All About Japan

11 Anime You Have to Watch Before You Die

Everyone has on opinion on the 'best' anime. But which are the anime that—regardless of quality—you simply have to watch before you die? These 11 are the ones you need to see!

Spoil Your Kitty With Cat Furniture

Throw out that old cat bed and give your cat an upgrade.

Hayao Miyazaki Reveals Details About Next Film

Looks like Hayao Miyazaki has finally come out of retirement to work on his last full feature film.

Anime-Inspired Question Makes It Onto JLPT

Who says that watching anime won't help you study for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test?

Surprise: 'My Neighbor Totoro' Has a Sequel!

Have you seen all the Ghibli movies? All of them. Including the 'My Neighbor Totoro' sequel that only plays in one theater in all of Japan!

Test Your Ninja Skills

For the first time ever, Koga City's ninja exam was held in Tokyo and test takers dressed in ninja cosplay to earn an extra 10 points on the exam.

Giant Robots Battle It out, but Who Will Win?

The giant robot battle between Team USA and Team Japan that was two years in the making finally comes to an end, but it's only the beginning of giant robot fights.

Technology & Nature Grow Together in Tokyo

Tokyo is an incredible mecca of technology and culture, but a design studio is trying to help the city's residents get in touch with their agricultural roots.

Experience the Era of the Silver Millenium

For a limited time, the space museum TeNQ in Tokyo will feature an exhibit that shows the intimate relationship between various Sailor Scouts, but from an astronomical perspective.

The Rules & Costs to Rocking Out in Japan

Seeing live music in Japan can be one of the best places to make new friends and get involved with the creative scene. But sometimes it's not cheap. Here are some tips on how to get the best prices and how to mind your manners the Japanese way.

Where to Go in Japan for the Best Live Music

Tokyo has a number of suburbs that are overflowing with live music hubs, many of which accommodate specific genres. No matter your taste there’s a venue (or live house) for you, even if you're not in Tokyo.

Luffy Depicted as a Stone Cold Fighter

See Luffy about to sock the demon Nue right in the face in this 30-ton stone masterpiece at Daikaku-ji Temple in Kyoto.

BiSH Take 'My Landscape' Airborne

Japanese idol sextet BiSH are back with what may well be the most expensive alt-idol music video, shot on and around aircraft at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California.

Top 10 Songs That Are Perfect for 'Momijigari'

How does autumn sound? Listen to our recommended playlist to find out.

'My Little Pony' Café Coming to Tokyo

Snack on desserts that are inspired by your favorite 'My Little Pony' character and stock up on some merch as well!

Dress as a Fox Bride at This Studio in Kyoto

One photo studio in the historical Arashiyama neighborhood is offering a makeover/photo package you won’t find anywhere else.

Vending Machines: Beacons in the Snow

Vending machines are ubiquitous in Japan and can be found even in the most remote of areas. One artist was transfixed by the juxtaposition of these machines against the snow-covered landscapes of Hokkaido's winter.

Get Your Hands on Super Mario Bros. Makeup

Japanese makeup cosmetic line Shu Uemura is introducing a holiday collection to look your Princess Peach best.

Sailor Moon & Senshi Squad to Grace Postcards

With gorgeous illustrations, we doubt these Sailor Moon postcards and stamps will be sent in the mail anytime soon.

Affordable Sailor Moon Clothes Are Back at GU

Low-priced Sailor Moon fashion returns with new winter pieces from Uniqlo's sister brand, GU.

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