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5:00 PM on 02.05.2011

Japanese company makes birthday cakes for dogs

Japanese company Lovina has begun selling a pretty unique item. The Tokyo based company sells birthday cakes for dogs! The cakes are made to look like the dog for whom the cake is for, and they're a good l...

Crystal White


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




10:00 AM on 11.27.2010

Only in Japan: Momo the Police Chihuahua

This would never fly in America where bigger is always better. I think our K9 squad consists mostly of German Shepherds.However, seven-year-old Momo was able to beat out larger dogs exactly because of her size. Japanese polic...

Lauren Rae Orsini

5:00 PM on 11.12.2010

Japanese dog plays marriage counselor, stops fights

Sometimes I like to bring you guys just a little bit of pure cuteness. Japan's coverage of animal-based news never ceases to both surprise and entertain me with its ridiculousness.  Recently, a television program covered...

Crystal White

3:00 PM on 10.24.2010

This bathtub dog is the cutest thing you will see today

Okay, this one Japanese dog owner puts their dog in their tub for a hot bath. You may think this would lead to lots of splashing around and panicking, but you would be totally wrong, because this dog is too cute for that. He ...

Bob Muir

8:00 PM on 10.12.2010

Sad news: Gackt's puppy dies

I was squealing with glee when Colette posted the cutest thing ever, announcing that Gackt had adopted two puppies, Angie and Dolce. Today it is my sad duty to inform you that one of the puppies died. According to a...

Crystal White

11:37 AM on 06.23.2009

Japanese guy mounts a cam on his dog, gets the scoop on upskirts

Is Underdog the latest and greatest in superhero technology? Well, not quite. Rather, he's just a chihuahua with a clever pervert for an owner. If you want to watch the video, you can click the link below, but be warned that ...

Colette Bennett

12:11 PM on 07.18.2008

Corgi-napper nabs same Corgi twice in three years

Slow news day? No! Not at all. We here at Japanator have a vested interest in Corgi news. Trust me on this one.Naoto Kobayashi, 43, a super cool guy in Nagoya, just can't keep his paws off of one specific Welsh Corgi. In fact...

Zac Bentz

2:09 PM on 02.17.2008

Praying dog thinks its people, doesn't realize it lacks a soul.

Are dogs capable of prayer? Probably not, but one chihuahua in Okinawa is capable of joining his front paws together is a prayer-like position, which is newsworthy:Happiness enters my day in the form of an eighteen month old ...

John Martone

7:41 PM on 12.20.2007

ADV uses the internet to hand out free sunshine, lollipops, and kittens

Stop the presses, ADV has launched a free broadband service to air old and new properties from their library of titles. Topping the list of hot properties... is a sub only version of Gurren Lagann's first episode. No, serious...

John Martone

2:19 PM on 11.09.2007

Aww, puppies! Check out the most popular Japanese puppy names

Mari was sweet enough to translate Anicom's list of the top puppy names in Japan. Really, I'd give her one of the above Shiba Inu if I could. So, what's the top puppy name of 2007? "Choco." The equa...

Dale North