The official site of Osamu Tezuka, widely known as the "god of manga," has announced that a specialty bookstore focusing on his manga and art works, with related books including remakes by other artists and study books, will open in Tokyo on April 7. Hit the jump for more information.
YATTAR JAPAN brings us news and pics about a nutty pirate-themed maid café and bar in Akihabara staffed by girls playing characters ranging from pirate queens to widows to heavy drinkers. Get a look after the jump!
It is officially announced today that Parco Museum in Shibuya, Tokyo, will hold "Yotsuba & Danboard The Exhibition" from August 31 to September 16 in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Kiyohiko Azuma's popular comedy manga series Youtsuba&!. Hit the jump for more details.
Recently Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department's Crime Prevention Task Force has been featuring their own moe mascot character named "Tewatasanaiinu" through their official twitter account. She has a dog's head and ears, and wears female police officer's uniform. Check her cuteness after the jump. ;
YATTAR NEWS brings us pics and info on a new venue in Tokyo’s famed Akihabara district where customers can perform with aspiring idol singers and broadcast the results in live streaming broadcasts. More info after the jump!
For those who hate worrying about missing the last train, there’s a new crash space trend in Tokyo’s most sought-after locations - capsule apartments. Check out the pictures after the jump.
Ever long to go to Japan? While plane fare is expensive, the internet is right in front of you. A blogger named Alafista shows us how to enjoy Japan’s beauty without ever leaving the couch. Check out more after the jump.
Once upon a time, a sock’s worst nightmare meant vanishing into that great abyss inside a dryer. These days, there’s a new bad guy in Tokyo - and he likes schoolgirls. Read on for more on this great laundry heist!
To outsiders, Japan’s infamous and over the top “gyaru” must look like one of the most extreme street style subcultures on the planet. What makes these girls tick? Now, the leaders of a major "kuro gyaru" unit discuss the history of the phenomenon, confess to tanning salon addictions, and reveal that they want nothing less than to conquer the world! Watch after the jump!