It’s happened to the best of us – we have a bit too much fun on a night out and we miss the train. Or, we’re about to catch the train but we feel too under-the-weather to sit in a rattling carriage for an hour ’til we arrive home. So Japan came up with a brilliant idea: the capsule hotel.
Mutant-looking daisies are blooming near the doomed Fukushima nuclear power plant (but it’s not due to high levels of radiation)
Four years after Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant went into meltdown, there’s life. Except this life is a lot different to the life that once inhabited the nearby area.
Instead of shuddering at the thought of sea slugs, embrace them. We certainly will when they look as cute as these furry little monsters of the deep!
Well, Internet, you win again. Not satisfied with regular pictures of their pet cats, certain cat owners in Japan are dressing their furry felines up in traditional kimonos. Teeny, tiny kitty kimonos.
Boy, all that enigmatic sneaking about in the waters of Tokyo Bay has to be tiring even for Godzilla, the King of Monsters. But Tokyo has finally relaxed its rules and gone ahead to announce Godzilla as an official resident of Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward, citing Godzilla’s strong role in ‘watching over the Kabuki-cho neighborhood’ and […]
You’ve tried the ball of string, the catnip and goodness knows what else – now it’s time to amp up your efforts of amusing your resident kitty with this cardboard box maze.
Aaaand Japan has outdone themselves once again! On the Japanese variety show ‘AKBingo!’, two girls participated in a disgusting contest that’s similar to tug-of-war. Except this one involves a cockroach.
This is the Eshima Ohashi bridge in Japan. It’s the third largest rigid-frame bridge in the world at 44 metres tall. And judging by its looks, it would also probably qualify as the world’s scariest too.
Here’s a question: Does it get any cuter than a couple of Japanese twins giving the peace sign? Nope. This is the cutest Instagram photo series I’ve seen in a while and it’s all documented by the twins’ father, graphic designer Akira Oozawa.
The disastrous meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant occurred with the devastating Japanese tsunami in 2011. While the approximately 15,800 residents of Tomioka, a town located in the Futaba District, fled from their homes, one man decided to return instead so he can take care of the animals that were abandoned. Some of the pets were still tied up by their previous owners.
There is an even BIGGER reason now to visit the forever bustling precinct of Shinjuku, Japan. Look out for its new super huge denizen Godzilla, who can be seen bellowing away from one of the roofs of the many skyscrapers in Shinjuku’s entertainment section of Kabukicho, famous for its many Kabuki theatres and hostess bars.
It was four years ago that the horrible trio of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster happened in the Tohoku region of Japan, snatching away human lives and causing devastation.
Ever been stung by a wasp? Revenge has never tasted better: these senbie (rice crackers) are filled with big, fat wasps for your culinary pleasure.
Now this is new: an annual competition that actually pits teams against each other for digging the deepest hole as they build camaraderie. Though it sounds vaguely morbid: why dig a hole, if not to bury a dead body? In any case, the Japanese seem to take it very seriously, with 271 teams taking part in the 14th edition last year to win the coveted prize of a… gold shovel. Uh huh.
If this isn’t passive-aggressive, we don’t know what is. In Japan, bento-making is almost elevated to an artform, with housewives making sure the creative homemade lunchbox meals they pack for the family are as pleasing to the eye as they are to their appetites. This is often with immaculate prepping, cutting, sculpting and arranging the […]