Turns out even Japanese people aren’t sure how to use Japanese-style toilets

Japanese Twitter user reopens debate on Japanese-style squat toilet etiquette, but is it just a flush in the pan?

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Used tissues and odors: The five most disgusting types of customer at a Japanese Internet cafe

Somehow, “customers who have sex in the booths” doesn’t top this industry veteran’s list.

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Japanese Kit Kats now come in a new bakeable ice cream flavour

These Kit Kats totally transform when baked in the oven!

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Popular Japanese treat Tokyo Banana gets special makeover for baby panda’s debut at Ueno Zoo

Tokyo Banana is getting into the panda spirit as Ueno Zoo gets ready to present six-month-old baby panda Xian Xian to the public.

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Hatsune Miku’s “Melt” celebrates 10th anniversary with enka cover

Celebrating over a decade of computer-generated singer’s hits is sure to make some people feel old.

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Dateless Japanese high school students create their own anime-style dating simulator【Video】

Debut work by teen creators smashes crowdfunding goal in less than two hours, aims to be better than made-by-adults titles.

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Traditional tabi socks let you sneak around like a modern ninja while providing maximum comfort

Made by a well-established Japanese company, these authentic socks are sure to give your ninja career a head start.

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Deep-fried sushi exists in Japan, and here’s where to try it【Taste test】

Is this a country-fair style affront to Japanese cuisine, or a delicious idea we should have thought of sooner? Our reporter Meg finds out.

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Tsutaya Book Apartment: Stay overnight at new 24-hour bookstore in Tokyo

With private booths, showers and a women’s-only floor, this is one of the best places to stay in Tokyo.

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Japan’s kanji character of the year for 2017 is “north”

Because one of Japan’s Asian neighbors had the nation’s eyes looking north again and again this year.

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Hollywood’s Alita: Battle Angel live-action anime adaptation keeps heroine’s gigantic anime eyes

“Does it bother you that I’m not completely human?” Alita asks, but it’s really just how huge her eyes are that’s freaking people out.

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Beautiful Taiwanese woman makes men go weak at the knees with her 110-centimetre long legs

People in Japan can’t tear their eyes away from this beauty’s incredibly long pins.

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Pixiv will hold character design contest for Ikebukuro promotional anime

Animate and the Toshima ward of Tokyo held a joint press conference on Friday to announce that an “Ikebukuro PR Anime” is in the works.

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Butt Detective shakes his booty in new dance video

The official website for the Oshiri Tantei (Butt Detective) web anime project began streaming a “Puputto Fumutto Kaiketsu Dance” (“A Wind-Breaking Victory Dance“) video on Friday.

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Anime mecha Gundam will appear in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One【Video】

Old-school anime robot icon makes its Hollywood debut in adaptation coming next year.

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Finger Dance Makeup: Shiseido reveals the history of Japanese makeup through finger dance【Video】

From Heian Period ladies to today’s modern girls, Shiseido finds a unique way to showcase dramatic changes in beauty trends over the years.

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U.S. Marine hit by car rescuing Japanese driver from traffic accident in Okinawa, fractures skull

Local media makes no mention of father-of-three’s sacrifice, triggers angry, embarrassed reactions from Japanese nationals.

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Ash is going to look very different (again) in the new Pokémon anime movie【Video】

Pokémon’s leading man transforms yet again for new film with animation production from the studio behind Attack on Titan.

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Pikachu freestyle raps in battle with fellow Pokémon Mimikyu【Video】

Pikachu and Mimikyu used sick burns, but were they effective?

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Who knew Daiso’s 100-yen kitchen knives can become shockingly sharp with the right tools?【Video】

The knife may be less than a buck, but it can hold an amazingly sharp edge if you’re willing to spring for a nice whetstone.

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