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Death Note 'Shinigami' Join Amuro Namie

J-pop queen Amuro Namie appears with 'Shinigami' from the Death Note series in this hot video for the new Death Note movie.

Pineapple Pen Café Set to Open in Tokyo

From the bright exterior to the unusual themed menu, the world’s first official PPAP café has a number of flash trimmings that fans will love, but you'd better hurry since it's only open for a limited time!

'Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen' Takes World by Storm

A new Japanese music video about apples, pineapples and pens may just have a shot at becoming this year’s biggest YouTube hit.

Aomori Mascot Kills it on the Drums

Playing the drums like a pro is not that easy, but add on a bulky mascot costume as well and you have the makings of a star!

Kamizumo: The Art of Paper Sumo

The history of 'kamizumo,' or paper sumo, reaches back to the popularization of flesh-and-blood sumo as a sport during the Edo Period. It's still played by kids—and some surprisingly dedicated adults—to this day.

Super Easy Halloween Sweet Potato Buns

You only need two ingredients to make these cute and tasty treats!

Make Your Own Beautiful Butterfly Origami

Butterfly origami has been around for hundreds of years, and it'll surely live on thanks to these five how-to videos on YouTube.

Make These 11 Awesome Origami Dragons!

Want to know how to make an origami dragon? These videos will walk you through the steps, from basic to advanced—and beyond!

Outstanding 'Overwatch' Origami

Let these YouTubers show you how to create your very own goods based on the extremely successful multiplayer game.

Hikaru Utada’s Triumphant Comeback

After a roller coaster ride of a decade, Hikaru Utada is back with a full-length album—and we couldn’t be happier for her.

An Inside Look at Hakone Marquetry

See the incredible dedication required to produce the beautifully intricate designs of Hakone marquetry.

Tomomi Itano Hits the Gym for 'OMG'

Ex-AKB48 member Tomomi Itano has released the music video for her new song 'OMG.'

7 Outstanding Origami YouTube Channels

Looking to step beyond paper cranes, but not sure where to go? These seven origami channels offer a great selection that will take you to the next level and beyond!

Intense Times at the Sanja Matsuri

YouTuber Sharla in Japan jumps into the action as revelers compete to shoulder one of Asakusa Shrine's three official 'mikoshi' on the final Sunday of Tokyo's massive Sanja Matsuri.

6 Adorable Japanese-Style Halloween Recipes

YouTuber Ochikeron has already stolen our hearts with her bento and ramen recipes—and her Halloween ideas have only solidified her vampiric hold.

'Your Name' Tops Ghibli Box Office Records

Makoto Shinkai’s 'Your Name' surpasses the earnings of two of Hayao Miyazaki’s films as its box office romp continues.

PassCode — 'Miss Unlimited'

Like your J-pop mixed with metal and retro video game sounds? You'll want to break out your old 'Contra' cartridge after giving PassCode a listen!

Shinigami Ryuk's 'PPAP' Dance Cover Is Fierce!

Ryuk has a Death Note, a pen and an apple! Who knew this grim reaper had so much soul?!

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