All About Japan

Fashioning a Wedding Dress Out of a Kimono

These dresses made from redesigned antique kimono should definitely make the bride feel special on her big day!

Final Fantasy XIV Takes Over Hotel's Exterior

Watch a party of adventurers take down an evil dragon as they are projected onto the wall of the InterContinental Yokohama Grand.

Looser Rules for Permanent Residency in Japan

Japan has loosened its requirements for obtaining permanent residency to include even more fields of employment. If you're working in the fashion or anime industry in Japan, you too can now apply for permanent residency after just twelve months!

Command Your Own Eva & Mario Kart in VR

Warm up those throwing arms, because it’ll take more than a button tap to chuck those Koopa shells and power up an Eva.

Documentary on Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki On Sale

This NHK special documentary follows master animator Hayao Miyazaki as he comes out of retirement to work on his next projects.

Say 'I Do' with Pikachu

Get your hands on the August issue of 'Zexy' so that you and your partner can sign your marriage registration form with Pokémon pizzazz.

Is Colorful Skin Fashion's Newest Trend?

We’ve seen some crazy trends in fashion come out of Japan, but this is definitely one of the most unusual yet.

Ghibli's Kiki Is Back & Delivering Cup Noodle

Relive the magic of 'Kiki's Delivery Service' with this commercial that takes place four years after the original movie.

New Web Series Shines Light on LGBT+ Community

The new web series 'Tokyo Neighbors' explores what it’s like to be gay in Japan.

5 Favorite Japanese Sweets Among Otaku

Take a look at our list of five sweets for otaku before your next anime binge or late-night gaming session!

2018 Anime Hopes to Break 'Your Name' Records

An upcoming film slated for a February 2018 release will mark the directorial debut of female anime screenwriter Mari Okada, but can it smash the box office records that 'Your Name' set?

Top 4 Globally Famous Japanese Advertisements

We've put together four of our favorite viral videos that garnered fans on an international level.

Sanrio & Sailor Moon Collab Goods Are Here

Sailor Moon and My Melody are teaming up in their first collaboration to bring you adorable goods with a dash of Moon Prism power.

Emoji: An Origin Story

The true meaning of emoji is not as simple as one might think.

Get the Mario Seal of Approval with New Stamps

He's stomped out goombas and koopas, now Mario and friends are finally here as stamps for your postage.

Nintendo's Bringing Back Old School Gaming

Nintendo’s new retro Super NES includes a never-before-released game, plus some of the odder elements of gaming in the 16-bit era.

Comfy Pajamas Double as Outdoor Summer Kimono

Are you someone who likes to wear your pajamas outside your house? Well now you can wear these stylish pajamas outside your house and also add some Japanese flavor.

Wonder Woman & Hello Kitty Finally Join Forces

For the first time ever, Sanrio’s cute cat will be teaming up with a Western-made film.

Stars of Anime & Rock Collab on Cup Noodle Ad

Megumi Hayashibara, Bump of Chicken and manga artist Eisuke Kubonouchi come together to create an amazingly inspirational anime short for popular Japanese food company Cup Noodle.

Fate Gear is Back, Bigger & Steampunkier

Fate Gear offers up thrash metal with steampunk aesthetic, expanding from a duo to an all-girl quintet.

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