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Track: Pictures of You | Artist: The Cure | Album: Disintegration

Manga Hikaru no Go will be turned into a live-action drama in China and will be streamed starting next summer on Chinese platform iQiyi. Hikaru no Go ran from 1998 to 2003 and got an anime adaptation.

Repairing Japanese Castles Looks Tricky Repairing Japanese Castles Looks Tricky

In April 2016, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit Kumamoto, Japan. The region’s famed castle was badly damaged, but rebuilding is underway. It looks tricky.

Here’s our first peek at the upcoming Yakuza 3 full-HD remaster, running at a smooth 60 frames-per-second. What do you think? Looks good! Like Yakuza 3 for the PS4.

Flying. Steinwenden, Germany. By Coury Wilson.

Track: Sometimes | Artist: James | Album: Laid

Inside The World's First Officially Licensed Totoro Restaurant Inside The World's First Officially Licensed Totoro Restaurant

This is called May’s Garden House Restaurant. Located in Bangkok, it is the first officially licensed Totoro themed restaurant in the world.

Sunset Overdrive PC just popped up on the Korean Ratings Board website, which often reveals games before they’re officially announced. Make of it what you will. [Thanks, Sang!]

New Japanese Switch Bundle Released Without A Dock And Other Stuff New Japanese Switch Bundle Released Without A Dock And Other Stuff

Nintendo is releasing a new Switch bundle in Japan. A My Nintendo Store exclusive, it’s cheaper and has less stuff.

The Banned-In-Japan Film George Lucas And Francis Ford Coppola Produced The Banned-In-Japan Film George Lucas And Francis Ford Coppola Produced

During the 1980s, in the wake of Star Wars and Apocalypse Now, George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola produced one of the most daring—and in Japan, most controversial—films ever made. Paul Schrader’s Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters is unlike anything before or since.

Frolicking. South Padre Island, Texas. By Chris Lopez | Flickr

Hunter X Hunter's Ridiculous Hair Turned Into Ridiculous Earrings Hunter X Hunter's Ridiculous Hair Turned Into Ridiculous Earrings

Silly, yet brilliant. If you were going to pick one image from Hunter X Hunter to make into earrings, it would be this.

Yakuza 3, 4 and 5 Remastered For The PlayStation 4 Yakuza 3, 4 and 5 Remastered For The PlayStation 4

Now considered PlayStation 3 classics, Yakuza 3, 4 and 5 are getting remastered for the PlayStation 4 in full HD.

Japan's Most Delicious Bread Is Melon Pan Japan's Most Delicious Bread Is Melon Pan

Japan has brought the world some truly delicious treats, but one of the best of all has to be meron pan (melon bread). We know it tastes good, but how was it invented? And why is it called that?

Bright Lights. Seoul, South Korea. By Steve Roe | Instagram

A Look Inside The Hello Kitty Bullet Train  A Look Inside The Hello Kitty Bullet Train 

Previously, Kotaku reported that Japan is getting a Hello Kitty bullet train. All we saw was the outside. Now, we get concept art showing what inside the train looks like.

Hayao Miyazaki Is The Toughest Critic  Hayao Miyazaki Is The Toughest Critic 

Make no mistake. Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli fame doesn’t seem easy to please—even if you are his son. Rather, especially if you are his son.

Japanese Maid Outfits, A Serious Look  Japanese Maid Outfits, A Serious Look 

Artist Ray Tatsumi has done an exhaustive in-depth study of Japanese maid outfits, tracing their origins from the UK and the USA.

Want to wander around the Japanese countryside? Nostalgic Train is a self-described “mysterious walking simulator” that’s set in rural Japan that might be filled with nostalgia, but not with people. The game is out on Steam this June, but currently only has Japanese language support.

Island in the Sky. Cebu City, Philippines. By Martin Tan.

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