Japan’s “shōtengai,” or shopping arcades, typically a covered approach to a station lined by small shops, as well as its high streets, have increasingly come to resemble deserted avenues lined by shutters, especially in the nation’s increasingly depopulated and geriatric regional cities.

Dubbed “shutter-dōri,” or “shutter streets,” these streets have become a potent symbol of urban decay and the demographic and economic collapse Japan faces.

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  • Anonymous commented on October 4, 2015 08:46

    one thing that comes to mind... Jet set radio future, xbox game... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 17, 2013 15:41

    The just look like the streets in my city on a Sunday...... More

Chikan: “I’ll Hold Them to Stop the Shaking!”


A chikan has been arrested after apparently grabbing a schoolgirl’s breasts to stop them shaking during what must have been a particularly rough train ride.

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  • Anonymous commented on June 9, 2011 22:45

    what a moron...he should have stopped after exiting the train... More

  • Daiyousei commented on October 2, 2010 19:21

    Dude, that would be awesome. I want to hear a report about this now; it would make my week.... More

“I Watched a Man’s Life End on the Train Today”


A denizen of 2ch relates the events he saw unfold on a packed Tokyo train.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 22, 2012 21:07

    Looks like someone needs to grow a pair and smack a bitch... More

  • kumesana commented on August 30, 2011 23:42

    > - Carry Yaoi H, BL slashfic, AND gay porn with you at all times. It's embarassing, but security. Not security at all, it relies on people (or police at least) buying the act, which they... More

Top 10 Strangest Things About Tokyo


Japanese asked what they think the strangest and most odd things about the nation’s capital are in comparison to the rest of Japan gave a list likely to be familiar to residents and visitors alike…

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  • Anonymous commented on March 3, 2013 06:01

    You know, you CAN fix half of these problems if you take a good look at problem nr. 2: Currently, due to this planet's way too high human population, China's standard of work is starting to... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 2, 2013 02:28

    well,at least not as half bad on what's going on China.Multiply that 3 times what China's offered to tourists.... More

Police on Transsexual Groper: “All Her Victims Loved It”


The arrest of a “female chikan,” a near mythic object of fantasy for many male Japanese commuters, has resulted in more than a few dreams being shattered after it was revealed that the chikan was not only a woman, but had also apparently been groping scores of men, all without so much as a single complaint.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 3, 2011 13:13

    I would have cross-dressed as a girl and grope girls. A bit more acceptable over there Lol :P... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 3, 2011 13:11

    America and England have very fucked up people too. I know cuz I live right next to them people :@... More

“Female Chikan” Arrested for Groping Man


Police arrested a woman for groping a man in rare example of female on male groping action.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 4, 2014 05:06

    duweeeeeeeeeeeeek faced ouch... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 5, 2012 22:44

    I see what you did there >.>... More

Vania 600


Vania 600, an unknown artist of great skill, is introduced below – his fine works cover a variety of subjects but trains and girls in uniforms seem foremost among them.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 30, 2013 08:41

    I LIKE TRAINS!!!... More

  • Anonymous commented on May 22, 2010 08:02

    Poor anatomy, all the girls have nearly the same faces, little to no variety. Come on, this isn't good at all. He doesn't even have a sense of proportion. And that third picture? How can... More

MikuMiku Shinkansen Named “Hatsune”



Japan’s latest high speed train looks set to be called “Hatsune” after Miku fans noticed it shared a colour-scheme with the virtual idol and flooded an online competition to select a name for the train.

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  • Anonymous commented on April 9, 2010 15:09

    i dont think it was a coincidence, think the CEO is a mikutard who didn't have the guts to say it in the open.if it was just the color, okay, thats a coincidence; but... More

  • man1 commented on April 5, 2010 17:15

    The train design might be a turn-off to many, but in the world of efficient travel, speed IS beauty. On the other hand, everyone wants to ride in a train that simply oozes with style. [i]*Sigh...*[/i] So, did... More

Chaos as Otaku Stop Trains to Photograph Asuka


Frenzied otaku have brought dozens of trains to a standstill thanks to their desire to photograph Asuka, delaying 13,000 commuters and causing transport chaos.

Police had to eject the maniacal throng from the premises to avert further delays.

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  • Anonymous commented on October 20, 2011 12:18

    cat calling....trains? a by-product of rule 34 i suppose... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 16, 2011 00:39

    well its red isnt it?... More

Top 10 Most Embarrassing Things Your Boyfriend Does


Japanese women asked to rate the most unseemly and embarrassing conduct they felt a boyfriend could get up to provide a list which might lend some insight into just how best to avoid looking an utter fool in the eyes of the fairer sex.

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  • Jürgen commented on July 11, 2011 07:48

    Man, the type of guys that would be made from traits would be complete assholes, maybe worse than those idiots on Jersey Shore. ( Maybe ) The only thing I kinda disagree with is the... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 26, 2011 01:59

    Ok I admit I might do the window thing on occasion but that is when my hair is longer and easier to be a mess. when I get my hair buzzed then its not necessary.... More

Top 10 Most Embarrassing Things Your Girlfriend Does


Japanese men asked to rank the most embarrassing things their girlfriends got up to offer up an interesting selection of presumably not uncommon faux pas.

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  • Anonymous commented on March 17, 2016 07:06

    my problem is with shrek ass farts and Godzilla burps.... More

  • Anonymous commented on April 24, 2012 09:43

    Female Logic Pretty simple Good looking girls/women always get a free pass in life. But when they get old and haggy the free ride is over, that's when they get really MEAN. Some can see it coming and they... More

60 Police Crowd Station over Mass Exhibitionism


An anonymous post apparently calling for a mass gathering of exhibitionists on Tokyo’s trains prompted a massive police response, with 60 officers crowding the threatened station, but nobody came.

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  • Anonymous commented on August 3, 2010 19:39

    60 hungry wolf appear. obviously no one gonna appear. unless the wolves undercover, then the chance might be.... More

  • Anonymous commented on July 25, 2010 18:53

    Anons, I am disapoint.... More

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