Teaching English Through Anime
Instead of the standard freshman composition classes, one U.S. university offers a 'Reading and Writing Course About Magical Girls' where you can watch anime in class!
Magikarp Becomes a Mouthwatering Morsel
Warm, cute and delicious—the Pokémon everyone in Japan wants to catch now is a Magikarp.
Spoon & Tamago’s Most Popular Products of 2016
Spoon & Tamago brings you all the hot concepts and innovations from around Japan, and some of them you can even own!
Which Jump Manga Had the Best Live Movie?
Japanese netizens were polled for the best live-action film adaptations of Jump manga series. Did your favorites make the cut?
4 Ways to J-Rock the Temple (Or Shrine)
It seems every Japanese hard-rock band trying to get traction abroad is reaching to shrine and temple iconography to establish their Japanese cred—and it's working!
How to Get a Quality Kimono Online
Tracing its history as a wholesaler all the way back to 1783, Osaka's Matsukawaya has been offering affordable, quality kimono online since 2002.
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.
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!'
4 Stylish, Eco-Friendly Accessories from Japan
Recycled jewelry might not sound luxurious, but you can dress up your wardrobe and do your part to conserve valuable natural resources with these fabulous accessories from Japan!
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.
The Ever-Evolving World of Fashion in Japan
Fashion, like many other aspects of Japan, is constantly changing and reinventing itself. We'll take a look at the road from kimono to ballgowns as well as what trends are popping up around Tokyo.
First 'Attack on Titan' Season 2 PV!
Considering how far Hajime Isayama's manga has progressed in the intervening four years since the first season of the 'Attack on Titan' anime, the big question will be just how much of the ensuing story the new season will be able to cover.
Band-Maid Wrecks the Party in Latest MV
'Don't You Tell Me' is the lead track off Band-Maid's new album, 'Just Bring It,' slated for release on January 11, 2017.
Could the Tomb of Christ Be Hiding in Aomori?
Located roughly three hours north of Tokyo by bullet train, the isolated village of Shingo claims to be home to the 'Tomb of Christ.' We sent Chris Broad of Abroad in Japan to get to the bottom of this mystery.
Robotics Inspired by 'Ghost in the Shell'
University of Tokyo robotics engineer Takuya Umedachi is working on synthetic 'soft-body' technology capable of complex and flexible movement.
'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.
10 Hot Japanese Makeup Tips
If you're looking to explore Japan's bevy of beauty and makeup products, but are unsure of how to start channeling your favorite idol or model, look no further!
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.
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.