Takahashi Minami Of AKB 48 Has "Graduation" Concert

by JapanYay Feed on Apr 03 2016 |


Takahashi Minami has been a part of AKB 48 since its creation in 2005 as one of the original members. The group currently has had 184 members over 15 "generations" and has several sister groups all over Japan, including Namba, Hakata, Sakae and most recently Niigata. They are currently one of the best selling groups of all time. Read full story...

Download The Japan Yay Android App, New Writing Staff Wanted (Apply Now)!

by Dave on Mar 29 2016 |


Hey Android people - we've officially launched our App! Check it out in the Google Play store and let us know what you think. We're looking into a similar version for iOS (which should be arriving shortly!) and will keep all the Apple fans updated as well! Read full story...

Japanese Commercial For New Miso Soup Questions The Definition Of "Kawaii" (Video)

by Dave on Mar 28 2016 |


Prepare yourselves for this video. As with the norm - Japanese commercials are ridiculously creative. We all know the definition of Kawaii is "cute" in the western world, but the world's first "Kawaii Miso Soup" tries to redefine that. Read full story...

Cat Day In Japan!

by Sharilyn on Feb 25 2016 |


The amazing Cat Day takes place every year on 2/22 because the number 2 sound like the sounds a cat makes (ni versus nyan). This was the 30th celebration of our lovable friends and featured adorable cat cosplay, cat shaped food, and of course pictures of every cuddly terror that people own. Read full story...

Turtle Turmoil! Trenches Touted To Tortoises Traversing Tracks

by Sharilyn on Dec 09 2015 |


Countless turtles have been squashed by Japanese trains as both were just going about their day. In a solution that will satisfy both the sweet hearted among us and the fiercely practical, trenches are being built to provide safe passage for the turtles underneath the train tracks. Read full story...

Fantasy Sports Gets A Moe Makeover In Japan

by Sharilyn on Nov 18 2015 |


Fantasy football and baseball are all the rage in the west, increasing viewing of teams people otherwise wouldn't care about (I too am guilty of falling for this trap). So Japan has decided to use it in boat racing to get people more interested in the sport. Read full story...

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