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Nintendo and Pokémon Company help grade-school boy get over bullying incident, earn lifelong fan

Want to know why Nintendo fans are so loyal? Because of touching stories like this.

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Japanese son handmakes Buddhist altar for deceased mother out of deeply touching materials

Lovingly appropriate choice by wacky inventor asserts that mom isn’t gone, she’s just resting.

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Touching Twitter manga shows how all the bad things about having a cat make having one wonderful

Illustrations show that sharing your life with a feline is one of our world’s happiest heartbreaks.

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The kind of boss Japanese millennials wish they had, shown in touching workplace manga

Managers in Japan often use the phrase “Imadoki no wakai mono ha…” to gripe about young people, but this time there’s a twist.

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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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Fan shows Nintendo Animal Crossing characters will always remember you in heartwarming screen cap

Took a decade off from Nintendo’s forest lifestyle simulator? Doesn’t matter, because your in-game friends haven’t forgotten you.

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Pikachu speaks English in newest Pokémon anime movie, freaks out audiences【Video】

Fans in Japan have very different reaction to famous Pokémon’s first intelligible dialogue.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! collector parts with ultra-rare cards worth more than $5,000 each, for his daughter

What price can you put on your child’s education? One Yu-Gi-Oh! fan finds out.

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Japanese artist shows darkness that can sit just outside of a “like”-worthy photo on social media

Oftentimes, it’s what we don’t see that tells the real story of the people smiling at the world online.

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Japanese custom of bowing to cars at crosswalks keeps locals safe, warms Internet’s hearts【Video】

Even people born and raised in famously polite Japan are amazed by Iwate Prefecture’s manners.

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Nintendo Switch has hidden NES emulator, accessed with two tributes to the late President Iwata

Two years after his passing, Satoru Iwata remains an important part of Nintendo’s video game vision.

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Heart-breaking plea from kids looking for their mama convinces Tokyo subway station to bend rules

Unauthorized notices beg woman who left girls behind to “Please call home.”

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With youth suicide spike looming, Tokyo zoo offers itself as a place of refuge

Ueno Zoo reminds youths that they don’t need anyone’s permission to run away from a dangerous situation.

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Bedridden Japanese elderly home residents transformed into stars of the silver screen

Bedridden senior home residents pose for photos like stars of the silver screen.

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Nagasaki Starbucks marks anniversary of World War II’s end with powerful message of peace

Coffeehouse chalkboard encourages customers to think about situations in coffee-growing regions of the world.

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Man wants to move out of his home, so takes off all clothes and walks through the neighborhood

WARNING: Trying to make sense of this man’s plot may cause headaches.

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Japanese thief returns stolen bicycle, includes written apology and edible gift to say sorry

But even after all that, he still shows no intention of reforming.

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Japan reminded of the importance of making yourself happy right now by elderly couple’s story

In Japan, deferring your happiness in order to work hard is a common choice, but seniors show that it can backfire.

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Flight attendants help man transporting wife’s ashes, move Japanese Twitter to tears

How one man’s heartbreaking flight turned into one of his most memorable.

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University student saves abused child after chance encounter in the rain

A simple act of kindness during a hard rain ultimately changed the life of one young girl.

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