'Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen' Takes World by Storm
A new Japanese music video about apples, pineapples and pens may just have a shot at becoming this year’s biggest YouTube hit.
From English Teacher on Up
What can you do after teaching English in Japan? We highlight 10 unique individuals who were able to transition from the classroom to television, stage, sword arts, professional blogs and the silver screen!
5 Things I Learned Doing Japanese Improv
If you're getting tired of JLPT textbooks, kanji apps and watching TV you don’t understand, why not think about using improv comedy to study the language?
Bringing Japanese Performing Arts to Europe
Would traditional Japanese comic storytelling work in Edinburgh? Believe it or not, it does!
Smartphone Samurai Get Picked Off by Ninja
NTT Docomo's smartphone safety video warns that texting while walking may make you vulnerable to ambush.
5 Ways Improv is a Sport
Japan's Health and Sports Day exists to promote an active lifestyle—that should count competitive improv, right?
'PPAP' Certified 'Freaking Awesome' in Asia
'Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen' receives the 'Freaking Awesome Video of the Year' award at the WebTVAsia Awards 2016.
A Guilty Noodle in the West End
If you're in the West End on Friday, September 2, check out this crazy mix of comedy and martial arts!
Piko-Taro Stops By Sesame Street
The popular characters from the iconic TV series dress up in leopard print and sing in English for Japan’s younger generation.
Fists of Absinthe Coming to TBS Digital
Absinthe, sneakers, swords, ninjas, and a whole lot of intentionally over-descriptive subtitles. Think Quentin Tarantino, minus the blood and F-bombs.
Official Japanese Ghostbusters Theme
Ever wonder what the Ghostbusters theme would sound like in Japanese? Sony got comediennes Yukiko Tomochika, Oniyakko Tsubaki, Naomi Watanabe and Shizuyo Yamasaki into full Ghostbuster gear to show us!
The Bromance Is Strong with These Two Artists
The Justin Beiber x Piko Taro Softbank commercials have finally been released, and the Pineapple x Baby bromance is strong.
How to Use a Loppi Ticket Machine
Loppi ticket machines are a convenient way to get tickets for sports events, concerts and theater, as well as day passes for Universal Studios Japan, Disneyland and the Ghibli Museum!
Ken Shimura Rocks the Shamisen
Comedian Ken Shimura reveals a surprising skill in this video for Kirin Hyoketsu, where he's joined by Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra.
Performing Western-Style Stand-up in Japanese
A new kind of comedy is being introduced into Japan, and it works surprisingly well—despite what Japanese television might have taught you about local humor!
Japan's Got Talent in Siro-A
Blending dance, projection and comedy, this unique troupe from Sendai has been rocking up wins at both 'America's Got Talent' and 'Britain's Got Talent.'
8 Great Kinds of Theater in Japan
Japan has a vast array of theatrical traditions, both ancient and modern. From kabuki to Broadway musicals, there's always something great to see!
And You Thought Kyary Was Weird!
Hamada Bamyu Bamyu is a comedy act parodying Kyaru Pamyu Pamyu. His first single is appropriately entitled, "What the heck?"
Obake in Japanese Popular Culture
Japanese ghosts and monsters have infiltrated everything from manga and anime to theater and movies—or maybe you'd just prefer to experience a good old haunted walk?
Artist Duo Turns Japanese Puns into Art
'Dajare' is a form of Japanese wordplay, much like a pun, that relies on similar-sounding words to form the joke. Thanks to two artists, you can see some of these puns in groan-worthy visual form!