Can You Handle the Heat of Wasabi Caviar?
Dubbed ‘wasabi pearls’ and ‘green caviar,’ Wasabeads (わさビーズ) have become one of Japan’s most sought-after condiments!
Oodles of Noodles Land New World Record
Hundreds feast on noodles to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest instant noodle tasting event.
Behold: The Rice Cooker Coin Purse!
Japan does it again! A weird blend of form and function, the rice cooker coin purse is arguably the tastiest way to carry your change.
Meet the Second Gen Pokémon Personal Seals
These personal seals can be personalized with names in Japanese or English, and now include 100 characters from the Johto region of Pokémon!
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!
Feast on Fugu at Conveyor Belt Sushi Chains
You can now get 'fugu,' Japan’s poisonous blowfish, for under a buck at revolving sushi restaurants!
Iga Ninjas Clean Up the Town
The town of Iga in Mie Prefecture was home to a renowned clan of shadow warriors. In conjunction with their annual Ninja Festival, the garbage men donned shinobi garb to get in on the action!
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.
Happy Birthday Shan Shan!
Giant panda Shan Shan, who was born in Tokyo's own Ueno Zoo, has turned two years old!
Get Ready for the 2019 Pikachu Outbreak!
Yokohama's Pikachu Outbreak event dates have been officially announced, so start making your travel plans if you want to catch them as they run around the City by the Bay!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Step Inside One of Akihabara's Weirdest Shops
A very strange toy shop in Akihabara—an area chock-full of weird shops—sells whacky, bizarre and funny inventions.
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.
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.
Enjoy Booze & Views on this Horse-Drawn Bar!
A horse-drawn bar is livening up the streets of the romantic Hokkaido town of Obihiro.
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!