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Cat Heaven Island Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

In Japan, there is an island of fairytale dreams called Tashirojama, better known as Cat Heaven Island. In this magical land, cats outnumber humans. Tashirojama has about 100 human residents,…

Claire Hannum | November 25, 2013 - 7:00 pm

There’s A Japanese Game Show Called “Orgasm Wars” About Competitive Blowjobs (NSFW)

Leave it to Japan to think up a game show combining blowjobs, porn stars and a timed clock. On  “Orgasm Wars,” a gay male porn stars tries to give a…

Jessica Wakeman | November 13, 2013 - 12:21 pm

Unbelievably Cool: Listen To This Song Made Entirely By Water

Hey there, sonic nerds: this mini-symphony is made entirely from the sounds of water in Kumamoto, Japan. The area is known for it’s high quality water, so Sony took it…

Claire Hannum | November 2, 2013 - 3:00 pm

I Don’t Really Understand The Appeal Of Japan’s New Owl Cafes

Is it just me, or does the concept of an owl cafe not quite possess the same appeal as their predecessor, cat cafes? A bird of prey is not exactly…

Rachel Krause | October 30, 2013 - 4:00 pm

5 Things To Know About Why The Japanese (Supposedly) Aren’t Having Sex

According to UK’s Guardian, Japan’s young people aren’t having a whole lot of sex. In fact, a study found that 45 percent of women 16  to 25 “were not interested…

Claire Hannum | October 21, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Today In Creepy: Do You Like The Look Of Hello Kitty Contact Lenses?

It’s not so unusual to have a stockpile of Hello Kitty-themed waffle irons, toasters, tattoos, and toe socks, but apparently some fans want to take it a step further. These…

Claire Hannum | September 20, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Bras Are Dispensed Out Of Vending Machines Now

Many items come out of vending machines that are essential to my everyday life, like tampons and peanut M&Ms. If a new vending machine out of Japan takes hold, we’ll…

Jessica Wakeman | August 18, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Spa Is Charging $180 For The Bird Poop Facial

Though rare in the United States, using bird feces for facial treatments is a well-known and common in Japan. And if you’re just dying to have bird poop smeared on…

Mary Odell | August 5, 2013 - 9:40 am

Nipple Crayons, Nose Straighteners & More: 11 Amazing & Terrifying Beauty Products From Japan

Japanese beauty products are wild, man. They are at once super futuristic but also hopelessly outdated. Like if Betty Draper met “Tron” or something — you’d be wearing a crazy…

Julie Gerstein | June 18, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Eyeball Licking Is The New Second Base In Japan

First base is kissing. Sloppy first is kissing with tongue. And after saliva has been sufficiently swapped, the standard is to get started with the boob touching. At least, that’s…

Ami Angelowicz | June 14, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Japanese Court Rules Against Keeping One’s “Maiden Name”

A Japanese court has upheld a law that married couples must both use the last name of one of the partners. However, nearly 96 percent of the time, it…

Jessica Wakeman | May 30, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Want A Life-Size Replica Of Yourself? Japan Can Make That Happen

Do you love yourself? How much? Enough to have a lifesized 3-D printed doll made of yourself? Because you can do that now. A place aptly named the Clone Factory,…

Julie Gerstein | May 25, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Selfish Person Attempts To Fund Vacay To Japan Via IndieGoGo

IndieGoGo is a fundraising platform that helps people generate money for “passion projects.” On the homepage of IndieGoGo’s site, there is a campaign to help a young girl with brittle…

Julie Gerstein | April 10, 2013 - 10:20 am

Man Tries To Kill Woman With Poison Shoes

Oh Tatsujiro Fukasawa, you do know a woman’s weakness, don’t you? Fukasawa, 40, attempted to kill a female colleague he’d been stalking by pouring hydrofluoric acid into her shoes. Hydrofluoric…

Julie Gerstein | March 30, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Tokyo Disney Hosts Its First Same-Sex Wedding

“My partner Hiroko and I just held a gay wedding at the Tokyo Disney Resort. Even Mickey and Minnie are here to celebrate with us!”
Koyuki Higashi shared the…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 11, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Japanese Pop Star Minami Minegishi Shaves Her Head, Cries, After Getting Caught With Boy

The Japanese pop star Minami Minegishi (from the girl group AKB48) shaved her head and issued a public apology after she was caught by paparazzi leaving a boy’s house…

Jessica Wakeman | February 1, 2013 - 6:15 pm

Japanese Women Realize Digital Boyfriends Are Easier Than Real Life Boyfriends

My roommate and I joke that her cat is kind of our joint boyfriend. Like a human boyfriend, Boo is very affectionate, loves to pick food off our plates, and…

Jessica Wakeman | December 17, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Things That Confuse Me About Love Joule, Tokyo’s Female Masturbation Bar

The reasons to visit Tokyo just keep getting more and more bountiful. I can go to the naked robot burlesque restaurant or to Love Joule, a “love and sex bar…

Ami Angelowicz | October 2, 2012 - 11:20 am

Slap Away Sleep Apnea With The Polar Bear Pillow

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to get my hands on the new Polar Bear pillow that will wake me up every five minutes with a slap…

Daley Quinn | July 3, 2012 - 9:20 am

The Polka-Dotted World Of Yayoi Kusama

Artists with obsessional focus in their work have always fascinated me, but none more than Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, whose work literally drove her insane. “Obsessions, phallus obsessions, obsessions of…

Julie Gerstein | May 27, 2012 - 3:00 pm