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Cat collars blouse lets you always have a fashionable cat friend with you wherever you go 【Pics】

Why pop your collar when you can put a cat on it instead?<p>We’ve seen some pretty <b>crazy Japanese fashion items</b> recently – fake food headbands or …

Weather

Snuggle up inside a bear this winter with the Korilakkuma wearable blanket from Japan

Whether you’re <b>plodding around the house</b> or <b>hibernating in your room</b>, this <b>versatile robe</b> has you covered in more ways than one!<p>Japan’s adorable relaxed …

Wearable Tech

SMAP members release statements on their disbandment

With the official announcement of <b>SMAP</b>'s disbandment on December 31, 2016, the members have released their own statements.<p>- <b>Nakai Masahiro</b><i><br>"To the fans</i> …

Japanese boy band SMAP announces official disbanding planned for the end of the year

SMAP, one of Japan’s most famous pop boy band groups, have announced they will disband at the end of this year.<p>Japan awoke to the sad news today that …

Add some subtle shine to your outfit with these Cardcaptor Sakura earrings

Carry a part of the Clow with you when you wear these beautiful earrings.<p>In light of its 20th anniversary, this year has been full of exciting news …

What is Teru Teru Bozu? The tragic history behind the Japanese fine weather doll

While many believe the tradition of making the <b>ghost-like doll</b> can be traced back to a <b>bald-headed monk</b>, history suggests it actually began with a <b>small</b> …

Kyoto's Living Room pug café lets all the dogs out【Photos】

Find out why the biggest pug café in Japan is going to the dogs.<p>Cat cafés and owl cafés are a dime a dozen in Japan, so if you want an animal café …

Living Rooms

Nintendo unveils two new limited-edition Pokémon 3DS units, and true fans will want both 【Photos】

Because it’s just too hard to choose between cute and cool.<p>Ever since <i>Pocket Monster Red</i> and <i>Pocket Monster Green</i> back in 1996, the <b>Pokémon</b> franchise …

Pokémon

Color blending "Chameleon Pens" are the hottest new art items trending in Japan

These pens will change the way you shade.<p>Ever since Chameleon Pens released a promotion video on their Twitter account earlier this week, Japanese …

10 Tokyo-area restaurants dieters should skip, but everyone else should definitely visit

Why should there be only one No Diet Day? Check out 10 restaurants perfect for 10 more days of gluttony!<p>It’s hard to watch a bit of TV and not be …

Japan

Japanese stockings now come with ready-made nail polish

Now you can change your <b>nail polish</b> as often as you change your <b>stockings</b>!<p>With the warmer months approaching, it’s time to peel off our spring layers …

Cardcaptor Sakura’s new manga isn’t a one-shot side story, but a sequel series set to start soon!

Sakura returns to monthly serialization as a junior high student.<p>What a slew of new toys, a themed cafe, and now even a hair dryer based on <b>Cardcaptor</b> …

The amazing merchandise of the Sailor Moon art exhibition gift shop 【Photos】

After you’ve checked out the art and food of the <b>Sailor Moon art exhibit</b>, don’t forget to pick up some souvenirs!<p>Between all of the cool artwork on …

The Chibiusa Cafe, Tokyo’s newest Sailor Moon themed restaurant, reveals its awesome menu

<b>Anime</b> fans, don’t miss your chance to try the <b>Tuxedo Mask Nihilistic Pasta</b>.<p><b>Chibiusa</b>, also known as <b>Sailor Chibi Moon</b>, is easily the most polarizing …

Anime

Real-life Kiki’s Bakery is worth a visit whether you’ve seen the anime it’s based on or not

We fly down to Yufuin Floral Village to try the <b>Ghibli-inspired bakery’s</b> goods for ourselves.<p>A while back, we heard about <b>Yufuin Floral Village</b>, an …

Now you can have beauty-conscious non-alcoholic beer from Suntory!

Who ever thought non-alcoholic beer could help you feel healthy and beautiful?<p>If you’re looking for a calorie-free, non-intoxicating alternative to …

These figures for an upcoming ukiyo-e exhibit are perfect for cat-lovers and art-lovers alike!

Especially if you have an appreciation for the macabre!<p>Utagawa Kuniyoshi is responsible for some of the most iconic ukiyo-e pieces ever created, and …

Miniature

Sailor Moon girls appear as samurai and ninja in five-piece character art collection

<b>Samurai Moon</b> and <b>Ronin Jupiter</b> are just two of the characters to appear in this impressive series.<p>The Sailor Scouts from Japan’s hugely popular <i>Sailor</i> …

Anime

Trailer released for anime TV series based on Makoto Shinkai’s She and Her Cat 【Video】

First television <b>anime</b> based on work of <i>Voices of a Distant Star</i> creator to air as part of spring TV season.<p>Japan’s spring TV season is set to start …

Tokyo’s Ghibli Museum set to crack down on ticket scalping and resales with pre-entry ID checks

Want to get in to see the Catbus? Then the name on your passport better match the one on your ticket.<p>Whether you’re of a fan of <b>anime</b> specifically or …

Japan

7 things Japanese people in international marriages wish they'd known before tying the knot

Is your Darling a Foreigner? Then you might want to read this list of seven things to think about before putting a ring on it.<p>There’s a bit of buzz …

R2-Dora2: Model maker turns iconic Star Wars characters into the stars of Doraemon!

Because the <b>magical blue cat</b> can make even the weirdest scenarios a reality.<p>Japanese model maker @momiboku recently caught the attention of Twitter …

Twitter

Rilakkuma Cafe opening in Tokyo, with an extra side of cuteness

For a <b>limited time</b> during March and April, the <b>Harajuku’s Rilakkuma Cafe in a Honey Forest Cafe</b> will be serving up adorable Rilakkuma-inspired dishes …

New cherry blossom sneakers from Nike feature real images of sakura in five awesome designs

Enjoy the <b>hanami cherry blossom viewing</b> experience just by <b>looking at your feet</b> this spring.<p>The world’s biggest sportswear brands have their eye on …

The ultimate pajamas for lazy otaku girls are now on sale in Japan 【Photos】

Single-piece garment features openable <b>flaps for your twintails and poo</b>.<p>The Japanese Internet is fond of describing clothing and furniture that’s …

Gorgeous Japanese hiragana script accessories return with new words plus necklaces and bracelets

Language can be a very beautiful thing.<p>Compared to kanji, the set of characters originally borrowed from China which represent entire words or …