Tokyo

New Hayao Miyazaki anime for Tokyo’s Ghibli Museum has spring debut date announced

Here’s the exact day you’ll be able to reserve tickets that will let you see Miyazaki’s Boro the Caterpillar.

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Roughly one in eight of Tokyo’s new adults is foreign-born, study shows

“The truth is that without foreigners, Japanese society cannot function,” says researcher.

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Tokyo’s Ranma 1/2 cafe is open, and we just stuffed ourselves with awesome anime nostalgia

Food, art, and exclusive merch are part of love letter to one of the most popular anime of all time, and totally worth a six-hour wait for a table.

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Tokyo man arrested for forcibly tattooing his initials into the butt of a maid cafe employee

He wasn’t just some crazed fan either.

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What’s the best way to ring in the new year in Tokyo? Try the countdown event at Shibuya crossing

After its first successful year, the “YOU MAKE SHIBUYA COUNTDOWN” event is back for an even bigger celebration this year!

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New app lets you traverse the streets of modern Tokyo and ancient Edo at the same time

The Edo Past and Present Wanderings app appeals not only to old map buffs, but to anyone with a sense of adventure

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Akihabara then and now: Photos show how Tokyo neighborhood has changed over the past 10 years

Tokyo pop culture center is a reflection of what young otaku are into, which means it never stays the same for very long.

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The five best bento boxed lunches sold at train stations in east Japan

Short on time to pick which bento to buy before your train leaves? Let us help you choose.

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Police searching for man wearing nothing but an orange-pink bra

To arrest him. Not because they’re, you know, lonely or something.

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Cardcaptor Sakura special shops to open next year, comes with tons of exclusive goodies for fans

There’s literally so much stuff that they could make an entire museum out of it.

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Gundams take over interior of Tokyo shopping mall that already has a full-scale Gundam out front

Rare chance to ice skate next to giant anime robot also part of winter festivities.

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Tokyo proposes new law cracking down on requests for teens to share nude selfies online

Though it kind of seems like this should have been illegal already.

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Hypnotic moving map of Tokyo’s crazy rush hour trains almost makes them relaxing【Video】

There’s definitely a beauty to the controlled chaos of the morning commute in Japan’s capital.

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Japanese late-night food stand serves up Kit Kats in traditional sushi containers

Line up for your Japanese sushi stand Kit Kats! Available for one week only.

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Akihabara fans shed a tear as iconic sign comes down, changing the cityscape of Electric Town

These photos capture the late-night action that spells the end of an era for Electric Town.

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One passenger pusher isn’t enough for Tokyo area train that needs three-man team【Video】

Even for Japan, this is a crazy rush hour scene.

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Smartphone app finds empty restroom stalls in Tokyo subway station, makes pooing easier than ever

Because the last thing you want to do is wander through one of Tokyo’s massive stations while trying to hold in a dump.

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Tokyo taking a stand on walking up and down escalators

But are people willing to undo the long-running social custom of only standing on one side of an escalator?

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First-ever permanent Pokémon cafe set to open in Tokyo alongside new Pokémon Center megastore

Missed your chance to eat at the limited-time Pokémon restaurants? The new eatery will be ready for you whenever you come to town.

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Over half a million uncensored porn DVDs seized by Tokyo police in Japan’s largest raid ever

Massive-busted actresses’ films presumably part of massive bust in Shinjuku.

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