MOFA Publishes “Chopstick Compliments For Foreigners” Video Map 2016

Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released data illustrating the frequency of gaijin being complimented for their chopstick skills for 2016. The Chopstick Compliments For...

EXILE Hits Population Tipping Point, Descends Into Bloody Tribal Warfare

The Japanese pop group EXILE has plunged into brutal intertribal conflict after reaching a population critical mass. EXILE numbers have been escalating at an alarming...

Free Comiket Condoms To Be Used Primarily As KFC Finger Napkins

The condom booth participating at this month’s Comiket anime fan event fears their products will be mainly used as KFC Finger Napkins. “Many of the free...

English Traffic Signs Introduced To Reduce Foreign Driver Accidents

Japan has begun rolling out English traffic signs to counter the increasing number of accidents involving foreign drivers. At present, Japan has about 1.7 million...

‘PPAP’ Named Japan’s New Kanji Of The Year For 2016

A new kanji derived from the roman letters 'PPAP' has been selected as Japan’s Kanji of the Year for 2016. The letters PPAP have a deeply...

Japanese Govt To Allow “Skilled Foreigners” To Work In Agricultural Sector

The Japanese government will allow non-Japanese to work on farms in special economic zones to alleviate a shortage of labor in rural areas. “Our offspring...

Japanese Court Upholds Deportation Order For 83-year-old With Korean Heritage

The Tokyo High Court has ruled against an appeal by an 83-year-old man with Korean forefathers to continue to reside in Japan without a valid...

“Spoilt For Choice”: Vote Now For Ministry Of Environment Mascot With Huge Range Of...

Japan’s Ministry of Environment (MOE) has launched an online ballot to democratically elect a new "Moe" character for a government global warming prevention campaign. The government narrowed...

Nihonium Element Exhibits Isolationist Properties, Repels Foreign Bodies

The Nihonium element approved last week by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry with the atomic number 113 is believed to have...

Rakuten Eagle Amongst First Victims Of Bird Flu Culling

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagle has become one of the first victims systematically slaughtered in Northern Japan after the discovery of a highly contagious...

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