China Builds “Leaning Tower of Zhejiang”

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A China quality apartment building is currently being hailed as an inadvertent copy of Pisa’s famous architectural blunder, thanks to its increasingly pronounced lean – and as an added bonus, the tilting tower looks as though it may be about to create the world’s largest domino set.

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  • JD commented on November 14, 2011 06:01

    wow....just wow... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 11, 2011 14:12

    "You goddamn Mongorians! Stay away from my shitty warr!!"... More


China Menaced by Exploding Manhole Covers

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China’s manhole covers have lately been scything through the air as a result of mysterious underground explosions.

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  • nakugaka commented on November 8, 2011 06:51

    oke this explains the last mythbusters episode... More

  • Skoll commented on October 16, 2011 07:41

    Then Man-holes.... More


Chinese Apartments Explode En Masse

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The better part of a Chinese apartment complex has been menaced by explosions, after a power surge caused most of the electronics at the site to explode at once.

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  • ukame commented on September 17, 2011 02:03

    *sniffs* is that victory I smell or electronics exploding in china again...either way its a win... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 13, 2011 11:13

    Danger, danger... HIGH VOLTAGE!... More


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Chinese Internet users are furious at pictures showing the palatial luxury of the Harbin Pharmaceutical Group’s main offices.

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  • 岸谷新罗 commented on September 21, 2011 13:25

    表示压力很大。确实现在中国许多许多的问题存在着,不过在今天能看这样的报道我觉得就已经是一种进步了,不是么? 西方国家一直没有放弃对中国的和平演变,我相信中国的市场经济其实也是一种资本主义话的过程。就如同中国拿市场经济模式来发展经济,而美国借鉴宏观调控理论来规范经济一样,问题在于“度”如何去掌握,从而确定社会的性质。 其实最另我感到不安的不在于贫富差距,而是无论怎样的体制,全力永远在少数人手里,而我们知道人性是丑陋的,正如当年苏联出卖国家一样,我害怕被国家所出卖。... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 15, 2011 11:36

    Communism in practice has always been a bit different to communism in theory. And by "a bit" I mean "completely".... More


China Pirates Village

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A Chinese property developer which secretly copied a famously picturesque Austrian village and then began rebuilding it in China is under criticism.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 18, 2011 06:35

    Guys, just Google "Adriatica McKinney" and you can see this shit happens right here in America. Of course, Adriatica being in TEXAS sounds a lot about it, but still...... More

  • Diemeow23 commented on June 21, 2011 18:19

    @21:00 Hmm yes I'll admit I was wrong, and I was exaggerating a bit with my reply, when I said "everything" I didn't mean "everything" I wouldn't go so far as to call myself Japanophile. Just... More


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So much does Studio Ghibli want no part in the unnatural evils of nuclear power that it has proclaimed it wants to produce anime using non-nuclear electricity.

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  • Dirty_Dingus008 commented on June 20, 2011 12:40

    James camoron can get butts in the seats for most of his movies, but it doesn't excuse the fucking hypocrisy he dribbles out with his "save gaia" shit. You should youtube a look at his... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 20, 2011 00:51

    You can count whole japan as fault line.... More


Serene Desolation in Japan’s Mountains

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Yet another visitor to Japan’s multitude of abandoned mountain places provides a haunting photographic record of a village as it is slowly reclaimed by the forest from which it was hewn.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 15, 2011 12:04

    That's such a beautiful site for a photoshoot. Sad, there aren't any roads. It would totally fit the older generation Japanese cars. :(... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 5, 2011 01:11

    damn that place is creepy... More


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An intrepid 2ch inhabitant has paid a visit to a long abandoned Japanese village deep in the mountains, sharing some fascinating images of its battle with nature, a battle which seems to be going quite badly at times.

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  • Anonymous commented on December 10, 2012 14:30

    Sorry for being over a year late to finding this, but pic 21 shows a phone book that says "Taga town phone book", and the year "Heisei 18", or 2007. So it had phone service... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 28, 2012 10:25

    From the looks of it, our world is one of Rika's abandoned worlds.... More


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Tactile paving, bumpy high visibility tiles set into pavements to act as guides for the visually impaired (in fact a Japanese invention), is finally finding its way into the cities of China – although some have expressed reservations about the made in China version having the exact opposite effect to what was intended.

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  • Anonymous commented on June 20, 2012 21:30

    Maybe they thought it was a good idea to just euthanize blind people?... More

  • starsplash commented on November 28, 2011 12:44

    Africa is said to be the origin of humanity... More


Mio House Model Quite Something

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Detailed architectural plans of the various houses featured in K-ON! are nothing new, but for one fan only a meticulous 1:100 model of the Akiyama residence would do.

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  • Darklob commented on May 1, 2011 15:41

    For hardcore fan its blasphemy to commercialize these holy objects I think :P... More

  • Darklob commented on May 1, 2011 15:39

    Yay now I can stalk Mio whiles in my own room.... More


Shabby Railway Stations of Japan

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Japan’s railway network may be renowned as one of the best in the world, but that doesn’t stop large parts of it, particularly many tiny rural stations, from being rather shabby – train and photography otaku share the worst examples:

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  • Anonymous commented on December 6, 2012 00:57

    [Insert asian cock joke here]... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 19, 2012 07:44

    Amazing~! I had to download and gaze at every one. You can see where hundreds of people flowed through every day.... to work, shop, love~~! ...an Art Form is its own right... ARIGATO ~~~ Triti... More


Forsaken Japan

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The exploration of Japan’s forgotten places continues below, with the intrepid urban explorer from the previous gallery returning to share more of his expeditions.

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  • Anonymous commented on May 24, 2011 16:19

    what is a love hotel? is it where you do sex?... More

  • Anonymous commented on May 10, 2011 15:31

    These pics look like a good setting for an eroge.... More


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