We're Launching An Online Artist Alley! Artists/Sellers Wanted!

by Dave on Oct 07 2016 |


We've been secretly working on something for over a month now and we're very, very close to launching an online store! This isn't just a bland online store though - we are actively partnering with independent artists that you might have stumbled upon at anime conventions in the "Artist Alley" when shopping for anime swag. Read full story...

Strange Japanese Vending Machines Celebrate Cats And Crows

by Japan Yay! Staff on Oct 06 2016 |


Japan is a wonderful country, albeit one with some rather quirky tastes. It recently showed that off again when toy creator Kitan Club, a group who focuses primarily on creating toys in dispensable capsules, released a new line of toys called the "Bosom Buddy Animal Series." This six-part series features a variety of adorable kittens paired with...crows? Read full story...

Japanese Variety Show Actor Loses It After Trying to Pronounce Massachusetts State

by Dave on Sep 28 2016 |


A Japanese actor/commedian named Jimmy Onishi, who is one of the stars in the variety show Gaki no Tsukai in Japan, was having some issues trying to pronounce the state of Massachusetts during a table read of the show. Check out the hilarious video in the full story. And if you want to check out the variety show, there is a dedicated fansubbing team releasing some of the shows skits with English subtitles. Read full story...

Swaying Skyscrapers In Japan During Earthquake!

by Dave on Sep 26 2016 |


This is a scary sight - massive skyscrapers swaying back and forth. But fortunately Japanese skyscrapers have been engineered to withstand earthquakes and can be a bit flexible as designed when an earthquake hits. Check out the video in the full story! Read full story...

Japanese Pop Group "SMAP" To Release Greatest Hits Before Calling It Quits After 25 Years!

by Japan Yay! Staff on Sep 23 2016 |


One of the longest-lasting and most popular pop groups in Japan, SMAP, is going to be releasing a greatest hits album on December 21st. Ten days later, the group is calling it quits. Read full story...

32,000 People In Japan Turned 100 This Year!

by Dave on Sep 21 2016 |


There are now more than 65,000 citizens 100 years old or older living in Japan, according to Business Insider! Japan officially has the largest percentage of 100 year olds in the world. Read full story...

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