All About Japan

AAJ Editorial Team

AAJ Editorial Team

All About AAJ Editorial Team
We love Japan, and we hope we can help you find something you can love about it, too! We're always looking for something fun, weird, exciting or intriguing to highlight just how fascinating this place can be.
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Japan—Where Tradition Meets the Future

Japan—Where Tradition Meets the Future

Centered around a slick video of 45 locations across three regions of Japan, the JNTO's new European campaign is a beauty to behold.

4 Japan Bus Options That Won't Break the Bank

4 Japan Bus Options That Won't Break the Bank

While traveling Japan by train is a snap, it can put a hole in your pocketbook after a while. Here are four popular bus options—both for tours and travel—that can save you money while taking you straight to the heart of Japan.

Outstanding 'Overwatch' Origami

Outstanding 'Overwatch' Origami

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

Intense Times at the Sanja Matsuri

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 Truly Horrifying Halloween Makeup Ideas

6 Truly Horrifying Halloween Makeup Ideas

Halloween is all about celebrating the creepy, spooky and downright terrifying, and these makeup videos will teach you how to create the most horrifying effects to amaze (and disturb) your friends and passersby.

A Jack-o'-Lantern That Bridges Cultures

A Jack-o'-Lantern That Bridges Cultures

Jack-o'-lanterns might have originated in Ireland, but this pumpkin uses motifs such as flowers, vegetables and fruits that are reminiscent of traditional Thai carvings.

6 Adorable Japanese-Style Halloween Recipes

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.

5 Cute Kumamiki Halloween Makeup Tutorials

5 Cute Kumamiki Halloween Makeup Tutorials

Need some ideas for Halloween? Let YouTuber Kumamiki inspire you with these five great videos.

Have You Ever Heard of Kelp Water?

Have You Ever Heard of Kelp Water?

'Kombu' is known for having lots of nutrients and various vitamins and minerals. This time, we'll be showing you a way to easily make delicious, healthy 'kombu' water.

Dive into a Daiso

Dive into a Daiso

Take a four-minute tour through all the weird and wonderful stuff at Daiso, Japan's largest ¥100 chain.

5 How-To Vids for Bakers on a Budget

5 How-To Vids for Bakers on a Budget

The ¥100 store always has incredible goods on offer, and with these five videos you'll learn how to make delicious treats and impress your friends while saving loads of cash.

Japan's Largest Desert

Japan's Largest Desert

Japan has a desert? That's right! The Tottori Sand Dunes are Japan's largest desert, a 16 kilometer by 2 kilometer (9.9 x 1.2 mi) strip of sand located on the Sea of Japan.

Dance as a Camera on Life

Dance as a Camera on Life

For more than 40 years, Kei Takei has been redefining dance in both the U.S. and Japan.

Something Wicked to Tokyo Comes

Something Wicked to Tokyo Comes

Japan’s oldest, largest English-language theater company retells the timeless tale of a man brought low by his lust for power.

7 Prime Presents from the ¥100 Shop

7 Prime Presents from the ¥100 Shop

These great items may only be ¥108 after tax, but your friends and family don't need to know that! And the quality's so good, they probably won't be able to tell!

All About Kangeki Theatre

All About Kangeki Theatre

Created in 2014, Kangeki Theatre (stylized Kan劇) is just one of the theater groups bringing quality multicultural shows to Nagoya. We talked to one of the founders to learn more about the group and the state of English-language theater in central Japan.

The Dresser in Tokyo

The Dresser in Tokyo

Even in Tokyo, you can savor the bleak humor of a classic play dissecting the fading days of a touring British theater troupe.

The 'Capital Dragon' of Dance & Theater

The 'Capital Dragon' of Dance & Theater

Kyoto's very own 'Dinosaur House' has been teaching and presenting dance, movement and physical theater since 1997.

The Secret of the Square Watermelon

The Secret of the Square Watermelon

With only 200 grown per year, this video offers a rare glimpse behind the scenes of square watermelon production—answering the questions of how they're made and why they're so expensive!

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