Taylor Berman · 11/13/15 05:44PM

In case there wasn’t enough awful news tonight, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake just struck off the southwest coast of Japan. The Japan Meteorological Agency warned that tsunamis up to three feet high could hit the coast of the Kagoshima prefecture on the island of Kyushu.

New Japanese Hotel Is Staffed With Adorable Job-Stealing Robots

Andy Cush · 07/17/15 10:32AM

Henn na Hotel, in Sasebo, Nagasaki, is staffed almost entirely by robots. A grinning velociraptor in a bellhop hat takes your check-in information; an automated cart takes your luggage to your room. The robots aren’t a gimmick, the hotel’s owner told the Associated Press, but an earnest bid to save money. Unlike pesky humans, the bots don’t require payment for their services.

Serial Train Masturbator Arrested, May Have Jerked Off on 100 Women

Jay Hathaway · 04/10/15 12:35PM

A 40-year-old contract worker was arrested in Tokyo Thursday after police matched his DNA to semen found on an 18-year-old schoolgirl's skirt while she was riding the Japan Rail Sobu line. The serial jerkoff artist is suspected in around 110 similar incidents on Tokyo trains over the past few years, the Asahi Shimbun reports.