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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How to Make Hamburger Buns

How to Make Hamburger Buns

Fresh-baked bread is a yummy treat, filled with love and warmth and wheat. Knead the dough and let it rise, YouTuber Ochikeron's here to advise!

Make Your Own Rilakkuma Avocado Cheeseburger!

Make Your Own Rilakkuma Avocado Cheeseburger!

Kids love it when mama makes their meals with familiar character faces! Check out this video to learn how to make the cutest burger ever!

How to Make Yakiniku Rice Burgers

How to Make Yakiniku Rice Burgers

If you're in the mood to make a burger but find that you don't have any buns or beef patties, why not try using rice and yakiniku?!

3 Japanese Sauces to Spice Up Your Burger

3 Japanese Sauces to Spice Up Your Burger

Want something beyond ketchup to throw on your burger? Why not dip into the delicious world of Japanese sauces!

9 Gorgeous Out-of-the-Way Spots in Kyushu

9 Gorgeous Out-of-the-Way Spots in Kyushu

Kyushu is home to beautiful beaches, smoking volcanoes, bubbling hot springs—and a whole lot more!

A 77-Second Primer on Hatsune Miku

A 77-Second Primer on Hatsune Miku

You've seen the turquoise pigtails and heard the synthesized voice. So what is Hatsune Miku—and how can you write songs for her to sing?

Tour Ise-Shima with the KINTETSU RAIL PASS

Tour Ise-Shima with the KINTETSU RAIL PASS

While the Ise-Shima area is best known for Ise Jingu, the area also offers picturesque scenery and gourmet food. And you can access this resort region easily from Osaka using the KINTETSU RAIL PASS!

The Ise-Shima G7 Summit Regions

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!

Japan's Top 5 Otaku Shopping Spots

Japan's Top 5 Otaku Shopping Spots

If you're looking for anime, manga or cosplay merchandise, these are the places to check!

Kumamoto Earthquake Updates & Donation Info

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.

Godzilla Resurges

Godzilla Resurges

Toho Cinemas has released a new trailer for Godzilla Resurgence, the studio's first new Godzilla movie in over a decade. And this time we get to see a lot more of the iconic kaiju!

Things We Wish We Knew Before Moving to Japan

Things We Wish We Knew Before Moving to Japan

Rachel of vlogger team Rachel & Jun teams up with Sharla from Sharla in Japan to riff on train passes, humidity, onion-free burgers and more.

New Magnitude 7.3 Quake Hits Kyushu

New Magnitude 7.3 Quake Hits Kyushu

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck the Kyushu region at 1:25 a.m. on Saturday, April 16. This follows the strong April 14 quake that killed nine and left over 1,000 injured. With tremors continuing, there are now 41 dead and 2,000 injured since Thursday.

Magnitude 7 Quake in Kumamoto

Magnitude 7 Quake in Kumamoto

The Japan Meteorological Agency has reported that an earthquake with a magnitude of 7 on the shaking intensity scale struck Kyushu at 9:26 p.m. on April 14. We recommend using social media and disaster message boards to check on loved ones in the area.

5 Expert-Level Chopstick Sets

5 Expert-Level Chopstick Sets

Chopsticks, or 'ohashi' as they are locally known, are synonymous with Japanese cuisine, and the nation has long loved crafting its own smooth, attractive sets. Here are five of the best!

Sakura & Samurai Houses in Kakunodate

Sakura & Samurai Houses in Kakunodate

Check out one of the Three Famous Cherry Blossom Spots of Michinoku, including the centuries-old weeping cherry blossoms of Kakunodate's samurai district.

2 Mouth-Watering English-Speaking Restaurants

2 Mouth-Watering English-Speaking Restaurants

Can't order in Japanese? No worries! Here are two restaurants in two of Japan's leading cities that have you covered!

Kanazawa: Traditional Scenes Among the Sakura

Kanazawa: Traditional Scenes Among the Sakura

Known for retaining much of its feudal, old-city atmosphere, Kanazawa is a castle town that boasts beautiful landmarks that can be enjoyed in every season. However, the spring cherry blossom season is in a class of its own.

5 Fantastic Websites for Fall Foliage

5 Fantastic Websites for Fall Foliage

These five sites will make sure you don’t miss a beat as the leaves change color from north to south across the country!

3rd Round of KISS Ukiyo-e On Sale Now!

3rd Round of KISS Ukiyo-e On Sale Now!

Incredible artists collaborate to produce woodblock prints based on KISS rhythm guitarist and co-lead singer Paul Stanley.

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