Haruka Ayase Shows Mascots How to Jump
Model, actress and singer Haruka Ayase throws some side-eye at a frog and a rabbit as she shows prefectural mascots just what it means to 'jump.'
Makoto Shinkai's 'She & Her Cat' Coming to TV
Get ready to have your heart melt as a new anime series from Makoto Shinkai dives into the relationship between a girl and her feline companion.
Hydrophobic Brollies Make Light of Heavy Rain
Don't let a soggy umbrella get you down! With these water-resistant umbrellas, both you and your brolly will be water-drop free!
Hatsune Miku Teaches Summer Pocky Techniques
In this adorable commercial, Vocaloid idol Hatsune Miku offers an extra-sweet tip on how to enjoy your chocolate sticks this summer. First step: don't eat them right away!
Don't Mess With this Office Worker!
Don't give this office worker a stack of work to do late in the day, lest she unleash her secret weapon.
Ghibli's 'Red Turtle' Trailer is Beautiful
You may have worried when you heard that French-Japanese collaboration on 'The Red Turtle' would only be 'half-Ghibli.' These gorgeous visuals should put your mind at ease.
Japan Goes Dumber to the Max
The Japanese version of 'Dumb and Dumber To' takes the re-titling of Hollywood movies to the max.
Even Robots Crave Kit Kat
Kit Kat commercials have been broadcast since the 1970s, each time introducing something relatable to its market. So how are they keeping up with the times today? By introducing Japanese robots, that's how!
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.
Japanese Schoolgirl Ninja Parkour
Urban parkour videos are nothing new, but this one took us by surprise with its kickass/kawaii protagonists and nod to the ancient martial art of ninjutsu!
Hide the Wasabi—It's the Sushi Police!
Kicking nigiri and taking no shoyu, the Sushi Police are coming to Japan in 2016.
Macross Delta Teaser Delivers New Valkyries
New Valkyrie designs and a pop idol group to feature in the upcoming expansion of the Macross franchise.
Sushi Rap: The Best of Sushiro
Sushiro's ads are known for their fast pace and rhythmic style, leading them to be known as "Sushi Rap." We're still not sure how the shamisen fits in.
Hitomi Noda Offers a Nonalcoholic Kiss
Hitomi Noda of seven-girl idol unit Ready to Kiss stars in an online commercial for Duc de Montagne Rose, a nonalcoholic sparkling wine from Yokohama's Shonan Trading Co, Ltd.
How Hot Do You Want Your Beef Curry?
Thanks to newbie Honoka Matsumoto, Glico's beef curry is pushing to be hot in more ways than one!
Synchronized Bathing Bids Travelers to Oita
To show off a number of its best onsen, Oita recruited the help of a professional synchronized swim team.
Mao Asada Goes Kung-fu Against the Common Cold
Japan's darling figure skating champion faces herself in a Matrix-style rumble for cold medicine.