All About Japan

Japan’s Ancient Art Exhibit in Tokyo

This exhibition at the Tokyo National Museum features artwork from the mid-1600s through the early 1900s, with representations of Japan's transition through the ages.

Osaka Contest for Mini-Gardens on Small Trucks

The Kei-tora Gardening Contest has chosen its winner for 2020. Click to see which mini-truck garden received to top prize.

5 Acquired Tastes From Around Japan

Join us on an ugly-delicious journey of 5 fermented foods through 5 destinations in Japan

Robo-Scorpion Chair Perfect for Villain Lair

If you’re going to be spending several hours a day at your computer, aesthetics are important in keeping your wellness level up. And if that aesthetic is "techno arachnid super-villain," then there’s really only one sensible furniture choice.

Amusement Park Shines for Medical Workers

An amusement park in the Tokyo suburbs is holding a nighttime illumination event to express appreciation to medical workers fighting the coronavirus.

Uniqlo Launching Line of Recycled Jackets

In an effort to boost sustainability, major Japanese clothing retailer UNIQLO will be selling recycled down jackets.

Japan’s Golden Age of TV: Trendy 90s Dramas

Watch four classic J-dramas and fall in love with Japan all over again!

Bodybuilder Muscling His Way into Stock Photos

Muscle Plus wants to be your source for muscular images. Because if no one else was going to provide them, well-known bodybuilder Akihito Ohara figured it was up to him.

Train Station Now Playing Music from 'Totoro'

Fans of Studio Ghibli's film “My Neighbor Totoro” will immediately recognize this famous tune now playing at a Saitama train station.

Crown Prince Next in Line of Succession

Emperor Naruhito proclaimed his younger brother, Crown Prince Fumihito, as the first in line to Japan’s Chrysanthemum Throne on November 8.

Catch These Hunky Fisherman Trading Cards

Aomori Prefecture wanted to boost the value and attractiveness of their fishery industry. And to them, there's apparently no better way than with wet, toned fishermen on trading cards.

UFOs in Japan: One Man’s Quest to Mount Takao

UFO sighting hotspots exist across the globe, and I’d long heard murmurs of such UFO sightings and other natural phenomena occurring at Japan’s Mount Takao, a small mountain located just outside of Tokyo.

Ex-SMAP Star Plays Trans Role in New Trailer

After releasing a very lengthy trailer, upcoming film Midnight Swan has the internet abuzz with discussions about the theme of the movie—notably former SMAP member Tsuyoshi Kusanagi playing a trans woman—as well as the length of the trailer itself.

Tokyo Disneyland's New Attraction

Tokyo Disneyland unveiled a new attraction area based on "Beauty and the Beast".

Most Memorable Mundane Halloween Costumes 2020

Check out Jimi Halloween, celebrating the best of the most forgettable Halloween costumes.

Kyoto Animation Unveils First Film Since Arson

Arson-hit Kyoto Animation unveils their first movie since the arson attack that devastated their studios in July 2019.

Buying Old Tokyo: Asakusa, Jinbocho and Nakano

Walk, shop, and explore three locales in Tokyo—Asakusa, Jinbocho, and Nakano—and immerse yourself in history and culture.

Persimmons: Only $1,000 Each!

One of the weird and fun things about Japan are insanely expensive fruits. Including a box of persimmons that fetched 100,000 yen in the season’s first auction in Ishikawa Prefecture.

Worship Your Feline Friend with Its Own Shrine

Your cat already walks around like a god of the house, so why not get a cardboard shrine to show your true devotion.

Discover 5 Classic J-Pop Artists

Listen to oldies but goodies from five of Japan’s very best singer-songwriters!

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