Cosplayers brave the cold in skimpy outfits at Winter Comiket in Japan

Despite the Tokyo chill, things are heating up at one of the city’s most popular comic conventions.

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Japanese monk band performs rockin’ live street performance on Christmas Eve【Video】

These Christmas carollers appear to be just a little bit Buddhist!

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10th International Manga Award Winners Announced

Contest for foreign artists held annually in Japan.

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Biannual migration of otaku taking place in Tokyo

Twice a year, mother nature treats us to one of her most spectacular phenomenon: the mass migration of otaku through Kokusai-Tenjijō Station in Tokyo.

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Japanese artist captures the thrill of playing a UFO catcher crane game in short animated video

This hilarious clip shows a crane game we hope to never encounter in Japan.

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Popular racing game developer Genki begins countdown, fans’ expectations build

Is a new release of Tokyo Xtreme Racer on its way?

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Mysterious “Bra Temple” makes news around Japan

Did you know that a bra temple exists in Japan?

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 Japanese winter foods【Well-Fed Top Five】

Winter: stay warm inside with some of these cold-weather treats.

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Giant Pikachu used quick attack… it’s super adorable!【Video】

Pikachu has trained its whole life for this moment to show off for you.

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Kim Jong-un gives troops diarrhea for Christmas

North Korea’s supreme leader gifts his soldier with a case of the scoots: the gift that keeps on giving.

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Simple heart drawing test may help you tell someone’s age

Who knew those little doodles in your notebook could reveal so much about your generation?

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Five times our Japanese-language reporters added 85 bucks of “extras” to food orders in 2016

Taking “all you can eat” to new and obnoxiously disgusting heights in 2016.

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Forget schoolgirl panties, the latest pants craze in Japan now is year-old used fisherman jeans

No one breaks in a pair of jeans better than a man who breaks through the ocean.

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Colonel Sanders gets a needed makeover to bring him into 2017

Is the change a welcome eyeful? Or is this a case of too much too soon? You be the judge.

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Sanrio characters Hello Kitty, Daniel, and Gudetama join in the new “Koi Dance” craze

Everyone seems to be getting caught up in the “Love Dance”!

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Dog days of winter look like much more fun than the heat of summer

These pups are definitely enjoying their winter wonderland.

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Mario enlists help from dozens of Rubik’s cubes in epic stop-motion adventure【Video】

If you are a Mario fan, you are going to love every single bit of this!

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Whoa, dude, check out how cute that Buddhist altar/anime girl is!

The butsudan, a traditional religious home furnishing, is the latest unlikely muse for Japan’s continuing anthropomorphization craze.

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New competitive diving anime to fill hole in hearts of fans of sports series/shirtless guys【Vid】

Oft-adapted series of novels gets first animated version.

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RocketNews24’s top 10 Japan Events of 2016: Did your favorite make the list?

We’ve included some events and scandals that were big in Japan, so be sure to find out what they are!

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