All About Japan

Saving Money Is No Problem for No-Face!

This new automated money box speaks, plays music from the film and burps after every deposit!

Do You Know Your Kimono Parts?

The word 'kimono' is one well-known all across the globe, but fewer people know the full scope of these traditional, simple-looking garments. We'll explain each part of the kimono and give you a feel for just how intricate they truly are.

One Third of Ladybaby Back in Brats

Featuring Rei Kuromiya, formerly of Ladybaby, Japanese rock band Brats have released their new music video, 'Nounai Shoukyo Game,' the theme song from the upcoming film 'Slaveman.'

Top 10 Anime Featuring Kimono

Anime is a good place to see nods to traditional Japanese life and culture, and one of the most ubiquitous elements of old-school Japan is the kimono.

When to Wear a Kimono

While kimono are a big part of Japanese culture, they are not an everyday fashion choice. So, when exactly do people wear kimono?

Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Logo Released

Square Enix celebrated the 30th anniversary of Final Fantasy in Tokyo on January 31, unveiling anniversary logos designed by legendary character artist Yoshitaka Amano.

Fun & Weird Temples in Kyoto

Already done all the big spots in Kyoto—or just sick of the crowds? These fun and weird temples and shrines are definitely not going to be listed in your typical tourist guide!

These Cocktails Are a Bright Idea

Feeling in the mood for some crafty cocktails? This bar set to open in Tokyo is your best chance to try some one-of-a-kind cocktails.

How Are Men's & Women's Kimono Different?

While traditional Japanese clothing may look the same to the average person, there are some variances between men's and women's kimono. See if you can spot some of the differences.

Do You Know All the Different Types of Kimono?

Did you know that there are actually a dozen different kinds of kimono? Try to name more than two!

Namie Amuro & Masaharu Fukuyama Rock Asahi

Superstars Namie Amuro and Masaharu Fukuyama join forces to promote Asahi’s new beer, Asahi Super Dry Extra Hard.

Peeling Back the Surface of Robot Geisha

MythBusters' Adam Savage explores Ghost in the Shell’s coolest practical effects at Weta Workshop.

The Bromance Is Strong with These Two Artists

The Justin Beiber x Piko Taro Softbank commercials have finally been released, and the Pineapple x Baby bromance is strong.

360-Degree 'Gachapon' Adventure in Akihabara

Have you ever seen 'gachapon' machines stacked four high? Take a 360-degree tour of the Akihabara Gachapon Kaikan!

Satomi Ishihara in Subculture Mecca

Taking a break from her turns in 'Godzilla Resurgence' and 'Attack on Titan,' Satomi Ishihara heads to Nakano Broadway to check out Tokyo's No. 1 hotbed for collectibles.

The Pokéworld Meets Our World

We all wish Pokémon could exist in real life, but one 3-D artist has taken matters into his own hands and has drawn Pokémon in our world.

Kyoto Studio Transforms Customers into 'Oiran'

Ever wanted to try out the glamour of a Kyoto 'oiran'? This studio will give you a gorgeous makeover!

Comiket Survey Reveals Foreigners' Top Manga

A survey reveals the top manga and anime picks among foreign visitors at Comiket, Japan's largest doujinshi convention.

Interview: Fuki

JRock247 sits down with Fuki, who is a member of no less than four bands at once—including Doll$boxx, Light Bringer and Unlucky Morpheus.

Homemade Cosplaying Accessories for Only ¥100

With just a couple of ¥100 coins and some creativity, you can make your cosplay accessories out of items from a ¥100 shop!

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