The Buddhist-Inspired Murakami Sculpture Behind Billie Eilish's GARAGE Cover
Takashi Murakami’s 2012 “Split” is a brilliant anomaly for an artist who otherwise says, “I’m utterly vulgar.”
Ramen Company Pulls Ad Featuring Naomi Osaka with Pale Skin
Backlash over the tennis star's skin tone prompted Nissin to cancel the anime ad campaign.
Tokyo Train Company Offers Noodles, Tempura to Commuters Who Skip Rush Hour
This isn't the first creative attempt to reduce overcrowding on the world's busiest metro system.
Kemio Is Japan's Internet Superstar
Since being discovered on Vine, he's garnered a million Youtube subscribers and met Gaga. He'd still like to be on Ellen, however.
Here's Some Poop Emoji Soft-Serve So We Can All Eat Shit
Coprophagia has never been cuter.
Inside the Incredibly Bizarre World of Japanese Mascots
From sentient douches to hepatitis elephants, Japan has a mascot for every occasion.
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Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Rooms Are More Than Instagram Opportunities
Australia's first permanent infinity room just got installed at the National Gallery of Australia, and it might be one of Kusama’s most nuanced, abstract works yet.
Japan’s Hottest Calendar of 2019 Features Horny Pictures of Vladimir Putin
The calendar's rampant success has been attributed to young Japanese women calling themselves "Putin fans."
Japan Is Giving Away Abandoned Houses for Free
There are more than eight million vacant properties littered throughout Japan—and they're going dirt cheap.
A Man Just Married an Anime Hologram in Japan. Now Here's the Rest of the Story
There's more going on here than a super strange wedding reception.
Mysterious Boats Full of Corpses Keep Washing Up in Japan
It's believed the so-called "ghost ships" are coming from North Korea.
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Tuxedo Mask's Unconditional Love for Sailor Moon Was Revolutionary—And Hot
Usagi was a loud-mouth cry-baby with a voracious appetite—and Mamoru thought she was perfect. Growing up, Tuxedo Mask showed me that, one day, I'd meet someone who'd love me for who I was.
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