Yu Darvish Jokes That Masahiro Tanaka Is Overpaid, Everyone Freaks Out

Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish was asked about the newest Japanese import, and more specifically, the seven year, $155-million contract with the Yankees that blew Darvish's deal (under the old posting system) out of the water. Darvish made the mistake of being sarcastic. It didn't translate. » 2/18/14 4:39pm 2/18/14 4:39pm

Japan's Women's Hockey Team Is The Lovable Underdog Of The Olympics

The Japanese women's hockey team made Russia work for a 2-1 win today, to the surprise of many. But Japan's played much better than predicted, losing closely in two games against much better competition. On top of that, they've been a lot of fun both on and off the ice. Let's learn more about these girls. » 2/11/14 2:37pm 2/11/14 2:37pm

Japan Ties Russia With Knuckle Puck, Celebrates With Bow

The Japanese women almost had an upset brewing when they tied Russia early in the third period on this fluttering puck from the right point. Ayaka Toko floated the puck over four people, three of them Russian, before it dove down between goaltender Anna Prugova's glove and pads. It's basically an Olympic knuckle puck. » 2/11/14 12:25pm 2/11/14 12:25pm

This Robot Wins At Rock-Paper-Scissors Every Single Time

In the coming robot war, the only advantage we humans will have against the machines is our irrationality. They won't expect us to smuggle the nuke into their underground server farm at the cost of our own lives. They won't expect us to throw paper again after throwing it three times in a row. That advantage has been … » 11/04/13 5:22pm 11/04/13 5:22pm

Is Wladimir Balentien Having The Most Dominant Baseball Season Ever?

Wladimir Balentien, the impeccably named, once-heralded Mariners prospect who hit just .221 in three seasons in the majors before retreating to Japan, is smacking the everloving shit out of baseballs right now. Friday he hit his 52nd home run—three shy of the Nippon Professional Baseball record—and he's now carrying a… » 9/04/13 11:42am 9/04/13 11:42am

Shell Gives Ayrton Senna His Japanese Fantasy Family

Though today we talk about selling Ayrton Senna's cars, back in the day Senna wasn't above selling a little motor oil. Especially if it was in Japan, and especially if it was completely, utterly, out there. » 8/10/13 2:02pm 8/10/13 2:02pm