Japanese Aquarium Asks Public To Video Call Eels During Lockdown

Sumida Aquarium, which is currently closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, has taken to social media to people to video call their garden eels as a reminder to the animals that humans do not pose a threat. The aquarium — housed in the Tokyo Skytree, Japan’s tallest structure — has been closed to the public […]

Japanese Billionaire Gives Away $9 Million To His Twitter Followers As A ‘Social Experiment’

Japanese fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa recently announced that he has decided to give away $9 million to his Twitter followers, reports Reuters. Maezawa claimed that his decision was part of a “social experiment” to see if the extra money will help boost the happiness of recipients. However, those who hope to follow the Japanese billionaire […]

2020 Election Will Be ‘Hiroshima And Nagasaki’ For Democrats, Says Donald Trump Supporter Jerry Falwell Jr.

Donald Trump got his holiday vacation at Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, underway on Thursday with a holiday party where he hosted a group of his supporters — including one leading Christian evangelical who celebrated the event by invoking the only atomic bomb attacks in world history. Ahead of the party, Liberty University President […]

Dua Lipa Sparkles In Tiny Pink Dress At The 2019 MAMAs

Dua Lipa has been busy promoting her new music around the world and attended the MAMAs in Nagoya, Japan. The “Hotter Than Hell” hitmaker showed up in a glittery pink mini dress and looked nothing short of stunning. Lipa sported her shoulder-length wavy blond and brunette-colored hair down and opted for a natural makeup look. […]

Kim Kardashian Reports On Japan’s Mori Building Digital Art Museum Epson teamLab Borderless

On August 6, Kim Kardashian hopped on Instagram to show a family photo from their Tokyo trip. Today’s post was yet another look at Japan’s Mori Building Digital Art Museum: Epson teamLab Borderless, the world’s first digital art museum that bowed a year ago. Her latest image showed part of her family taking part in […]

Hiroshima Bombing Anniversary Sees Mayor Push For Japan To Ban Nuclear Weapons

On the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, the mayor of the city is calling for Japan to sign a treaty that would ban nuclear weapons, Japan Today reports. August 6 marks the 74th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and the event which, combined with the bombing of Nagasaki a few days later, effectively […]

Watch Uruguay Vs. Japan Copa America Live Stream: Start Time, Preview, How To Watch Group C Match Online

After their 4-0 drubbing of Ecuador in the Copa America Group C opener, Uruguay and their Man of the Match Luis Suarez may have moved into position as favorites to take what would be their 16th title in the tournament that dates back to 1919. In their group, Chile — defending champions in back-to-back Copa […]

President Trump Claims He Had Nothing To Do With Hiding McCain’s Name During His Trip To Japan

President Donald Trump told reporters on Thursday that he didn’t have anything to do with the military’s decision to obscure the name of the Navy ship USS John McCain during his trip to Japan. He said he wouldn’t have requested that, but he’s sure whoever did it was “well-meaning.” According to The Hill, the president […]

Pro-Trump Patches On Uniformed Service Personnel Raise Concerns

Some members of the military were photographed during a visit by Donald Trump with patches on their uniforms that appear to be pro-Trump, The Hill reports. That type of political advocacy is expressly forbidden by the military. Trump is currently in the midst of a state visit to Japan, and he made time to visit […]

White House Staffers Reportedly Dread Taking Foreign Trips With Donald Trump: ‘It’s Like Being Held Captive’

With Donald Trump on a visit to Japan, reports emerged that the coterie of White House officials who have traveled with him are not best pleased with the president’s actions while aboard Air Force One. According to Business Insider, a number of White House staffers have expressed displeasure at the way Trump acts while on […]

Melania Trump Draws Comparisons To Princess Diana As She Turns Heads In A $3,900 Calvin Klein Dress

Melania Trump was turning heads as she prepared to depart for Japan, wearing a $3,900 Calvin Klein dress and battling wind in a scene reminiscent of Princess Diana. The first lady was photographed in the dress as she and President Donald Trump boarded Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on Friday. […]

Japanese ‘Breaking Bad’ Professor Investigated For Alleged MDMA Classes

A Japanese chemistry professor is under investigation for allegedly “making” his students prepare MDMA, in a case reminiscent of the AMC series Breaking Bad. Tatsunori Iwamura, 61, reportedly acknowledged that instructing the manufacturing of synthetic drugs was “illegal.” Nonetheless, he appears to have defended his actions. As Japan Times reports, Iwamura claims he was helping […]

Removal Of Fuel Rods In Fukushima’s Damaged Reactor Begins

The removal of the melted fuel from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan has begun, according to a report from The New York Times. The plant, which was wrecked by a tsunami in 2011, has already sent in workers to start the process of removing the first of the 566 rods which were used. […]

Shay Mitchell Channels Inner Mickey Mouse In Fun Instagram Post

Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell – known for her role as Emily Fields – took to Instagram yesterday to share a very fun collection of snapshots and video clips of herself and her family as they appeared to be enjoying some time together in Tokyo. Mitchell and her family were enjoying a night of […]

Japanese Scientists May Have Finally Discovered The Origin Of The Ryugu Asteroid

After several months of study with Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft, scientists believe they have finally discovered the origin of the Ryugu asteroid, and have suggested that it was formed from one of two other asteroid parents. As the New York Post reports, the Hayabusa2 spacecraft first touched down on Ryugu late last year, and in February, […]

U.S. Figure Skater Accused Of Hurting Her Korean Rival Ahead Of World Championships

American figure skater Mariah Bell has been accused of slashing her South Korean opponent’s leg during practice, just before they both competed in the world championships. The 22-year-old allegedly kicked 16-year-old Lim Eun-soo, hurting her leg during a warm-up session just before they were both due to take to the rink at the ISU World […]

Top 5 Ways Ichiro Changed Baseball

Ichiro Suzuki, the first true Japanese superstar to play in Major League Baseball, retired Thursday following an emotional farewell game in Tokyo, Forbes reports. And with the outfielder bookending his career by finishing it where it began — in Japan — it is time to look back on how he changed baseball. The first Japanese […]

A Japanese Ferry Reportedly Hits A Whale, Injuring At Least 80 Passengers

A Japanese hydrofoil ship which was en route to Sado Island from the port of Niigata has reportedly hit “marine life,” most likely a whale. Of the 121 passengers on board, at least 80 people were injured during the collision. According to BBC News, ferry operators have reported a 15cm (6in) crack in its stern […]

116-Year-Old Japanese Woman Has Just Been Named The World’s Oldest Living Individual By Guinness World Records

Kane Tanaka, a 116-year-old woman from Japan, has just been officially acknowledged as the world’s oldest living individual by Guinness World Records. A very special ceremony was recently set up by the organization in the Fukuoka nursing home where Tanaka resides. The event celebrated the life of this incredible woman, with Tanaka’s family and the […]

Japan’s Hayabusa2 Probe Just Landed On Ryugu And Captured A Sample From The Asteroid

In a glorious feat, Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe has managed to land on Ryugu and capture a sample from the C-type asteroid. After the probe exited its orbit, it landed on the surface of the asteroid only momentarily, but was also able to retrieve a sample from the asteroid despite the many challenges associated with this […]

Iceland To Allow The Slaughter Of 2,000 Whales Over The Next Five Years

Iceland’s government announced this week that it will allow its two remaining commercial whaling operations to slaughter 2,000 whales over the next five years, despite outcry from conservationists and animal-rights activists, CNN is reporting. Whale hunting has been banned internationally since 1986, but Iceland and, according to the New York Post, Norway, continue to openly […]

Japanese Scientists Have Discovered A Strange And Unique Pattern Formed Within The Clouds Of Venus

A research group working in Japan have discovered a unique pattern that has formed within the clouds of the planet Venus after an analysis was performed on this massive structure from the spacecraft Akatsuki. The new study on Venus’ clouds was headed up by Project Assistant Professor Hiroki Kashimura from Kobe University and demonstrated how […]

Watch Alexis Ren’s Mesmerizing Tokyo Video Collage On Instagram, Including Clips From Light Museum

Alexis Ren shared an amazing video collage from her adventures in Tokyo, Japan, and it’s definitely worth a watch for any fan. The video includes mesmerizing scenes from the world’s first-ever digital art museum, which uses lights, colors, graphics, and mirrors to create surreal spaces. Called the Mori Building Digital Art Museum: Epson teamLab Borderless, […]

Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Meet Up With Artist Takashi Murakami After Extravagant Boeing 747 Flight

For hours, fans patiently waited to find out where Kim Kardashian and her husband Kanye West were heading to after she posted several videos of them boarding a private Boeing 747 flight. And it’s now been revealed that their secret destination was, in fact, Tokyo, Japan, as pictures emerged of the couple posing with contemporary […]

A Rare White Tiger Mauled Japanese Zookeeper To Death, His Family Wants The Animal Spared

A Japanese zookeeper was killed by the rare white tiger he was caring for, and the man’s family are asking officials not to destroy the animal. As ABC News reports, zookeeper Akira Furusho, 40, was found by colleagues lying on the floor of the tiger enclosure, bleeding from the neck. The 374-pound male tiger was […]

SpaceX Signs Deal To Help Japan’s iSpace Reach The Moon With A Lunar Rover And Orbiter In 2020 And 2021

Japan’s iSpace, which is a company that deals with resource exploration and robotics, has signed a deal with SpaceX to help reach the moon with their payloads in 2020 and 2021. As Geekwire reports, these two lunar missions belong to a program called Hakuto-R. Hakuto in Japanese can be translated to “white rabbit,” while the […]

Hayao Miyazaki Documentary Gets US Trailer

A documentary exploring the personal life of acclaimed animator Hayao Miyazaki will hit US theaters this winter. Earlier this week, anime distributor GKIDS announced it had secured North American distribution rights for the documentary and is currently preparing for a theatrical release by the end of the year. The documentary, called Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki, […]

Japan’s Hayabusa Probe Reveals Stunning Photos From Surface Of Asteroid

The Japanese space probe Hayabusa-2 has been sending back stunning photographs from the surface of the asteroid Ryugu, and they’re at once stunning and sort of terrifying. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Japan’s space agency JAXA launched the probe in 2014. In June, the tiny craft rendezvoused with the half-mile wide space rock, officially […]

Japan Successfully Lands Robot Rover On Asteroid

Japan has accomplished the incredibly difficult feat of successfully landing a robot rover on an asteroid, CNN reports. JAXA, the Japanese space agency, announced they landed two unmanned rovers successfully on an asteroid traveling through space. “The two rovers are in good condition and are transmitting images and data,” a JAXA statement said. The rovers […]

Japan Are Getting Ready To Test The World’s First Miniature Space Elevator

A Japanese team will be testing the world’s first miniature space elevator that will be carried on an H-2B rocket and launched from the island of Tanegashima next week with equipment supplied by Shizuoka University. While the Japanese space elevator may not be the massive object in space that science fiction lovers everywhere would kill […]

The Most Powerful Storm Of 2018 Is Heading Toward Japan, And It Doesn’t Look Good

With September beginning tomorrow, 2018 is already beginning to wind down. However, this year is far from over, and there’s still a lot of time for natural disasters to strike. The largest storm of 2018 is making its way toward Japan, which is concerning many of the residents in its projected path. Super Typhoon Jebi […]

Misa Matsushima Becomes Japan’s First Female Fighter Pilot

Twenty-six-year-old First Lieutenant Misa Matsushima has been appointed as the first ever female fighter pilot in Japan in a ceremony on Friday after she completed her training earlier in the week. This is just the latest in Japan’s push for more gender equality in the workplace across the country. Matsushima joined the Japan Air Self […]

New Bartender Yuki Kimora On ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Was A Fan Favorite During ‘Winter Games’

While Wells the bartender has been watching all of the drama brew during Bachelor in Paradise, he was reportedly a bit “overwhelmed.” Luckily, former Winter Games fan favorite Yuki Kimora joined him behind the bar. This is how he introduced her to the show, detailed People. “Being the bartender in Paradise is a little overwhelming… […]

No Ninjas Need Apply – A Japanese City Is Forced To Clarify That It Is Not, In Fact, Hiring Ninjas

A Japanese city is clarifying that it does not, in fact, have a ninja shortage, and it is not hiring ninjas. As BBC News reports, the city of Iga, Japan (population: 90,000), has been deluged with applications for ninjas, even though they’re not hiring. That’s because, thanks to translation errors and sloppy journalism, a news […]

Japan Executes Last Living Aum Shinrikyo Cult Members Responsible For Tokyo Subway Sarin Gas Attack

Following the execution of cult leader Shoko Asahara earlier this month as reported on by the Inquisitr, the final members of Aum Shinrikyo have been put to death as penance for their crimes against innocent Japanese civilians, according to the BBC. On March 20, 1995, members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult released a nerve gas […]

Bella Hadid and The Weeknd Look Back Together In Tokyo

Bella Hadid and The Weeknd split up back in November 2016, but lately, they appear as if they could be back together, but there’s the possibility they may just be incredibly close friends. According to a People report, The Weeknd shared several pictures of Bella Hadid with him in Tokyo on Sunday prompting a lot […]

Man Arrested For Allegedly Killing Co-Worker By Shooting Compressed Air Into His Butt

An office prank went horribly wrong in Japan when a man allegedly killed his co-worker by shooting compressed air into his rear end. The two men, who worked at an industrial manufacturing plant in Ibaraki Tsukuba City, Japan, were playing around while on a break around 5 p.m. on Friday, July 13, reported Asia Times. […]

EU And Japan Sign Trade Deal

According to CNN, the European Union and Japan signed a trade deal on Tuesday that covers a third of the world’s economy. The new trade deal either decreases or completely eliminates tariffs on almost all goods and is expected to go into effect in 2019. More specifically, the agreement will eliminate tariffs on exported cheese […]

Japanese Teen Pitcher Signs Minor League Contract With The Kansas City Royals

Kaito Yuki is making big moves in his baseball career, and he’s only 16 years old. Yuki currently lives in Japan and will be moving to the U.S. after signing a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals, according to Yahoo News. Yuki otherwise would have started high school, but it appears like he’s […]

38 Dead, 50 Missing, And 4.72 Million Ordered Or Advised To Evacuate As Japan Battles Torrential Rains

Historic, heavy rains in southwest Japan has led to 38 fatalities, at least 50 reported missing, and over 4.72 million residents ordered or advised to evacuate their homes. Of the 4.72 million, an estimated 1.6 million people have been evacuated, reported USA Today. The rains have triggered mudslides and landslides that have killed people who […]

Japanese Aum Shinrikyo Cult Leader Shoko Asahara Executed

Shoko Asahara, leader of the Japanese doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo, has been executed in Japan by hanging. Asahara and his cult members were responsible for the 1995 attack of Japan’s subway system in which they placed punctured bags filled with sarin on trains running through Tokyo’s political district. All told, 13 people died as a […]

Watch Belgium Vs. Japan 2018 FIFA World Cup Live Stream: Start Time, Preview, How To Watch Online

With the elimination of Germany at the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and Spain crashing out in a stunning penalty kick upset to host Russia, as the New York Times reported, Belgium now become one of the solid favorites to take home the cup. But first, they must avoid what may be […]

‘Naked Hermit’ Forced Back Into Civilization After Leading A Solitary Life On A Japanese Island Since 1989

Although most island castaways are forced to survive on their own until they find rescue, Masafumi Nagasaki was the opposite. He chose to walk away from civilization in the late 1980s and made the Sotobanari island his home. For over three decades, he lived alone on a rarely-visited island. Because of the currents, fishermen don’t […]

One In Four Japanese Employees Admit To Wanting To Kill Their Boss, Survey Shows

We’ve probably all dreamed about “terminating” a boss from hell, so they won’t be around to torment us anymore. But Japan now has the numbers to prove it. A new survey reports that one-in-four people employed in Japan want to kill their supervisors and the underlying sentiment has a lot to do with Japanese work […]

U.S. F-15 Fighter Jet Crashes Off Japanese Coast

A U.S. F-15C Eagle fighter jet crashed on Monday morning into the ocean off the coast of Japan’s southern island of Okinawa during a training mission, reported Reuters. The pilot, who was the only person on the aircraft during the mission, is currently in fair condition, the air base Tweeted along with a statement by […]

Coca-Cola Unveils Its First Alcoholic Drink Inspired By Asian Alcohol

Coca-Cola is taking a stab at a new market: alcohol. On Monday, people lined up in droves to taste the new lemon-flavored alcoholic drink in Japan called “Lemon-Do.” The three available flavors are salty lemon, lemon, and honey lemon. For many, it was a pleasant surprise that the drink is reminiscent of an Asian drink […]

World’s Oldest Man: Japanese Lumberjack Masazo Nonaka, 112, Takes Title After Previous Record-Holder Dies

The world’s oldest man is now a Japanese lumberjack who was born during the Theodore Roosevelt administration, having taken the title from a 113-year-old Spaniard who died earlier this year, Reuters is reporting. Masazo Nonaka, 112, was born on July 25, 1905. According to The Guinness Book Of World Records, that makes him the oldest […]

Bella Hadid Flaunts Her Curves In Underwear Then Wears A Surgical Mask For Shopping

Bella Hadid hit the headlines after a photo of her in a see-through top emerged while she was recently sight-seeing in Japan. Then when Hadid covered her mouth with a surgical mask for a walk along the city streets of Tokyo, this too was a picture that became a headline topic. This wasn’t the end […]

Studio Ghibli Co-Founder And Oscar-Nominated Anime Creator Isao Takahata Passes Away At 82

Isao Takahata, the Oscar-nominated Japanese animator, has passed away at 82. As reported by The Telegraph, the legendary animator’s health has been in a steady decline since he was diagnosed with lung cancer. Takahata finally succumbed to the disease and died inside a hospital in Tokyo, Japan. The award-winning animator was the co-founder of the […]

USS Lexington Discovered In Watery Grave — Remarkably Preserved For Ship Lost In WWII Battle [Video]

The awe-inspiriting video taken of the USS Lexington at the bottom of the Coral Sea shows just how well this aircraft carrier has weathered 76 years in its watery grave. On March 4, 2018, the research vessel, (R/V) Petrel, which belongs to co-founder of Microsoft Paul G. Allen, discovered the Lady Lex about 500 miles […]