All About Japan

New Godzilla Trailer is a Whole Lot of Shaky

The first teaser trailer for 'Shin Gojira' offers a whole lot of Cloverfield-style shaky-cam from co-directors Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi.

Capture the Force with Star Wars Plushies

Hold onto your fur! Takara Arts has just announced that they will be selling pint-sized Star Wars plushies a month before Star Wars 7 enters this galaxy.

Video Tour Through a Japanese Handicraft Fair

Sharla in Japan visited the 26th Arakawa Traditional Handicraft Fair in Tokyo, revealing a cool range of traditional crafts from shamisen to woodblock prints.

Japan Goes Dumber to the Max

The Japanese version of 'Dumb and Dumber To' takes the re-titling of Hollywood movies to the max.

Little Miss Bento's 5 Cutest Sushi Recipes

Check out some of the most adorable and delicious sushi recipes from Little Miss Bento!

Beautiful Film Shot Through a Drop of Water

A drop of water inside the hole of a ¥5 coin delivers a surreal and haunting iPhone film.

Mikasa Meets Godzilla

Fan combines stop-motion animation with computer graphics to create an impressive, action-packed Attack on Titan short.

How a Bento Manga Changed the Rules for Women

When “Nonchan Noriben” was published in 1995, the idea of a divorcée trying to pick up her life as a single mother was still taboo in Japan.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Do you sometimes dream of food? You probably don't dream about it like Jiro.

Real Android Makes Movie Debut

"Sayonara" features real android Geminoid F as the helper of a woman dying of radiation poisoning in a bleak future.

Akira Fans Eat Your Heart Out

ZecOO, an electronic motorcycle company, has just come out with a smart, futuristic motorbike that will make you think you're on the set of the Akira movie.

The Low-Down on Where to Film in Tokyo

Video producer David Haruyama sits dows with AAJ to talk about his background, where to film in Tokyo, and advice on filming in Japan.

AMA: The Stars of Funimation's Dragon Ball Z

The two leads from Funimation's dubs of Dragon Ball Z wax on the series' development and the challenges of screaming for ten minutes at a time.

This Toilet is Smarter than You

The short film "A.I. Toilet" imagines a lavatory so advanced that it can take control of your life.

Leave the Ordinary & Dive into the Extrodinary

Life in Tokyo can leave one feeling drained after a long day, but as the film short Tokyo Cosmo shows, sometimes our imagination gets the better of us and allows us to escape the ordinary and unwind.

Whose Name?

A new anime film directed by Makoto Shinkai is set for release in August 2016—and it's simply gorgeous!

Star Wars Rice Balls

Build your Galactic Empire with dozens of Stormtroopers that have pickled plums (umeboshi) for brains, led by a cheese-helmeted Darth Vader.

Do You Wanna Build Olaf Potatoes?

Create your own edible Olaf—and his signature teeth—out of mashed potatoes.

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