summer

Cute cat beats the Japanese summer heat by chilling out in a watermelon

The summer sounds and the relaxed kitty make this one of the most calming clips we’ve ever seen!

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Waste not, want not: Japanese netizens share delicious ways they prepare watermelon rinds

If you thought the red flesh was the only edible part of a watermelon, this is for you!

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Mr. Sato uses cooling spray on his crotch, learns a valuable lesson

As usual, when Mr. Sato thinks he has a good idea, we strongly recommend you don’t try it at home.

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Fireworks photos make us wonder if we’re seeing “fire flowers” or microscopic organisms【Photos】

Interesting camera technique shows fireworks from a totally different point of view.

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Cute Shiba Inu goes in for a shampoo, struts out with half her hair and a whole new physique

See just how much hair a dog can shed during a routine shampoo in this series of impressive before-and-after photos.

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We take a close-up look at some Japanese street food found at summer festivals【Photos】

 From fried noodles to “octopus balls”, what you’ll find at a festival food stall is probably nothing like you imagined Japanese food to be.

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We try Japanese liquid nitrogen Kit Kats at the new Below Freezing Chocolatory in Tokyo

The Kit Kats here are served with a theatrical display of dry ice and biscuit pieces that allow you to blow “smoke” out your nose.

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We try out McDonald’s Japan’s new Banana Tart McFlurry on Japan’s unofficial “Banana Day”

Marking Japan’s unofficial “Banana Day” celebration of bananas, McDonald’s Japan offers us a sneak preview of its upcoming summer exclusive McFlurry flavor.

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What’s the best way to deal with an abundance of cicada skins? Build Godzilla, of course!

It’s cicada season in Japan, but this Twitter user doesn’t let their creepy, crunch remains get them down!

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The top ocean-themed anime otaku most want to cool off with this summer ranked

It turns out the otaku of Japan want to watch high school girls who are also Marines in training forced to become pirates on the high seas.

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How to wear Japanese geta the correct way and avoid blisters at the summer festival

Do you know the real Japanese technique to wearing traditional footwear?

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Improve your summer dating knowledge with these Japanese dating app survey results

Summer is upon us and we’ve found an interesting survey that may give you the edge for your next summer date.

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Japanese schoolgirl showdown 4: Dating girls in summer kimono vs. western dress【Poll】

More than 50,000 votes have been tallied and the results are in! Which girl do you think won at the polls?

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Top 10 Japanese factory tours to keep you out of the heat this summer

With many offering free admission, these company and factory observation tours have earned a spot in the top ten according to travel website TripAdvisor.

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Live out Disney fantasies with the new “mermaid tour” experience in Japan

These gorgeous bikini-clad sirens reveal what’s in store for tourists, who can now dress and swim as mermaids in the pool this summer.
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Japanese lingerie company creates “Fest-Bras” to be worn outside during summer festival season

The popular lingerie retailer is daring its customers to bare their bras to the world this summer.

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Protect yourself from insects this summer with the full-body mosquito net jumpsuit from Japan

Whether you’re at a festival or playing Pokémon Go outdoors, now you can protect yourself from nasty mozzie bites with a full-body mosquito net!

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Hello Kitty dances the traditional Bon Odori dance on new Japanese summer kimono

People in Japan are commenting that they’ve never seen Hello Kitty’s limbs move like this before.

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New “Minus-196 Degrees Celsius” Japanese Kit Kat cooled by liquid nitrogen available this summer

Customers will be able to create their own supercooled Kit Kats using ingredients like marshmallows and pretzels at the new “Below Freezing Chocolatory” pop-up store in Tokyo.

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Keeping your kitty cool this summer might be a little easier with this cat dish!

This popular product on Amazon could help you protect your precious pet from the summer heat.

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