Sculptor Creates Heroes Using 100-Yen Toys
For 35 years, since he was in grade school, the sculptor Tomohiro Yasui has been making paper robots. However, he's been recently targeting his creative energy at the cheap toys and snacks sold at 100-yen shops around Japan.
Thousands of BLM Protestors Gather in Tokyo
Nearly 4,000 demonstrators in Tokyo march against racial discrimination in the wake of the tragic death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of police in United States.
Pokémon Reimagined as Classic American Cartoon
Japanese animators and composers channel the traditions of American slapstick shorts for a new take on classic Pokémon.
Flowchart of Penguin Drama & Relationships
The lives of real penguins in Kyoto and Sumida Aquariums have been detailed in high-resolution flowcharts, and it's full of penguin crushes, heartbreaks, adultery and even egg-stealing. All the things that make for a great reality television show.
Look Back at the Past Through Rounded Windows
Once you start noticing these fun retro windows with rounded edges, you might be convinced to photograph them all as well.
Renaissance Paintings Purr-fect for Cat Lovers
Japanese contemporary artist Tokuhiro Kawai uses his mastery of oil painting to create surreal images that invoke the Italian painters of the High Renaissance. But instead of heroes, saints, and the divine, he largely focuses on lots of cats.
No Time to Explore Tokyo? Try a Cannon Flight!
Tokyo Bullet Flight is a VR simulation of two things: futuristic Tokyo, and what it'd be like to blast through Tokyo as a cannonball. You'll see Tokyo landmarks like the Tokyo Skytree and Asakusa's Nakamise-Dori—but like you've never experience before.
Another Legendary Lego & Nintendo Crossover
First came the reveal of the Lego Super Mario set, which has fans’ hearts racing (and their wallets sweating). And now, the two companies are already getting fans hyped with another team-up.
Rei Kato's Illustrations Summon the Summer Sky
Get in that summer spirit with the brilliant yet washed out white and blue illustrations of Rei Kato.
Tokyo Disneyland & DisneySea Reopen
The facilities of Tokyo's Magic Kingdom have reopened after a four-month hiatus to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Hello Kitty Takes Stand Against Discrimination
The epitome of Japanese "kawaii" culture and friends have issued a statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Prove You Survived Tokyo with Godzilla Goods
Shinjuku must be a bit of a masochist town, because after Godzilla destroyed it three times, the area constructed the first official Godzilla store to celebrate. Get postcards, clothing, figures, and more to show that you've survived Tokyo—and the kaiju.
Hospital Supports Pregnant Women in Need
A hospital that operates Japan’s only baby hatch, where mothers can place their unwanted babies anonymously, has started taking in pregnant women of lesser means to help them give birth, in what is believe to be the first such attempt in the country.
Beyond Anime: 5 Great Japanese Movies
The world of Japanese cinema is wide, and knowing where to dive in past the season's latest anime hit can be intimidating. We're here to help with five of our favorite timeless classics!
In the Name of the Moon, She'll Feed You
At Shining Moon Tokyo, you can reminisce in your Sailor Moon feels with magical Sailor Moon themed dishes, exclusive goods, and a dinner show featuring the Sailor Scouts and Tuxedo Moon.
Ramen Mask Makes Use of Your Steamy Glasses
Sensible individuals are opting these days to stay indoors as much as possible and use masks when outdoors. But, there’s nothing in the social rulebook saying your mask has to be sensible.
Like 'Jurassic Park,' Without the Panic
At the Sky Circus, using 4-D technology, you can experience flying among pterodactyls, observing dinosaurs in their habitat, and even experiencing the fear of being attacked by one.
Wild Deer Captured in Tokyo
Tokyo police and firefighters manage to capture a wild deer that had been spotted along the banks of a local river.
Hop on the Trolly with JR Shinkansen Undies
This shinkansen underwear lets you show (or hide) your love of Japan’s iconic, super fast trains.
Mandarin Oranges Fetch Record High Price
Mandarin oranges in western Japan fetch a record high 100,000 yen apiece in the fruit’s first auction of the season.