IOC Officials ‘Baffled’ that Japanese High School Basketball Players are not Doping

TOKYO — An International Olympics Committee official who attended a series of games during the ongoing high school basketball Winter Cup says that he is “baffled” none of the players…

‘ImoCho’ Themed Drinks Not Well Received by Public

OSAKA — A spokesperson for Sangaria Beverage Co., Ltd has stated in a press briefing Friday that it is discontinuing their product Imouto Juice. Imouto Juice is a strawberry-flavored soda…

New Study Shows No Clear Benefits To Being Noticed By Senpai

  STANFORD, CA – A new study by Stanford University showed that only 16% of those noticed by Senpai reported substantial improvements to their lives, with another 20% reporting some…

Normal Cafe Opens in Akihabara

TOKYO, Japan — The waitress smiles as she walks over to the table. “Can I get you something to drink?” the college-aged server asked, dressed in a blouse and nondescript…

Space Dandy Spaceship Designer Thomas Romain Discovered To Be French, Outraged Fans Torch Akiba

TOKYO – Akiba burned to the ground this week after a major anime blog revealed that the spaceship designer for Space Dandy, Thomas Romain, was actually French and not Japanese…

Square Enix Revises Marketing for Bravely Default

TOKYO — In response to declining sales of its new title Bravely Default, Square Enix has reevaluated its marketing for the role-playing video game. The move surprised many in the industry,…

Japanese Navy Retroactively Renaming Ships To Avoid Confusion With KanColle

  OKINAWA – The Japanese Navy today announced a comprehensive plan to retroactively rename its vessels, including famous ships from history, to avoid confusing them with the popular online game…

Tensions Flare Over China’s Eldant Empire Claim

BEIJING – Relations between Japan and China were further strained over the latter’s claim of sovereignty over a portion of the newly-discovered Holy Eldant Empire last week. Little is known…

Funimation Seeks New Revenue From Scratch-Off Lottery Tickets

FORT WORTH, TX – Funimation Entertainment, the Flower Mound-based film production company, is turning to an unusual source in its quest to find new revenues: the Texas Lottery. “We’ve been…

Head Of Omurice Fast Food Chain Indicted In Product Placement Scandal

TOKYO – Takakazu Katsushika, the CEO and founder of the Omurice chain of fast food restaurants, has been indicted on charges of bribing studio executive in return for widespread omurice…