All About Japan

7 Samurai Doing 7 Extreme Sports!

These samurai warriors from Japan are fearless not only in battle, but also on a BMX bike, skis, a pogo stick and on a surfboard.

Spike Your Instant Ramen with Some Sweet Sake

For a twist on the instant classic, try adding a bit of rice wine sake for a sweet aromatic flavor.

Piko-Taro Stops By Sesame Street

The popular characters from the iconic TV series dress up in leopard print and sing in English for Japan’s younger generation.

8 Cosplayers Improvise Missing Costume Parts

Find out how a little quick thinking and simple everyday objects can save your day of cosplaying in a pinch thanks to these eight Twitter cosplayers.

Fullmetal Alchemist Live Action Trailer!

The first trailer for the upcoming 'Fullmetal Alchemist' live action movie was revealed at 8 a.m. on November 16 Japan time.

New Nintendo: Crisper Graphics, Same Nostalgia

A new Famicom Mini commercial emulates the original 1983 Nintendo Famicom ad but with more up-to-date graphics.

These Shoes Aren't Made for Walking

From the shoes to the laces, along with shoehorns and bottles of polish, everything in this range is made from sweet chocolate.

Hot Spring Theme Park Might Become a Reality

This clip shows a number of jaw-dropping ideas for the spa-filled amusement park, including 'onsen' carousels and roller coasters filled with spring water.

New Gudetama Café Opens in Tokyo!

Sanrio made the egg a star, then this café made his butt a marshmallow.

Take a Dip in Some Ramen Bath Salts

You may want to refrain from using these yummy-smelling bath powders when you’re hungry!

6 Hokusai Watercolors Found in Netherlands?

In a stunning revelation, six Western-style watercolor paintings in the Netherlands have been suggested to be works of Katsushika Hokusai, the most famous 'ukiiyo-e' artist of Japan's Edo Period.

Who Makes the Most Money in Anime?

Thinking of getting into the anime industry? Read up on how much you can earn with our in-depth comparison of five different positions.

Japanese Drummer Builds Bridge to US Career

This fiery-haired, Las Vegas-based Japanese drummer has been playing her heart out in her second language: rock-n-roll!

Japanese Museum of Rocks That Look Like Faces

Travel northwest of Tokyo to see this museum full of rocks that resemble faces—even a few famous ones!

The 8 Most Popular Sports in Japan

If you're thinking about sports in Japan, chances are sumo, judo and kendo come to mind. However, only one of these makes the Top 8 list—find out what ranks in at No. 1!

'Pokémon GO' to Tohoku to Catch Rare Pokémon

Travel to the Tohoku region, the site of the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake, to see the effects of pocket monster Lapras’ real-world healing powers. And with a higher-than-usual catch rate, you can take one home too!

'Rurouni Kenshin' Has a New Spinoff Series

Creator Nobuhiro Watsuki takes readers back to Japan’s Meiji Period for a tale of criminals and treasure.

Everyday Lolita Fashion

Get the cuteness of Lolita fashion with these five casual (and affordable) brands in Japan.

Ditto Debuts in Pokémon GO

You won’t find the clever shape-shifter on the in-game map, but you can now catch them in a rather unexpected way...

Disney Music Comes to Tokyo Trains

Until December 25, Tokyo commuters can feel like they’re setting off on a magical adventure with these 12 Disney train jingles dancing in their ears.

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