. This light-weight but incredibly warm one-piece is so comfortable, it’s like you’re wearing nothing at all.
In Japan “straps” can be found everywhere. They’re like key chains, but with an elastic band. People primarily attach them to their mobile phones, but you can also spot them on anything else under the sun like gym bags or sleep apnea machines.
Now it seems that mother nature is getting in on the action by creating an eggplant with a loophole just right for attaching straps to. And attach straps is just what the lucky owner did.
Considering soccer is one sport Japanese athletes both male and female excel at compared to others, it’s easy to see why there’s so many fans of the Japan National and Women’s National Football Teams.
That’s why it may not be so surprising that after the men’s soccer team’s humiliating 0-4 defeat against Brazil last year, fans were feeling a little sour. But just how long do sports grudges last? Apparently quite awhile if you go by this picture of a certain popular Brazilian player that someone stuck in one of the urinals at the most-recent Tokyo Game Show.
Haven’t seen enough videos about weird Japanese things yet this week? No problem, you’ve come to the right place.
The other day, Diagonal View, a company dedicated to creating and managing online video content, released a video of what they’ve deemed as “The Top 5 Weirdest Japanese Videos.” We’e seen some pretty weird stuff over the years here at RocketNews24, so what could the “top 5” possibly be??
We’ve got some more bizarre news about peeing coming from China–but this time, it’s a foreigner who’s instigating the unpalatable behavior.
On April 12, police in Nanjing, a major city in eastern China, escorted a foreign man off of a public bus after he allegedly began peeing on the floor of the vehicle.
If you’re a man and you someday find yourself eating at a restaurant in Shanxi Province, northern China, be very careful about going to the bathroom, because you never know who–or what–is watching you!
NOTE: As you can probably discern from the title, this article contains some images that may be NSFW.
About a month ago, video game website Arcade Sushi released a list of the “10 Most Bizarre Fighting Game Characters.” After a while it circulated around to the shores of Japan where it was translated and submitted to the fighting gamers here for consideration.
In true fighting game fashion, we thought it would be fun to pit Arcade Sushi’s 10 fighters against suggestions made by gamers in Japan. So put your quarters up and let’s see who emerges the King of Weird Characters.
The image above is one of many illustrations of the Utsurobune no Banjo incident that happened in Japan in the early 19th century. Although there are various accounts of the event, it is believed by many to have been an encounter with extraterrestrials, and not just because the vessel fishermen found in the ocean looks like a flying saucer.