More and More ATMs In Japan Are Accepting Foreign Bank Cards

by Sharilyn on May 27 2015 |


Great news for everyone traveling to Japan! Many more ATMs are starting to accept tourist's bank cards so they can get cash super conveniently. Read full story...

You Can Actually Catch Your Own Fish In This Restaurant

by Sharilyn on May 26 2015 |


Why just pick out your own lobster by pointing at it when you can take a shrimp baited pole and catch your own soon to be devoured fish? Read full story...

Watch Japanese Crew Clean Shinkansen Bullet Train In 7 Minutes!

by Dave on May 26 2015 |


If you haven't been to Japan you might have heard about how clean everything is - I mean everything. That includes mass transit too. Some of you reading this article are use to the smells of BO and pee as we walk in to a train or bus. Since Japan is such a compact and populated country, it is instilled in the culture to keep things clean and tidy. Check out the video in the full story to see how a Shinkansen bullet train gets fully cleaned in between stops. Read full story...

Anime Central 2015 Cosplay Pics!

by Dave on May 24 2015 |


Last week Japan Yay visited Anime Central. While nothing quite news worthy made it out of the con, we do have a bunch of pics to share! Entire album is in the full story! Read full story...

Pic Of The Day: Krispy Kreme Of Japan Dominates All

by Dave on May 21 2015 |


Krispy Kreme done Japan style with Premium Kreme series... delicious! Read full story...

Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions Concert Tour Kicks Off May 29th!

by Dave on May 19 2015 |


Have you ever wanted to hear the music from Pokémon games played by a full-blown orchestra? The Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions Concert Tour has you covered! The year-long tour kicks off May 29th in Raleigh, NC... Read full story...

.hack//ROOTS Complete Series Re-Release Out Tomorrow!

by Dave on May 18 2015 |


Hey .hack fans, FUNimation is re-releasing .hack//ROOTS tomorrow! If you haven't heard by now, .hack//SIGN and //Legend of the Twilight were also recently re-released. Read full story...

Japan Yay Is Live Blogging/Streaming At Anime Central This Weekend!

by Dave on May 13 2015 |


The Anime Central convention starts this Friday just outside of Chicago and Japan Yay will be live blogging cosplay picture and any breaking anime news/licensing agreements. Last year the Sailor Moon re-releases were announced, so stay tuned and here's to hoping for some more exciting news! We'll also be selectively streaming via Meerkat on Twitter when/if bandwidth is available, so be sure to follow us!

Click full story to view the live blog starting Friday evening, May 15th! If you are going to the convention and spot two people wearing Japan Yay shirts, please say hello! Read full story...

John Oliver Talks Japanese Mascots On Last Week Tonight, And Makes Some For US

by Sharilyn on May 11 2015 |


Check out the video below for the full clip of John Oliver's love of Japanese mascots, and his creation of 11 mascots for agencies in the US government. Read full story...

May 9th Is Goku Day In Japan!

by Dave on May 09 2015 |


The Dragon Ball Z manga is officially 30 years old! To celebrate this milestone, the Japan Anniversary Association (yeah, that's a thing) has declared May 9th Goku Day. Read full story...

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