Tokyo Station Guide Robot Both Weird & Helpful
Tokyo Station now has a guidance robot named Semi, who can help guide you to your destination in seven different languages!
Flip Out at This Unique Iwate Event
People compete in Iwate Prefecture to be the best table-flipper, venting their frustrations or shouting out their hopes and dreams.
Meet the Weirdest Soft Drink Company in Japan
A beverage maker in central Japan makes sodas ranging from eel to fish-egg flavor… and they may be coming to a market near you!
Ridiculously Colorful Retro-Inspired Art
Japanese illustrator Kyoko Nakamura combines digital tools and analog materials to create art that blends old and new.
Enjoy Booze & Views on this Horse-Drawn Bar!
A horse-drawn bar is livening up the streets of the romantic Hokkaido town of Obihiro.
Rugby World Cup Trophy Arrives in Japan
Ahead of the Rugby World Cup in September, the prestigious trophy that will go to the winning team—the Webb Ellis Cup—arrived in Japan!
Young Drummer, Big Dreams
12-year-old drum wonder Hibiki Sakai is blind, but realized his dream of performing on stage with Japanese band Def Tech.
Uniqlo Pokémon T-Shirt Design Winners
Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo held a worldwide contest, and the winners for the Pokémon-themed contest of 2019 will be on sale this summer!
Happy Birthday Shan Shan!
Giant panda Shan Shan, who was born in Tokyo's own Ueno Zoo, has turned two years old!
Give Your Favorite Booze Samurai-Style!
Oh, Japan! These intricately crafted bottle toppers are perfect for history buffs interested in legendary warriors of Japanese history.
Eerily Awesome Post-Apocalyptic Art of Tokyo
Japanese illustrator Tokyo Genso has created CG illustrations that show an otherworldly, eerily beautiful Tokyo reclaimed by nature in a post-apocalyptic setting.
Hyper-Realistic Cat Art Helps Cope with Loss
Wakuneco, a Japanese needle felting artist, works to help people cope with the loss of their beloved feline friends with incredibly realistic replicas made from felt.
See Your Country as a Samurai with This Series
In honor of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a group of artists is celebrating the participating nations by turning their flags into samurai.
This Bad Breath Commercial Is Turning Heads
Survey says one in two foreigners have been bummed out by meeting Japanese people with bad breath. One advertisement hopes to clear the air while offering a little humor along the way.
New Ramen Fad Has Fans Saying 'Cheese Please'
Ramen topped with bread and grilled cheese is becoming a new favorite noodle trend in Tokyo.
Posters for Chinese Release of 'Spirited Away'
18 years after the released of 'Spirited Away' in Japan, China is finally getting an official release! Chinese designer Huang Hai has gone above and beyond by creating a series of breathtaking posters to accompany the release!
Buddhist Temple Decked Out in Historical Hunks
One buddhist temple in Niigata Prefecture is hoping to draw attention and crowds with sexy, anime-style art of its historic patrons.
Yoshinoya Beef Bowl Coming to a Can Near You!
Japan’s beef bowl king, Yoshinoya, is releasing new line of canned, ready-to-eat beef bowls!
Retro Maintenance Train Illustrations
The work of this Japanese illustrator focuses on Japan's unseen maintenance trains, which only work at night after regular service is finished.
Social Media Motivates Paper Cutting Artist
Social media is motivating a paper cutting artist to continue creating incredibly intricate works of art out of a single piece of paper.