Some Sneakers Age Like Shit

One pair to rock, and one pair to stock, right? Sneakerheads might amass a large collection of shoes, with some pairs not aging like fine wine, but rather, falling apart. » 3/23/15 8:26am 3/23/15 8:26am

McDonald's Is Having a Crappy Week in Japan

Lovin' it? Oh no, McDonald's must be hatin' it. This week has gone from worst to worst for the fast food giant as people are claiming to find all sorts of horrible things in their meals: from bugs to human teeth. » 1/08/15 12:27pm 1/08/15 12:27pm

Sumo School Is a Magical Place

When you think of sumo training, you probably think of large men eating lots of food and wrestling each other. You should also think of large men sitting in a classroom and learning stuff. » 10/14/14 9:34am 10/14/14 9:34am

If Your Phone Rings on Live TV, Don't Do This

The Sport of Japanese Apologizing

After losing a game, you might think what this Japanese baseball team did was rather extreme. Then again, you might think this is pretty great. » 7/24/14 9:40am 7/24/14 9:40am

Is This Adult Stealing a Baseball from a Kid? A Special Report.

Recently, the above GIF has been appearing on numerous Japanese sites. Commenters have been criticizing the woman based only on this animated image. But what's going on? Time to delve deeper. » 7/23/14 8:13am 7/23/14 8:13am

Bad Tattoo Baffles Japanese Soccer Fans

When not watching one of the most boring World Cup matches in recent memory, Japanese soccer fans were watching the tattoo on the arm of Greece's Theofanis Gekas. The tattoo fail, that is. » 6/20/14 10:13am 6/20/14 10:13am

Don't Fall for This Pokémon World Cup Hoax

Yesterday, a tweet from what appeared to be a FIFA World Cup Twitter account said the Japanese soccer team arrived in Brazil in a Pokémon jet. And people fell for it. Lots of people. » 6/12/14 8:08am 6/12/14 8:08am

Racism Forces Soccer Team To Play in an Empty Stadium

Earlier this month, a banner reading "Japanese Only" hung inside Saitama Stadium 2002. The incident led to the Urawa Red Diamonds soccer team being punished: This weekend, the team was forced to play in an empty stadium. And yes, the team is being punished for the actions of insensitive fans. » 3/25/14 7:37pm 3/25/14 7:37pm

You've Never Seen Animated Baseball GIFs Like This Before

Japanese animation isn't just for television programs or movies. It's also for the internet. And thank goodness for that. » 10/24/13 9:21am 10/24/13 9:21am

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics Were Predicted 30 Years Ago by Akira

Cyberpunk manga Akira debuted in 1982—over thirty years ago. The manga, and subsequent anime, are set in 2019, against the backdrop of the forthcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics. » 9/09/13 7:57am 9/09/13 7:57am

Video Game CEO Becomes a Professional Baseball Pitcher

Some people dream of being a game company boss. Former Korean game company boss Min Huh dreams of playing professional baseball. And those dreams are now a reality. » 8/29/13 4:23pm 8/29/13 4:23pm

This Japanese Horror Film Star Is Really Good at Baseball

Ever see the original version of The Ring? You know, the Japanese horror movie in which a character named Sadako climbs out of a television to KILL PEOPLE. Turns out, Sadako is good at baseball. Like holy crap good. » 8/27/13 9:00am 8/27/13 9:00am