All About Japan

Real Radios Made from Real Seashells

To commemorate the 90 years since radios were first brought to japan, the staff at Japanese radio station BayFM decided to create 100 seashell radios.

Making Time Travel to Edo a Virtual Reality

For anyone who has ever dreamed of traveling back in time to the Edo Period (1603-1868), you might want to start investing in some virtual reality software and gear!

The Ise-Shima G7 Summit Regions

10 cities around the country were selected to host ministerial meetings surrounding the 2016 G7 Summit in Ise-Shima. From education to IT and agriculture, each was selected for a very specific reason!

How About a Dome House?

While Japanese builders have had more than a millennium of practice in designing earthquake-resistant structures, the dome house presents a new option—using an unlikely building material.

Have a Vegetable Garden Right in Your Kitchen

Without even requiring soil, this gardening pod gives farm-to-fork a whole new meaning.

Lawson's Top 3 CSR Activities

Lawson offers round-the-clock convenience while working to fulfill its duty to the environment and community.

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Drones

Two dozen LED-illuminated drones dance to 'shamisen' music above a sleeping Mount Fuji. Trust us—this is one you'll want to see.

A Leg-Powered Wheelchair?!

Developed in Sendai, the Profhand wheelchair uses neuromodulation technology to allow people with partial mobility to move the device with their legs, increasing strength and helping stave off immobility.

A Brief History of Emoji

You likely know that emoji originated in Japan, but do you know how they ended up basically everywhere in the world?

7 Japanese Gadgets You Can't Live Without!

During your stay you may come in contact with these seven gadgets that help make life in Japan a little bit easier. But as soon as you leave, you'll be wishing you had one at home, too!

Half Girlfriend, Half Soup Cooling Machine

Why exhaust yourself blowing on your noodles to cool down your soup when you can build your own girlfriend to do it for you?

These Kimono Sashes Are Out of This World!

From lounging felines to deep space imagery, this traditional Japanese clothing retailer is bound to have the perfect 'obi' for you!

Kumamoto Earthquake Updates & Donation Info

The JNTO is providing regular updates on the situation in Kyushu following the large April 14 and April 16 earthquakes and ongoing aftershocks in the region. Check for the latest information and recommended apps; we now have donation information as well.

The Amazing Wearable Robot

The world's first wearable robotic device for medical and wellness applications was developed by a professor at the University of Tsukuba.

How Kitakyushu Brought Water to Cambodia

For more than a decade, Kitakyushu's Water and Sewer Bureau has worked with Phnom Penh's Water Supply Authority to bring sustainable, drinkable water to the people of Cambodia's capital.

Sputniko! Bonds Myth, Science & Music

This new scientific discovery not only has its own music video, but also ties to ancient Japanese mythology.

Stay Connected! Phone Service for Tourists

Finding a way to stay connected using your smartphone abroad is always bothersome, and Japan is no exception. Read on to learn all you'll need to know to ease the process!

Internet on Your Phone: A Guide for Residents

In Japan, connecting your phone to the internet is almost easier as a tourist! Once you're a resident, it can quickly become a frustrating experience. However, there are several options out there, and you'll surely be able to find a suitable one.

Turn Your Smartphone into a Telescope!

Take pictures of the surface of the moon and planets on your smartphone with this cool new telescope add-on!

Review: Casio Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10

When it comes to standard digital watches, Casio stands out above all others in features, reliability, and accuracy. So when it announced its WSD-F10 Android Wear-powered Smart Outdoor Watch, everyone, including smartwatch skeptics, perked up.

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