All About Japan

Flip Out at This Unique Iwate Event

People compete in Iwate Prefecture to be the best table-flipper, venting their frustrations or shouting out their hopes and dreams.

Happy Birthday Shan Shan!

Giant panda Shan Shan, who was born in Tokyo's own Ueno Zoo, has turned two years old!

Hyper-Realistic Cat Art Helps Cope with Loss

Wakuneco, a Japanese needle felting artist, works to help people cope with the loss of their beloved feline friends with incredibly realistic replicas made from felt.

Eerily Awesome Post-Apocalyptic Art of Tokyo

Japanese illustrator Tokyo Genso has created CG illustrations that show an otherworldly, eerily beautiful Tokyo reclaimed by nature in a post-apocalyptic setting.

Meet the Weirdest Soft Drink Company in Japan

A beverage maker in central Japan makes sodas ranging from eel to fish-egg flavor… and they may be coming to a market near you!

Rugby World Cup Trophy Arrives in Japan

Ahead of the Rugby World Cup in September, the prestigious trophy that will go to the winning team—the Webb Ellis Cup—arrived in Japan!

Ridiculously Colorful Retro-Inspired Art

Japanese illustrator Kyoko Nakamura combines digital tools and analog materials to create art that blends old and new.

Young Drummer, Big Dreams

12-year-old drum wonder Hibiki Sakai is blind, but realized his dream of performing on stage with Japanese band Def Tech.

Give Your Favorite Booze Samurai-Style!

Oh, Japan! These intricately crafted bottle toppers are perfect for history buffs interested in legendary warriors of Japanese history.

Yoshinoya Beef Bowl Coming to a Can Near You!

Japan’s beef bowl king, Yoshinoya, is releasing new line of canned, ready-to-eat beef bowls!

See Your Country as a Samurai with This Series

In honor of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a group of artists is celebrating the participating nations by turning their flags into samurai.

Gotta Catch All 24 Pokémon Designs at Uniqlo

Original fan-made Pokémon designs hit the shelves at global retailer Uniqlo, even amid a bit of controversy surrounding the grand prize winner.

Social Media Motivates Paper Cutting Artist

Social media is motivating a paper cutting artist to continue creating incredibly intricate works of art out of a single piece of paper.

This Bad Breath Commercial Is Turning Heads

Survey says one in two foreigners have been bummed out by meeting Japanese people with bad breath. One advertisement hopes to clear the air while offering a little humor along the way.

New Ramen Fad Has Fans Saying 'Cheese Please'

Ramen topped with bread and grilled cheese is becoming a new favorite noodle trend in Tokyo.

Uniqlo Pokémon T-Shirt Design Winners

Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo held a worldwide contest, and the winners for the Pokémon-themed contest of 2019 will be on sale this summer!

Retro Maintenance Train Illustrations

The work of this Japanese illustrator focuses on Japan's unseen maintenance trains, which only work at night after regular service is finished.

Buddhist Temple Decked Out in Historical Hunks

One buddhist temple in Niigata Prefecture is hoping to draw attention and crowds with sexy, anime-style art of its historic patrons.

Posters for Chinese Release of 'Spirited Away'

18 years after the released of 'Spirited Away' in Japan, China is finally getting an official release! Chinese designer Huang Hai has gone above and beyond by creating a series of breathtaking posters to accompany the release!

Tokyo Station Guide Robot Both Weird & Helpful

Tokyo Station now has a guidance robot named Semi, who can help guide you to your destination in seven different languages!

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