When will the Nintendo Switch sellouts end in Japan? Who knows. It’s autumn, and the console is still hard to get in many places.
Yesterday evening, Hiromi Tsuru was discovered unconscious in a car on along the Shuto Expressway in Tokyo. The vehicle was stopped, the hazard lights were on, and Tsuru was still wearing her seatbelt.
Since 1954, Godzilla has been brought to life by a man in a kaiju suit, animation, computer graphics, motion capture, and now, 3D anime. And you know what, the monster’s latest incarnation ain’t half bad.
Because Japan has lots of people and not as much space, interesting housing solutions are a necessity. Some of them are cool. Some of them are terrible.
Kaiju are leveling a major Japanese city. What to do? Run, hide and dress up in costumes, that’s what.
Last week, the Xbox One X sold out at launch in Japan. Since retailers were only filling pre-orders, it was hard to tell how the console did. Famitsu’s sale figures shed light on the situation.
Sunset in Ayabe. Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. By Jason Smith.
I’ve been playing Final Fantasy VII in English and Japanese at the same time. I’ve been noticing a lot of tiny little differences. I’ve been pointing them out in a series of videos. Whoa: here is the latest episode of that series!
In May, Tecmo Koei sued popular cracking-group 3DM Game in China for copyright violation. This month, Tecmo Koei announced it had won the lawsuit.
Do you have a video game room? You know, a room dedicated to playing video games. Some folks in Japan do, and they are very, very cool.
Shining Resonance is getting a revamped version for the PS4. Originally released in 2014 on the PS3, the “power-upped” PS4 release will feature remastered graphics. It will be out on March 29, 2018 in Japan. No word about an international release.
Anime feature film Godzilla: Kaiju Wakusei (Godzilla: Monster Planet) opens this month in Japan. This week, a huge Godzilla head went up in Tokyo over a Shinjuku train station entrance.
Like Peanuts? What about green tea? If you’re in Japan, be sure to visit one of the Snoopy teahouses.
In Japanese, they’re called “ita-bag” (痛バッグ) or, rather, “painful bag.” And for the country’s female geeks, they’re one surefire way to express their fandom.
Big cities can feel lonely. The likes of Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya are no exception. Pixel artist Motocross-Saito captures that loneliness in retro-style GIFs.
The mega hit anime Your Name is going to be a Hollywood movie. What does Your Name creator Makoto Shinkai think about that? It’s kind of like your children leaving home.
A Cat In Angkor Wat. Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia. By Kent Kee.
Last year, one of Japan’s most famous cosplayers Nekomu Otogi, then 20 years old, announced that she was marrying 50-something year-old manga artist Kosuke Fujishima, best known for Oh My Goddess! and character designs for numerous Tales games. That’s when things got complicated.
Japan makes amazing train simulators. Densha de Go!, released in Japanese arcades this week, is no exception.