Facial Fitness Lifts Off in Japan

Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered if your face was out of shape? Well, if bodily fitness is your thing, you are in luck. A new gadget called PAO Facial Fitness -- which resembles eit…

New Shinkansen Trains Feature Foot Spa

Celebrating the 50th year of the Japanese Shinkansen bullet train system, the East Japan Railway Company is set to incorporate foot baths inside new bullet trains travelling from Shinjo to Fukushima. …

Japanese Girl Falls 16 Meters from Apartment

It’s probably good advice when people tell you not to let your children out of your sight. In a split second, something can happen, even while inside the safest place you thought possible -- home. …

Japanese Students Confuse Human Skull for Soccer Ball

On the afternoon of July 2, a group of junior high school students walking by a river in Toda City, Japan spotted something round floating in the river. Thinking it was a soccer ball, they fetched …

Tokyo Summerland Waterslide Provides a Toilet-Flushing Experience

A new attraction in Tokyo, Japan has opened up for water lovers! Named the “Dekasla” (meaning "big slide"), the toilet-like slide in Tokyo Summerland has a starting point of 19 meters above the…

Giant Salamander Found in Kyoto, Japan

The world is very diverse when it comes to a lot of things: plants, animals, and even people. Animals, for example, can have many species for a specific kind. There are unnamed ones, but there are als…

A Japanese Shrine That Cures Hemorrhoids

Japan is well known for its wide variety of shrines. And each shrine serves its own purpose. There are some at which people go to pray for good health. There are also shrines at which people go fo…

Japanese Netizens Share Restroom Signs from Around the World

Going to the bathroom is as habitual as eating and sleeping. One could hardly survive a day without going to the toilet, or visiting the restroom to wash his or her hands, retouch her makeup, and so o…

Japanese Children Flushed with Curiosity at Toilet Expo

A three-month exhibit dubbed “Toilet!? Human Waste & Earth's Future” debuted this past month at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (also known as Miraikan) in Japan. …

Japan Introduces ‘Water Balloon’ Dessert

One who has a sweet tooth would definitely want to try this Japanese dessert, called mizu shingen mochi. It is not your average dessert because even if it is made of glutinous rice, it does not loo…

Japanese Teen Decapitates Classmate

JAPAN -- A 15-year-old girl is reported to have decapitated a friend. The teenager, who was not named, said she hit her classmate’s head with a metal object before strangling her to death. She al…

Kinki University to Change Its Name

Kinki University in Japan is currently trying to get itself more recognized internationally by changing its name to Kindai University in 2016. For Japanese people and some knowledgeable foreign…

Hamster Butts: The Newest Craze in Japan

A new trend is currently catching people’s attention in Japan. Called the “Hamuketsu,” this new craze features none other than the lovely butts of adorable hamsters! To date, about 40,…

KitKat Gives Its Fans a New Variety: KitKat Bake!

KitKat Japan gives us a new taste of its famous chocolate wafers: Baked KitKat! Watch the video below if you want a sneak peek at the new variety. Remember to keep your eyes on the oven,…