Vending Machines Or Social Media?

by Sharilyn on Oct 09 2015 |


Just buying a drink from a vending machine is so 2005. In 2015 everything needs to be documented and put on social media, including your latest beverage purchase. Read full story...

Japanese Man Burns Down Apartment While Streaming Live

by Dave on Oct 05 2015 |


Think you're having a bad day? Take a look at what this live streamer in Japan does to his apartment when tries to put out a small fire he accidentally started. This is a great PSA as well: have a fire extinguisher available where ever you live! And make sure it's up-to-date as well. Check out the full story for the video and the comments from people viewing the stream as the fire gets larger. Read full story...

Drunk Japanese Man Visits ER Three Times, Doctor Punches Him In The Gut

by Dave on Sep 29 2015 |


If you visit the ER in Japan - with no real issues or sickness - 3 times in a row, be prepared to be punched by this doctor. At Mutsu City General Hospital in the Amori Prefecture a man had been taken to the same ER by ambulance 3 times within hours of each other. Read full story...

CyberConnect2's "Project N.U." Name May Hint Towards Lots Of .hack Media In The Near Future

by Dave on Sep 18 2015 |


Along with the announcement of New World Vol. 1: Maiden of Silver Tears, CyberConnect2 revealed something that wasn't quite obvious unless you've been following the .hack franchise very closely over the years. CC2 loves to create code names for projects that span multiple media fronts, especially .hack. Read full story for more info. Read full story...

Japan Podcast Spotlight: Cat & Fox

by Dave on Sep 17 2015 |


Japan Yay recently had a shout out on the Cat & Fox podcast, a really fun show that covers anime, gaming, manga, and everything Japan basically. What makes this show very unique is that one of the hosts actually lives in Japan and she shares her unique experiences. And you've probably seen some of her stuff on Japan Yay as well. If you're looking for some slice of life Japan stories and live interactive chat room discussion around anime or video games (the podcast is done live and then released), check out the podcast and keep it in your rotation! Read full story...

CyberConnect2 Announces "New World" Mobile RPG, .hack About To Be Rebooted? (Video)

by Dave on Sep 16 2015 |


Wake up out of your comas .hack fans - I think we're about to witness .hack being rebooted! CyberConnect2 and Bandai Namco announced late last night a new mobile RPG title named "New World" for iOS and Android. New World Vol. 1: Maiden of Silver Tears is due out in Japan sometime in 2015 - release date TBD. Check out the full story for the video and more information about the new game! Read full story...

Kyoto Releases Etiquette Guide For English Speaking Foreigners Who Don't Know How To Use Toilets

by Dave on Sep 04 2015 |


Kyoto is a beautiful city and I had the chance to visit for two days a few years back, which ended up being too little time to explore Japan's old capital! There has been a surge in tourism recently and it has prompted Kyoto to release an etiquette guide to correct some behavioral issues breaking Japanese cultural norms some tourists may have no knowledge about. Read full story...

Japan Scraps Alleged Plagriarized Olympic Logo

by Dave on Sep 02 2015 |

It's official - the ugliest Olympic logo in history has been scrapped by Japan. If you're going to plagiarize atleast make it better looking! In place of the logo, which was created by designer Kenjiro Sano, a competition has been created to find the best logo for the 2020 Olympics hosted in Tokyo.


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Ever Wanted To See What IKEA Is Like In Japan? (Video)

by Dave on Aug 31 2015 |


IKEA is in Japan and Swedish Meatballs have even made its way to the country we all love. Check out the video in the full story for a cool walk through of IKEA Japan. If you've been to IKEA in the US the layout looks very similar. Read full story...

Unofficial Fan-made Tokyo 2020 Olympic Logo Just Made the Official Logo Look Terrible

by Dave on Aug 25 2015 |


There has been some slight controversy surrounding the official Tokyo 2020 Olympic logo. Part of the design looks to have been plagiarized. And honestly the logo just really really sucks. However, someone on the Twitter-verse decided to create a better one and it's gained popularity quickly. Read full story...

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