All About Japan

'Your Name' Coming Subbed & Region Free!

Missed your chance to see the decade’s biggest anime hit in theaters? Soon you’ll be able to watch it at home—region-free, and without the language barrier!

Three Xylophonists Take on Video Game Songs

Who needs an orchestra when you can have three talented xylophonists play your favorite theme songs from memorable video games?

Black Eggs in Owakudani

Why would Japanese people want to eat black eggs? And why are they black in the first place? Head to Owakudani in Hakone to find out!

Movie Trailer: Sekigahara

Junichi Okada of J-pop group V6 stars in a new film adaptation of Sekigahara, the decisive battle that ended the Warring States Period in Japan.

Ghibli Artist's Bread Ad Will Melt Your Heart

A former Studio Ghibli animator has created a heartwarming new anime commercial to promote a pastry shop in Fukuoka. Just try not to get the feels!

LGBT+ Icons in Japan

As the rights of the LGBT+ community are becoming a huge topic in both people's personal lives and the corporate sphere in Japan, a number of Japanese LGBT+ icons have been leading the conversation—some for a very long time!

Wear a Kimono Inspired by Your Country

The Imagine Oneworld Kimono Project aims to create a collection of 196 kimono, each representing a different country. With 55 completed, the organization has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help secure the finances for the remaining 141.

Meet Amina—Japan’s First African-American Idol

Cute as a button, this girl’s winning fans all over the world, from her home country of the United States to Japan.

Japan's Got Talent in Siro-A

Blending dance, projection and comedy, this unique troupe from Sendai has been rocking up yesses at both 'America's Got Talent' and 'Britain's Got Talent,' and now brings a unique show to Asakusa in Tokyo!

Now it's Okay to Play with Your Noodles!

Being told not to play with your food didn't stop this popular toy company from producing a contraption that slides 'somen' noodles into your bowl at home!

36 Kisses, 9 Boys, 1 Great Music Video

This Japanese boy band is taking the internet by storm with their infamous 'Shadow Kiss' music video, featuring all nine of the members giving each other smooches.

Head Phones President: 'Alive'

Featuring signature shredding and blazing-hot vocals, Head Phones President has released a fists-of-fury music video for 'Alive,' featured on their new album, Realize.

Venture out to the LGBT-Friendly City of Osaka

It's well known that opinions about same-sex marriage and rights are still divided in Japan. But Osaka seems to be ahead of the curve.

X Japan’s Yoshiki to Undergo Emergency Surgery

X Japan drummer Yoshiki's intense drumming style has left him with cervical foraminal stenosis and a herniated disc, requiring emergency cervical artificial disc replacement surgery in L.A. on May 16.

Kiyohiko Azuma’s Urban Sketches of Japan

Manga artist Kiyohiko Azuma draws the main character of his popular work 'Yotsuba&!' as an adorable cartoon, but his cityscapes are incredibly realistic in contrast. Take a look at a few of his wonderful sketches.

Cracking Open Gudetama's Shell

Ever wondered how Sanrio's egg yolk character became so popular? The folks over at Vox shed some light on the subject!

Piko Taro Joins Psy in His Latest Music Video

Piko Taro and Psy, the viral hitmakers from Japan and South Korea respectively, get together to show us their awesome dance moves in a new music video.

Protect Your Money with Moon Prism Power!

Centuries-old textile-making techniques have been used to create this new, stylish Sailor Moon wallet.

SpecialThanks — 'Umahashiru'

On the back of the release of their third full album, SpecialThanks takes us for a 'horse run' in their playful music video for 'Umahashiru.'

Top 5 Anime Girlfriends as Voted by Women

Lesbian anime fans make their picks for their favorite animated romantic companions.

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