Articles Tagged with Japan

‘New 3DS’ And ‘New 3DS XL’ Show That Nintendo Is Listening

Nintendo announces the New 3DS and New 3DS XL.

Nintendo wants gamers to know that they’ve been listening. During yesterday’s Direct stream for Japan, Nintendo announced the New 3DS and New 3DS XL. Including the term ‘new’ in the actual name of the consoles is a gutsy move and gives the company a lot to live up to. So far, the news doesn’t seem… Read more »

Avril Lavigne Declares Her Love For Japan At Summer Sonic 2014

avril loves Japan

Avril Lavigne shared a secret during her performance at Summer Sonic 2014. The confession: She really, really loves Japan. While some people believed the Canadian rocker was throwing a serious amount of shade towards Japan with the “Hello Kitty” music video, it’s painfully obvious to anyone who follows Lavigne’s career that she adores the country… Read more »

15-Year-Old Girl Accused Of Murdering, Dismembering Classmate Arrested

Teenager Accused Of Dismembering Classmate Arrested

A 15-year-old girl has been accused of murdering and dismembering her classmate, Japanese officials claim. The girl, whose name has not been shared with the public, was arrested this week, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. According to the news site, translating from a report by the Kyodo news agency, said the suspect admitted to strangling… Read more »

Japan Urges Professionals To Follow A ‘Cool’ Dress Code At Work, The Reason Is As Bizarre As The Campaign

Casual Japan

Japanese businessmen and businesswomen have always dressed impeccably at their respective workplaces. Though in the business world such a practice is certainly praiseworthy, the local government doesn’t think so and hence has initiated a weirdly named ‘Super Cool Biz’ campaign to encourage people to dress casually at workplace. The campaign is an improved version of… Read more »

Mario Kart 8 And Mercedes Team Up For Awesome New DLC

Nintendo and Mercedes team up to bring new kart to Mario Kart 8.

Mario Kart is a fun racing game franchise that allows players to pelt each other with shells of various colors and bananas, as well as many other strange bits of ammo. In the new version, Mario Kart 8, gamers get to go one step further and customize their karts in a way that has never… Read more »

Is China Preparing For ‘Inevitable’ War In South China Sea?

A report in a Chinese journal suggests China will fight wars of aggression over the next 50 years.

Is China preparing for an ‘inevitable war’ (or inevitable wars) in the South China Sea? When you hear that question, chances are that it conjures up images of xenophobic conspiracy theorists looking for additional reasons to stockpile an arsenal while they wait for a doomsday scenario half way around the world. After all, we’ve all… Read more »

Dalai Lama Offers Hope To Tsunami Victims In Japan

Dalai Lama In Sendai For Shinto Ceremony

The Dalai Lama was one of many who took part in a purification ritual on April 7 to honor the victims of a horrifying tsunami in November 2011 that was unleashed by an unprecedented 9.0-magnitude earthquake. The disaster changed the lives of many who still call the mighty city of Sendai, Japan, their home. Sendai… Read more »

Report: Masahiro Tanaka Going To The New York Yankees [Video]

Masahiro Tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka, the Japanese all star pitcher, is headed to the New York Yankees according to several new sources. The hard throwing right hander reportedly has come to terms with the Yankees for $155 million over seven years with an opt out clause that can be triggered after the 2017 campaign. The contract agreed to… Read more »

New York Yankees Reach Out To Masahiro Tanaka [Video]

Masahiro Tanaka

The New York Yankees became the first team to officially reach out to Japanese superstar pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. Tanaka is the highest sought after pitcher in play right now and is expected to be chased by the Los Angeles Dodgers, The Texas Rangers, The Boston Red Sox, The Baltimore Orioles, The Seattle Mariners, The Chicago… Read more »

United States Declares Support For Japan In Dispute With China

United States Supports Japan In Dispute With China

The United States has declared its support for Japan in the ongoing dispute with China over islands located in the East China Sea which Japan administrates. China established, unilaterally, an air defense zone last weekend, which Japan and the United States don’t recognize. As tensions grow in the area, the Obama administration is accusing Beijing… Read more »

New Japan Island Formed By Volcano, Earthquakes [Video]

New Japan Island Formed By Volcano, Earthquakes

A new Japan island was formed by a volcano and seismic activity. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, generally Japan fears any earthquakes that may trigger tsunamis, especially considering the Fukushima nuclear power plant is still leaking. Japan is at the edge of the ring of fire, a region surrounding the Pacific Ocean that tends… Read more »

Gangster Magazine: Japanese Yakuza Group Launches Official Publication

Gangster Magazine Japan

A Japanese yakuza group now has its very own gangster magazine. While it might seem like a plotline from a Takashi Miike movie, apparently one outfit in the Japanese mafia now has its very own monthly publication. The magazine reportedly contains poetry and articles tailored specifically to those who work in the underworld. The gangster… Read more »

Elderly Shoplifters On The Loose In Tokyo

Shoplifting Japan

The number of elderly shoplifters on the loose in Tokyo is currently on the rise. For the first time since authorities began keeping written record of criminal activity, more elderly adults have been busted for stealing than teenagers. While the number of shoplifting arrests has fallen overall across the country, the number of grown-ups getting… Read more »

Japanese Man Sues TV Station For Being Too ‘Americanized’

Japanese TV Sued

A man recently sued a TV network in Japan for using too many English words in its programming. Japanese broadcaster NHK is being sued by 71-year-old Hoji Takahashi for “undue mental stress” over the amount of foreign words he encounters on the channel. The pensioner said the overuse of English loanwords makes it hard for… Read more »