The Fake Food Art Trend In Japan

by JapanYay Feed on Apr 14 2016 |


Japan has a certain appreciation for cuteness. From tiny mobile devices to “Hello Kitty” accessories, Japanese enjoy staring at the visually attractive. Read full story...

Episode 200 Of Sailor Moon Finally Has Official US Release

by JapanYay Feed on Apr 13 2016 |


On February 8, 1997, the final episode of Sailor Moon aired in Japan. During the time, the show was picking up a lot of steam in the United States, as it had become one of the staple shows on the afternoon block of anime known as "Toonami" on Cartoon Network. Read full story...

7 Minutes Of Ridiculously Awesome Recently Aired Japanese Commercials

by Dave on Apr 12 2016 |


There's a YouTube channel dedicated to capturing and uploading Japanese commercials on a nearly weekly basis. And each commercial is ridiculously hilarious and/or will make you cry. Eye onions warning: the Amazon dog commercial. Check them out in the full story! Read full story...

Nanoblocks: The Japanese Lego

by JapanYay Feed on Apr 11 2016 |


Most people are familiar with legos, those basic plastic blocks that click together and can be used to construct just about anything visually. In fact, whole generations have at one point played with these toys as kids. However, Japanese toy makers have stepped up the game and challenge with what are known as "nanoblocks." Read full story...

Rent-a-Goat Service Now Available in Japan

by JapanYay Feed on Apr 11 2016 |


Japan is known for having some pretty weird rental services. If you need a father figure, you can rent a middle-aged man to give you advice. If you’re a woman looking for comfort, you can rent a hot guy to come keep you company. But did you know they’re expanding into the animal world as well? Read full story...

The First Ever Hedgehog Cafe Is Now Open In Japan!

by Dave on Apr 09 2016 |


Cat cafes are a thing of the past. In Tokyo the first ever Hedgehog cafe opened up recently, where you can pet and cuddle with your new cute new friend for around $9/hour with a coffee. Read full story...

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Logo Finalists Revealed

by Dave on Apr 08 2016 |


If you haven't been following the drama around Tokyo's 2020 Olympic logo... well not many have been to be honest (outside of Japan). After allegations the previously "official" logo may have been plagiarized, Tokyo unveiled four final versions of the logo on Friday in which internet web-citizens can leave feedback. Read full story...

Japanese Band BABYMETAL Debuts In The United States On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

by Dave on Apr 07 2016 |


If you haven't heard of this trio of Japanese girls that make up the band BABYMETAL, you're in for a treat! BABYMETAL's music can only be described as a mash of j-pop, heavy metal, and idol music influences, disguised in Gothic Lolita dresses. Read full story...

A Beautiful 3-Week Audiovisual Tour Of Japan Will Leave Your Head Spinning (Video)

by Dave on Apr 06 2016 |


A quick share of a video I stumbled upon yesterday via the Consulate General of Japan in Chicago Facebook's page. It's verrry pretty and shows glimpses of nearly every aspect of Japanese culture. Check it out in the full story! Read full story...

The Five Most Powerful Anime Characters Ever

by JapanYay Feed on Apr 05 2016 |


Check out this top 5 list - and no, Goku doesn't top it! Read full story...

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