Top 4 Japanese Sweet Summer Desserts For 2017 You Need To Try!

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jun 17 2017 |


Summer is here in Japan and the United States. Checkout our top 4 must-try summer treats straight from Japan! Read full story...

Studio Ghibli ‘Totoro’ Theme Park Slated to Open in Japan in 2020

by Amy on Jun 06 2017 |


Studio Ghibli, the Japanese company behind the creation of such beloved animated flicks as My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and Ponyo, has announced plans for a theme park to open in 2020. The 200-hectare site will be constructed in Nagoya city, Aichi prefecture, according to Governor Hideaki Omura at a press conference on June 1. There will be no amusement park rides, but the attraction will be set “in the world of Totoro” said co-founder of Studio Ghibli and producer Toshio Suzuki. Read full story...

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...

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