A lot of tourists who come to Japan are immediately stricken by the ubiquitous presence of Tommy Lee Jones’ face, who seems to be everywhere, watching you like some kind of disgruntled father figure upset you’ve thrown your life away traveling around Asia instead of getting a damn college degree. That, and the frustrating lack …
AKB’s Yuki Kashiwagi eats a creamy white substance with not-so-subtle sexual undertones
Love sushi? Love cats? We have something for you
A Japanese roboticist built this enormous robotic beetle apparently for the sole purpose of parading it around in front of a bunch of kids, who we assume now all suffer from some form of PTSD.
You can always count on Vice Magazine to provide some hard-hitting, provocative, but honest reporting that other magazines and news outlets don’t want to touch. Case in point: This video documenting photographer Donald Webber’s trek to Fukushima’s “buffer zone” of forbidden territory directly following the 2011 earthquake and subsequent (and ongoing) nuclear disaster.
Kagawa: Why is my dad a dolphin? Damn!
Dolphin: I want to see your face!
A performance by a couple of street dancers in Asakusa gradually turns into a flashmob of over 200 people.
A new Star Wars-themed ride is advertised with Imperial forces descending on Osaka and Shibuya as Vader searches for Tokyo Disneyland.
The Harlem shake comes to Shibuya, Roppongi and even the Tokyo metro.
The excellent YouTube channel Crash Course! gives a quick and colourful explanation of Japan’s transformation into a nation state.