Massive JPOP concert "JAPAN NIGHT" next week

by Dave on May 23 2014 |


Japan's old Olympic stadium Kukuritsu Kyogijo, which translates to "National Stadium" in English, is going out with style before its planned demolition. On May 28th and 29th in Shinjuku-ku Tokyo the National Stadium will host JAPAN NIGHT, a two day star studded JPOP extravaganza... Read full story...

Throwback Thursday: Gunbuster!

by Nicole on May 22 2014 |


Nicole here again, this time bringing you a new feature here at Japan Yay. From today forward, every Thursday, I will be bringing you an overview of a classic anime and introducing its history, plot, characters, and importance to the genre as a whole. Read full story...

Amazing view from Tokyo Skytree

by Dave on May 21 2014 |


If you're heading to Tokyo in the near future don't skip visiting the Tokyo Skytree, which opened up to the public back in May of 2012. It's pricey to make your way to the top, but worth it based on the image above. Click read full story to view the picture in hi-res. Read full story...

Hatsune Miku and Pharrel Williams team up for music video remix

by Dave on May 21 2014 |


Hatsune Miku has already teamed up with Lady Gaga. Why not Pharrel Williams? Read full story...

Epic Rap Battles of History: Goku vs Superman

by Dave on May 21 2014 |


If you haven't heard of Epic Rap Battles of History you're welcome, because you're about to lose a few hours watching the entire YouTube series! By the way... this is Japan-related content because Goku is in it right? Read full story...

McDonalds launching 14 new menu items for World Cup in Japan

by Dave on May 20 2014 |


McDonald's is launching 14 unique menu items in Japan to promote the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The limited time deliciousness is representative of eight nations... Read full story...

AYANE and DAICHI performing at Chicago land Japan Festival

by Dave on May 19 2014 |


Any Chicago land peeps out there? The largest Midwest Japanese Festival, Japan Festival, will take place Saturday 10:00AM-6:00PM June 7th and Sunday June 8th 10:00AM-5:00PM just outside of Chicago... Read full story...

Anime Central: Viz licenses original Sailor Moon anime

by Dave on May 16 2014 |


The biggest news to come out of Anime Central today is Viz media licensing the insanely popular original Sailor Moon anime series! This is probably the most cos-played anime ever in my opinion... and I totally lost track of the number of decked out costumes during the first day of Anime Central. Announced at a panel Friday night... Read full story...

Japan Yay @ Anime Central this weekend!

by Dave on May 15 2014 |


I'll be attending Anime Central this weekend - the largest anime and manga convention within the Chicago land area! Look forward to some news articles about the con and other interesting things I may venture upon. If you are attending ACen this year... Read full story...

"Tales of Zestiria" Cast Update: Daisuke Ono

by Morgana on May 15 2014 |


Bandai Namco's new PS3 title, Tales of Zestiria has a new big time voice actor joining the cast. Daisuke Ono, whose voice you might recognize from anime like Kuroshitsuji and Durarara!! will be playing Dezel, seen in the scan below. Read full story...

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