US Dollar Still Strong In Japan

by Sharilyn on Feb 24 2016 |


The last year has been a good time for US visitors in Japan. With 110 - 125 yen to $1 you could get a lot of bang for your buck. Right now it's still exchanging pretty well so it might be a good time to plan a trip before it goes down again! Read full story...

Rare Video Of Giant Squid In Japan!

by Dave on Dec 30 2015 |


A rare sighting of a giant squid in Japan was captured inside a marina last week in Japan. The squid measures 12.1 ft in length and was eventually lead back out of the marina into the ocean to re-join other giant-squid bros and gals. Check out the video in the fully story! Read full story...

Man Runs Around Tokyo In Christmas Tree Outfit (Video)

by Dave on Dec 22 2015 |


Japan doesn't officially celebrate Christmas, but decorations and xmas trees are everywhere, so you could be fooled easily walking around Tokyo. Cue in a British dude running around the famous Shibuya crossing dressed in a LED lit Christmas tree outfit... check out the video in the full story! 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...

NSFW: The Christmas Party Scene In Japan Is Serious Business (PIC)

by Dave on Dec 04 2015 |


With a population of less than 1% declaring Christianity as a practicing religion, Japan doesn't officially celebrate Christmas like the mega-event it is in the United States. Japanese think of Christmas as a romantic holiday. Many couples will spend time together and exchange gifts - most likely on Christmas Eve. For those who are single... Read full story...

"Pang" Pong: The 100 Year Old Japanese Game No One Has Heard Of

by Dave on Nov 30 2015 |


This isn't a typo of Ping Pong (I've double checked). If you are aware of the game Pang Pong, which was created inside a Hitachi Factory in Yokohama Japan over 100 years ago please pat yourself on the back right now. The game was born due to Japanese workers playing catch with baseballs and breaking too many windows. Check out the full story for two videos explaining this weird game and its history. Warning: Some bad dub step and rap music awaits you. Read full story...

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