Japanese Engineer Revered As the Last Ninja on Earth

What would you do if you happened to be the last ninja living on Earth? For this self-acclaimed Japanese ninja, he’d rather take his centuries-old skills down to his grave. Engineer Jinichi K…

Frito-Lay Introduces Mountain Dew-Flavored Cheetos

LastyYear, we featured the crunchy and fizzy Pepsi-flavored Cheetos from Frito-Lay. Now, the same company brings you Cheetos sprinkled with bursts of Mountain Dew flavor. Yes, this limited-edit…

Homeless Men Recruited for Fukushima Cleanup

As Japan’s cleanup efforts continue within several miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the call for a greater workforce has opened up a whole new set of complications, arrests and fines …

For Reporting on Fukushima, a 10-Year Jail Sentence

Fears surrounding Fukushima’s nuclear meltdown have escalated a notch higher with Japan’s new States Secrets Act. The new stipulates that anyone who reports on the country's worst nuclear disaster…

Japanese Man Arrested for Stealing £112,000 to Feed Cats

Things have been tasteful and luxurious for dozens of cats in Western Japan -- until the arrest of their owner on 32 counts of burglary. In Izumi City, the arrest of Mamoru Demizu, 48, revealed…

Japan Creates Robot That Takes Entrance Exams

While supercomputers at CERN crunch endless arrays of numbers to solve the deepest mysteries of the universe, and while Google helps students with loads of free information, scientists from Japan have…

Middle-Aged Men for Rent in Japan

There’s a glimmer of excitement for aging men in Japan! A local middle-aged man rental service is something new to behold. So put aside those retirement plans for a while and take advantage of this…

Japan’s ‘Easy Butter’ Invention Grates Butter Like Cheese

The weirdness of this invention aside, I have long sought out an easy, convenient method of evenly distributing butter over my toast without accidentally ripping it or making part of it too "top heavy…

Canada Dry Introduces Hot, Fizzy Beverage

Hot soda, anyone? We know Japan does things incomparably well for its notable firsts in innovation. Now add another one on the list: Canada Dry Hot Ginger Ale, a can of bubbly soda that fizzes …

Japanese Waterpark Lets Tourists Watch, Play with and Eat Dolphins

In this Japanese waterpark, tourists relish a fair amount of, shall we say, “dolphin cuisine” as they enjoy the sights of the more fortunate ones twisting and leaping up into the air. In Ta…

Japan Travel Agent Wants to Send Your Stuffed Animal on Vacation

Don't you just love vacations? Don't you just love it when you're actually ON the vacation, rather than just your...stuffed animal going? Yes, for those who feel that the rigors of not existing are to…

Protect Your Genitals with Radiation-Proof Underwear

Japan is always on the forefront of new and innovative and downright weird fashion trends, and with the recent disaster at the Fukushima power plant, it's really not THAT shocking to learn that a comp…

Eight Surprisingly Funny Japanese GIFs

Just how many hilarious GIFs can the Japanese make? Surprisingly, a lot. Oftentimes, GIFs are created to capture odd or funny moments looped in rather choppy yet entertaining short animated gra…

Japanese Beverage Company Introduces “Red Wine” for Cats

It’s high time for a furry toast with your feline friend. It’s no genuine red wine or vodka, but this Japanese concoction is the closest thing for sitting down for a drink with your cat, fo…