Putting an idea into practice sometimes takes a little audacity. That’s something that three Japanese students with a passion for melon pan know all about. The trio dreamed up the idea of being able to smell the sweet aromas of this bakery specialty all day long. However, they needed the help of an experimental laboratory, […]
If you’re a sucker for inexpensive souvenirs, grocery and novelty items from Japan, then head on to Don Quijote Online Store because they now ship directly to the Philippines! Don Quijote–affectionately called Donki by both locals and tourists–is Japan’s largest discount chain store which carries a wide variety of products, from instant ramen, kitchen gadgets, […]
Unable to find a job he could be satisfied with, one Japanese man has managed to make a career out of renting himself to do nothing.
Legendary Japanese anime voice actor Tomita Kosei, who originally voiced Doraemon in 1973, died of a stroke on September 27 as reported by his agency. Tomita Kosei was 84. His career, which started in 1963, includes high profile anime titles such as Lupin The Third, Detective Conan, Cowboy Bebop, and Astro Boy. He has also […]
On July 28, fans of the Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK were given the update they’d least want to read about: a member of the band had caught the new coronavirus disease or COVID-19. In an official statement posted by the band’s management, Amuse Inc., it was announced that Toru Yamashita, ONE OK ROCK’s […]
Pokémon (Pocket Monsters) is a multi-billion media franchise that features fictional ‘pocket monsters’ like Pikachu, Charizard, Bulbasaur, and other characters with wildly weird-but-cute names. In the Pokemon world, these pocket monsters are caught and kept by trainers in order to win battles and collect badges. As it is a money-making franchise, Pokemon even has official […]
For more than 15 years, the 39-year-old has photographed about thousands of lone gloves on the streets of the Japanese capital and beyond.
Do you want to have your (beef)cake and eat it too? A new food delivery service in Nagoya, Japan is gaining popularity because of its unique delivery guys—half-naked buff men giving you your order of sushi right at your doorstep. Delivery Macho is the brainchild of Masanori Sugiura, the president of Aichi Prefecture-based catering company […]
Baikal seals, also called Nerpa, are known for their yellowish-gray color and their ability among their species to give birth to twins. They can be found in freshwater, mostly in the isolated Lake Baikal in Russia, where they get their name. There are also populations of Baikal seals in East Asia. A female Baikal seal […]