The Father Of Pac-Man Has Passed Away At Age 91

by Dave on Feb 02 2017 |


Masaya Nakamura, age 91, who founded Namco (now Bandai Namco), has passed away. A Namco engineer named Toru Iwatani was responsible for the design behind the iconic game, which went on sale in 1980, and has been played more than 10 billion times since then. Pac-Man holds the Guiness World Record for most successful coin-operated arcade game. Read full story...

An Idiots Video Guide To Japanese Apartments

by Dave on Jan 31 2017 |


Thinking about moving to Japan or studying abroad soon? Check out this hilarous video on the unique-cultural intracaticies you should probably familiarize yourself with before picking out an apartment in Japan! Read full story...

Japanese Hi-Tech Toilets Get A Makeover With Standardized Symbols

by Amy on Jan 30 2017 |



The first encounter with a hi-tech toilet in Japan is an unforgettable experience for any visitor. Push the wrong button and you may suddenly have a warm jet of hot air shoot up your tush or hear eerily sweet music play to help mask the sound of unmentionables exiting the body. What has historically made it even more difficult is that companies use different button symbols on their products. Until now! Read full story...

The New Nintendo Switch: What You Need To Know

by Sharilyn on Jan 13 2017 |


We've recently learned a lot of things about the upcoming Nintendo Switch. The highlights are that it can be played in several different ways (switch, get it?) so you can play it through your TV like a normal console, or on a table using a kickstand as two separate people use the Joy-Con controllers to play together, or holding the portable screen much like a Gameboy. If that sounds confusing, check out the video: Read full story...

Three Japanese Dudes Try To Dance TO "START DASH" On Lubricated Tarp... And It's A Disaster

by Dave on Jan 05 2017 |


What happens when three Japanese dudes dress up in school girl outfits, lube up a tarp, and try to dance to Love Live's "START DASH" song? Well... check the full story. Read full story...

Star Wars Japan-Style

by Amy on Dec 17 2016 |


Have you seen or plan to soon see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story? The Star Wars franchise is popular not just in America, but around the world. In Japan, one artist whose work is featured in beloved manga like Naruto, One Piece and Vagabond has drawn portraits of Star Wars characters to celebrate the release of the latest flick. Read full story...

No More Reindeer Games: Domino’s Japan Forgoes Pizza Delivery Plan

by Amy on Dec 16 2016 |


In late November, Domino’s Japan announced plans to initiate a caribou-based pizza delivery program just in time for the holiday season to showcase their new GPS phone application designed for customers to monitor delivery times. This proclamation was accompanied by an onslaught of activity on social media, with opponents calling it a form of animal cruelty and supporters quick to show their enthusiasm about the prospect of the lovable creatures bringing piping-hot pizzas to their doorsteps. Read full story...

Japan Is Enticing Senior Citizens With Free Ramen To Stop Driving!

by Japan Yay! Staff on Dec 07 2016 |


What do you do when forcing senior citizens off the road doesn't work? Bribe them with food! Read full story...

'Sailor Moon' Spotlight: 5 Awesome Fun Facts About Creator Naoko Takeuchi

by Japan Yay! Staff on Dec 05 2016 |


As excitement builds for the HD release of 'Sailor Moon R: The Movie' to U.S. theaters in January 2017, we bet you wouldn't guess these fun facts about Naoko Takeuchi, creator of the legendary 'Sailor Moon' manga and TV series. See how much of a fan you are after reading them below! Read full story...

Final FantasyXV The Japanese Release Event

by Sharilyn on Nov 29 2016 |


Today many people are glued to their XBox Ones and PS4s playing Final Fantasy XV, the latest game in the series. 10 years in the making and looking fantastic, sales are sure to be huge worldwide. But in Tokyo's Akihabara district this game launch was epic, with lines similar to last weeks Black Friday here in the U.S. Read full story...

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