‘Hafu’ and Proud: Japanese-Indian Elephant Trainer Crowned Miss Japan World

by Amy on Sep 09 2016 |

On September 5, the Japanese-Indian elephant trainer and freelance translator Priyanka Yoshikawa was crowned Miss Japan World after biracial Ariana Miyamoto became Miss Universe Japan last year. Critics say the women are not “Japanese” enough, while supporters are glad to see Japan embrace a more tolerant attitude toward mixed-race residents. The mere participation of these women marked a major turning point in Japanese history while the selection of these women as champions was revolutionary! Read full story...

Crunchyroll And FUNimation Team Up To Enhance Anime Streaming Catalogs!

by Dave on Sep 08 2016 |

Crunchyroll and Funimation have teamed up to make anime viewing on the interwebs a bit easier. While Crunchyroll has focused on quick-simulcast streaming anime with subtitles, Funimation's niche has always been dubs and physical releases (and re-re-re releases of DBZ). So it does make sense these two would partner up. Read full story...

Otaku Anime Inspired Fashion Trending In Japan

by Japan Yay! Staff on Sep 08 2016 |

Otaku is a nerdy person that is obsessed with anime or Manga. Otaku is also what stereotypical nerdy anime characters are called. In Japan being as cute or fantastically dramatic appearing as possible is the more typical style on the fashionable streets in Japan. That's why the fact that Otaku fashion ensembles is becoming a trendy style among teen girls in Japan is a little peculiar and also interesting.

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"Super Mario Run" Heading To iOS Devices This Holiday (Video)!

by Dave on Sep 07 2016 |

At the Apple event in San Francisco earlier today, Shigeru Miyamoto, Mario's creator, surprisingly showed off the very first Super Mario game for iOS devices. "Mario Run" will be available during the upcoming holiday season. Read full story...

MOS Burger Inspired And Anime-Themed "Gabutto Burger" Opens On 9/6 In Chicago Land Area

by Dave on Sep 04 2016 |

Masaru and Misha aren't your ordinary burger joint owners. Masaru, who was raised in Japan, had fond memories visiting the famous burger chain MOS Burger as a kid. Founded in 1972, MOS Burger is the second fast-food restaurant in Japan, after McDonald's. When Masaru headed to the States, already a seasoned foodie, he decided he wanted to do something similar to MOS. Read full story...

Japanese Fisherman With A Black-Belt In Karate Fights Off Black Bear! (Video)

by Amy on Sep 03 2016 |

On Thursday, a 63-year-old man with a black-belt in karate fought off a bear that attacked him while he was fishing in the Jizo River in Maebashi, Guma Prefecture. The man’s eyes met those of a 6’2 Asian black bear with big teddy-bear like ears and a massive head. Then, it suddenly leapt and knocked him to the ground. It scratched and bit him while he was down, but according to the man, he was able to trick the bear for a moment and punched it repeatedly in the eyes. The bear ran away from the pain soon after. Read full story...

Top 3 Traditional Japanese Desserts You Should Try Making

by Japan Yay! Staff on Sep 01 2016 |

Japan is known for its healthy nutritional habits; however, that doesn't mean desserts and sweets are excluded from the traditional Japanese diet. The recipes for Japan's celebrated cuisine leans towards a less-sweet taste than most American palettes are accustomed. Fans of Japanese culture devour these traditional Japanese desserts with the same fervor  as binge watching an anime series. Check out these recommended desserts that capture the best of traditional Japanese sweets.

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Get Inspired By These Hello Kitty Nail Arts Designs On Pinterest!

by Japan Yay! Staff on Aug 31 2016 |

Hello Kitty debuted in 1974 and her fandom continues to dominate the world of anime. Beginning with a coin purse in 1975, products featuring the  anthropomorphic white Japanese Bobtail character have become treasured collectibles. Beyond comics, stickers, dolls, and luxury products, including a jewelry collection designed by Kimora Lee Simmons, demand for Hello Kitty products includes wearables and nail design. Check out these top three Hello Kitty nail art designs to showcase your love for anime's favorite feline on your fingertips.

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Japanese Club In Fukuoka Only Admits One Male A Night For $5000 - Females Free!

by Dave on Aug 30 2016 |

Guys - if you have $5K to spare and heading to Japan shortly, this is the club you might want to hit up. Read full story...

Is The Pokémon Go Craze Over?

by Japan Yay! Staff on Aug 29 2016 |

Pokémon Go had 50 million players in the United States at the peak of it's popularity. Over the last few weeks, however, the behemoth game has lost 15 million players, even as the game play continues to expand. It has left many wondering if the phenomenon is over.

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