Japanese Live-Streaming App Has 10x The Users Of U.S. Apps

by Sharilyn on Apr 15 2015 |


TwitCasting has over 10 million users since its debut in 2010, which far outpaces the similar U.S. apps Meerkat and Periscope, and they're pushing hard to get the U.S. market. Read full story...

Japanese Beer With Supposed Beauty Benefits

by Sharilyn on Apr 14 2015 |


There is a belief in Japan that collagen can help your skin look and stay beautiful. Read full story...

Bandai Namco Countdown Clock Reveals Project X Zone 2

by Dave on Apr 14 2015 |


The countdown clock has expired and Project X Zone 2 was revealed! If you're unfamiliar with the game series, it is a strategy RPG mashed together by characters from Bandai Namco, Capcom, and Sega universes. Read full story...

San Francisco JPOP Festival Announces Music Guests Eir Aoi and Gacharic Spin

by Dave on Apr 13 2015 |


Festival and convention season is about to begin in a few short months! JPOP Festival, San Francisco's largest Japanese pop culture celebration, begins on August 7th, 2015 through August 9th. More details and tickets are available at www.J-POP.com. Read full story for more info on the music guests. Read full story...

Jamaica Has Usain Bolt But Japan Has "Golden Bolt"

by Sharilyn on Apr 12 2015 |


Many people take up running and swimming, but most people don't continue it into their next century of living. Hidekichi Miyazaki was in his "golden age" of life when he set the world record for the 100 meter dash, for ages 100-104, at just 29.83 seconds. Read full story...

Cute Japanese Mascots Must Choose Between Extinction Or Epic Combination

by Sharilyn on Apr 11 2015 |


Basically everything in Japan has a cute mascot, from police stations (see our previous post: Pipo-kun ) to local governments to all manner of companies. But apparently these cute animal costumes cost quite a bit. Last year the Finance Ministry ordered a cut in the amount of these amazing mascots claiming they used up too much taxpayer money. Read full story...

Festival Of The Steel Phallus, Obviously NSFW

by Sharilyn on Apr 10 2015 |


Read full story for NSFW images. Every spring Kanamara Matsuri or Festival of the Steel Phallus takes place in Kawasaki. The Shinto celebration highlight is when they literally carry a giant phallus through the streets to the shrine. Read full story...

Bandai Namco Launches Countdown Site To New Project

by Dave on Apr 09 2015 |


On April 13th JST, Bandai Namco will unveil a new game project on Famitsu's website. The image above shows a city in the background slowly being chained up as the timer gets closer to zero. What do you think Bandai Namco's next project will be? Read full story...

Watch WORLD ORDER Throw Cooly Choreographed First Pitch

by Sharilyn on Apr 09 2015 |


Watch the popular Japanese band WORLD ORDER throw out the first pitch in a way all their own. Read full story...

U.S. Thinks The Japanese Are Awesome, They Think Americans.... Not So Much

by Sharilyn on Apr 08 2015 |


A recent poll suggests that many Japanese don't think Americans are hardworking or honest, while they do think we're selfish. But Americans think the complete opposite about them. Read full story...

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