Politician Ryutaro Nonomura made national news in Japan after he turned into a crying mess during a press conference. The incident spawned internet memes, the latest of which is Japanese youth posing as Nonomura for laughs.
Brace yourself Japan! You have some new, fully fledged members of society with truly outrageous fashion.
Big hair. No, like, really big hair. Tanned skin. And incredibly long nails. Meet the young women of Black Diamond. They're keen to go worldwide.
But, who doesn't want long legs? In the past few years, especially after leggy Korean popstars like Girls' Generation (above) hit it big in Japan, long limbs have definitely been in. For those who want added proportions, there's an easy answer: Head on over to your local Japanese video game arcade.
You probably know Japanese game company Atlus best for its Persona role-playing titles. But in the mid-1990s, Atlus was known for something else entirely: sticker pictures.
Mysterious. Enigmatic. Mona Lisa might called a lot of things, but cute isn't one of them. Until now.
Anyone who has been to a Japanese arcade has seen sticker booths. Popular with young girls, sticker pictures these days can be downloaded straight to cell phones. That, and put on chocolate wrappers. Yum.