All About Japan

Be a Couch Potato in a Tempura Sleeping Bag!

Whether you’re looking for an unusual Halloween costume or a cozy outfit to snuggle up in, this crazy bread-crumbed number will make all your fried food fantasies come true!

Pokémon Art with a Traditional Twist

Pokémon look more distinguished than ever in authentic 'ukiyo-e' that pay homage to a pair of feudal Japan’s greatest artists.

Yugawara Mixes Halloween & Motorcycles

2016 marks the second edition of Yugawara's unique Halloween events, including a costume contest and the Yuga-Tsu, a 10-kilometer costumed motorcycle tour!

All About the Hanshin Tigers

Tokyo may have the Giants, but nothing beats a game with the Hanshin Tigers! With a rivalry as famous as the Yankees and Red Sox, the Tigers have been around almost as long as the Giants and their games and fans are a sight to behold.

Japanese Fairy Tale Legends VS. Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse is one of the most popular cartoon characters in Japan, but 80 years ago that certainly wasn’t the case, at least not according to a 1934 propaganda film that cast Mickey as an evil invader that’s come to terrorize a happy island community.

Crack the Mystery of the Black Eggs

Join Grace and Ryosuke as they travel to Hakone and learn where the mystical eggs come from!

Yuko Oshima Wants You to Ride Her Train

Former AKB48 member Yuko Oshima finds romance on the Romance Car in this heartwarming 2016 film.

Shock Your Friends with Pikachu Pumps!

Whether you prefer pretty flats or towering heels, this five-piece range has a Pikachu shoe for you!

Put Your Phone to Rest on a Mini Futon

Not only does this tiny futon hold your smartphone, but it's even bestowed with blessings from the priests at Tokyo’s Anazawaten Shrine.

Hiroshima Has Pennant Fever!

For the first time in 25 years, the Hiroshima Carp have won the Central League title. It's a long-awaited reward for a city that has had an abiding love affair with these red-capped champions.

8 Things You Didn't Know About Sports in Japan

How often does a sumo wrestler wash his loincloth?

Game Boy-ify Your Pictures with This Cool App

We take a look at a Japanese website that lets you transform your photos into 8-bit, Gameboy-style works of art!

'Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen' Takes World by Storm

A new Japanese music video about apples, pineapples and pens may just have a shot at becoming this year’s biggest YouTube hit.

5 Ways Improv is a Sport

Japan's Health and Sports Day exists to promote an active lifestyle—that should count competitive improv, right?

Cost Play! Can You Afford to Cosplay?

How much would it cost to buy your favorite character's clothing?

Each of the Days — 'Remains'

Japanese metalcore band Each of the Days ponders life, death, longing and loss in its cinematic music video for 'Remains.'

Become a Modern Samurai in These Stylish Coats

This contemporary take on traditional fashion will have you looking cool while fighting the cold.

Every Animator's Dream Desk

This DIY project by a Japanese animator is complete with an embedded graphics tablet!

Hikaru Utada’s Triumphant Comeback

After a roller coaster ride of a decade, Hikaru Utada is back with a full-length album—and we couldn’t be happier for her.

Finally, Food You Can Accessorize With!

No one wants to have egg on their face—but if you want it on your head, this Japanese company is happy to oblige.

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