Japan’s New Music Genre of Kawaii Metal with BABYMETAL, Ladybaby and Death Rabbits

by Amy on Jul 09 2016 |


Over the course of the past two and a half years, word has spread like wildfire about a new music genre known as kawaii metal after the release of BABYMETAL’s first self-titled album. The now famous “Gimme Chocolate!!” song and accompanying video showcase the charming but gothic-clad girls performing alongside hardcore metal music. Read full story...

A Brief History On Japan's Delicious Kobe Beef

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jul 08 2016 |


While France has its Champagne and America its apple pie, few foods compare to the Kobe beef of Japan for exclusivity, uniqueness and care in production. In fact, authentic Kobe beef comes only from the Japanese Prefecture of Hyogo, and only from the Tajima strain of Waygu cattle. Only beef that is certified by the Kobe Beef Marketing and Distribution Promotion Association can be served as Kobe, and Japanese foodies will accept no substitutes Read full story...

Final Image Sent by Doomed Japanese Satellite Revealed

by Morgana on Jul 08 2016 |


In February, the Hitomi X-ray satellite was launched. In March it began to tumble out of control before finally losing contact. It managed to capture a view of a galaxy cluster 250 million light years away just before it died. Scientists managed to extract the data, which measured X-ray activity in the Perseus galaxy cluster. Read full story...

Top 5 Anime Series You Need To Binge Watch Now!

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jul 07 2016 |


In a time of rehashed shows and generic premises, there are still a few beacons of light that you need to watch right now. Here are five of them to put into your queue. Read full story...

Actual Japanese Sailors Play KanColle in Arcade

by Morgana on Jul 07 2016 |


In the naval port town of Yokosuka, a Japanese gamer had a chance encounter with actual Japanese sailors playing naval themed games in an arcade. Thanks to a viral tweet, the story has gained national attention. The tweet in question reads "I came here to play KanColle but it looks like the real sailors are already here." Read full story...

Pokemon GO Released in Australia, and New Zealand

by Morgana on Jul 06 2016 |


Update: GO is now available in the United States! Various user reports on Twitter have determined that GO has not launched in Japan yet. Niantic Labs, the creative minds behind the popular phone based augmented reality game Ingress, has begun to roll out the release of Pokemon GO world wide. The game has just been released in Australia, and New Zealand so far, but is expected to make its way to Europe and North America soon. Read full story...

Nishino Kana's News Album "Just LOVE" Out July 13th

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jul 06 2016 |


Having a nice day? Nishino Kana is! Check out her new music video for her single "Have A Nice Day," off her upcoming album "Just LOVE." "Have A Nice Day," the second track on Kana's highly anticipated album, already has gotten major attention for being chosen as the theme song for Fuji TV's morning news show, "Mezamashi TV." Read full story...

Japanese Inn Offers Dog Exorcissm For Those Unlucky Years

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jul 06 2016 |


There's no doubt the Japanese love their pets, giving them everything from four-wheeled strollers to kimonos and photo shoots. So what happens when a dog reaches its 'unlucky years'? How can a worried owner help their dog when it reaches those unlucky years that attracts spirits? Read full story...

Anime Expo 2016 Highlights

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jul 05 2016 |


Anime Expo 2016 took place over the 4th of July weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  Over the course of the weekend, the landmark anime convention welcomed over 95,000 unique attendees from all over the United States and around the world. Read full story...

NSFW: Watch 50 Japanese Playboy Pinup Models Pose For Photoshoot

by Dave on Jul 05 2016 |


Not one, five, or ten. FIFTY models from Japan pose for a shoot in various outfits. Apparently this is a weekly gathering. The shoots was for a magazine called Weekly Playboy, which has been published every Monday since 1966. The video is mildly NSFWCheck it out in the full story. Read full story...

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