Monthly Archives: March 2016

Sugoi Japan Award 2016 winners: The manga, anime, novels Japan thinks you should binge on

Sugoi Japan Award 2016 winners: The manga, anime, novels Japan thinks you should binge on

Sugoi Japan Award 2016 winners: The manga, anime, novels Japan thinks you should binge on Two years ago, the Yomiuri Shimbun decided to celebrate 140 years of newspaper excellence by…

Cup Noodle to release “Luxury Shark Fin” and “Softshell Turtle” flavors

Cup Noodle to release “Luxury Shark Fin” and “Softshell Turtle” flavors

Cup Noodle to release “Luxury Shark Fin” and “Softshell Turtle” flavors Nissin, the maker of Cup Noodle, is about to unroll a pair of “Luxury” flavors of instant ramen. And…

Anime voice actress arrested for cocaine possession in Tokyo won’t be prosecuted

Anime voice actress arrested for cocaine possession in Tokyo won’t be prosecuted

Anime voice actress arrested for cocaine possession in Tokyo won’t be prosecuted Celebrity drug use doesn’t come to light very often in Japan, so when it does, the erupting scandal…

Japan's factory output falls in February

Japan’s factory output falls in February

Japan’s factory output falls in February TOKYO — Japan’s factory output plummeted in February at its sharpest pace since the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster, government data…

Japanese brand’s leather hakama will satisfy your samurai and fashionista urges all at once

Japanese brand’s leather hakama will satisfy your samurai and fashionista urges all at once

Japanese brand’s leather hakama will satisfy your samurai and fashionista urges all at once It’s been about a year since kimono and traditional clothing maker Wazigen Shizukuya started the gradual…

As Microsoft US’s AI chatbot turns racist troll, Japan’s won’t shut up about anime and hay fever

As Microsoft US’s AI chatbot turns racist troll, Japan’s won’t shut up about anime and hay fever

As Microsoft US’s AI chatbot turns racist troll, Japan’s won’t shut up about anime and hay fever While Tay, Microsoft US’s deep-learning AI chatbot, devolves into a horrifying racist, Microsoft…

Hitachi, Honda develop portable breath-based alcohol detection device for smart keys

Hitachi, Honda develop portable breath-based alcohol detection device for smart keys

Hitachi, Honda develop portable breath-based alcohol detection device for smart keys TOKYO — Hitachi Ltd and Honda Motor Co Ltd have successfully developed a prototype of a portable alcohol detector…

The Shinkansen now goes all the way to Hokkaido, and here’s its newest, northernmost station

The Shinkansen now goes all the way to Hokkaido, and here’s its newest, northernmost station

The Shinkansen now goes all the way to Hokkaido, and here’s its newest, northernmost station Up until last week, Japan’s high-speed Shinkansen rail network only reached stations on Honshu and…

Learn to mix drinks like a pro with the latest app from the series that was BANNED in Korea

Learn to mix drinks like a pro with the latest app from the series that was BANNED in Korea

Learn to mix drinks like a pro with the latest app from the series that was BANNED in Korea     The Bar Oasis games are a series of apps…

New Olympic logos to be announced on April 25 at earliest

New Olympic logos to be announced on April 25 at earliest The logos for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are being scheduled to be announced as early as April…