Japan Day 4: Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo (VIDEO)

by Dave on May 01 2017 |


We visit the mega-Tokyo Pokémon Center and try to not buy everything. Check out the video in the full story! Read full story...

We'll Be In Japan April 18th-May 1st And You're Coming With Us!

by Dave on Apr 18 2017 |


Surprise! We're actually - as a blog named Japan Yay - going to be in Japan (surprising, eh?) for close to two weeks starting Tuesday, April 18th! Our entire itinerary is posted below - and we're bringing you along via Facebook LIVE! If you haven't liked Japan Yay on Facebook yet and want to catch our live streams from Japan, be sure to do so ASAP! Check the full story for our entire itinerary. Read full story...

Chibi Tamagotchi Released in Japan for Ultimate 90’s Nostalgia

by Amy on Apr 12 2017 |


The classic Tamagotchi tchotchke has once again hit the Japanese market, in chibi (tiny!) form. Japanese toy company Bandai first released the gadget globally in 1997 (following a positive Japan-only release in 1996), selling over 76 million worldwide at the time. Due to its huge success, several knock-off versions by other companies were distributed across the world, but none are as iconic and endearing as Bandai’s innovative egg-shaped digital companion. Read full story...

International Women's Day: Which Female Character Inspires You?

by Sharilyn on Mar 08 2017 |


On International Women's Day we thought it would be nice to talk about some of the Japanese entertainment characters that have inspired us to be better women, better men, or to one day get a transformation pen filled with moon prism power. So tell us which anime, manga, or video game lady inspires you the most! Read full story...

In a Technological Age, Simplicity Reigns in Japan

by Amy on Mar 05 2017 |


Japan is one of the most innovative and technologically advanced countries in the world. For some Japanese, simplicity continues to be highly valued. For instance, stationery stores in Japan are thriving because writing letters by hand is still a common practice as is the art of calligraphy. Another example can be found in music, an industry in which Japan is the second largest consumer. In Japan, CD and vinyl sales are double the amount of any other country as digital sales dominate the market elsewhere. Read full story...

What Reviewers Say About the Nintendo Switch Released Worldwide on March 3, 2017

by Amy on Mar 03 2017 |


Nintendo Co. Ltd released their seventh game console, the Nintendo Switch, on Friday, March 3 across the world. While most gamers are eager to get their hands on the shiny new system, others are less enthusiastic. Based on the opinions of professional game reviewers who have been using the product for the past few weeks, these are the main positives and negatives they found with the Nintendo Switch: Positives: Read full story...

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