Tokyo Arcade Sets World Record for Crane Games
On January 7, 2021, the Sega Shinjuku Kabukicho arcade officially received a certificate saying they broke the Guinness World Record for having the most crane games in a single establishment.
Experimenting with Japanese Dyeing Techniques
Handcrafted textiles, strong cultural heritage, and a love for traditional clothing — I have realized that these are a few of the many similarities that my home country of India shares with Japan.
6 of the Best Original Netflix Anime Series
Here we explore 6 of the best 'original Netflix' anime series that have emerged from the streaming service's recent venture into anime!
Japanese Onomatopoeia: There's a Word for That
Get help learning Japanese onomatopoeia with the help of 100 international illustrators in one remarkable little book.
The Lockup Is Back with Eerie Winter Dishes
The Lockup, like many eateries, shut down due to Covid-19. However, the Tokyo Kabukicho location reopened on July 1. Since then, they’ve been working hard on some special new dishes for the winter season. Put on your handcuffs and let's take a look.
Hatsune Miku Might Be Getting an Airport!
Japan’s first, and most popular, "vocaloid idol" has long been an ambassador for Sapporo. However, Miku just may also be attaching her name and star power to Sapporo's Okadama Airport.
Junya Ishigami's Sloping Plaza for Students
The youngest ever recipient of the Architectural Institute of Japan Prize has returned to the Kanagawa Institute of Technology to provide a unique space for students to unlock their creative potential.
Drink 'Everlong' with Foo Fighters' New Sake
It’s not every day an American band announces it will be releasing its very own sake, but that’s what happened when rock royalty Foo Fighters uploaded a surprising new video on their official YouTube channel.
Dolls to Celebrate the Well-Being of Boys
A city in Shizuoka Prefecture is displaying dolls that wish for good health and well-being of boys.
Saitama Vending Machine Selling Covid-19 Tests
Japanese vending machines are well known for selling some pretty unique items, and this one in Saitama Prefecture, just outside of Tokyo, is offering PCR Test kits for you to take in the comfort of your own home.
Loewe's Limited 'Totoro' Luxury Leather Goods
Spanish luxury leather designer Loewe has released a special, limited-edition capsule collection for fans to combine their love of the film with quality goods.
Hayabusa2 Capsule on Display at Museum
A capsule of Japan’s Hayabusa2 space explorer is put on display at a museum near Tokyo. The container returned to Earth in December, bringing back materials from the asteroid Ryugu.
Best 2021 Year of the Ox Holiday Card Designs
Sending cards to celebrate the New Year is a long-held tradition in Japan, and Spoon & Tamago is bringing you some of their favorite designs to ring in the Year of the Ox.
Do You Want to Bring a Snowman?
If your snowperson wants to see more than just the front yard, we've found the perfect carrying case you never knew you needed.
A Portable Home for Hedgehogs on the Go
As hedgehogs are becoming more and more popular as pets in Japan, so are people wanting to meet one in person. And with this portable home, you can bring your prickly pet anywhere you go.
Journey to Your Winter Wonderland via Catbus
We were blown away by this anime snow builder's renditions of Totoro's Catbus and other fan favorites.
Artist Makes 3D Sculptures of Strange Pet Pics
For one artist, scrolling past cute viral pics of animals is enough to inspire crafting sculptures that imagine new creatures.
Delight Your Valentine with Pokémon Chocolates
What do you get for the Pokémon fan who has caught 'em all this Valentine's Day? Your heart in the form of these chocolates!
Super Mario Arrives at USJ!
The Super Nintendo World featuring Mario and related characters opens at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka following two postponements due to the coronavirus.
Finding Anime in Real Life: 10 Tokyo Locations
The folklorist that I am, I decided to choose ten anime featuring creatures from Japanese myth (but with a little Western thrown in as well). Keep reading to check out if your favorite anime is included on my list!