Weird is always better than normal.
Jordan said it is still holding a would-be Iraqi suicide bomber prisoner after a deadline set by ISIS to exchange her for a Jordanian pilot militants captured in December. The fate of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto is unclear.
The Japanese government has still yet to publicly confirm the video’s authenticity.
This is, apparently, what meme warfare looks like. Warning: This post contains graphic images.
Japanese officials have said they will not give in to terrorism after ISIS demanded $200 million for the lives of two Japanese men. One of their mothers, though, made an emotional plea as the deadline neared.
The video purports to show an ISIS member threatening to kill two Japanese men unless they receive a $200 million ransom in 72 hours. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the pair’s lives were his “top priority.”
BRB… going to put myself in a Miyazaki film.
Murakami is here for you.
What do they think of Attack on Titan and Kill La Kill?
Have no fear. You do not need to hold your breath while taking this quiz.
One-hundred and twenty-eight people were reportedly hospitalized around the new year after choking on mochi — a sticky rice cake treat traditionally eaten in Japan over the holiday.
Feminist artist Megumi Igarashi has been indicted with distributing “obscene” data following her arrest earlier this month. WARNING: CONTAINS ARTFUL VAGINAS.
Kelsey Ellison has over 50,000 subscribers on YouTube, and her videos, made in South Yorkshire, are being shown on Japanese TV.
The ruling coalition, led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, will remain in power despite record-low turnout by voters.
We asked Americans to try some Japanese beauty products. Things got a little weird…
Sweet purple potato?! Sounds like something Ron Burgundy would exclaim. Is actually a flavor of Kit Kat in Japan.
Might be time to hire a new artist, huh?
Yes, you read that right. A BLOW-UP DOLL.
The 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit the mountainous region that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics.
Shinzo Abe’s decision came after data showed his country slipped into a recession.
Japan’s economy contracted over the summer, sending the country back into recession. The news comes at a time when countries across the globe are struggling to keep their economies from shrinking.
It’s all about the money!
A Toronto woman claims she was once sent messages from Blanc on Tinder.
It’s hard work bein’ cute and holding down a job. (H/T Grub Street)
“Emojis are like pictures to say what you don’t want to spend time saying.”
We went to the first-ever Hello Kitty Con in Downtown Los Angeles. This is what we saw.
Statistics via Cornell University School of Law and Amnesty International. Numbers are state executions in 2013.