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After Nintendo's Lawsuit Win, Japan's Unofficial Mario Kart Continues  After Nintendo's Lawsuit Win, Japan's Unofficial Mario Kart Continues 

Late last month, a Tokyo District Court ordered MariCar, the unofficial real-life Mario Kart, to cease lending out Nintendo-themed cosplay and to cough up nearly $90,000 in damages. However, MariCar is continuing business as usual.

When A Fighting Game Tournament Breaks Out At A Wedding When A Fighting Game Tournament Breaks Out At A Wedding

Weddings are often opportunities for people to express their love for each other as well as their love for others things.

Anime Itasha Helped Police Arrest Suspect Anime Itasha Helped Police Arrest Suspect

Itasha, those anime themed automobiles, are eye-catching. Unlike most bland domestic automobiles on Japanese roads, if you saw one, you probably would not forget it.

Look At These Beautiful Pokémon Cards Look At These Beautiful Pokémon Cards

There’s an Edvard Munch exhibit at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum at the end of the month, and to commemorate the occasion a very cool set of Pokémon cards have been designed, each paying tribute to Munch’s classic painting The Scream.

Official Hello Kitty Trains For Tokyo Official Hello Kitty Trains For Tokyo

Two Tokyo train lines will have Hello Kitty and friends covered carriages starting next month.

After Idol's Death, Bullying And Intimidation Allegations Surface After Idol's Death, Bullying And Intimidation Allegations Surface

Honoka Omoto was a member of a local idol group called Enoha Girls that promoted Ehime Prefecture’s agricultural industry. This past March, Omoto died by suicide, and now her family is taking their daughter’s former production company to court for damages.

Japanese Fast Food Chain Mos Burger Is In Trouble  Japanese Fast Food Chain Mos Burger Is In Trouble 

This hasn’t been a good past few months for one of my favorite fast food chains, Mos Burger.

Hardcore Yaoi Game Headed To Nintendo Switch  Hardcore Yaoi Game Headed To Nintendo Switch 

Originally released on PC in 2016, adults-only Omega Vampire describes itself as a “New Type of Vampire Boys’ Love Game.” Next year, it is coming onto the Nintendo Switch.

Tokyo's New Fish Market Opens, Things Didn't Go Well Tokyo's New Fish Market Opens, Things Didn't Go Well

Today is the first official day of the Toyosu Market, the new fish market that is replacing the beloved Tsukiji Fish Market. The opening wasn’t exactly smooth.

Disaster Report 4 Plus: Summer Memories has been delayed a month. The game was originally slated for October 25 in Japan but has been pushed back to November 22 because it’s not quite ready for release. The developer apologized for the delay.

Hunter x Hunter's Creator Keeps Making Secret Pop Idol References Hunter x Hunter's Creator Keeps Making Secret Pop Idol References

When not on hiatus, Yoshihiro Togashi brings Hunter x Hunter to life. And in that famed manga, it appears he keeps making secret references to idol girl group Keyakizaka46.

Wet Shibuya. Tokyo, Japan. By Alex Knight | Instagram 

Anime Super Fan Spent $26,000 On His Favorite Character Anime Super Fan Spent $26,000 On His Favorite Character

This is Rem from Re:Zero. Twitter user Onika_Rem0202 loves her and has decorated his room and wheels with the character.

First Look At The Live-Action Adaptation Of The Manga Kingdom 

Yasuhisa Hara’s manga about the Warring States period in China is being turned into a live-action movie. Here is a first look.

Visit Tokyo's Best Arcades Visit Tokyo's Best Arcades

While Japan has lots of excellent arcades, Tokyo is home to the country’s best. If you are visiting the city and like video games, these are the arcades you must check out.

Shiraito Falls near Mt. Fuji. Shizuoka, Japan. By Joey Elam.

Artificial Intelligence Gets Good At Creating Anime Girls Artificial Intelligence Gets Good At Creating Anime Girls

The types of anime-style characters artificial intelligence was making in 2015 weren’t good. But now in 2018, the machines have improved. A lot.

How The Japanese Government Might Kill Arcades How The Japanese Government Might Kill Arcades

On October 1, 2019 consumption tax in Japan will increase from 8 percent to ten. According to Jiji, the tax will not apply to food and drinks served in restaurants. It will be applied to arcade games.

Pringles Flavored Ramen And Noodles Exist In Japan Pringles Flavored Ramen And Noodles Exist In Japan

Of course they do! This month, Pringles Sour Cream and Onion flavored fried noodles and Pringles Jalapeño and Onion ramen will go on sale in Japan.

Tokyo Nights. Tokyo, Japan. By Esben Bech Hornbøll | Instagram

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