Taco Bell heading overseas - prepare your butts, Japan!

by Dave on Jan 19 2015 |

Taco Bell is making a big push to expand internationally and Japan is on the list! Other notable American-based fast food chains in Japan include McDonalds and KFC, which have found some success. But nothing can prepare Japan for low-grade Mexican food disguised in delicous Doritos taco shells. Nothing... well maybe the recently-concluded Toilet and waste exhibition at Mirakan museum. Read full story...

Anime Central: Gabutto Burger closing its doors inside of Mitsuwa

by Dave on Jan 09 2015 |

Anime Central con attendees who make the pilgrimage to Mitsuwa Marketplace, about an 11 mile journey from the Hyatt, I have some sad news to report: Gabutto Burger (Gabu is the slang sound for eating in Japanese... AKA NOM NOM NOM ) is closing its doors. Click read full story for more info on the restaurants closing Read full story...

.hack//SIGN re-release set for February 24th, pre-order today!

by Dave on Dec 30 2014 |

Thank Aura! The complete series of .hack//SIGN is just a few short months away from being re-released! FUNimation currently has //SIGN on pre-order for $29.99, $10 off the sale price. The bonus episode entitled Intermezzo, which is set 2 years before .hack//SIGN and starring Mimiru, will be included with the DVD set.

The next .hack re-release will be .hack//Legend of the Twilight, hitting streets on April 7th, 2015. Check out the rest of the .hack re-release schedule. Read full story...

Autumn leaves in Kyoto

by Dave on Dec 04 2014 |

Kyoto looking really pretty in the fall! Enjoy the pic! Read full story...

Marijuana in Japan

by Dave on Dec 03 2014 |

While the U.S. is increasingly becoming progressive about Marijuana use, especially for medicinal reasons, Japan is still strongly against cannabis. This Vice documentary shows the struggles of one legislation group battling culturally-outdated laws in Japan. Click read full story to watch the video! Read full story...

Movie teaser in Japan full of bouncy boobs and weirdnesss

by Dave on Nov 18 2014 |

I don't want to spoil it all, but this is supposedly a movie teaser. The YouTube descriptions exclaims: "Is it bliss or a tragedy? A secret game with sexy Japanese idols." It starts out innocently enough - in Japan terms, with girls in bikini's and then BAM close-ups of their breasts. Check out the video in the full story! Read full story...

Japan's new Shinkansen maglev train hits 311 MPH (video)!

by Dave on Nov 18 2014 |

Japan is well know for its super fast trains. Current bullet trains in Japan can reach upwards to 200MPH, but the new experimental maglev trains, which float above the train via powerful magnets, can peak at 311MPH! The Central Japan Railway Company ran public tests between Uenohara and Fuefuki recently - a 26 mile commute. Check out the video of the new powerful Shinkansen in the full story! Read full story...

Japan ousts Scotland to win worlds best Whiskey title

by Dave on Nov 05 2014 |

For relaxing times make it Suntory time. The Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky Sherry Cask 2013, which is produced by Japan beverage mega-corp Suntory, has been awarded the highest score for "World Whiskey of the Year." Cheers Japan, whiskey on the rocks. A true man's drink - verified by Bill Murray. Read full story...

Massive Japan Halloween street party in Shibuya!

by Dave on Nov 01 2014 |

From Tokyo Fashion:

"Halloween has exploded in popularity in Japan in the last few years, and this year's Shibuya Halloween street party was the biggest and most insane that we've ever seen. The entire areas around Shibuya Station, the Shibuya Scramble, and Shibuya Center Street were packed with people in costumes from afternoon until well after midnight. !"

Check out the video of a massive Halloween costume street party in the full story. Read full story...

Halloween in Japan!

by Dave on Oct 31 2014 |

Happy Halloween! While the holiday isn't as quite as an event as it is in the United States, it is becoming more popular, especially with adults in Japan (AKA another excuse to party, go to clubs, and cosplay!). Check out some sweet Halloween costumes on the streets of Shibuya, Tokyo. Video in the fully story! Read full story...

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