Japan Day 4: Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo (VIDEO)

by Dave on May 01 2017 |


We visit the mega-Tokyo Pokémon Center and try to not buy everything. Check out the video in the full story! Read full story...

Japan Day 2: Harajuku and Cotton Candy (VIDEO)

by Dave on Apr 20 2017 |


Day 2 is up - and we visited Harajuku and had a bit too many candy treats. Check out the video in the full story Read full story...

We'll Be In Japan April 18th-May 1st And You're Coming With Us!

by Dave on Apr 18 2017 |


Surprise! We're actually - as a blog named Japan Yay - going to be in Japan (surprising, eh?) for close to two weeks starting Tuesday, April 18th! Our entire itinerary is posted below - and we're bringing you along via Facebook LIVE! If you haven't liked Japan Yay on Facebook yet and want to catch our live streams from Japan, be sure to do so ASAP! Check the full story for our entire itinerary. Read full story...

Chibi Tamagotchi Released in Japan for Ultimate 90’s Nostalgia

by Amy on Apr 12 2017 |


The classic Tamagotchi tchotchke has once again hit the Japanese market, in chibi (tiny!) form. Japanese toy company Bandai first released the gadget globally in 1997 (following a positive Japan-only release in 1996), selling over 76 million worldwide at the time. Due to its huge success, several knock-off versions by other companies were distributed across the world, but none are as iconic and endearing as Bandai’s innovative egg-shaped digital companion. Read full story...

From Chara-ben to School Lunch Programs: Eating Right in Japan

by Amy on Apr 05 2017 |


Japan is a model for the world in terms of lunches. In general, the food served to children is healthier and mealtime is observed as an educational, communal experience not as a rushed recreational activity. There are generally three ways food is prepared in Japan, through: 1) kyushoku or a school lunch program 2) in a cafeteria setting or 3) brought from home as bento boxes. 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...

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