'Your Name' Tickets Now Available For Limited U.S. Theater Run!

by Dave on Mar 20 2017 |


Japan's biggest box office hit of 2016 is coming to the United States with a limited theater run starting April 7th, and tickets are now on sale! Your Name tells the story of two high schoolers who suddenly switch bodies overnight. Check out the full story for more info and to watch the English dub trailer! Read full story...

Japan's Foreigner Population At All Time High

by Dave on Mar 18 2017 |


A total of 2.3 million foreigners are now living in Japan, making it an all-time record. The Japanese government touted a 6.7% rise year over year. Read full story...

Reasons Aside from Beauty to Visit Japan during Cherry Blossom Season

by Amy on Mar 16 2017 |


If you’re planning a trip to Japan in the spring, it is advised to see the country when the sakura (cherry blossoms) are in full bloom. For many, the thought of Japan conjures up images featuring romantic landscapes speckled with those iconic fluffy pink flowers. But there are more reasons aside from the beauty that make cherry blossom season the perfect time to cross Japan off your bucket list. Read full story...

Top 5 Anime Power Couples Of All Time

by Japan Yay! Staff on Mar 15 2017 |


When you think of couples, you might think of some syrupy-sweet shojo manga where the main male and female characters fall in love with each other over the course of the series.  However, the great thing about anime is that there are many different types of couples.  Yes, there are romantic couples, but you also have battle partners, business partners, and even just good friends -or rivals turned friends- who are now allied for a common cause.  Keeping that in mind, here is a peek at some of anime's best 'power' couples.

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Cherry Blossom Season Is Here! And So Are All The Delicious Sakura Themed Drinks And Food!

by Dave on Mar 13 2017 |


Plum trees are about to bloom all across Japan within the next month and a half! It's a beautiful sight many people visit Japan just to witness first hand! The beginning of the Sakura season highlights that spring is just aroudn the corner in Japan. It also brings about a TON of cherry blossom themed food and drinks.

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International Women's Day: Which Female Character Inspires You?

by Sharilyn on Mar 08 2017 |


On International Women's Day we thought it would be nice to talk about some of the Japanese entertainment characters that have inspired us to be better women, better men, or to one day get a transformation pen filled with moon prism power. So tell us which anime, manga, or video game lady inspires you the most! Read full story...

Nyango Star, Japan's Mascot for the Tohoku Region, Rocks Away On Some Drums!

by Dave on Mar 07 2017 |


Basically everything, including regions in Japan, has a mascot in this wonderful country. It's cute and it makes you pay attention. See some of our previous articles on all these mascots! But for this particular one, check out Nyago star rock out to some drums! Read full story...

Self Check Out Machine In Japan Bags Your Groceries Automatically!

by Dave on Mar 06 2017 |


Label this under super-unnecessary. Self checkouts can save a lot of time, especially when you're only picking up a few items. But do you really need a self checkout to bag the groceries too? Check out the video in the full story! Read full story...

In a Technological Age, Simplicity Reigns in Japan

by Amy on Mar 05 2017 |


Japan is one of the most innovative and technologically advanced countries in the world. For some Japanese, simplicity continues to be highly valued. For instance, stationery stores in Japan are thriving because writing letters by hand is still a common practice as is the art of calligraphy. Another example can be found in music, an industry in which Japan is the second largest consumer. In Japan, CD and vinyl sales are double the amount of any other country as digital sales dominate the market elsewhere. Read full story...

What Reviewers Say About the Nintendo Switch Released Worldwide on March 3, 2017

by Amy on Mar 03 2017 |


Nintendo Co. Ltd released their seventh game console, the Nintendo Switch, on Friday, March 3 across the world. While most gamers are eager to get their hands on the shiny new system, others are less enthusiastic. Based on the opinions of professional game reviewers who have been using the product for the past few weeks, these are the main positives and negatives they found with the Nintendo Switch: Positives: Read full story...

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