All About Japan

Ponyo: Coming to a Tasty Treat Near You!

The adorable character Ponyo joins Studio Ghibli fan-favorite Totoro in dessert form at the well-known Tokyo café, Shirohige’s Cream Puff Factory, for a limited time.

Improving Traditional Crafts with Technology

Exchange students from the University of Buffalo learn about 'kumiki,' a traditional carpentry technique, from artisans in Hida, and use technology to bring this time-honored craft to the modern age.

Get Artful Info with the Tokyo Last Train Map

Created by a Japanese designer and map enthusiast, the Tokyo Last Train Map lays out all of Tokyo's trains in radial form, along with the times they leave their first stop and arrive at their last.

Love Ramen? Slurp on a Ramen-Flavored Cocktail

True ramen lovers can even make this cocktail at home with their favorite type of this beloved Japanese soul food.

Everyday Costumes from 'Mundane' Halloween

The next-level costumes spotted in Shibuya have been gaining increasing buzz throughout the years, but elsewhere in Japan there's a contest that celebrates people dressed up in common, everyday clothes found around the country.

Hopping Around Rabbit Island

Just off the coast of Hiroshima, Okunoshima is an island best known as a haven for over 1,000 adorable rabbits! It's also packed with history, which makes it a travel destination that shouldn't be missed!

Crack Open a Cold One with Totoro

This frosty brew from Echigo Beer in Niigata Prefecture gets its seal of approval (and label!) from the masterful animation legend, Hayao Miyazaki.

Cute Kirby Pillow Sucks Up Our Hearts

Manufacturer says the adorable new cushion based off of Nintendo's beloved character “makes the dream of being sucked up by Kirby come true!”

Catch All 151 Original Pokémon at Tokyo Café!

Craving caffeine and LOVE Pokémon? As of November 16, 2018, you can enjoy awesome latte art of all 151 original Pokémon at Tokyo's Pokémon Café for a limited time!

Working in Japan: 6 Expats Spill the Beans

What is working in Japan REALLY like? We asked six foreign residents about their experiences and tips for making a living in the Land of the Rising Sun.

6 Unique Capsule Hotels in Tokyo

Tokyo has all sorts of accommodation, but no trip to Japan is complete without staying in one of their unique capsule hotels!

Ghibli Museum Exhibit Shows the Color of Time

A new year-long exhibit at the famous Ghibli Museum in Tokyo showcases their masterful use of color to depict the passage of time, time of day, seasonality and more!

Watercolors Bring the Streets of Tokyo to Life

Currently based in Tokyo, Polish artist Matto beautifully captures the streets of Tokyo with watercolor illustrations.

Memory Game Uses Japanese Manhole Art

A Japanese design firm has developed a distinctly Japanese version of the classic memory game, Concentration, using the awesome art found on manhole covers throughout the country!

Shibuya's 2018 Halloween Highlights

Tokyo’s famous scramble crossing district came alive with hilarious, sexy, cute and genius outfits for Halloween.

Ghostly Tales from Japanese Folklore

Japan has many old ghost stories that are still being told today. With Halloween on the horizon we thought it would be appropriate to share some of the best of these spooky tales handed down throughout the ages!

Surreal Illustrations Are a Slice of Life

A Japanese illustrator by the name of Marumichi combines food with everyday life to create charming, surreal illustrations.

Awesome iPhone Cases Show Off Surreal Tokyo

Japanese illustrator Shinji Tsuchimochi created his own '100 Views of Tokyo,' and has turned some of his whimsical & surreal prints into gorgeous iPhone cases!

Pokémon Personal Seals: Gotta Stamp 'Em All!

Why just say “I accept the terms of this transaction,” with a personal seal when you can say “I accept the terms of this transaction," and also "PIKA!?"

The Cardcaptor Sakura Exhibition is Here!

The newest exhibit in Roppongi's Mori Art Center Gallery is based off of the popular shojo manga series 'Cardcaptor Sakura!' With free cosplay, English-language support and a memento to take home, there's plenty for fans to enjoy!

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