Police Sgt. Uses Supersized Meals to Toughen Officers Up

An ex-police officer reportedly used a "creative but no so humane" way of disciplining his subordinates. In Japan, an unnamed police sergeant has stepped down from his job after being told off for …

Japanese Craftsmen Reinvent Chopsticks with a New Twist

There is perhaps no other utensil on the Asian table as mundane as the humble chopsticks. Yet in Obama, a town located in Fukui Prefecture, Japan, lacquered chopsticks have been a 400-year-old traditi…

Japan to Launch a Space Net to Capture Space Junk

Earth’s orbit has never been more dangerous with all the increasing amount of space debris -- from nuts and bolts a few inches long to tons of abandoned satellites. But thanks to the Japan Ae…

Japanese Child Seriously Ill After Three-Week GTA 5 Stint

Take two to three hours of Grand Theft Auto Five every day for around three weeks, and you’ll likely confront all sorts of issues. “Nutcracker!” If you’re one of the 32.5 million buy…

Lady Is Robbed, Asks for Money Back; Thief Obliges

In December, a man tried to rob a lady walking down on the streets of Tokyo. However, a sudden turn of events makes for a much more interesting story. The photo above is the crime scene. As …

Japanese Artist Virtually Travels Back in Time

We often look back on our younger selves with a mixture of delight and childish nostalgia. For one Japanese photographer, merging her adult photos with her childhood ones completes her dream of travel…

Japanese Online Retailer Features Disney Lingerie

You've worn Wacoal’s push up bra, or perhaps, a Victoria’s Secret strapless bra. But none of them would ever make you feel like a princess compared to Japan’s Disney-inspired lingerie. On…

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…