All About Japan

Satomi Ishihara in Subculture Mecca

Taking a break from her turns in 'Godzilla Resurgence' and 'Attack on Titan,' Satomi Ishihara heads to Nakano Broadway to check out Tokyo's No. 1 hotbed for collectibles.

360-Degree 'Gachapon' Adventure in Akihabara

Have you ever seen 'gachapon' machines stacked four high? Take a 360-degree tour of the Akihabara Gachapon Kaikan!

Theme Songs from 'Your Name'—in English!

Still can't get over Shinkai Makoto's 'Your Name'? Neither can we! That's why we're excited to hear that Radwimps, the equally successful rock band behind its soundtrack, has released a short clip previewing four tracks from the movie—all in English!

Like Father, Like Son

This anime artist turns his young sons' sketches into awesome character designs.

Comiket Survey Reveals Foreigners' Top Manga

A survey reveals the top manga and anime picks among foreign visitors at Comiket, Japan's largest doujinshi convention.

All About Love Hotels

With Japanese apartments so small, where do couples go for private time?

5 Romance Anime Movies for Lovers

Who says we need to wait until Valentine’s Day to watch romantic movies? It's always a good time to get dreamy and romantic with great anime, and we bring you our Top 5 picks for lovey-dovey anime movies.

Meet the Anime Ambassadors for the Olympics

Some of the most famous faces of anime are ready to welcome you to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games!

Dip Your Sushi in 'Star Wars' Soy Sauce Dishes

Even a galaxy far, far away needs a dish to dip your fish in.

Introducing the Ultimate Gaming Chair!

Ever gamed for too long only to have your back suffer? No worries—this chair's got your back... er, front!

Work Out & Rock Out to Anime Tunes

Thanks to Anison Fitness, a TV program on Tokyo MX, you can work out and rock out to the tunes of Japanese anime TV shows.

'Your Name' Finally Coming to North America

After opening in Asia and the U.K., record-breaking anime 'Your Name' is finally set for theatrical release in the U.S. and Canada this April.

Bieber Meets PPAP—Bromance Ensues

Justin Bieber teams up with Piko Taro for a hilarious new Softbank commercial featuring pens, pineapples, apples and a whole school full of excited students.

The Bromance Is Strong with These Two Artists

The Justin Beiber x Piko Taro Softbank commercials have finally been released, and the Pineapple x Baby bromance is strong.

Sport Your Rice Ball in Style

These stylish and edgy handmade leather accessories are specially designed for Japan’s iconic convenience store snack.

David Cirone Exist†trace Interview

JRock247's David Cirone catches up with Japanese all-female rock band Exist†trace to talk about their new EP's themes, the songwriting process, their sense of empowerment—and their English lyrics!

All Aboard the 'Your Name' Bus!

If you’re an anime fan planning to make a pilgrimage to the location that inspired the hit anime film 'Your Name,' your bus has arrived!

Sorry Gents! Galentine's Day Is for the Girls

Seems like some Japanese girls out there prefer to enjoy yummy chocolates on Valentine's Day with female friends!

Steampunk Fashion Event Returns to Tokyo

This April, trick out your closet with some steampunk fashion items that incorporate a Japanese aesthetic into your 19th-century steampunk gear.

How to Find Love in Japan

You can find just about anything in Japan, from dancing robots to maid cafés! But what about love?

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