Tag Archives: Japan

  • Tokyo 2020 Ambassadors: An Animated Welcome Committee (VIdeo)

    Tokyo 2020 Ambassadors: An Animated Welcome Committee (VIdeo)

    The nation of Japan is known for many things, and one of them is its deep love of mascots. Everyone who was aware of this proclivity was therefore sensibly excited about what Japan had in store for the 2020 Olympics, and true to form the Tokyo 2020 Ambassadors don’t disappoint—made up, as they are, entirely of […]

  • Western Village: Abandoned Japanese Theme Park Subject of Creepy Photos

    Western Village: Abandoned Japanese Theme Park Subject of Creepy Photos

    Hey, are you familiar with the popular HBO program Westworld? Do you wish a similar concept existed in the form of a series of creepy photos taken of an abandoned Japanese theme park? Enter Western Village, and the copy for the photos by Lee Chapman of the Tokyo Times basically writes itself, folks. The photos […]

  • Domino’s Reindeer Delivery Coming to Japan

    Domino’s Reindeer Delivery Coming to Japan

    I realize I sound like a broken record at this point, but it gets clearer and clearer every day that anyone who’s truly passionate about insane fast food promotional novelties should think about moving to Japan. The latest example? Domino’s reindeer delivery, reportedly being tested out by the delivery joint in anticipation of a particularly […]

  • Black Doritos: Another Japanese Delicacy

    Black Doritos: Another Japanese Delicacy

    Last night at the debate, I watched Donald Trump repeatedly state that other countries like Japan are leading the United States in practically every field imaginable. He did not mention unnaturally black foodstuffs specifically, but from where I sit it seems clear that there is a real black food gap between the United States and […]

  • Chocolate Pumpkin Fries Coming to McDonald’s Japan

    Chocolate Pumpkin Fries Coming to McDonald’s Japan

    Ah, autumn. The leaves change colors, the air begins to feel crisper, and the french fries come drizzled in chocolate and pumpkin sauce. Wait, huh? In Japan, anyway, that last part is becoming part of the autumnal experience, with the unveiling of McDonald’s Chocolate Pumpkin Fries. McDonald’s Japan locations will reportedly see the limited-time availability […]

  • Animated Godzilla Movie Coming Next Year From Toho and Polygon

    Animated Godzilla Movie Coming Next Year From Toho and Polygon

    A total of 29 official feature films starring Godzilla have been produced by the monster’s home studio Toho, and the studio’s 30th would appear to be something a little different, in form if not content. That’s because Japanese animation studio Polygon is collaborating with Toho on Godzilla #30, and the resultant animated Godzilla movie is […]

  • ‘Weaving Shibusa': A Documentary About Japanese Denim (Trailer)

    ‘Weaving Shibusa': A Documentary About Japanese Denim (Trailer)

    On August 6th, viewers at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco will be treated to a documentary about Japanese denim and the people who practice this longstanding tradition of quality and style. Presented by denim brand Self Edge, the doc is called Weaving Shibusa, and a trailer has recently premiered online. Weaving Shibusa explores the […]

  • Kirby Café: Nintendo Legend Gets Japanese Restaurant

    Kirby Café: Nintendo Legend Gets Japanese Restaurant

    Pokémon Go is currently captivating the nation with a bunch of cute, cuddly monsters, but it’s important to remember that a certain other Nintendo video game character was being annoyingly cute when the creators of Pokémon were just twinkles in their trainers’ eyes.  That character is Kirby, and in Japan at least, he’s being recognized as […]

  • J.S. BURGERS CAFE Unveils Special ‘Ghostbusters’ Menu

    J.S. BURGERS CAFE Unveils Special ‘Ghostbusters’ Menu

    For decades, the be-all end-all of edible Ghostbusters merchandise was the infamous “Ecto-Cooler” Hi-C. But now a burger joint in Japan affiliated with retailer Journal Standard has unveiled an entire menu full of items that make Ecto-Cooler look like the cheap cash-in it may arguably be. It’s the new Ghostbusters menu from J.S. BURGERS CAFE. J.S. BURGERS CAFE’s Ghostbusters menu includes such delicacies […]