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.
Innovative Aichi Illumination Made by Plumber
In a small town in Aichi Prefecture, a plumber and his family have created an icy winter illumination to warm the hearts of visitors.
Japanese Artist Gives Old Stones New Life
This artist from Saitama Prefecture gives new meaning to the old phrase 'art imitates life!'
Command an Eva from an Entry Plug in Shinjuku!
Have you ever wanted to sit in an Evangelion entry plug and fight Angels? How about charging up a 'kamehameha,' with real force feedback? Head to VR Zone Shinjuku, just opened in July 2017!
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.
Final Fantasy Snow Sculpture Heats up Hokkaido
Hokkaido's Snow Festival seems to outdo itself every year, but this sculpture featuring characters from 'Final Fantasy XIV'—complete with a project mapping light show—takes the cake, kupo!
Pixel Puppies Might Be the Perfect Pet
One Japanese artist combines cuteness and nostalgia in his latest line of colorful sculptures. Plus, they're already housebroken!
Yuzuru Hanyu Wins Gold & Sui Ishida's Heart
Yuzuru Hanyu has achieved idol-like status and has a legion of supporters in Japan. Now he can add Tokyo Ghoul’s original creator and its anime’s star to his list of fans.
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.'
Catch a Peek of USJ's Final Fantasy XR Ride!
USJ's Final Fantasy XR Ride is only around until June 24, so be sure to catch it while you can!
Shrine Maidens Turned Off-Road Racing Queens
In this newest commercial from Toyo Tires, these girls literally drive away ogres during Japan’s annual Setsubun bean-throwing festival.
Cuddle Up with Your Very Own Lapras!
Recreate Ash’s voyage around the Orange Archipelago without ever leaving your living room.
What Your Fave Final Fantasy Says About You
In the last 30-odd years there have been almost as many Final Fantasy games as there are types of people on earth. Which one is your favorite might just say something about who you are as a person!
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.
Japanese Trailer for 'Ready Player One'
The Japanese trailer for Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' reveals a few more tantalizing shots from the film!
AAJ Adventures — Tokyo Auto Salon 2018
Bringing you the best of Tokyo Auto Salon 2018, from the impressive cars to the alluring Can-Gals.
'Tokyo Idols'—NekoPOP Film Review
Kyoko Miyake's 'Tokyo Idols' focuses on the fringe, negative aspects of 'idol' fandom. With an unconcealed axe to grind, it's centered around a little-known twentysomething idol and her 43-year-old No. 1 fan. But is the reality actually this dark?
Crossfaith Goes 'Blade Runner' for Wipeout MV
Japanese hard rock band Crossfaith mixes equal parts 'Blade Runner' and 'TRON' in the music video for their new single, 'Wipeout.'
Love Songs from Japanese TV Shows & Movies
Popular TV shows and movies are remembered for many different reasons. Some have good stories and casts, some teach us life lessons. And perhaps more than we realize, theme songs play a large role in making viewers addicted.
Band-Maid Plays for Keeps in 'Domination'
Band-Maid plays for keeps with the cutest metal board game ever in their music video for 'Domination.' Their second full-album release, 'World Domination,' is slated for Valentine’s Day 2018.