videos

Hayao Miyazaki turns down offer to watch new anime film from former Studio Ghibli director

Anime icon says “I won’t watch it,” but at least offers words of encouragement to director of Mary and the Witch’s Flower.

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How to polish a knife: Watch as a rusty piece of Japanese metal becomes a sharp, shiny blade

The story behind this traditional Japanese knife makes the dramatic restoration even more satisfying.

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Piko Taro is back with a new Professor Layton puzzle version of PPAP 【Video】

Can you figure out the answer to Piko Taro’s Q-U-I-Z?

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Your new favorite anime is a zipper commercial

Ever wondered why you see the letters “YKK” on so many zippers?

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Restaurant worker in China spotted cleaning tables at lightning speed

There seems to be a growing trend of busboys with ninja-like cleaning skills.

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Is the Nintendo Switch a viable VR platform?【Video】

One blogger takes a realistic look at it…in 3-D!

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Japanese Twitter goes crazy for impromptu piano performance at Yodobashi Camera store in Kyoto

Two strangers came together over the theme song from an 80s film starring David Bowie.

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Japanese rail employee surprises commuters with unusual-sounding announcement

The difference between this man’s appearance and the sound of his voice has everyone talking.

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Tokyo police force mascot Pipo-kun anthropomorphises into muscly man in new anime clip

The cute character bares his pecs in the fight against stranger danger, where children are told to remember the words “Squid Sushi” to protect them from harm.

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Recently opened Lotte Tower in Seoul has magical elevator ride to the observation deck【Video】

It’s out with elevator music and in with more of this!

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People can’t get enough of these adorable cats ordering treats with a bell【Video】

If this video was reversed, you’d see plenty of humans hitting the bell to watch the video again!

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Heartwarming video captures the emotion of last day at work for a Japanese rail station employee

The story of the Akihabara stationmaster is bringing tears to the eyes of commuters around the country.

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Owner pulls a “too slow” trick on loving canine【Video】

Or is it one of the best pieces of dog-human performance art?

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World Order’s “Singularity” has single-handedly raised the profile of a singular girls group【Video】

Who is that hiding behind the dance group in their newest music video shot all over Nagoya?

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Cute cat shows off incredible skills with cup-and-ball game【Video】

No matter how many times the cups are moved, this cat always knows which cup the ball is in.

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The return of X Japan to Japan, completed with their first autograph session in 30 years

The visual-kei, metal, classically-inspired rock band is returning with a single message: “We are X.”

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Kong: Skull Island premiere in Vietnam shows how they would fight the giant ape【Video】

What’s that phrase? Break a leg? Catch on fire? Uh oh, Macbeth? Macbeth!

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Music video shows what it’s like to stay indoors too long in a Japanese room

This mesmerising video gives us a unique perspective of what it’s like to be a Japanese “hikikomori” social recluse.

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Brick Burger transforms Danish building blocks into scrumptious food to order【Video】

You won’t be able to “Lego” of this page without finding out more about this Lego-like burger.

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Social experiment shows the morality of a small sample of Japanese citizens【Video】

If someone came up to you and said you dropped a $100 bill, what would you do?
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