Is The Pokémon Go Craze Over?

by Japan Yay! Staff on Aug 29 2016 |


Pokémon Go had 50 million players in the United States at the peak of it's popularity. Over the last few weeks, however, the behemoth game has lost 15 million players, even as the game play continues to expand. It has left many wondering if the phenomenon is over.

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New Zelda Artwork and Manga Publications Celebrate the Series' 30th Anniversary

by Japan Yay! Staff on Aug 26 2016 |


Following the wake of remarkable success from Nintendo's Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the gaming giant has again partnered with Dark Horse and Viz Media to publish two official Zelda artwork and Manga books this winter. These rare glimpses of The Legend of Zelda universe coincide with the series' 30th anniversary this year - a delight that fans will surely not want to miss out.

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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...

FREE JAPANESE CANDY & TOYS GIVEAWAY! 5 Reasons Why Skoshbox Is Your Japanese Candy Gateway

by Dave on Aug 12 2016 |


We're giving away the largest Skoshbox subscription box, the JAPAN BOX (pictured above), courtesy of Skoshbox! Hurry and sign up, the giveaway ends on August 19th, 11:59PM CST.

There is a reason that Japanese candy is famous all around the world. It’s absolutely delicious! From pocky to green tea kitkats it’s full of flavors and textures you won’t find anywhere else. Not so long ago the only way you could get your hands on these unique treats was to buy a ticket and fly out to get them for yourself. But now you can have them delivered straight to your door. Here’s 5 reasons why Skoshbox is the candy subscription service you need. Read full story...

Dragon Quest X Heading To Nintendo NX!

by Japan Yay! Staff on Aug 12 2016 |


Originally released back in 2012, Dragon Quest X has been ported to a half dozen systems over the last four years, including all Nintendo consoles, Windows and Android. It is an MMO that has received three separate versions. Read full story...

Why Japan's Arcades Are Still Thriving

by Japan Yay! Staff on Aug 08 2016 |


Where arcades in the United States have come and gone, in Japan they are still going quite strong! Arcades are a fairly multi-faceted industry for Japan, ranging from video game arcades to gambling establishments (such as Pachinko machines). Read full story...

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