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Look at this jerk photo
Look at this jerk

Try to ignore the d-bag marketing for this neat translator gizmo

Cool device, uncool dude
Jan 07
// Josh Tolentino
Here's a new one to file under "Why We Can't Have Nice Things": Tone-deaf marketing stunts. Like this one, for a neat little thing called the "ili" Wearable Translator. It's a little white slab about a bit smaller than an Ap...
Mister Donut Japan photo
Mister Donut Japan

New offerings at Mister Donut are actually pretty gross

Please don't try this at home
Dec 04
// Kristina Pino
I found out that today Mister Donut rolled out some new Pon de Rings, and since those are my favorite treat at their store, I thought it'd be fun to try some. My area got four new flavors, and the two I chose for this video ...
Saya no Uta photo
Saya no Uta

Rejoice?! English version of Saya no Uta ships

Prepare yourselves for horrifying things.
May 07
// Elliot Gay
The English language version of Nitroplus' notoriously disturbing adult visual novel, Saya no Uta, is now shipping. Yes, I'm well aware this is coming a bit late. Doesn't make it any less important. Huzzah! Penned by Gen Urob...

AKB48 promotes taking perfectly good ramen and ruining it

May 15
// Bob Muir
Well, calling Cup Noodle "perfectly good ramen" is maybe stretching it, but let me explain. AKB48 is appearing in ads (because that's what idols do!) for Nissin Cup Noodle, showing the public how you can make the instant ram...


Got sore muscles? Try a nice, relaxing...sawdust bath?

Aug 26
// Bob Muir
In this week's edition of "Japan Is Doing What Now?" we talk about beauty treatments. The latest trend in taking care of your skin? Salons like Hi no Ki (Tokyo), Yu Shin Ion Koso Ogakuzu Furo (Saiki City), and Ogakuzu Koso Yo...

Tokyo's 'oldest man' just discovered dead for 30 years

Aug 03
// Bob Muir
Here's a weird tale for you. Japanese officials went to the home of one Sogen Kato, who was the oldest man living in Tokyo according to their records. When they arrived at the house in Adachi ward, they told his family that t...

Freshen up your ice cream with grasshopper toppings!

Aug 02
// Bob Muir
I try to be open-minded when it comes to food. I was always a picky eater, and I've been gradually trying more and more things in the past several years to the point where it's like I'm a regular person when I go out to eat. ...

Looking for a good time? Yakuza dealers sell fake Viagra

Jun 05
// Crystal White
So it's a Friday night and you're looking for a good time. Me? I usually have a few drinks with friends. But occasionally I need some Viagra to get me through the shame of having to bang a hooker. Really. I just pop one of th...

Evangelion Fan Fiction Pick - Shinji and Asuka

Nov 18
// Ben Huber
Now many of you avoid fan fiction, and I commend you. There's very few things worse in this world than reading about Reed Richards and Turtwig getting it on in a tree, but sometimes there are things a man just has to read. An...

Sexy Gyo figure features totally naked girl [pics]

Jul 18
// Zac Bentz
Attention horny men (and maybe women?)! Have we got the most awesome Japanese figure for you! André Peter, an enterprising fan of Junji Ito's super sexy Gyo manga, has channeled his barely contained lust for the manga'...

It "came" from the deep - The fishy horror portraiture of Daikichi Amano

May 31
// Zac Bentz
Fish guts, tentacles stretched across bruised faces, deer-men, women bathing in frogs, flesh. What else would you expect from the self-described "perverted master of fish and girls?" And oh yeah, and really, really ...

I can now understand why Japan hates Google Street View

Apr 20
// God Len
Yes, this has to be the worst one of them all. This poor guy was caught naked (or maybe in a black thong?) as the Google Street View car happened to be driving by, filming everything in the area. But why is this guy naked in ...

Gee Whiz: 40 percent of Japanese men sit to pee

Dec 21
// Dale North
You're going to want to sit down to hear this: apparently 40 percent of Japanese men sit to pee, and the people at toilet maker Matsushita Electric attribute this trend to bossy Japanese females! Are Japanese guys going to s...

Japanese man tries 'I got next game' reservation technique on women

Jul 25
// Dale North
Any avid gamer can tell you that the proper etiquette in a video game arcade is to place a quarter on the machine to signify that you're next in line to play. It looks like one crazy man is using a similar technique to rese...

Warning: bad puns ahead

Apr 07
// Aoi
On the heels of our first culinary adventure comes another uniquely Japanese treat: ice cream! ...What's that you say? Other countries have it, too? Well, do they have salad-flavored ice cream? How about charcoal? Or squid ...

How To Avoid Real-Life Tentacle Lovin'

Mar 09
// Zac Bentz
First off, it's not what you think. Well, not exactly what you think. In this video we get a lesson on how to fend off an octopus with ill-intentions. Turns out that a modified Vulcan neck pinch is all you need. That is, if you can find a neck. If only it were made mandatory viewing, just think of how many innocent lives could have been saved from Urotsukidoji. [via Japundit]

Closer is always grosser

Jan 31
// Dale North
[as posted on NextLust] Japanese company Thanko is always making cool and strange stuff, and this gadget is no exception. The Dino Lite EZ Digital Microscope plugs into your computer and gives you 10-50x magnafication of a...

Undying love for natto

Jan 25
// Dale North
It seems that we can't stop talking about fermented soybeans, or natto, lately. In fact, just a few minutes ago Dick McVengeance and I were discussing natto, and I had to interject that I disliked it very much. And of cours...

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