All About Japan

Living Large in Tiny Japanese Houses

This latest trend in Japanese architecture sees people living in minimalist homes to minimize cost and maximize their time.

Japanese Onigiri: Now a Refreshing Beverage?

Onigiri, Japanese rice balls, are one of Japan's most beloved and ubiquitous snacks. A Japanese food products company has released a new version of this staple, in drinkable form!

Hop on the Catbus at New Ghibli-Themed Bakery

Famous for its Totoro cream puffs, Shirohige's Cream Puff Factory in Tokyo has opened a new location in the same neighborhood as the Studio Ghibli Museum!

Experience the Sound of the New Era in MIDI

The keyboard player from the Japanese band Re:ply has used his ingenuity to create a MIDI musical using the characters for the new era.

Japan's April Fools' Day Roundup 2019

Edible watches, Nintendo switch ups and a handy Lego app all make an appearance on this year's roundup of fantastic news we WISH was true!

Run with the Foxes at Zao Fox Village

Zao Fox Village in Miyagi Prefecture is home to 100 foxes that visitors can feed, hold and pet!

Pokémon Meets KitKat in Awesome Animated Ad

The lovingly animated concept video is too good to be true… for now! But it's still quite the sight!

Japanese Artist Creates Awesome Stamp Drawings

Hokkaido-based artist Baku Maeda has repurposed Japanese personal seals and stamps to create some incredible, whimsical illustrations.

4 Inspiring Performing Arts Festivals in Japan

From huge taiko drums to theater performances in Tokyo's artsy neighborhoods, theater, music and dance lovers alike flock to experience Japan's performance festivals.

The Convenience Store with a Bar!

If you're in Fukuoka, you can now enjoy a classy cocktail when you take a trip to pick something up from the convenience store!

7 Unmissable Art Festivals in Japan

From galleries to installations ranging across the scenic Japanese countryside, Japan's art scene is capturing the imagination of visitors and locals alike. Find out about a few of the country's most exciting art festivals and plan a creative escapade!

Sushi Disney Princesses Look Cool & Delicious

One Japanese artist is creating treats that are feasts for the eyes and the tastebuds, using fresh fish from the Seto Inland Sea.

New Trailer for Weathering with You is Awesome

Check out the stunning trailer for the new anime from Makoto Shinkai, famed director of 'Your Name,' and get excited for its July 19 release in Japan!

Resort Hotel Chain Loves Dogs as Much as We Do

Regina Resorts is a chain of boutique hotels in Japan, and they have a "Dogs Welcome" policy that is out of this world!

Detective Pikachu is on the Case (and Menu)!

Detective Pikachu makes his Pokémon Café debut with new menu items before the release of the live-action sleuth's upcoming film.

Enjoy the Magic of Moomin at Moominvalley Park

Moomin have migrated from Finland to the Land of the Rising with their very own theme park!

Become a Ninja at Odawara Castle

The castle closest to Tokyo expands its English explanations and adds a Fuma ninja clan infilitration experience!

Otaku Titans Clash: Hello Kitty VS Gundam

It’s time to pick a side in this battle of super technology and super cuteness!

ANA Amps Up Emergency Procedures with Kabuki

The Japanese airline ANA has upped their pre-flight safety game with videos that utilize an essential and unforgettable Japanese art.

Samurai Clean the Mean Streets of Tokyo

A trio of samurai armed with tongs perform as they fight to keep the streets of the metropolis free from litter.

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