All About Japan

72 Women Present a Life at One Year Per Second

Using a different actress to show each year of a woman's 72-year life, the maker of Pocky reminds us that life moves fast, but it’s the slow moments that make it beautiful.

Yuzuru Hanyu Wins Gold & Sui Ishida's Heart

Yuzuru Hanyu has achieved idol-like status and has a legion of supporters in Japan. Now he can add Tokyo Ghoul’s original creator and its anime’s star to his list of fans.

A Home Embracing the Art of Clutter

An Osaka-based designer created a house to showcase the beauty of having a personal hoard.

Band-Maid Plays for Keeps in 'Domination'

Band-Maid plays for keeps with the cutest metal board game ever in their music video for 'Domination.' Their second full-album release, 'World Domination,' is slated for Valentine’s Day 2018.

Pixel Puppies Might Be the Perfect Pet

One Japanese artist combines cuteness and nostalgia in his latest line of colorful sculptures. Plus, they're already housebroken!

Shrine Maidens Turned Off-Road Racing Queens

In this newest commercial from Toyo Tires, these girls literally drive away ogres during Japan’s annual Setsubun bean-throwing festival.

Japanese Trailer for 'Ready Player One'

The Japanese trailer for Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' reveals a few more tantalizing shots from the film!

Final Fantasy Snow Sculpture Heats up Hokkaido

Hokkaido's Snow Festival seems to outdo itself every year, but this sculpture featuring characters from 'Final Fantasy XIV'—complete with a project mapping light show—takes the cake, kupo!

Stamps Capture Japanese Bathhouse Charm

One Japanese artist is putting his stamp on the traditional Japanese bathhouse, or 'sento.'

Cuddle Up with Your Very Own Lapras!

Recreate Ash’s voyage around the Orange Archipelago without ever leaving your living room.

What Your Fave Final Fantasy Says About You

In the last 30-odd years there have been almost as many Final Fantasy games as there are types of people on earth. Which one is your favorite might just say something about who you are as a person!

The Hand-Dyeing Specialists of Sumida-ku

If you're looking for custom, hand-dyed fabrics, these three specialists in Sumida-ku, Tokyo, are dyeing to set you up!

Command an Eva from an Entry Plug in Shinjuku!

Have you ever wanted to sit in an Evangelion entry plug and fight Angels? How about charging up a 'kamehameha,' with real force feedback? Head to VR Zone Shinjuku, just opened in July 2017!

Pakistan Artist Develops Ghibli-Inspired Film

Currently under production in Pakistan, 'The Glassmaker' is attracting attention among anime fan with its beautiful stills, heartwarming storyline and groundbreaking ambition.

Love Songs from Japanese TV Shows & Movies

Popular TV shows and movies are remembered for many different reasons. Some have good stories and casts, some teach us life lessons. And perhaps more than we realize, theme songs play a large role in making viewers addicted.

AAJ Adventures — Tokyo Auto Salon 2018

Bringing you the best of Tokyo Auto Salon 2018, from the impressive cars to the alluring Can-Gals.

Innovative Aichi Illumination Made by Plumber

In a small town in Aichi Prefecture, a plumber and his family have created an icy winter illumination to warm the hearts of visitors.

Catch a Peek of USJ's Final Fantasy XR Ride!

USJ's Final Fantasy XR Ride is only around until June 24, so be sure to catch it while you can!

For Custom Fabric Colors, Go to Sumida-ku

Place an order with a swatch or color chip, and shops in this Tokyo district will delve into a formidable databank of colors amassed over the history of the craft to instantly dye your fabric to the exact color of the sample.

'Tokyo Idols'—NekoPOP Film Review

Kyoko Miyake's 'Tokyo Idols' focuses on the fringe, negative aspects of 'idol' fandom. With an unconcealed axe to grind, it's centered around a little-known twentysomething idol and her 43-year-old No. 1 fan. But is the reality actually this dark?

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