Japanese Twitter Users Stand Up to ISIS with...a Photoshop Meme

Yesterday, a video allegedly uploaded by ISIS demanded that the Japanese government pay $200 million for two hostages. In it, a cloaked man waving a knife told the Japanese people to pressure their government to pay or the men would die. Online, the country's Twitter users have responded. With a meme. » 1/21/15 8:00am 1/21/15 8:00am

The Latest Japanese Emoticons Are Freaky, Yet Wonderful

In Japan, they're called "kaomoji" (顔文字) or literally "face character". In short, they're emoticons. These pictographs enable people to convey their mood online, whether that's via chat, email, or in a forum. And now, those face pictographs have apparently evolved.


Recently, Japanese TV showed off two new versions… » 9/10/12 4:00am 9/10/12 4:00am