Looser Rules for Permanent Residency in Japan
Japan has loosened its requirements for obtaining permanent residency to include even more fields of employment. If you're working in the fashion or anime industry in Japan, you too can now apply for permanent residency after just twelve months!
Ghibli's Kiki Is Back & Delivering Cup Noodle
Relive the magic of 'Kiki's Delivery Service' with this commercial that takes place four years after the original movie.
An Ode to Magikarp: The Weakest Pokémon
Magikarp, considered the most pathetic Pokémon of all, gets its very own song!
Command Your Own Eva & Mario Kart in VR
Warm up those throwing arms, because it’ll take more than a button tap to chuck those Koopa shells and power up an Eva.
Final Fantasy XIV Takes Over Hotel's Exterior
Watch a party of adventurers take down an evil dragon as they are projected onto the wall of the InterContinental Yokohama Grand.
Nintendo's Bringing Back Old School Gaming
Nintendo’s new retro Super NES includes a never-before-released game, plus some of the odder elements of gaming in the 16-bit era.
Kiyohiko Azuma’s Urban Sketches of Japan
Manga artist Kiyohiko Azuma draws the main character of his popular work 'Yotsuba&!' as an adorable cartoon, but his cityscapes are incredibly realistic in contrast. Take a look at a few of his wonderful sketches.
5 Favorite Japanese Sweets Among Otaku
Take a look at our list of five sweets for otaku before your next anime binge or late-night gaming session!
Meet Amina—Japan’s First African-American Idol
Cute as a button, this girl’s winning fans all over the world, from her home country of the United States to Japan.
All Aboard the Pikachu Train!
This adorably awesome Pokémon train is part of disaster relief project for a tsunami-damaged region of Japan.
Get the Mario Seal of Approval with New Stamps
He's stomped out goombas and koopas, now Mario and friends are finally here as stamps for your postage.
Round & Round the Sushi Goes
Forget sushi boats. Eat your next piece of sushi off a Ferris wheel that slides the dish onto a roller coaster!
Transform Yourself with the Power of the Moon
Sailor Moon’s Cosmic Heart Compact will transform your cheeks as a gorgeous blush container.
Wonder Woman & Hello Kitty Finally Join Forces
For the first time ever, Sanrio’s cute cat will be teaming up with a Western-made film.
Say 'I Do' with Pikachu
Get your hands on the August issue of 'Zexy' so that you and your partner can sign your marriage registration form with Pokémon pizzazz.
Functional & Funny Cosplay T-Shirts
Now you can transform yourself into popular characters like No Face, Slime, Ryuk and Spider-Man, simply by pulling your shirt over your head!
Anime-Themed Glasses Store Comes to Akihabara
Whether you’re after 'Boruto' spectacles or glasses from 'Maho Girls Pretty Cure!', this new store has a huge selection of anime styles to choose from.
2018 Anime Hopes to Break 'Your Name' Records
An upcoming film slated for a February 2018 release will mark the directorial debut of female anime screenwriter Mari Okada, but can it smash the box office records that 'Your Name' set?
Sanrio & Sailor Moon Collab Goods Are Here
Sailor Moon and My Melody are teaming up in their first collaboration to bring you adorable goods with a dash of Moon Prism power.
Three Xylophonists Take on Video Game Songs
Who needs an orchestra when you can have three talented xylophonists play your favorite theme songs from memorable video games?