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Get Immersed in VR Park Tokyo

VR Park Tokyo presents an entire floor of immersive VR games you can play at your leisure for 90 minutes at a time.

John Woo Back for Action Remake Set in Japan

In acclaimed action director John Woo's latest film, 'Manhunt,' Chinese actor Zhang Hanyu stars as a prosecutor accused of a crime he didn't commit, while Japanese actor-musician Masaharu Fukuyama is the super-detective sent to chase him down.

16 Authentic 'Japan' Experiences around Tokyo

How do you get an 'authentic Japan' experience in the Tokyo area? It depends on what you mean by 'authentic,' and what you mean by 'Japan!' Here are 16 'real Japan' options around Tokyo, running the gamut from the very old to the very new!

Beautify Your Skin with Star Wars Face Masks

These face packs transform you into 'Star Wars' heroes and villains; just the thing to re-moisturize your skin from too much time on dry Tatooine.

Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum

The Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum is less a museum than a Disney-like experience of ramen!

Hamill Wowed by Animated 'Star Wars' Ukiyo-e

Mark Hamill has seen a lot of unique Star Wars tributes in his day, but this animated Star Wars 'ukiyo-e' got him asking for his own copy!

'Batman Ninja' Coming to DVD & Blu-ray in 2018

Produced by Warner Bros., Batman Ninja sees the Dark Knight transported to the Warring States Period to encounter Japanese versions of his most iconic allies and enemies—with character designs by Afro Samurai's Takashi Okazaki!

The Ishinomori Manga Museum

Fans of Shotaro Ishinomori, of Kamen Rider and Cyborg 009 fame, have a haven waiting for them in Miyagi Prefecture.

Kamen Joshi Reach Record 3M FB Followers

Japanese underground idols Kamen Joshi achieved a social media milestone last week by surpassing 3 million Facebook followers.

Learn Japanese Through the Craziest Video Ever

With the help of ladies in kimono, sumo wrestlers and schoolgirls in fox masks, you too can learn to speak the distinct dialect of Japanglish.

A Bathing Experience Unlike Any Other

This kind of bathing system is straight out of 'Spirited Away'!

AAJ Adventures: Shibuya's Cutest Hedgehog Café

Play with hedgehogs in this new custom-designed mini hedgehog village just two minutes from Shibuya Station.

Watch 100 Years of Anime History in One Video

This year, anime turns 100! And to celebrate, the Association of Japanese Animations has spliced together some of the most significant and popular anime to date.

Permanent Pokémon Café to Open in Tokyo

Missed your chance to eat at the limited-time Pokémon restaurants? The new eatery will be ready for you whenever you come to town.

Catch a Glimpse of the Sailor Moon Ride at USJ

Set to open March 16, 2018, the Sailor Moon 4-D attraction is sure to draw Sailor Moon enthusiasts to Universal Studios Japan.

Final 3 Mascot Pairs for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

These six mascots take their inspiration from sakura cherry blossoms, shrines, and Japanese fairy tales. But only one pair can represent Tokyo at the 2020 Olympic Games. Which team deserves the gold?

Samurai Snoopy & More at Pop-Up Peanuts Shop

Japanese-style Snoopy art exhibition celebrates 50 years of Peanuts in Japan.

Gundam Makes Debut in 'Ready Player One'

It may be hard to miss Akira's iconic red bike in 'Ready Player One,' but did you spot the RX-78-2 Gundam as well?

10 Shades of Otaku

You've likely have heard the term 'otaku' thrown out around Japan. But, did you know that there is not just one, but many types of otaku?

Finding Beauty in the Crowd

Tokyo is one of the world's most densely populated metropolitan cities, and one artist is finding beauty in the everyday clutter.