**SPOILER ALERT** Confessions is the debut novel by Kanae Minato and it will haveyou on the edge of your seat from start to finish!
**TRIGGER WARNING** It's time we face the facts....suicide rates are increasing across the globe and Asia is facing a major crisis.
Kyōkotsu is a vengeful spirit who rises up out of wells to scare those who pass and curse those unfortunate to come into contact with it.
**MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS** Deadman Wonderland, Japan's premier prison theme park, is hiding some dark secrets.
The Ikuchi (イクチ) is a massive sea monster who roams the open ocean and makes a nuisance of itself to sailors it runs across
Tsukimi moves into an apartment full of other girls that have one rule: No Boys! Each of the ladies have something they love more than anything and in Tsukimi’s case, that happens to be jellyfish!
Once you step inside the Saeki house in Tokyo, you will cross paths and be haunted by a vengeful spirit. Your life will never be the same and it will be... short.
A very cute romantic comedy about an odd vampire that makes blood instead of drinks blood! This vampire can also walk among and live with humans, even in daylight!
A romance and supernatural manga series about cleaning houses and cleansing people's souls through doors into their minds. This is just the series you've been looking for!
Gozu and Mezu are the chief torturers for the Great King Enma and are the first encounter when entering Jigoku
Hojojutsu, or Torinawajutsu, is the art of military torture and incarceration primarily used by police in feudal Japan. Hojojutsu utilizes techniques from jujutsu and is now taught mostly as part of a broader curriculum in some martial arts schools and is still taught to an extent to Japanese police. Beginning in 17th century Edo period,... Continue Reading →
Meet Yumeko Jabami! A beautiful second year transfer student who is a compulsive gambler! Lucky for her, the school she transferred to becomes a gambling den at night which gives her plenty of chances to have her fun.
Can't be bothered to get up and grab a drink from the kitchen? Panasonic has the answer to all your needs!
Japanese superstitions say that many things can be done with just a pair of shoes like predicting the weather, bringing bad luck and bringing bad omens about. Check out what not to do with shoes, just to be safe!
Monkeys have gotten a hold of lab helmets that have made them smart and hostile. Now they are traveling through time to rewrite history! Do you have what it takes to catch them and save the world?
Retsuko is just your typical red panda trying to get through the work day. How does she cope with the frustration of her office job? By singing death metal karaoke of course!
Jujutsu is a Japanese style of martial arts known for its close combat and short sword techniques. Ju is translated to "gentle, soft, supple, flexible, pliable or yielding" as Justu is translated to "art" or "technique" which uses the opponents force against themselves. Jujutsu uses a short weapon or no weapon at all. This style... Continue Reading →
Imagine someone calling you over, dropping their clothes and bending over to present you with a fantastic view of their naked butt. Congratulations! You've just met Shirime!
In the old days, whistling in Japan was a common form of communication between criminals and thugs. Whistling at night could bring you dire consequences!
I was lucky enough to talk with Matthew Meyer, author and illustrator of The Night Parade of One Hundred Demons and The Hour of Meeting Evil Spirits
Oshiri Tantei (おしりたんてい) is a talking butt who solves crimes! This was one of my favorite gems I found in Japan and now they've released an anime!
Most people think of human communication in terms of conversations and things we say to one another. For instance, greeting someone in the morning, saying thank you, or asking directions. These common uses of verbal communication, communication that uses words, occurs throughout our regular daily routine. Many experts agree that nearly 2/23 of our communication... Continue Reading →
Buruburu is not only the Japanese onomatopoeia for 'to shiver in fear' but it is also the name of the very yokai that causes this shiver!
Take an extra pair of underwear, wear an amulet, and never go in alone! These three tips may be just what you need to walk through Japan’s scariest haunted house from start to finish. The actual distance is about half a mile, or 900 meters. This place is said to be so scary that most... Continue Reading →
Lonely? In the words of the immortally popular Beatles, “all the lonely people,where do they all come from”. Well where they come from doesn’t really matter, because I know somewhere they can all go............ A cafe in Japan, called Tokyo’s Moomin House Cafe, is more popularly known as the “Anti-Loneliness” Cafe. The cafe provides a... Continue Reading →
Erica is beautiful, smart, and funny. She looks much like any other young Japanese girl, with one very distinct difference. Erica is a robot. Erica was made as part of a well funded science project that studies the future of robotics. Mr. Ishiguro, her creator, said he started the project to actually study and “understand... Continue Reading →
Happy 11 years to FTISLAND, a band who revolutionized the Korean pop industry and continues to break records
This pan-Asian restaurant sitting atop a tree trunk, offers “locally grown and organic harvested foods fresh from the farm."
Furuutsubo (古空穂), or old quiver, are yokai who have inhabited the quiver of tragically slain warriors
Congratulations Yuzuru Hanyu and Shoma Uno for taking home gold and silver in the men's free skate!!