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Grandfather leaves behind a hand-written guide to Dragon Quest V

Talk about some true dedication to a game. A man in Japan has come across a notebook his grandfather left behind, which is filled with his hand-written notes about Dragon Quest V. He details every single monster in the game, the loot that they drop and even story elements and character level details. Show More Summary

Prince William Honors Fallen Troops in Japan Just as His Mother Did

Following in his mother’s footsteps, Prince William honored fallen troops in Japan just as the late Princess Diana did 20 years ago this month. On the second day of his four-day trip to the country, the 32-year-old royal visited theShow More Summary

Fifty Shades Of Grey Failed In Japan, This Is Why

With all the hysteria surrounding Sam Taylor-Johnson's controversial Fifty Shades of Grey, one would assume it was not only a huge hit in the U.S. but also abroad. And for the most part you would be correct, as the erotic drama had huge openings in many countries around the world, breaking records in France, Russia, Ireland and the UK. Show More Summary

Hyrule Warriors Will Let You Wreak Havoc As A Giant Chicken

The final piece of DLC for Hyrule Warriors won't be available for most people until March 12, but Japan's already playing the game's Boss Pack. If you accomplish a specific and special task, the game rewards you with the chance to play as one of Zelda's most fiendish villains: the cucoo. Read more...

Humble Japanese Bundle, BOGO Ubisoft Games, and More Deals

We've got ourselves another Humble Weekly Bundle. This time around, you can pay what you want for a collection of games from Japanese developers. [Humble Made in Japan Bundle ] Read more...

Sony Accidentally Loses List Of PS4 Contest Winners 

Late last year in Japan, Sony held a pretty neat contest—people who bought a PS3, a PS4, a Vita, or a Vita TV between December 4 and January 15 could get a calendar with a special code that gave them a chance to snag one of those limited-edition 20th-anniversary PS4s, the ones that have been driving Sony fans wild for the past few months. Read more...

Prince William Visits Japan as Kate Middleton Prepares for Birth

Prince William flashes a quick smile at the cameras while visiting the Hodogaya Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery on Thursday (February 26) in Yokohama, Japan. The 32-year-old royal is visiting the country on a four-day trip after which he will head to China to to promote U.K. relations there as well. PHOTOS: Check out the latest [...]

Humble Bundle highlights Japanese titles in Made in Japan bundle

Hot on the heels of its recent Weekly Bundle for Lovers, Humble Bundle’s latest weekly bundle features a selection straight from Japan. The Humble Weekly Bundle Made in Japan offers Cherry Tree High Complete Pack, Fairy Bloom Freesia, and Influent + Language Pack for whatever price you choose. Show More Summary

Japan's automakers join forces to develop self-driving technology

3 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

Honda, Nissan and Toyota will team with suppliers and universities to accelerate autonomous vehicle development.

A perfectly round 'anti-smartphone' is coming out later this year

Later this year, a small company called Monohm will release the Runcible, the world's first perfectly round smartphone, in Japan. But it's not just a smartphone. The company is marketing it as an "heirloom" smartphone — it even calls...Show More Summary

Radio-Controlled Race Cars Drift in Sync on a Scaled-Down Racetrack in Japan

4 hours agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The latest short from Taipei production team Kuma Films (previously) takes a look at the scaled-down world of radio-controlled race cars, as they drift in sync along an RC racetrack at the WARU Circuit in Yokohama, Japan. As always, Kuma has also posted up some behind-the-scenes video of the short. submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

Like That Movie 300: 3 Olympic Fencers Vs 50 Amateurs

4 hours agoHumor / odd : Geekologie

This is a video from Japan of three Olympic fencers taking on fifty amateurs at the same time. Kills are scored by popping the balloon on another fencer's chest. Who do you think wins? SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER: There are only two amateurs remaining when they finally manage to pop the last pro's balloon. Show More Summary

Hero Bank 2 getting 'Umaib? -the- Gold' DLC on March 7th

Umaib? is the mascot for a chocolate company in Japan, and he's making his way over to Hero Bank to as DLC. He'll be available to download on March 7th. Check out more screens here

The Latest Super Sentai Mechs Are Getting Wonderful Toys

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The latest in the long line of Super Sentai series, Shuriken Sentai Ninningers, made its début in Japan this week, and Bandai are celebrating with some fantastic toys of the mechs from the series - including these new 'artisan' versions of the new mechs. Read more...

While You Were Sleeping: February 27th, 2015

Want to get your hands on a diesel Mazda CX-3? If you’re in Japan, you’re in luck. You won’t have any other choice. Mazda is launching the CX-3 crossover in Japan with a diesel only engine lineup. In other Mazda news, the company isShow More Summary

Linky Friday #104: Security Edition

This week: Resources, Culture, Internet, American Politics, Japan, and the World!

Is Japan's Prime Minister the Next Putin?

In the ads in the back of old comic books, a skinny little kid is hanging out at the beach when a bully comes along and kicks sand in his face. The little kid, who weighed 97 pounds at the time, was Angelo Siciliano. He hightailed it to the gym, where he worked out until he turned himself into someone no bully would ever think of attacking. Show More Summary

La-Mulana EX Out Next Week, The “EX’ stands for “Extra”

Hello, fellow explorers! It’s been a while but, finally, I’m happy to say that thanks to our friends at Rising Star Games, the western release of La-Mulana EX on PS Vita is right around the corner! The game is already out in Japan and the response from Japanese fans has been overwhelming, so I hope you’re all looking forward to playing it soon, too.

Japan's Largest Nuclear Power Station Moves to Center of Reactor Restart Efforts

The Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant, composed of seven nuclear reactors, is one of the world’s largest power stations. Getting all of the reactors at the site online again is emerging as a key priority for the government and for TEPCO which owns and operates the plant. read more

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