Political Candidate Gets Naked For Election

by Sharilyn on Apr 25 2015 |


An independent candidate for a local Japanese office has decided the best way to get votes is to lay it all out there, literally. Read full story...

Why Eat Ramen When You Can Bathe In It? (Video)

by Sharilyn on Apr 24 2015 |


A spa in Japan has decided that eating those delicious noodles just isn't enough, so they are offering a service where you bathe in broth and (thankfully synthetic) ramen noodles. Read full story...

Japan To Expand Free Wireless Network

by Sharilyn on Apr 24 2015 |


Craving even more visitors Japan is planning on expanding their wireless service to even more tourist locations by 2020. Read full story...

Japanese Department Store Hires First Robot Employee (Video)

by Dave on Apr 23 2015 |


Her name is Aiko Chihira. She may look human, but she's a robot. We're still far from Cylon-like human robots, but it's getting closer. Developed by Toshiba, Aiko Chihira's first day at work was on Monday. Read full story...

Japanese Jeweler Makes Golden Darth Vader Mask (Video)

by Dave on Apr 22 2015 |


A very well known Japanese jeweler, Ginza Tanaka, has created a gold plated mask of the infamous Darth Vader from the Star Wars. The mask is not for sale but... Read full story...

Not Even Ash Could Catch All These Pikachus

by Sharilyn on Apr 22 2015 |


A mass migration of pikachus is coming back this year. August 8-16 will be the second time Yokohama is overrun with these adorable pokemon. Read full story...

ANOTHER New Bullet Train Record Breaks 600 kilometers/hr

by Sharilyn on Apr 21 2015 |


The Japanese magnetic levitation bullet train or Shinkansen set a world record in 2003 for the fastest train, and a new speed record was set at 590 kilometers/hr last week, but today another test got to 603 kilometers/hr (375 mph). Read full story...

Death Note Back As Live Action TV Show

by Sharilyn on Apr 21 2015 |


Besides the manga, Death Note has taken us through an anime, live action movies, games, a musical, and finally now a live action TV show. The musical is running now in Tokyo and the TV show will follow soon after in July. Read full story...

Japan’s Population Falls To 15-Year Low (Video)

by Dave on Apr 20 2015 |


Japan has hit a 15-year low in population according to a study done by the Guardian. As of October of last year, the population has decreased by 0.17%, or around 215,000. Read full story...

Japan TV Commercials Roundup #3

by Dave on Apr 19 2015 |


Check out the always interesting commercials that air on TV in Japan. Tommy Lee Jones makes a cameo in a commercial for Suntory Boss coffee, which can be purchased in the many many vending machines across Japan. View video in full story! Read full story...

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