January 17, 2017

2:00 PM RocketNews24 Krista Rogers

What's making these big, tough sumo wrestlers cringe? A tiny medical procedure, it turns out!

1:00 PM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Japan's Sandwiched Between Twintails Pillow gets upgrade, is now even more temptingly cozy

12:00 PM RocketNews24 Oona McGee

Famous Chunkies: Artist shows us what characters would look like if they overate

11:00 AM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Tokyo's "bookstore hotel" adds a bar for travelers who love reading and drinking

10:00 AM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Anime Your Name passing Disney's Frozen in Japanese box office records looks increasingly likely

2:30 AM RocketNews24 Jessica

JR Kyushu runs possibly confusing "Kiss My Nagasaki" campaign

1:00 AM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Sanro's lazy egg Gudetama now has its own maid cafe in Tokyo's Akihabara

12:00 AM RocketNews24 Meg Murphy

Häagen-Dazs' beloved mochi ice cream is back with a new black sesame syrup flavor

January 16, 2017

11:00 PM RocketNews24 Oona McGee

Amazingly creative sculptures appear on streets around the country as heavy snowfall hits Japan

10:00 PM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

That time we almost got arrested for doing mankini cosplay on the streets of Tokyo

2:00 PM RocketNews24 Oona McGee

Japan's respected National Theatre surprises everyone with traditional rendition of PPAP【Video】

1:00 PM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Tokyo bus operator adds free-to-use USB chargers for tech-loving passengers

12:00 PM RocketNews24 Oona McGee

Heavy snowfall in Kyoto creates scenes of breathtaking beauty at tourist sites around the city

11:00 AM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Tiny Japanese girl blows the Internet/herself away with her adorably big sneeze【Video】

10:00 AM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Japanese Twitter user causes stir with panty-proliferating anime art edit

2:30 AM RocketNews24 Master Blaster

7-Eleven that survived Fukuoka road collapse becomes mecca for Japanese students

1:00 AM RocketNews24 Anime News Network Top News Headline

Fukushima teacher threatens students with "Death Note"

12:00 AM RocketNews24 Jessica

Collection of Jackie Chan's best freerunning scenes never stops being amazing 【Video】

January 15, 2017

10:00 PM RocketNews24 Anime News Network

SMAP idol group members issue farewell messages to fans

6:00 PM RocketNews24 KK Miller

Cardcaptor Sakura LINE theme available now!

2:00 PM RocketNews24 Shannon McNaught

"Animals as Art" releases incredibly realistic, life-size polar bear figures 【Pics and Video】

8:30 AM RocketNews24 Shannon McNaught

McDonald's Japan offers five days of free coffee in January

1:00 AM RocketNews24 KK Miller

An introduction to the fun world of wasei eigo or Japanese-made English 【Video】

January 14, 2017

10:00 PM RocketNews24 Shannon McNaught

If this ad doesn't make you want to visit Hikone, we don't know what will 【Video】

4:00 PM RocketNews24 Scott Wilson

Video of capybaras enjoying a hot spring is just what you need to stay warm right now 【Video】

2:00 PM RocketNews24 Meg Murphy

Japanese mother travels to Egypt, strikes silly poses in masked Pharaoh hoodie

12:00 PM RocketNews24 Master Blaster

Sanrio releases new character: Aggretsuko, the white-collar red panda with anger issues

10:00 AM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel Top News Headline

Avengers assemble...for dessert! Marvel superheroes become cute and tasty cakes in Japan

2:30 AM RocketNews24 KK Miller

In the evolution of pens, a "banana pen" is the obvious next step

1:00 AM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Japanese Twitter user's description of the ideal boyfriend is refreshingly reasonable

12:00 AM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Survey picks the eight most disappointing sightseeing spots in Tokyo

January 13, 2017

11:00 PM RocketNews24 Meg Murphy

Here is a collection of sweet and silly cats to help warm you this winter 【Photos】

10:00 PM RocketNews24 Oona McGee

Japanese maid displays awesome sword skills in the snow【Video】

8:30 PM RocketNews24 Oona McGee

Crowdfunding campaign aims to revitalise disaster region by opening abandoned theme park in Japan

2:00 PM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

After 27 years, a secret technique for defeating enemies in Super Mario World has just been found

1:00 PM RocketNews24 KK Miller

Saturday Night Live Korea offers parody look at what Doctor Strange is capable of【Video】

12:00 PM RocketNews24 Scott Wilson

Singaporean artist knits actual instant ramen noodles into wearable art pieces【Pics, Video】

11:00 AM RocketNews24 KK Miller

Japanese comedy duo nail impressive reenactment of Street Fighter II battle【Video】

10:00 AM RocketNews24 Oona McGee

Cute cats melt hearts online by sleeping in beds like humans【Pics】

2:30 AM RocketNews24 Master Blaster

Shinto ceremony that involves feeding a carp alcohol criticized as "animal abuse"

1:00 AM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Awesome Digimon anime hats are here to keep your head and heart warm

12:00 AM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Small-breasted Japanese women sound off on common thoughts and experiences of sub-busty life

January 12, 2017

11:00 PM RocketNews24 Scott Wilson

W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 hand gestures that Japanese people don't understand【Weird Top Five】

10:00 PM RocketNews24 Oona McGee Top News Headline

Starbucks Korea releases adorable lineup of goods for the Year of the Rooster

2:00 PM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

How to draw an anime girl sitting down, depending on whether she has siblings or is an only child

1:00 PM RocketNews24 KK Miller

Introducing sweet kitsune udon for your eating pleasure...probably

12:00 PM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Distributor of anime Your Name reportedly responds to rumors of live-action adaptation

11:00 AM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Why are Japanese light novel names so ridiculously long? Author's latest has 27 words

10:00 AM RocketNews24 Shannon McNaught

Japan's Tower Records allows fans to obsess in style

2:30 AM RocketNews24 Scott Wilson

Japanese Twitter shows off list of seven hilarious differences between being 18 versus being 81

1:00 AM RocketNews24 Meg Murphy

Japan's Self-Defense Forces take "radio calisthenics" to an interesting new level

12:00 AM RocketNews24 Oona McGee

Krispy Kreme set to release new "Sweet America" range of doughnuts in Japan

January 11, 2017

11:00 PM RocketNews24 Shannon McNaught

Only Japanese cooks could make canned sardines this appetizing [Pics and Recipes]

10:00 PM RocketNews24 Oona McGee

Japanese snow monkey filmed trying to have sex with a deer【Video】

2:00 PM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel Top News Headline

Gorgeous Kingdom Hearts stained glass clock installed in Tokyo for game series' 15th anniversary

1:00 PM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Japanese cat owner's kitty becomes her iPhone case, fills tech fans and animal lovers with envy

12:00 PM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Colonel Sanders becomes harbinger of death in darkly comical Japanese New Year's card

11:00 AM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel Top News Headline

Green tea Cup Noodle brings matcha to the wonderful world of instant ramen

10:00 AM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Ash has totally let himself go in the Pokémon Sun and Moon anime

2:30 AM RocketNews24 Anime News Network Top News Headline

Attack on Titan manga's former editor arrested for wife's murder

1:00 AM RocketNews24 Scott Wilson Top News Headline

It's the end of an era...literally! Emperor may abdicate throne in 2019 and end the Heisei Era

12:00 AM RocketNews24 Meg Murphy

Japanese high schooler awarded by police chief for cleaning up litter on city street on her own

January 10, 2017

11:00 PM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Japanese shrine maiden roomwear officially on sale, looks divinely cute, heavenly comfortable

10:00 PM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Accessories make the dog as Shiba Inu goes from schoolgirl cute to anime hero macho

2:30 PM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Japanese Twitter user shares the phrase a man should never say to his wife

1:00 PM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel Top News Headline

Skip the peace sign - Security researcher cautions against striking Japan's favorite picture pose

12:00 PM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Awesomely adorable Pikachu cup clinger figures add some Poké-appeal to your beverages

11:00 AM RocketNews24 Anime News Network

Original short anime "Hizukuri" meets crowdfunding goal

10:00 AM RocketNews24 Master Blaster

McDonald's Japan holds first-ever General Election, winning burger upgraded at no extra cost

2:30 AM RocketNews24 Oona McGee

Coca-Cola Japan releases milk tea with cherry and sakura blossom flavours for spring

12:00 AM RocketNews24 Anime News Network

Shinkai's "Your Name" tops South Korean box office with US$8.1 million

January 9, 2017

10:00 PM RocketNews24 Oona McGee Top News Headline

Pokémon characters show their love for sakura with cute new cherry blossom merchandise

2:00 PM RocketNews24 Oona McGee

Hello Kitty Cafe coming to Osaka for a limited time!

1:00 PM RocketNews24 Oona McGee

Japanese "nose-gargling" advertisement attracts attention on Tokyo's trains

12:00 PM RocketNews24 Master Blaster

26 scenes from one of the liveliest Coming of Age Day celebrations in Japan 【Photos】

11:00 AM RocketNews24 Scott Wilson

Japanese internet and even television confused over use of "mystery gift" from lucky bag 【Video】

10:00 AM RocketNews24 Oona McGee

We visit the breathtaking "House of Light" in the Japanese countryside

2:30 AM RocketNews24 Oona McGee

Japanese manga artist wows Internet with lightning-fast ibisPaint skills on iPhone 【Video】

12:00 AM RocketNews24 KK Miller Top News Headline

Taiwanese politician's funeral procession honors him with dancing... pole dancing 【Video】

January 8, 2017

10:00 PM RocketNews24 Oona McGee Top News Headline

"I Like Orange Juice!" Piko Taro releases new single that's just as ridiculous as PPAP 【Video】

6:00 PM RocketNews24 Master Blaster

Recent trend of "near water" questions the very definition of "water"

2:00 PM RocketNews24 Oona McGee

Player wins prize after Japanese UFO catcher game performs miraculous move【Video】

8:30 AM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

One of the most beautiful views in Tokyo is inside this cafe's coffee cups

1:00 AM RocketNews24 Meg Murphy Top News Headline

Otaku group gives own twist to popular "Love Dance", internet can't get enough 【Video】

January 7, 2017

10:00 PM RocketNews24 KK Miller

Pet hamster shows off eloquent eating skills that puts most humans to shame

4:00 PM RocketNews24 Scott Wilson

Cheat sheet for identifying era of dress styles is perfect for cosplay and drawing reference

2:00 PM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Cardcaptor Sakura brings anime flair to your hair with beautiful traditional Japanese hairpin

12:00 PM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Manga artist says she's found the reason why men won't read comics written for women

10:00 AM RocketNews24 Master Blaster

Curly fries back at McDonald's Japan

2:30 AM RocketNews24 Evie Nyan

Do Japanese people kiss in Public? 【Interview】

1:00 AM RocketNews24 Oona McGee

Cosplay at home like a fairytale character with new range of cosy roomwear

12:00 AM RocketNews24 KK Miller

The kindness of strangers lives on Japanese trains at the start of 2017

January 6, 2017

11:00 PM RocketNews24 KK Miller Top News Headline

Japanese Twitter users cannot get enough of this pair of Mexican cosplayers【Photos】

10:00 PM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

The Mochi Bacon Cheeseburger comes to Tokyo and our stomachs

2:00 PM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Japanese cooks' rice cakes come out like cocks, tickle the Internet

1:00 PM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel Top News Headline

Award-winning novelist theorizes director of Your Name didn't have a girlfriend in high school

12:00 PM RocketNews24 Oona McGee

Survey reveals the most popular time to slip into a yukata at a traditional Japanese inn

11:00 AM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel Top News Headline

Pikachu and Super Mario left out of lineup of official spokescharacters for Tokyo Olympics

10:00 AM RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Artist discovers way to strip his anime-style characters' clothes off using a hair dryer 【Video】

2:30 AM RocketNews24 Scott Wilson

Have a moving Hatsune Miku come to life inside your computer desktop background

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