SCANDAL To Release Best Of Album

by Japan Yay! Staff on Aug 24 2016 |

2016 is the 10th anniversary of the rock group Scandal, and to celebrate it they have decided to release their "best-of" album sometime in 2017. Read full story...

McDonald's Of Japan Releases Anime Short Part-Time Job Ad (Subtitled)

by Dave on Aug 23 2016 |

I bet you weren't expecting to watch a one-minute anime based solely around McDonald's today, eh? The video released on McDonald's of Japan's YouTube account is a promotion for part-time jobs at McDonald's targeting young adults looking for some spare cash to carry around. Check out the video in the full story. Read full story...

Full Video Of Japan's Tokyo 2020 Olympics Preview W/ Prime Minister As Super Mario!

by Dave on Aug 22 2016 |

As a follow up to our last article, here's the full video of Japan's Tokyo 2020 Olympics preview, including the Super Mario surprise at the end! The video showcases many of Japan's anime and pop-culture icons: Hello Kitty, Doraemo, Pac-Man, and of course Super Mario!

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Olympics End With Japan's Prime Minister As Super Mario

by Sharilyn on Aug 21 2016 |

If you weren't watching the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Rio Olympics, I can see how you'd be skeptical. But this seriously happened. The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, appeared out of a giant warp pipe complete with a Mario hat he waved at the crowd. Read full story...

Japan's Government Supported Matchmaking

by Morgana on Aug 19 2016 |

For the last few years, the Japanese government has been devising plans to create measures in order to fight the nation’s low birthrate. Such measures include promoting matchmaking and setting numerical targets for increasing men’s child care participation, as well as enhanced support for families with three or more children. Read full story...

THE RAMEN CHART: Japan's Top 25 Ramen Bowls

by Sharilyn on Aug 18 2016 |

A ramen sensation has been sweeping across the US, with more and more restaurants opening up to serve this delicious Japanese meal. Some are good, some are meh, but we have the time to try the ones nearby and figure it out. When we visit Japan however, there's so much ramen we wouldn't even know where to start! Fortunately Fanny Chu is a "noodle freak" who has created THE RAMEN CHART to show the 25 best ramen bowls in Japan. She spent 6 months going to Japan to taste all of this delicious ramen and has sampled over 100 different bowls. Needless to say, I'm super jealous. Read full story...

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