Unique Vending Machine Selling Awesome Origami
Are you all thumbs when it comes to making your own origami? Then jet off to Ehime and purchase some uniquely designed animals and objects for less than ¥50!
'Lighthearted' Commercial Brings Family Closer
This award-winning commercial sees a father devote his life to becoming a firefly—with a twist we guarantee you won't see coming!
Cracking Open Gudetama's Shell
Ever wondered how Sanrio's egg yolk character became so popular? The folks over at Vox shed some light on the subject!
A Primer on Japanese Homoerotic Manga
Yaoi or Bara? GL or BL? And what about Yuri? If you're feeling confused by all the jargon, follow us through the complex world of homoerotic manga. You're in for some surprises!
Stars of Anime & Rock Collab on Cup Noodle Ad
Megumi Hayashibara, Bump of Chicken and manga artist Eisuke Kubonouchi come together to create an amazingly inspirational anime short for popular Japanese food company Cup Noodle.
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?
Now it's Okay to Play with Your Noodles!
Being told not to play with your food didn't stop this popular toy company from producing a contraption that slides 'somen' noodles into your bowl at home!
The 'Fury Road' of Ramen Curry Commercials
With a spiked kettle, explosions and a giant kicking foot—plus the requisite fire-spewing guitar—this instant curry commercial is post-apocalyptic insanity!
Soccer vs. Samurai
What happens when you put a freestyle soccer champion in samurai armor and send him around the streets of Brazil? This—this is what happens.
4 Commercials Perfect for Dog Lovers
Even without the puppy dog eyes, these Japanese commercials are incredibly effective. Get ready for a laugh, or perhaps a smile, while watching these dogs on camera.
'Tori Girl': Butt Flaps for Human Flight?
Would you join a human-powered aircraft contest to get close to your crush? And what if—gasp!—you end up partnered with the one guy you most want to avoid by mistake?
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.
Robot Restaurant Serving up Epic Entertainment
Travel blogger Annette White has circled the globe countless times in search of adventure and great food, and Japan definitely provided both. However, one special experience in particular was the night she spent at the one-of-a-kind Robot Restaurant!
Japan's Oldest Theme Park: Asakusa Hanayashiki
Asakusa is about more than just Senso-ji Temple—Japan's oldest theme park is right in the area! You'll be surprised by what this quirky, classic park has to offer!
5 Ways to Recover From Your Shibuya Hangover
Shibuya is not only famous for Hachiko and the world's busiest pedestrian crossing, it also happens to be one of Tokyo's most popular drinking spots. Luckily when in Shibuya, there are ways to treat or prevent a hangover! Here are our top 5 solutions.
Neco Republic Making Island for Cats a Reality
Cat café operator Neco Republic hopes to provide kitty hospice and shelters for strays, but in order to do so, they need your help!
Black Eggs in Owakudani
Why would Japanese people want to eat black eggs? And why are they black in the first place? Head to Owakudani in Hakone to find out!
2 Doritos Flavors Found Only on 2 Islands
For a limited time, test your tastebuds with wasabi or takoyaki sauce Doritos, available only in Taiwan and Okinawa.
Forget Frills! Get Your Pet Some Samurai Armor
Cats and dogs have been at it for ages, but now you can turn the tide in your pet's favor with new samurai armor. Or, at the very least, have the coolest Shiba 'shogun' on the block!
Take Your Singing to New Heights
Enjoy a round of karaoke on a Ferris wheel with an amazing Tokyo view!