‘Trans-age’ Japanese man born in 1984 identifies as 28-yr-old
A 39-year-old Japanese man is making headlines for identifying as a “trans-age” individual and claiming to be 28 years old.
Japanese man admits setting anime studio fire that killed 36
The man accused of setting an anime studio ablaze in Kyoto, Japan, in 2019 has pleaded guilty to the crime this week.
Background: Shinji Aob...
Ghibli Park to add rideable Catbuses, ‘Princess Mononoke’ village and more
Visitors of Japan’s Ghibli Park can look forward to the addition of Catbuses and attractions from “Howl’s Moving Castle” a...
Tickets for Japan’s Ghibli Park will soon be available via an official English website
International visitors will be able to purchase Ghibli Park tickets via an official English-language website at the start of 2023.
Japanese-themed shopping area closed down after being labeled ‘cultural invasion’ by Chinese netizens
Feedback from online critics caused a Japan-themed shopping area in China’s Liaoning province to shut down less than two weeks after opening...
Kyoto is the Latest Japanese City to Recognizes Same-Sex Partnerships
In a new victory for Japan’s LGBTQ+ community, Kyoto has become the latest city to recognize same-sex partnerships.
While same-sex mar...
Suspect in Japan’s Deadly Anime Studio Fire Arrested After Recovering 10 Months Later
The man suspected of burning down a Kyoto anime studio last year was arrested on Wednesday by local authorities.
Shinji Aoba, 42, is accuse...
Japan Has a Wild ‘Night Parade of 100 Demons’ That’s Over 1,000 Years Old
An area in Kyoto, Japan recently celebrated its annual demon parade on the street believed to be a border between the human world and the sp...
Man Responsible for Fatal Anime Studio Fire Reportedly Claimed They ‘Stole’ His Book Idea
The motive behind the tragic Kyoto Animation arson was reportedly his stolen work and the security system of the office building was turned ...
33 Dead After Man Attacks Anime Studio in Kyoto
33 people were killed while dozens are injured after an unidentified arsonist set the Kyoto Animation studio in Kyoto, Japan ablaze.
Mayor of Kyoto Writes Kim Kardashian About ‘Kimono’ Before She Decided to Change the Name
A Japanese mayor has joined the now-successful global backlash against Kim Kardashian’s attempt to trademark “Kimono,” her new line of shape...
Foreign Tourists Caught on Video Chasing and Harassing a Geisha for Pictures in Japan
Netizens are outraged after a video showing foreign tourists chasing after a maiko and geisha on the streets of Kyoto went viral online.
YouTuber Restores Rare Footage of Kyoto, Japan in 1929 with Sound
Guy Jones, a YouTuber who compiles and restores old videos, gave history buffs some insight into what it was like to be in Kyoto, Japan in t...
Japanese Sightseeing Train Will Be Designed Like a Wooden Kyoto House
A rail service in Japan is set to offer a unique luxury experience with its detailed interior design, which is inspired by wooden townhouses...
Japanese Bamboo Forest ‘Cries’ After Tourists Vandalize Trees
A bamboo forest in Japan is “crying” as inconsiderate tourists carve graffiti on trees.
The forest, located in Arashiyama, Kyoto, has been a...
What Nintendo’s Headquarters Looked Like in 1889
Nintendo, the Japanese company behind some of the gaming world’s most beloved video game franchises, has always been proud of its humble roo...
Starbucks Japan is Opening Up the Most Epic Store in a 100-Year-Old Teahouse
Starbucks customers in Japan were able to get a taste of the Cherry Pie Frappuccino back in April, and now the company is opening a new stor...