Download The Japan Yay Android App, New Writing Staff Wanted (Apply Now)!

by Dave on Mar 29 2016 |


Hey Android people - we've officially launched our App! Check it out in the Google Play store and let us know what you think. We're looking into a similar version for iOS (which should be arriving shortly!) and will keep all the Apple fans updated as well! Read full story...

Kitty Pouch Jumpsuits Offer a New Way to Dress Like a Cat

by JapanYay Feed on Mar 29 2016 |


Cat lovers everywhere rejoiced last spring when the Mewgaroo Hoodie (Nyangaroo Parka in Japanese), a hooded sweatshirt with a large front pouch, was first released. Unihabitat, a company that creates such things as vegetable-themed pet beds and kotatsu for cats, created the Mewgaroo to allow pet owners to snuggle with their favorite feline friends while also doing things like surfing the internet, reading a book, or even going to the bathroom. Read full story...

Japanese Commercial For New Miso Soup Questions The Definition Of "Kawaii" (Video)

by Dave on Mar 28 2016 |


Prepare yourselves for this video. As with the norm - Japanese commercials are ridiculously creative. We all know the definition of Kawaii is "cute" in the western world, but the world's first "Kawaii Miso Soup" tries to redefine that. Read full story...

2020 Tokyo Olympics Logos To Be Announced Around April 25th

by JapanYay Feed on Mar 28 2016 |


In 2020 Olympic News, logos for the Olympics and Paralympics could be announced as early as April 25th. Four designs became the short list in January. They were selected by the Emblem Selection Committee. They are currently in the process of being trademark registered. Read full story...

Rockstar Once Considered A Grand Theft Auto: Tokyo Game

by Dave on Mar 27 2016 |


Ever day dream about what Grand Theft Auto: Tokyo would be like? Driving down a street in Akihabara and running your car through an arcade "accidentally"? Or better yet, how about visiting a maid cafe in between missions for some recreational fun? Well, it looks like this was seriously considered by Rockstar back in the early stages before GTA III and Vice City. Read full story...

Leonardo DiCaprio Receives Weird Reception at Japanese Revenant Premiere

by JapanYay Feed on Mar 27 2016 |


If you've seen The Revenant - and if you haven't, get on that - you know that Leonardo DiCaprio's character, Hugh Glass, is brutally mauled by a bear. Yes, he survives, but you almost wish he doesn't. It looks like it really, really hurts. Read full story...

2016 Guide On How To Visit Japan On A Long Term Basis (Video)!

by Dave on Mar 26 2016 |


One of my favorite Japan Vloggers on YouTube is very well versed in Japanese culture. And she has produced a lot of quality content on the cultural differences in Japan and informational videos geared towards foreigners interest in Japan as well. If you're looking to try to move or visit Japan on a long term basis - I'm talking about beyond the 90 day visa - checkout the video in the full story! Read full story...

Book Fancy Japanese Loft Shown On HBO's GIRLS On Airbnb!

by Dave on Mar 24 2016 |


We recently wrote about HBO's series GIRLS filming an episode in Japan. The main character of that particular episode, Shoshanna, was living in a pretty kickass looking apartment (pictured above), which you can actually sleep in if you're visiting Japan soon! Read full story...

College Students In Japan Dress In Mad Max: Fury Road Cosplay For Graduation

by Dave on Mar 24 2016 |


OK... it's an art school, so this makes sense. A graduation ceremony at Tama Art University in Setagaya, Tokyo was in for a surprise. Read full story...

Netflix Partners With Production I.G. To Bring Perfect Bones Anime Series Worldwide

by Dave on Mar 23 2016 |


Netflix is really starting to ramp up its interest in Anime series from Japan! Sometime in the near future Production I.G.'s latest series, Perfect Bones, will premiere on Netflix world wide. If you're a fan of Ghost in the Shell, Production I.G.'s most popular and well known cyberpunk anime series, you might be getting a bit excited! Check out the full story for more details on Perfect Bones! Read full story...

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