All About Japan

Tomomi Itano Back in New Photobook & Single

Tomomi Itano, formerly of AKB48, is slated to release two projects in February: her latest photobook, 'Wanderer,' and a new maxi-single, 'Just As I Am.'

360° VR Video Transports You to Japan

Swish the camera around and take a virtual tour of famous sightseeing spots as if you were in Japan, all in the comfort of your own home.

Check Out the Best Japanese Ads of 2017

Famous musicians, actors and idol group members star in these memorable commercials that will make you laugh, cry and (hopefully) want to buy what they’re selling.

Japanese Artist Gives Old Stones New Life

This artist from Saitama Prefecture gives new meaning to the old phrase 'art imitates life!'

'Sayoasa' Long Trailer Released

The official trailer for the anime movie 'Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazaro' was released in December. The film's lush visuals have drawn comparison to the works of Makoto Shinkai, director of the mega-hit 'Your Name.'

Setting the Darkness on Fire with 'Wotagei'

This 'Wotagei' group's glow stick dance performance of Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' is too awesome for words.

Artist Creates Cute 'Episode VII' Flip-Book

To mark the release of 'The Last Jedi,' Japanese comedian/illustrator Tekken has published an adorable flip-book summary of 'The Force Awakens.'

FEMM Tease Future at CES 2018

J-pop musical mannequin duo FEMM are featured in a newly-released teaser video for an augmented reality/mixed reality presentation at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.

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.

Ride on the Eva Train One Last Time

Now’s your last chance to ride the massively popular bullet train that travels as fast as Eva Unit-01 before it ceases operations in May 2018.

A Bathing Experience Unlike Any Other

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

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.

3 Very Japanese Snow Creatures

When it comes to snow, each country has its own tradition and imagery. Here are three Japanese creatures that are associated with snow.

Untraveled Japan: Tokyo Day Trips & More

You don’t have to go far from Tokyo to experience Japan like no one has before!

Giant Cat Sculptures Will Blow Your Mind!

One Japanese artist combines an obscure part of Japanese history with his iconic aesthetic to create incredible, large-scale cat sculptures.

A Toast to Final Fantasy's 30th Anniversary

Celebrate the beloved game's 30th anniversary with this 30 year old whiskey! Pre-orders are being accepted by Japanese liquor retailer Shinanoya for the commemorative Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary whiskey.

New Miyazaki Short Film to Debut in Spring

There's only one place in the entire world you can see this new Ghibli short: the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka.

10 Snow Spots in Japan Perfect for Instagram

If you want to get your 'Gram game going while traveling in the land of the rising sun in winter, make sure to keep in mind these Instagram-worthy spots for your itinerary.

Get Ready for Summer with Sailor Moon Yukata

Experience your own 'miracle romance' in one of these Sailor Moon summer kimono sets.

Smith on Japan: 'I prefer June to December'

Will Smith was in Japan in December to promote the Netflix original movie 'Bright.' He explained what he likes about Japan—it's not the December weather!

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