McDonald's To Open Luxury Pop Up Restaurant in Roppongi Japan For One Night Only!

by Dave on Jul 21 2015 |


McDonald's will open up a pop-up luxury restaurant on July 27th in Roppongi Japan - elegantly name Restaurant M. ... "restaurant in Tokyo will offer ten sit-down sessions that host 20 people, selected through McDonald's Japanese website. The meal comes complete with iced tea in wine glasses... click full story for more info. Read full story...

Japan's First Robot Hotel Is Now Open!

by Dave on Jul 18 2015 |


As previously reported on in February Japan's first robo-operated hotel officially opened up in Sasebo, Nagasaki on July 17th! The name of the hotel is Hen na, which translated to strange hotel roughly in English. Walking up to the check-in desk you will be greeted by a robot dinosaur. Need I say more? Check out the video in the full story to see the 72-room hotel and its 10 robots in action. Read full story...

VICE News Documentary: Japan's Dark Side Of The "Cutesy School Girl Culture"

by Dave on Jul 15 2015 |


Here's a deep subject that is rarely brought up in regards to Japanese culture: its tolerance with media and commercial exploitation of young girls. Vice News released a teaser of its upcoming documentary that dives into the "cutesy culture" within Japan and its dark sides. Check out the trailer in the full story. Read full story...

Japanese Company Develops Full Body Wearable Mosquito Net

by Dave on Jul 14 2015 |


What more is there to say other than: "SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY, JAPAN!" The Netsmen comes in a few stylish covers as seen above. Hurry and get one before the summer is gone! Read full story...

Nintendo's President And CEO Satoru Iwata Passes Away

by Dave on Jul 13 2015 |

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Somber news to report Monday. It was widely reported last night that Satoru Iwata, Nintendo's President and CEO since 2002, passed away with complications due to cancer.

Gabutto Burger Anime Cafe Kickstarter Offically Funded $10,000!

by Dave on Jul 08 2015 |


For those of you who have been following our Gabutto Burger articles the past week, the Kickstarter just barely squeaked by with 73 backers totaling just over $10,000! Read full story...

America and Japan Will Have a Giant Robot Battle (Video)

by Sharilyn on Jul 07 2015 |


Shockingly, it's not the set up for a movie. And Japan is already talking smack. Read full story...

Exclusive Gabutto Burger Interview! Learn More About The Anime Burger Cafe Coming To Chicago Area!

by Dave on Jul 02 2015 |


Japan Yay reached out to Gabutto Burger owners Misha and Masaru yesterday to get more details on the revival of the burger chain as a follow up to our previous news post. It's important that you spread the message as the Kickstarter only has 6 days left! Check out the interview in the full story. Read full story...

Japanese Burger Anime Cafe Looking To Open Up In Chicago Area Via Kickstarter Funding

by Dave on Jun 30 2015 |


The recently closed down Gabutto Burger (a Japanese-style burger joint), which was located inside the Japanese supermarket Mitsuwa just outside of Chicago, is looking to make a comeback via Kickstarter! The restaurant is looking to raise $10,000 and incorporate some Maid cafe-esque elements. This would - as far as I know - make it the first Burger/Anime cafe restaurant in the U.S.! Read full story...

Yu Suzuki Clarifies Shenmue III Funding From Sony And Shibuya Productions

by Dave on Jun 24 2015 |


Shenmue III's announcement was one week ago today and since then it's raised $3.6 million to date. The number of backers have slowed down dramatically though - and many people in the gaming community are blaming the lack of visibility on how the funds will be used. Shenmue III can't be created with funding solely by the campaign - especially if it fails to reach $5 million, with the ultimate goal being $10 million. Today Yu Suzuki clarified how the Kickstarter's funds will be used and Sony and Shibuya Production's involvement. Hint: it's a good thing! Read full story...

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