All About Japan

Kitties That Won't Make a Mess on Your Desk

Aching for feline companionship, but have little living space? You can now buy these cute, palm-sized organizers.

'Kanpai' with Gundam Sake Cups

Why settle for a regular ceramic sake cups when you can sip from the head of a Gundam robot?

Beautifully Crafted 'Sakura' Glasses

With a bit of condensation, these gorgeous glasses will leave a 'sakura' outline wherever you choose to set your glass.

Take Your Shelves on the Plane

Japanese furniture designer creates 'tansu' luggage, innovating a unique and yet somehow traditional approach to travel.

Architect Aims to Reclaim Neighborhood Beauty

K8 is an amazing eight-leveled Kyoto bar that's looking to reclaim the lost beauty of its neighborhood with its stylish wooden exterior and minimalist interior.

Palm-Sized Japanese Buildings & Furniture

Smaller than a thumbnail, but with tons of detail, these miniature dioramas would be perfect for Ghibli's Arrietty!

Japanese Sake Designed for Overseas Audiences

In a quest to appeal to foreign markets, some Japanese brewers have sought out an interesting solution! Instead of changing the tastes of their sake, they're instead looking to redesign our perceptions of it!

This Is One Cat That Won't Make a Mess

Looks like the cat's out of the bag for this adorable purse organizer.

Masashi Wakui's Vibrant Photographs of Tokyo

Highlighting Tokyo's vivid use of neon lighting, Masashi Wakui's photographs provide a breathtaking anime-style view of Tokyo life!

The Wonder 500™ Takes New York City

A truly 'wondrous' exhibition in the Big Apple!

Hello Kitty Mini Cruisers

We couldn't imagine a better Hello Kitty souvenir from Japan than these tiny cars—except maybe a life-sized one.

7 Toy Winners of the Good Design Award

Take a look at seven extraordinary award-winning toys that deserved design certification.

7 Cool Sake-Inspired T-Shirts

Want to show your appreciation for sake and its history? Then tell everybody about it with these fantastic sake-inspired T-shirts!

Tokyo Temple Renovated in Minimalist Concrete

An old, dilapidated temple in Tokyo looks to architect Satoru Harota for a modern makeover.

Mile-High Tower Proposed for Tokyo Bay in 2045

Global architecture firm KPF has proposed “Next Tokyo,” a vision for Tokyo in the year 2045 when a mile-high tower and eco-city floats on Tokyo Bay.

Innovations in Japan Blue

'Ai' indigo dye, known as Japan Blue, has been in use since the year 1500, with new applications continuously being innovated over time.

Tools with a Happy Twist

Yuma Kano wants to cover the world with smiley-faced screws.

This Company Certainly has a Green Thumb!

Temporary staffing company Pasona Group is giving a whole new meaning to the term 'green business.'

An Inside Look into Japanese Graphic Design

Ever wonder what makes a Japanese poster so... Japanese? Here are 10 techniques observed by the graphic design world that typify Japanese style.

MOMA Exhibition Highlights Japanese Architect

This exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art presents a survey of Toyo Ito's architectural production since 2000.

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