Dragon Quest X Heading To Nintendo NX!

by Japan Yay! Staff on Aug 12 2016 |


Originally released back in 2012, Dragon Quest X has been ported to a half dozen systems over the last four years, including all Nintendo consoles, Windows and Android. It is an MMO that has received three separate versions. Read full story...

BABYMETAL Performs At Rock In Japan Festival (Video)

by Dave on Aug 11 2016 |


For the first time in 3 years, BabyMetal performed at the Rock in Japan Festival, on the "Grass Stage" August 6, 2016. Read full story...

One Piece Movie "Gold" One of the Largest Premieres Ever In Japan

by Dave on Aug 10 2016 |


One Piece is currently featuring the newest movie in its massively successful manga/anime franchise, known as One Piece Film: Gold. The opening of the film was featured on 743 screens throughout Japan, the largest movie opening of all time in the entire country. Read full story...

5 Reasons Why You Need A Monthly Japanese Candy Subscription Box Delivered To Your Home!

by Dave on Aug 09 2016 |


Candy is amazing, but there is nothing greater than Japanese candy. From a million flavors of KitKats to the world famous Pocky, Japanese candy is unique and extremely delicious. Instead of looking through stores to find it, why not try one of the monthly candy subscription services like Skoshbox? Read full story...

Emperor Akihito Takes On Prime Minister Abe

by Morgana on Aug 09 2016 |


On Monday at 3:00pm local time, Emperor Akihito made a televised speech that confirmed his intent to abdicate. He spoke of his health, his symbolic position under Japan’s modern constitution, the difficulties of his duties, and his love for the people of Japan. He made it clear that he desires to abdicate the throne in the least tumultuous manner possible. Read full story...

Why Japan's Arcades Are Still Thriving

by Japan Yay! Staff on Aug 08 2016 |


Where arcades in the United States have come and gone, in Japan they are still going quite strong! Arcades are a fairly multi-faceted industry for Japan, ranging from video game arcades to gambling establishments (such as Pachinko machines). Read full story...

Bleach Manga To End In Two Weeks, New Anime For Final Arc?

by Japan Yay! Staff on Aug 08 2016 |


Bleach, which has been an ongoing series since August 21, 2001, will finally be releasing its last chapter on August 22, 2016. While the current story arc has been going on since 2012, many readers were shocked by the sudden announcement in July that Volume 74 would be its last. Read full story...

Meet Yet Another Japan Mascot: Gudetama, The Depressed And Lazy Egg

by Amy on Aug 06 2016 |


Trans: The snooze button is always on

In Japan, mascots are a pretty big deal. Businesses create cute characters to promote their products, governments design mascots that highlight their town’s local history, culture or attractiveness and corporations like Sanrio and San-X exclusively sell merchandise speckled with characters as a type of soft power in society. Following in the footsteps of other character powerhouses like Hello Kitty and Rilakkuma, there is a new character in town named Gudetama that is slowly taking over Japan and the world. Read full story...

International Sailor Moon Day Is Tomorrow!

by Sharilyn on Aug 05 2016 |


The first Saturday in August is tomorrow, August 6th, which means it's International Sailor Moon Day! Whether you fight evil by moonlight or just like to cuddle up with a cat you named Luna, this day is for you. There are events taking place across the globe all weekend long. Read full story...

QUIZ: How Well Do You Really Know .hack?

by Sharilyn on Aug 05 2016 |


Take this quiz to find out where you would place in this special event. Read full story...

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