Root beer is not common in Japan (apart from Okinawa). In this video, That Japanese Man Yuta goes to a park in Japan and asks people to drink some and describe it. Most people dislike it, saying it tastes like medicine, mouthwash, "pain relief pads," or "the stuff you put on when you get bitten by a mosquito."
In 1969 a Japanese illustrator and an editor came to New York to report on American youth culture, and they happened on a copy of The Whole Earth Catalog. Neither of the men understood what the book was about but they were intrigued by the design. They brought it back and used the design as… READ THE REST
In the latest episode of "everything that adults said in the 80s and 90s was wrong," Japan has created the world's first Esports-centric high school. Like the performing art high school from Fame, Esports Koutou Gakuin will allow kids to take their games seriously while balancing traditional studies. If the millions of dollars generated annually by… READ THE REST
Apparently an ad for a human resources agency in Japan, this charming pixel-art history of what the middle class there's been up to for the last century has some great details hidden in its relaxing vibe. Is that a Canon Typestar, from the 1980s? And how about that shining white light from above in the… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Hackers are at it more than ever. Major companies, governments, and organizations all over the world are hit by thieves looking for a big payday. It's not enough to have real-world thieves to… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Taking control of your money is a great step to building a better life. Since most of us can't rely on the occasional cash explosion to bail us out, we should learn a… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Do you love sampling and making your own music? Do you create karaoke songs for your friends? It can be a huge pain getting the vocals out of a song manually… READ THE REST