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...

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...

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