All About Japan

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.

Smith on Japan: 'I prefer June to December'

Will Smith was in Japan in December to promote the Netflix original movie 'Bright.' He explained what he likes about Japan—it's not the December weather!

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.

3 Very Japanese Snow Creatures

When it comes to snow, each country has its own tradition and imagery. Here are three Japanese creatures that are associated with snow.

Japanese Artist Gives Old Stones New Life

This artist from Saitama Prefecture gives new meaning to the old phrase 'art imitates life!'

10 Snow Spots in Japan Perfect for Instagram

If you want to get your 'Gram game going while traveling in the land of the rising sun in winter, make sure to keep in mind these Instagram-worthy spots for your itinerary.

'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?

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.'

Check Out the Best Japanese Ads of 2017

Famous musicians, actors and idol group members star in these memorable commercials that will make you laugh, cry and (hopefully) want to buy what they’re selling.

Artist Creates Cute 'Episode VII' Flip-Book

To mark the release of 'The Last Jedi,' Japanese comedian/illustrator Tekken has published an adorable flip-book summary of 'The Force Awakens.'

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.

'Sayoasa' Long Trailer Released

The official trailer for the anime movie 'Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazaro' was released in December. The film's lush visuals have drawn comparison to the works of Makoto Shinkai, director of the mega-hit 'Your Name.'

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.

Untraveled Japan: Tokyo Day Trips & More

You don’t have to go far from Tokyo to experience Japan like no one has before!

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!

New Miyazaki Short Film to Debut in Spring

There's only one place in the entire world you can see this new Ghibli short: the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka.

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.

FEMM Tease Future at CES 2018

J-pop musical mannequin duo FEMM are featured in a newly-released teaser video for an augmented reality/mixed reality presentation at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.

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.'

Get Ready for Summer with Sailor Moon Yukata

Experience your own 'miracle romance' in one of these Sailor Moon summer kimono sets.

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