BABY METAL U.S. Tour Coming To End In Chicago & Ohio, MoaMetal Turns 17

by Dave on Jul 17 2016 |

Fans around the world celebrated the birthday of Moa Mikuchi also known as MoaMetal, who turned 17 on July 4th. Read full story...

Using Manga to Build Japanese Vocabulary (And Improve Speaking Too!)

by Amy on Jul 15 2016 |

Have you ever read manga?

What about reading manga in Japanese? Read full story...

Japan’s New Music Genre of Kawaii Metal with BABYMETAL, Ladybaby and Death Rabbits

by Amy on Jul 09 2016 |

Over the course of the past two and a half years, word has spread like wildfire about a new music genre known as kawaii metal after the release of BABYMETAL’s first self-titled album. The now famous “Gimme Chocolate!!” song and accompanying video showcase the charming but gothic-clad girls performing alongside hardcore metal music. Read full story...

Interactive Map of Japan Transports You to Famous and Off-the-Beaten-Path Locations

by Amy on Jun 22 2016 |

With so many diverse and scenic locations in Japan, it is impossible to visit everywhere. A new interactive and charmingly designed map allows users to click icons while hovering over them to be transported to certain Japanese cities or towns with a 360 degree view of the area. Popular locations include Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima. You can even catch a glimpse of some snow monkeys at Yudanaka, stand in the middle of the great Matsushima Bay in Miyagi or be at the top of Mount Aso in Kagoshima! Read full story...

Sashihara Rino Dominates The 45th Single Sousenkyo

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jun 20 2016 |

This past Saturday was the 8th annual Senbatsu Sousenkyo for AKB 48's 45th single, which took place in Niigata, home of the latest sister group NGT 48. Although Watanabe Mayu had a few thousand vote lead in the day 1 preliminary count, the final outcome was not even a contest. Read full story...

Lion At Japan Zoo Tries To Paw Boy Through Glass

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jun 18 2016 |

With the horrible story of Harambe the gorilla making the news, all over the United States, it is nice to have an animal/child story that doesn't end in tragedy. Check out the video in the full story Read full story...

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