Artists prove to us that Stranger Things x Studio Ghibli crossovers make perfect sense

Turns out that sci-fi horror blends surprisingly well with the fantastical world of Japanese animation.

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Tokyo’s new sleep-inducing “time machine” head massage parlor looks like steampunk/sci-fi day spa

If you need some time to unwind, you’ll want to make an appointment A.S.A.P.

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Japanese idol supergroup AKB48 said to phasing out swimsuit modeling for younger teen members

Rumors cite possible overseas criticism as reason for new policy.

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New Japanese Kit Kat debuts world’s first natural ruby chocolate

Made from ruby cocoa beans, this new “fourth type of chocolate” promises a whole new Kit Kat flavour experience.

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Nintendo Labo: Mad genius sets to build your own Switch controllers out of cardboard【Video】

Some would say Nintendo’s video games killed the conventional kids’ toy market, but now they might be bringing it back.

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Japanese capital to move from Tokyo to Okayama…according to a “time-travelling” Twitter user

The first question to a visitor from the future who could tell us about medical and technological breakthroughs? That’s right, it was about boobs.

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Aichi supermarket caught selling poisonous puffer fish livers, “been selling it for decades”

Health agency puts kibosh on long-running game of culinary Russian Roulette.

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Rewards card with sexy, shirtless Japanese actor is a reward in itself for his many fans

Pants also not pictured, imagining they actually exist apparently optional.

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Teen gets perfect score on Japan’s college entrance history exam with crazy-detailed notes【Pics】

Because if you know everything, you don’t have to worry about what’s going to be on the test.

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Starbucks opens its second Roastery, the biggest Starbucks coffee shop yet, in Shanghai

Shanghai, already home to more than 600 Starbucks, is now only the second place to get an extra-special Starbucks Reserve Roastery.

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Japan now has potato chip-covered chocolate, and it’s amazing!【Taste test】

Nope, that’s not backwards. The chips really are on the outside in this awesomely clever idea.

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Beautiful Japanese actress’ mediocre ball-on-a-stick skills have Internet crushing hard【Video】

Most people in Japan outgrow this game by the time they finish grade school, but Kyoko Fukada had adults’ attention.

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Shonen Jump exhibition featuring classic ’90s manga and anime to open in Tokyo

Old favorites like Dragon Ball, Rurouni Kenshin, and Yu Yu Hakusho will make an appearance.

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Cool design on Japanese posters lets you look at kanji upside-down for a whole new meaning

Don’t strain your neck! We’ll show you what they look like the other way.

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Sushiro celebrates a traditional Japanese holiday with this…sushi thing

As odd as it looks, it actually makes a lot of sense for Setsubun.

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Partner of Japanese Eddie Murphy blackface comedian says “Exile him from the country.”

Long debate on national television ensues.

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Ramen restaurant in Kyoto offers all-you-can-eat toppings and side dishes for free

A great deal for ramen connoisseurs and beginners looking for a way to try all the staples.

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Japanese guy plays two-player Taiko No Tatsujin alone, blindfolded and backwards【Video】

And his drumming seems to have an odd power over women.

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Ultra-rare Yu-Gi-Oh! card goes on sale in Tokyo’s Akihabara for 45 million yen

Rare anime merchandise can sometimes be as expensive as a car, but this one is closer to the price of a house.

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Japanese stationery fans go crazy for memo pad that slowly reveals Kyoto temple as you use it

The unusual memo pad has become so popular it’s caused the maker’s online store to shut down.

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