Tag Archives: Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Proposes Revision of “Peace Clause” by Making an Exception for Mechs

TOKYO, Japan —  Prime Minister Shinzo Abe continued their campaign for revision of Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution (often known as the “Peace Clause”), which forbids the nation from…

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Gets Char-Broil Tattooed on Palm

Japanese pop superstar Kyary Pamyu Pamyu wanted to celebrate her new single “Oto no Kuni” by getting a tattoo on her hand, but ended up celebrating BBQ instead. The singer,…

This Idol-Themed Doormat Apologizes to You When Stepped On

Continuing a long tradition of strange and questionable merchandise, music label Ariola Japan has released a series of cute, themed doormats each decorated with a picture of an idol. Their quirkiest…

Local Man Learns Hiragana, Adds “Nihongo de ok” to Twitter Bio

ATHENS, GA — After declaring that he has mastered hiragana, Lance Williams, 19, has accordingly updated his twitter profile by appending “にほんごでOK”. In doing this Williams hopes to inform his…

Japanese Bank Introduces Blu-ray Financing Program

Mizuho Bank, one of largest banks in Japan, recently announced a new financial plan specifically geared towards otaku. The program will allow individuals to take out loans on anime Blu-ray…

Man’s “Cultural Exchange” Vacation to Japan Not Fooling Anyone

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Paul Holt, 22, has announced that he will be embarking on his first solo trip overseas to the island nation of Japan. Holt, a recent graduate…

Expected ‘Uma Musume’ Controversies Already Months Late

Uma Musume of the spring anime season quietly finished airing, leaving an empty hole where angry controversies usually should have been. Only a handful of alert anime bloggers pointed out…

Japan Adds Cheering Someone On to National Emergency Plan

TOKYO, Japan — The Japanese Minister of Disaster Management Yasafumi Aso confirmed in an official announcement today that the act of cheering someone on has been added to the nation’s…

Industry in Peril Due to Cancellation of Single Isekai Anime

Anime as we know it is falling apart, after Seven Arcs announced earlier this week that the anime adaption of Nidome no Jinsei wo Isekai De slated this fall was being discontinued….

New Report Concludes That 60% of Japanese Adults Are Actually Children

Earlier this week, the Japanese government released a statement addressing the recent controversy that much of the nation’s adults are much younger than they appear.

Japan’s has struggled with workplace demographics for decades, and experts have long feared that due to low birthrates the nation would soon have difficulties maintaining its supply of labor. With this new revelation, it appears that the issue has not been with the birthrate at all, but rather the fact that a significant proportion of Japan’s adult population are actually children.