All About Japan

Blade of the Immortal Trailer

Directed by Takashi Miike and starring SMAP boy-band hunk Takuya Kimura, the live-action adaptation of Hiroaki Samura's manga promises to be just as brutal as its print interpretation.

Hermès Opens New Pop-Up Shop in a Gion Machiya

Always stylish, a new pop-up shop from French high luxury fashion house Hermès opened up in a old-fashioned townhouse in the heart of Kyoto.

Eddie Redmayne Charms Tokyo 'Potter' Fans

Actor Eddie Redmayne appeared at a fan event in Tokyo in advance of the Japan release of 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.'

Babymetal Releases Live at Wembley Album

Babymetal is set to release the live CD of their concert at the SSE Arena, Wembley, on December 28—though U.K. fans can already get it as of December 9!

Become a True Ninja with Ninjacket!

Crowdfunding for the ninja-styled Ninjacket hoodie and pants runs from December 7, 2016 to January 31, 2017. Find out how to get your own ninja-style gear now!

What's on the Menu Today, Ignis?

Take a real-life cooking class with Ignis from 'Final Fantasy XV' while enjoying music, costumes and iconic images from the game.

Slip Your Feet into Some Snorlax Slippers

If you’re a Pokémon fan who plans on getting out of bed sometime today, you’ll want these Snorlax slippers.

'PPAP' Certified 'Freaking Awesome' in Asia

'Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen' receives the 'Freaking Awesome Video of the Year' award at the WebTVAsia Awards 2016.

Lupin III: Goemon Ishikawa’s Spray of Blood

Slated for release on February 4, 2017, 'Lupin III: Goemon Ishikawa’s Spray of Blood' fills in a crucial piece of swordsman Goemon's backstory.

'Your Name' Obliterating Box Office Records

The Makoto Shinkai film 'Your Name' now trails 'Frozen' in terms of Japanese earnings and is actually picking up momentum at the box office even months after the initial release.

Hilarious Nissin & Final Fantasy Mashup

Put together by the Final Fantasy XV development team, this is being billed by its producers as the first-ever official mashup TV commercial in the history of Final Fantasy.

East Meets West in Wedding Dress Form

Japanese brides are taking control of their Western-style weddings with a uniquely Japanese flair. Find out how fashion-forward brides are swapping out kimono for dresses without losing cultural significance.

Stay Warm in Winter with Snowy Japanese Songs

Once again, we look at the Japanese karaoke charts to bring you the most-sung snow-related tracks. Keep warm this season by singing along to these five hits, from the genres of J-Pop, rock and even 'enka!'

The Mesmerizing Art of Coin Stacking

Coin stacking is a beautifully compelling reason to hang onto your change after you go shopping in Japan.

Weird & Hilarious Ad Promotes Train Manners

Japan’s newest commercial about manners on trains may be quite difficult to get your head around.

Convert Your Pocket Change into Cool Souvenirs

Before you board your next flight at Narita Airport, head over to the huge capsule toy area to buy some cool figurines and rid yourself of all the leftover pocket change you've accumulated.

'Star Wars: Rogue One' Japan Vader Trailer

Think Vader's the biggest thing in Rogue One? This Japanese trailer features an eerie soundtrack of little more than Vader's iconic breathing.

25 Snowy Visual Kei Songs

In need of a cool playlist to keep your visual kei spirit warm this winter? Look no further! We've got 25 snow-themed visual kei songs that are sure to warm your heart!

Studio Ponoc's 1st Feature Film Feels Familiar

The newest anime from Studio Ghibli alum Hiromasa Yonebayashi, director of 'When Marnie Was There,' looks and feels a lot like a Ghibli film, but is the first for the newly created Studio Ponoc.

Snuggle Up in Your Very Own Sailor Blanket

Why bother with blankets when you can sport these comfy, cozy sailor uniform pajamas?

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