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Jessica Simpson Tweets The Tokyo Earthquake And Other Celebrity Disaster Survivors

In Tokyo yesterday, Jessica Simpson tweeted: “Thought i was hallucinating during a 6.6 earthquake in japan. i have never felt anything like this in my life. laying in bed watching…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 12, 2009 - 1:50 pm

Japanese Women Turn To Hostess Clubs For Jobs

While the recession has wreaked havoc on relationships here, in Japan it’s given a better name to what used to be a naughty profession: hostessing. Hostess clubs are akin to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 29, 2009 - 11:50 am

Pillow Cases: 37-Year-Old Japanese Man In Love With His Anime Cartoon Pillow

Meet Nisan, a 37-year-old man who lives with his parents outside a suburb of Toyko. Now meet his girlfriend Nemu, who is about 12 years old.

Nisan’s girlfriend isn’t…

Jessica Wakeman | July 27, 2009 - 3:10 pm

Love Conquers All In Japan

While most businesses in Japan are crashing, the hotel industry has found a way to “stimulate” the economy. Giving new meaning to the term “love shack,” the country’s love hotels…

Daniela Guernica | July 2, 2009 - 7:40 pm

Bod Mod Trend: The Bagelheads

Bagelheads isn’t a slang term for my people, the Jews, it’s actually a bizarre new beauty trend in Japan. The country that brought you the husband hunting bra and nose

Simcha | June 29, 2009 - 11:00 am

Tokyo Couples Can Rent Guests For Their Wedding

While most couples are trying to lessen the expense of their wedding during these tough economic times, couples in Japan actually rent extra family members, friends, and coworkers. In Japan,…

Annika Harris | June 9, 2009 - 12:45 pm

Japanese Astronaut Tries Out Stink-Free Underwear

The next time you hear, “Houston, we have a problem,” you know it’s not day-old boxer stink.

Koichi Wakata, a Japanese astronaut living aboard the International Space Station for…

Jessica Wakeman | March 31, 2009 - 7:00 pm

Japanese Groom Gets Cold Feet, Has Cold Heart, Sentenced To Jail

A 40-year-old Japanese man named Tatsuhiko Kawata has been sentenced to five years in jail for having cold feet and a cold, cold heart. Kawata, who had been married since…

Wendy Atterberry | March 13, 2009 - 1:30 pm

Japanese Companies Shorten Workdays So Employees Can Procreate

Canon and some 1,300 other companies in Japan are forcing their employees to leave work early twice a week in an attempt to encourage them to go home and make…

Catherine Strawn | January 27, 2009 - 3:30 pm

Tea Soothes Criminal

A thief with a knife came at a woman and her six-month-old baby as they walked down the hallway in a Tokyo apartment building. The armed man demanded money, but…

Catherine Strawn | July 8, 2008 - 2:00 pm

Japanese Do Diets Right

I hate diets. While Americans spend billions of dollars a year making themselves miserable trying to loose some extra weight, I eat cake, wear bikinis that clearly show my stretch…

Simcha | June 11, 2008 - 6:30 pm

Quick Pic: Mariah Carey Plays With Balls

Nice overhand Mimi! [Tokyo Dome, Japan, 5/28/08] …

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 28, 2008 - 3:30 pm

Man Calls Toll-Free Number Just To Hear The Voice Of A Woman

Japanese authorities tracked down a plumber who is suspected of having called the toll-free number for a food company 500 times, thereby tying up the line for 3,000 hours. He…

Catherine Strawn | May 27, 2008 - 5:30 pm

British Airways’ Fancy Flight Attendant Uniforms

Sexy cop, sexy nurse, sexy school teacher. They’re all very sexy, but nothing tops a good, old-fashioned flight attendant’s outfit! Even ladies melt at the thought of a ’60s pillbox…

Simcha | May 22, 2008 - 4:00 pm

If You’re Old And Single, You Should Go Online

Japan’s 65 and older population is expected to double by 2050, and the number of them who are single is also increasing. Luckily, old people are getting more familiar with…

Catherine Strawn | May 2, 2008 - 7:30 pm

The Daily Squeeze: Cheating, Red-Legged Frogs, And Married Life In Japan

People who are in love are less likely to cheat, according to a study at UCLA. “Feeling love for your romantic partner appears to make everybody else less attractive,” psychologist…

Catherine Strawn | March 19, 2008 - 12:00 pm

Bikini Model Proves Her Case

Earlier this week, we told you about the bikini model whose breasts got her acquitted of property damage. Then on Japanese television, Serena Kozakura proved her 44-inch bust…

Simcha | March 7, 2008 - 3:49 pm

Model Gets Something Off Her Chest

The Girls Next Door’s Kendra Wilkinson claims getting fake breasts were her “best investment” and a pin-up girl in Japan couldn’t agree more. Serena Kozakura claims, “It was my breasts…

Simcha | March 5, 2008 - 4:45 pm

Roleplaying For Women At Tokyo Cafe

A Japanese cafe devoted to “boy-love manga,” or comics about boy-boy romance for female readers, the first of its kind, opened late last year. Business is going well so far…

Catherine Strawn | March 3, 2008 - 4:30 pm

Japanese Love Hotels Go Classy

Japan’s “love hotels” aren’t smutty, by-the-hour businesses solely used for forbidden romances. Igyeon Kim, who recently published the book The Evolution of Love Hotels, found that the hotels have diversified…

Catherine Strawn | February 28, 2008 - 8:19 pm