All About Japan

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.

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.

See Ueno Subway Workers Install Platform Gates

For those subway train otaku curious about how Tokyo Metro installs its safety gates station platforms, we've got you covered!

I Spent a Week Eating Nothing but KFC Chicken

It’s Christmas! You know what that means yeah? Greasy dirty deep-fried chicken for all. Well, if you’re in Japan at least. See, Japan has this weird Christmas tradition of eating KFC for Christmas dinner. That’s sick, but why?

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

18-Meter Gundam Robot Unveiled in Yokohama

An 18-meter-tall MOVING Gundam robot was unveiled in Yokohama.

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.

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.

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