Comfy Kimono Room Wear for the Modern Era
Kimono are elegant and beautiful, but not necessarily the comfiest choice of garment. They are usually something you'll wear when you want to dress up, not wind down. Until now!
Learn Some New Hand Puppetry... or 'Poop-etry'
The poop emoji has long been a favorite among people in Japan, but now you don't need type it out—just use your hands.
'Catch 'em All' with Pokémon Vending Machines
Instead of wandering the grass looking for wild Pokémon, you can now get them even easier with new Pokémon vending machines conveniently located throughout Tokyo.
Ikura, the Adorable Eco-Friendly Dog
An environmentally friendly dog has collected more than 3,000 plastic bottles during walks over five years!
Say 'Aloha' to the Alola League Champion: Ash!
It took over 20 years, but Ash finally won a Pokémon tournament, to the delight of many fans around the world!
Poop Kanji Drill Lets You Review in the Loo
The Poop Kanji Drill books are an awesome way to study Japanese. And with this new toilet paper, you can keep studying even while in the restroom.
Turn Your Child into a Hero of Legend
A Dragon Quest baby draws near!
James Cordon & Naomi Watanabe: Beauty Masters
Japanese companies are known for wacky TV commercials, but cosmetics brand SK-II has capitalized on this trend with a series of commercials for their PITERA Essence product that features a star-studded cast of Japanese, Chinese, and American celebrities.
Eerie, Abstract Japanese Portraits
Japanese artist Teppei Takeda creates otherworldly portraits that are composed of intense, gestural brushstrokes.
Whimsical Japanese Wood Carvings
These incredible sculptures by Tokyo-based artist Moe Nakamura are all carved from a single block of wood!
Final Fantasy X Cosplay Makes Spira Look Real
Japanese cosplayer Masan spent one afternoon hanging out with a half-dozen very good friends on a rocky coastline, relaxing and playing some Blitzball—like a scene right out of "Final Fantasy X!"
86-Year-Old 'Ironman' Still Going Strong
A Japanese octogenarian is the world’s oldest to complete the world's toughest triathlon competition.
Kagawa's Stunning Slowpoke Manhole Covers
Each species of Pokémon has its own set of stats and parameters, but Slowpoke hasn’t usually scored particularly high in the respect department.
Muddy Fun at a Music & Organic Vegetable Fest
About 150 festival-goers got muddy and munched on fresh organic produce at a festival in Chiba Prefecture.
This New Pokémon Evolution Isn't So Farfetch’d
A first-generation Pokémon is finally getting an evolved form in the upcoming Pokémon game, 'Pokémon Sword.'
Japanese Photographer Captures Deserted Tokyo
For almost 30 years, Japanese photographer Masataka Nakano has been capturing moments where Tokyo seems like a ghost town.
Incredible Ballpoint Pen illustrations
Japanese illustrator Manabu Endo has created meticulously detailed ballpoint pen pieces that evoke the traditional aesthetics of Japanese hanging scrolls.
Updated Final Fantasy VII Remake Teaser Video
The annual Tokyo Game Show is the last major domestic event for the developers of the long-awaited Final Fantasy VII Remake to show the game off before its promised release in the spring. And fans could not be any more excited about this video!
TeamLab Transforms an Abandoned Bath House
The latest installation from Japan's digital art collective TeamLab sees incredible megaliths rising around a once-abandoned bathhouse.
Adorable Mame Shiba Banknotes
This Shiba Inu currency becomes so popular it gets its very own line of merchandise.