Branching Paths Documentary Released

by Morgana on Jul 31 2016 |

The new documentary Branching Paths is out on the Steam and Playism stores. Branching Paths: A Journey Through Japan’s Indie Game Scene shows a variety of people who develop, publish, and gravitate towards indie games in Japan. Read full story...

Amount Of Japanese Men Smoking Cigs Down From 80% To Under 30%

by Dave on Jul 30 2016 |

If you've never been to Japan you'd probably think the amount of people who actually smoke cigarettes is low. The country has one of the highest life expectancy rates in the world, after all! Smoking in Japan is prevalent and allowed at most restaurants - something the United States banned years ago. So, be aware if you're a first-timer visiting Japan and you despise the smell of smoke like I do. Read full story...

Top 5 Japanese Visual Novels on Steam

by Morgana on Jul 29 2016 |

Today we’ll be taking a look at some of the top Japanese visual novels available on Steam. We grabbed five top choices from the best seller’s tag from the store. Read full story...

Watch This Hilariously Fake Japanese Raptor Prank Video

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jul 27 2016 |

Check out this hilariously fake Dinosaur prank from Japan. You know it's so cringey it's good? Click full story to watch the vid!

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Japanese Candy Highlight: TONOSAMA CANDY

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jul 26 2016 |

If you are throwing a party, celebrating a birthday, or you just want to score big with a friend or special someone, try out this amazing 30-pieces Tonosama assortment of favorites from this classic Japanese candy firm.

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Need To Vent About Something To A Middle-Aged Japanese Man? Japan Has A Service For That.

by Morgana on Jul 25 2016 |

Need to vent? Takanobu Nishimoto and his crew of middle-aged men are here to listen. Anyone in need of a quiet listener can sign up online to rent an ossan for 1,000 yen. What is an ossan? It’s a term that describes men between the ages of 45 and 55. Nishimoto came up with the concept four years ago. Now there is a growing network of nearly sixty men across Japan. Read full story...

7 Reasons Why You Need To Start Listening To BABY METAL

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jul 23 2016 |

Baby Metal was formed in 2011 as a side project of the regionally popular idol group Sakura Gakuin. By 2016, they have become one of the biggest acts out of Japan. Moa, Yui, Suzuka, and their band of incredible metal musicians have taken the world by storm by mixing idol-like dancing, Suzuka's powerful voice, and riffs from several metal genres to create an entire genre of their own: Kawaii Metal. Here are 7 reasons you need to start listening to BABY METAL right now. Read full story...

World's Last VCR Company In Japan To Cease Production

by Morgana on Jul 22 2016 |

The last videocassette recorder (VCR) in Japan will be produced by the end of the month. Funai Electric has been producing the the VHS players for around 33 years. Their most recent works were in China for Sanyo. However, last year it sold only 750,000 units and has been facing difficulties sourcing the necessary parts. Read full story...

Top 5 Most Dramatic Moments In Anime (Spoilers)

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jul 21 2016 |

Anime can be full of tropes and cliches, but every once in awhile a show will come along and shock everyone with a plot twist so surprising and dramatic that it is remembered years later. Here are our 5 picks.

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Kicks Off United States Tour July 22nd At J-POP Summit Festival

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jul 20 2016 |

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu had her debut approximately five years ago, and to celebrate the occasion she has announced a world tour. 

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