In a recent episode of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” the British comedian dove into the weird and excessive world of Japan’s yuru-kyara. During his on-air explanation of the nation’s many mascots, Oliver highlighted Funassyi, the giant yellow pear who is the unofficial mascot of Funabashi in Chiba, and included one of his more […]
Girls are encouraged to buy their favorite “Ripe Boyfriend Growing Set” and watch their dream man grow right before their eyes.
In February, bidet-type commodes equipped with built-in washers and pre-warmed seats made news after Japan’s media reported that they were enjoying heady demand by Chinese tourists visiting Japan during the lunar new year holiday. The reaction to this in Beijing’s state-run media was largely negative. The Global Times, a tabloid affiliated with the Communist Party […]
A new R2-D2 toy will beep and boop if you accidentally leave the refrigerator door open.
After getting beat by Ultraman, the bad guys need a vacation. Channel Fuji TV One is letting the monsters loose in a new travel program called “Ultra Monster Walk.” It will resemble other Japanese travel shows on which hosts visit a featured city’s landmarks, sample local cuisine and soak up the area’s flavor — but […]
Pop art in your pocket — it sharpens it you up.
Burger King will launch its “Flamed Grilled” fragrance that allows fast-food lovers to smell just like their beloved burgers.
Is the couple that watches sports together the couple that going to stay together? Matchmakers place their bets.
Uniqlo’s UT curators go deep into Japanese traditions for its latest collaboration.
Line is expanding its smartphone messaging platform by letting users book cabs in Tokyo via its app.