It sounds like the, at least at launch, is a new game. That makes it a hard sell, especially when this already has a massive library of classic 16-bit games—most of which are probably collecting dust in your parents’…
The Japanese city of Beppu is known for its countless hot springs and spas that pop up around them. So much so, that the city’s mayor, Yasuhiro Nagano, pledged to build an entire—although it might not be quite as awesome as the one featured in this promotional video.
Your grandma doesn’t have to be the only one with an television standing on wooden legs.a retro-looking TV with all the hallmarks of a one straight from the 1970s. Although it looks like it’s more than 40 years old, the TV is actually a 20-inch flatscreen LCD surrounded by a wood casing and…
Clocking in at, the latest incarnation of the king of kaiju seen in Shin Godzilla is the largest version ever seen on screen—even coming in above legendary’s monstrous take on Big G in 2014. But the very first Godzilla was less than half that size... and that wouldn’t help him much in modern Japan.
Did you know there's a proper way to eat sushi that doesn't involve completely soaking the rice in soy sauce? You're only supposed to dip the fish, which can be tricky if you're not skilled with a set of chopsticks. So Hukuman, a Japanese soy sauce manufacturer, is now
If you’re a fan of virtual musicians with computer-generated bodies and voices, and you live in North America, then.
Japanese engineers are known throughout the world as pioneers of robot technology. But, now they've perfected something even more paradigm-shredding: the pancake popsicle maker.
A severe heat wave has swept over Japan, with temperatures in parts of the country hitting a 90-year high. As people look for creative ways to keep cool, the most popular item is not for humans, but for their fur-covered companions.
The daughter of Osamu Tezuka, legendary creator of Astro Boy, Black Jack, and Buddha, recently discovered some of her father's locked away sketches, including a handful of drawings of a rather voluptuous mouse.
It’s amazing what a change of perspective can do—and in this case,transforms a huge Tokyo airport into an tiny toys set fit for a playroom.
When they're young and still waiting for their first evolution, all a Pokemon dreams about is fighting in tournaments with a skilled trainer guiding the way. What they don't think about is that all those battles will take their toll, and eventually they're going to have to consider other work in order to pay the…
Summer’s zooming by. Wish you could teleport from your cubicle to a sandbar in turquoise waters? Well, there’s no Hyperloop yet—but thankfully,can make you feel like you’re there.
Japan pro-baseball's Pacific League produced commercials commemorating a Star Wars Day match-up between the Eagles and Hawks. Though the outlook wasn't brilliant for the Imperial nine that day, the Dark Lord of the Sith came through with a home run — albeit with disastrous results.
Panasonic’s futuristic new gizmo may make airport employees’ lives a lot easier. It’s called the “” (a portmanteau of “megaphone” and “translation” in Japanese), and it automatically spits out Japanese sentences into English, Chinese, or Korean.
We've come a long way from Tamagotchi. A company called teamLab has launched a play center called the "Sketch Aquarium," where kids can design a fish and then interact with it in a virtual tank. It's adorable — and very mad sciencey.
It’s been a big day in the world of logos: First, Googleits brand new, sans serif emblem. Meanwhile, the scandal-stricken icon for Tokyo’s 2020 Summer Olympics today . Fortunately, the Internet has already had some replacements in mind.
While we still mourn the passing of, we can take comfort in knowing that his role as a soccer oracle has been passed on to two other animals: a duo of Munchkin cats named Kikunosuke and Rikimaru.
According to Japanese folklore, the Kappa is a monstrous creature that inhabits lakes and rivers. Occasionally, though, the demon will leave its watery lair and challenge humans to single combat. If so, one of them lost: the alleged mummified remains of a Kappa, shot to death in the year 1818, will soon be exhibited.
The Force Awakens may not be out for another 9 months, but I think we might have reached peak 'weird Star Wars' tie-in merch: This tiny little R2 sits in your fridge and furiously beeps at you if you leave the door open too long. It's also meant to single people feel less lonely, too!
Lazy Googling strikes again! A Thai textbook publisher had to recall 3,000 copies of a math textbook after it was discovered that one of the photos on the book's cover came from a porn movie. Won't somebody please think of the children?