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...

Japan Zoo Names Newborn Monkey Charlotte After British Princess, Gets Bashed By Public

by Dave on May 08 2015 |


Do not name your pet monkey Charlotte in Japan. At The Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden in southern Japan, this baby monkeys name is being called an insult to the newly born British Princess, also named Charlotte. Read full story...

Hotel In Shinjuku Tokyo Has Dedicated Crying Rooms

by Dave on May 07 2015 |


Feel like crying? The Mitsui Garden Hotel in Tokyo has rooms dedicated for women to cry. Guys cry too, you know, Japan! ;_; Read full story...

Was A Bow Enough For A Tooth In The Fries?

by JapanYay Feed on May 06 2015 |


For now, it seems that bowing deeply is still a standard form of apology in Japanese culture. Traditionally, a convincing bow has been part of the routine for corporate executives and politicians hoping to regain the public faith. Most recently, Sarah Casanova, head of McDonald’s Japan, had to take center stage to apologize. Read full story...

Taylor Swift's Arrival In Japan Delays Flights

by Dave on May 04 2015 |


Yesterday Taylor Swift arrived in Japan to kick off her 1989 world tour at the Tokyo Dome. What resulted was hundreds of fans swarming Narita Airport, which caused a two-hour delay for flights! Check out the video of the madness in the full story. Read full story...

Fashion Speciality Boutiques in Japan

by JapanYay Feed on May 03 2015 |


Specialty fashion boutiques in Japan are popular with customers. The shops are called serekuto shoppu in Japanese. These shops are independent and only sell fashion items and merchandise that the owner chooses. Merchandise reflects the tastes of the individual owners. Read full story...

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