Last month in Tokyo, Toho Studios opened its doors to the assembled press, providing a rare look at Godzilla props of yore. We got an up close and personal look at some of the coolest kaiju around—and the cities they’ve destroyed over the years—and we’ve got the pictures to prove it!
Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency has fined McDonald’s after breaking the law and misrepresenting the Tokyo Roast Beef Burger sold in summer 2017. According to NicoNico, the fine is 21.7 million yen (nearly $200,000) and must be paid by December 25 of this year.
In Mie Prefecture, a 26-year-old man has been arrested for suspected theft after security camera footage showed the man stealing volumes of the Detective Conan manga. In total, eighty copies were stolen, and the suspect has confessed.
Castle in the Sky themed sunglasses are going on sale in Japan. Muska’s tinted lenses are getting real-world recreations and Pazu’s goggles are also being reworked as glasses.
PlayStation Europe has uploaded footage of the Nioh 2 closed alpha. Have a look! The game was announced last year at Sony’s E3 press conference. In case you missed it, check out Kotaku’s review of the first game.
Square Enix previously announced that there would be a real-world Final Fantasy XIV-themed wedding plan offered in Japan. Now, we have a better look at the ceremony and wow, is it something.
During the 1980s and 90s, Nintendo made its game consoles in Japan. Now, they are made in China and could get more expensive for American consumers.
Yesterday, Japan’s foreign minister asked the English-language media to write Japanese family names first, as done in Japanese.
Is Tokyo DisneySea the best Disney Park? Perhaps! It’s going to get better—and bigger.
This past March, actor and musician Pierre Taki, who voiced yakuza Kyohei Hamura in Judgment, was arrested for alleged illegal drug use. Sega decided to cease sales of the game in Japan. It will go back on sale this July with another actor playing Hamura.
Tokyo’s geek mecca of Akihabara has been reproduced perfectly on a small scale.