All You Need To Know About Sanrio Puroland
Does your heart flutter every time you see Cinnamoroll's fluffy ears pop up in a shop? Is Gudetama your idol and inspiration? Did you grow up surrounded by Hello Kitty merchandise? Then you simply cannot miss the Sanrio Puroland indoor park!
Get Your Fill of Food & Games at Namja Town
If you like gyoza, ice cream, cute cats, weird fishing games and frightening toilets, Namja Town in Ikebukuro is the perfect park for you!
Where to Get Cheap Beach Gear in Japan!
Has planning your first trip to the beach left your pockets empty, yet you still need to buy... everything? AAJ to the rescue!
10 Very Unique, Very Japanese Kit Kat Flavors
Japan is well known for its crazy Kit Kat flavors, but which are the most 'Japanese' ones?
How to Get Around (& to) Tohoku
Ready to start your trip to Tohoku? Before grabbing your luggage and putting on your shoes, you'd better plan how to move around once you’re there. We’re here to help!
A Primer on Japanese Homoerotic Manga
Yaoi or Bara? GL or BL? And what about Yuri? If you're feeling confused by all the jargon, follow us through the complex world of homoerotic manga. You're in for some surprises!
History of Same-Sex Samurai Love in Edo Japan
Thinking about samurai conjures up images of swords, honor, battles and blood. Chances are, homosexual relationships didn't enter your mind... until now.
Guide to (Non-Osechi) Japanese Holiday Dishes
Heard so much about New Year's 'osechi' cuisine that you’ve become an expert yourself? Read on to discover a whole world of other holiday cuisine in Japan!
Japanese Men + Western Women = Yes? No? Maybe?
While Japanese women hooking up with Western men is relatively common in Japan, the opposite isn't seen so much. Which begs the question: Why?
4 Highly Popular Dating Apps in Japan
Love just might be one click away!
Why You Should Get a Line Pay Card Now
Are you really tired of paying those cash-on-delivery fees every time you order something online because no credit card company will accept you? If you have a Japanese phone number, the solution is right at your fingertips!
4 Things I Wish I'd Brought to Japan
Don't know what to bring to Japan before you move here? Here's some handy advice from a self-described cheapo on how to make the best of your precious luggage space.
25 Snowy Visual Kei Songs
In need of a cool playlist to keep your visual kei spirit warm this winter? Look no further! We've got 25 snow-themed visual kei songs that are sure to warm your heart!
Stay Warm in Winter with Snowy Japanese Songs
Once again, we look at the Japanese karaoke charts to bring you the most-sung snow-related tracks. Keep warm this season by singing along to these five hits, from the genres of J-Pop, rock and even 'enka!'
Japanese Christmas Food Traditions Explained
Why do many Japanese people eat frosted sponge cake and KFC fried chicken on the night before Christmas? Read on to learn all about this unusual tradition!
Have Yourself a Merry Christmas (by Yourself)
Are you far away from family and your friends too are busy, leaving you on your own this Christmas? No need to succumb to singles' sadness. We've got some helpful advice to help you enjoy the holiday while flying solo.
Amazing Japan in 20 Time-Lapse Videos at Night
Japan always looks gorgeous, day or night, and we present to you 20 incredible videos across the nation that show how it looks when the sun goes down, from the countryside to mountains and even major cities like Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.
Halloween on the Cheap
Halloween in Japan has become bigger, but that doesn't mean you have to spend big money to enjoy it!
A Shopper's Guide to Japanese Rice
Master the art of selecting the best rice for every occasion!
Tofu: The Hard (& Soft) Facts
Ready to become an expert on the white, fluffy deliciousness that is tofu?