Japan Day 1: Jetlag, Skytree, And A Panda. (VIDEO)

by Dave on Apr 19 2017 |


We're posting some quick edits of our journey (almost) every day. Check out the video in the full story to see a glimpse of our visit to Skytree and Ueno Zoo to see the Pandas! Read full story...

We'll Be In Japan April 18th-May 1st And You're Coming With Us!

by Dave on Apr 18 2017 |


Surprise! We're actually - as a blog named Japan Yay - going to be in Japan (surprising, eh?) for close to two weeks starting Tuesday, April 18th! Our entire itinerary is posted below - and we're bringing you along via Facebook LIVE! If you haven't liked Japan Yay on Facebook yet and want to catch our live streams from Japan, be sure to do so ASAP! Check the full story for our entire itinerary. Read full story...

Chibi Tamagotchi Released in Japan for Ultimate 90’s Nostalgia

by Amy on Apr 12 2017 |


The classic Tamagotchi tchotchke has once again hit the Japanese market, in chibi (tiny!) form. Japanese toy company Bandai first released the gadget globally in 1997 (following a positive Japan-only release in 1996), selling over 76 million worldwide at the time. Due to its huge success, several knock-off versions by other companies were distributed across the world, but none are as iconic and endearing as Bandai’s innovative egg-shaped digital companion. Read full story...

"Your Name" Scores Over $1.6 Million At The Weekend Box Office, Met With Critical Acclaim!

by Dave on Apr 09 2017 |


The much anticipated release of Your Name in a select few theaters across the United States was met with some decent returns at the box office and highly rated reviews. Read full story...

From Chara-ben to School Lunch Programs: Eating Right in Japan

by Amy on Apr 05 2017 |


Japan is a model for the world in terms of lunches. In general, the food served to children is healthier and mealtime is observed as an educational, communal experience not as a rushed recreational activity. There are generally three ways food is prepared in Japan, through: 1) kyushoku or a school lunch program 2) in a cafeteria setting or 3) brought from home as bento boxes. Read full story...

How Ghost In The Shell Tries To Mitigate Its Whitewashing (SPOILERS)

by Sharilyn on Apr 02 2017 |


If you haven't seen the movie yet, go see it! It's cyberpunk/science fiction fun for anime fans and newcomers alike. You've been warned, SPOILERS AHEAD. Read full story...

BREAKING: DRAGON BALL SUPER CANCELLED DUE TO LOW RATINGS

by Dave on Apr 01 2017 |


After an 85-episode run, it was suddenly announced that Dragon Ball Super has been cancelled effective immediately. Read full story...

"Ghost in the Shell" And "Your Name" Mark Two Weeks Of Bliss For Anime Fans At Theaters

by Dave on Mar 31 2017 |


The hollywood blockbuster Ghost in the Shell (out now) movie starring Scarlett Johansson and the critically acclaimed Your Name will be in theaters together starting next week. If you're a fan of anime and love going to the theaters, you're on cloud nine right now. Read full story...

Ghost In The Shell Movie Hits Theaters Friday... And We're Waiting For Critic Reviews (Good or Bad)

by Dave on Mar 28 2017 |


The highly anticipated hollywood adapdation of Ghost in the Shell premiers in just a few short days in the United States. And I'm anxiously waiting for the critic reviews embargo to expire. I'm a movie snob. No wait... I'm an IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings snob, so minus some credit-ability points for me! Read full story...

Death Note Live Action Teaser Trailer Is Out!

by Dave on Mar 22 2017 |


If you didn't know Death Note was being made into a live action series funded by Netflix, this may be very shocking to you. Netflix released the official teaser trailer today, so check it out in the full story! The series premiers August 25th in the United States & Canada. Read full story...

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