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4:00 PM on 02.08.2014

The cutest Kendo players should wear Hello Kitty armor

A Twitter pic snapped by Ayatan at a recent Hello Kitty expo caught the cutest kendo bogu I've ever seen. I wonder whether it's fully functional? The most customizing I ever see on these pieces are in the stitching or occasio...

Kristina Pino


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12:00 PM on 12.16.2013

Japanese skateboarder Gou Miyagi needs no rules

Growing up, I was hard core into skateboarding. In fact, along with anime and manga, it was pretty much the focus of my youth. Nowadays the sport has flourish into something bigger and awesome than I could have imagined, but...

Hiroko Yamamura

10:00 AM on 11.05.2013

Mountain bikers speed down a temple trail in Osaka

Last Sunday, over 100 mountain bikers had a downhill race at Osaka's Katsuoji Temple. Apparently, it's the first time that one of these races has ever occurred in such a place, though previous runs have happened at shrine si...

Kristina Pino

7:00 PM on 09.12.2013

Tokyo Olympic bid committee's final presentation

Having finally won their bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics in Neo Tokyo, Japan's Tokyo 2020 bid committee has posted their final presentation film to remind us that sports is a thing. Also, apparently, nothing is more ins...

Tim Sheehy

4:00 PM on 04.08.2013

Doraemon is trying to help Tokyo host the Olympics

Japan's most famous, earless, robotic cat is at it again, and now he's on a mission for Tokyo. The Japanese Olympic Committee has appointed the famous Fujiko F. Fujio creation as the ambassador for Tokyo's bid of th...

Hiroko Yamamura

10:00 AM on 04.26.2012

You don't have to wait 7 days for Sadako's opening pitch

As part of a promotion for the upcoming Sadako 3D, the famous ghost from The Ring showed up at the Tokyo Dome to throw the ceremonial opening pitch. The Hokkaido Ham-Fighters (whose mascot is a bear for some reason) and the ...

Bob Muir

6:00 PM on 04.10.2012

Sadako from The Ring will be pitching at a baseball game?

In what has to be one of the most bizarre movie promotions I have ever heard of. Sadako Yamamura (no relation) of The Ring fame, will be throwing the opening pitch at an upcoming baseball game. The Hokkaid...

Hiroko Yamamura

3:00 PM on 09.26.2011

One Piece My Ball Stamp isn't as painful as it sounds

Fan of playing a few rounds of golf? Always losing your balls? Tired of getting your balls mixed up with your friends balls? Well then, there is an unfortunately named product simply beckoning for your hard earned pennies. It...

Chris Walden

3:00 PM on 09.22.2011

MMA fighter Kazushi Sakuraba has mad Doraemon skills

I'm not sure how many people of this site follow mixed martial arts or its roots, but if you do, Kazushi Sakuraba and his anime antics are no stranger to you. In my eyes Saku is the probably the greatest fighter of ...

Hiroko Yamamura

10:00 AM on 09.22.2011

AKB48's second annual Janken tournament winner is crowned

Alright, let's get serious for a moment. We're talking about AKB48 and a game of paper, scissors, rock. Who will be the victor! Who's head will end up on a spike? Wait, what? Sorry I got a bit excited there. Watch the stunning competition after the jump! [Thanks Ric Quintanilla for the tip]

Hiroko Yamamura

4:00 PM on 04.01.2011

Two more Sumos charged with fixing matches

Sumo wrestling is pretty serious business in Japan. Matches are often televised and people still fill arenas to watch it on a regular basis. It's not exactly a lucrative sport either. If you've got a low ranking -- most&...

Tim Sheehy





10:00 AM on 12.01.2010

Score 9000 under par with Dragon Ball golf...balls

Of all the accessories most appropriate to be paired with the likes of the Dragon Ball franchise, one might believe golf-related products to fall somewhere near the bottom of that particular list. On the other hand, there are...

Mike LeChevallier