Piko Taro's Lullaby is PPAP sensation, Kazuhito Kosaka's newest venture. The three minute anime episodes will all be produced and improvised by Piko Taro.
Cowboy Bepop is a Japanese anime that is more famous abroad than it is in Japan. The anime series and subsequent Cowboy Bebop movie were popular abroad. Now a live action show of Cowboy Bebop is in the works!
Naver's subsidary LINE Corporation, which operates the popular chat and blogging app, LINE is set to release a digital assistant. The technology and capabilities are very similar to Google Home and Amazon's Echo; the differentiating factor of LINE's Clova
Konpa and gōkon are Japanese dating parties where singles mingle, and they are organized by friends or colleagues. However, due to the declining birthrate and population of rural Japan, the government of Niigata has attempted its own konpa.
In Japan, stereotypes based on blood types (A,B,O,AB) are more prevalent than Western horoscopes. Often influencing match-making and partnerships, learn about the stereotypes of the different blood types in Japan.
Tattoos have long been frowned upon in Japan due to its association with the yakuza and other criminals. Many "onsens" or public baths deny entry to those with tattoos, which affect foreigners with no such cultural association.
A small town in Aomori, Japan claims to be the burial site of Jesus Christ and consequently an important site for Christianity. Learn about Jesus’s travel to the Far East and his brother, Isukiri.
Sanrio's ditching it's cute and innocent appeal for a red panda with an angry streak. Say hello to Aggretsuko!
As technology evolves, so does crime. The latest intersection of the two is identity theft through stealing or hacking bio-metric fingerprints from the peace sign that people put up in photos.
There are a lot of ways to fame – some more questionable than others. However, there is a fine line between becoming famous and notorious. This man’s plan, which includes a chainsaw and a YouTube channel, backfired horribly and landed him in jail.
There isnt much crime in Japan, but when it is it's pretty pervy!
Back off Alexa and Google Home, Azuma Hikari is the next biggest digital assistant!