All About Japan

You Ain't Never Heard 'Aladdin' Like This!

Have you seen this stylish and dynamic performance by the members of two Japanese high schools? It's truly worthy of a full-scale Disney production!

Turn Your Child into a Hero of Legend

A Dragon Quest baby draws near!

Keep Your Eyes Peeled for These New Poké Lids

Pokémon have been popping up all over Japan in the craziest of places—below us!

New Attraction Touches Down at Tokyo DisneySea

Tokyo DisneySea is one of the biggest draws for residents and tourists alike. And an exhilarating new flight simulation ride is hoping to bring even more guests to the park.

Japanese Photographer Captures Deserted Tokyo

For almost 30 years, Japanese photographer Masataka Nakano has been capturing moments where Tokyo seems like a ghost town.

86-Year-Old 'Ironman' Still Going Strong

A Japanese octogenarian is the world’s oldest to complete the world's toughest triathlon competition.

Summer Comiket 2019 Was Scorching Hot

Summer Comiket 2019 was held over four days at Tokyo Big Sight from August 9, and the biannual independent manga, anime, game, and cosplay convention wrapped up with some impressive cosplayers on the final day of the event.

Eerie, Abstract Japanese Portraits

Japanese artist Teppei Takeda creates otherworldly portraits that are composed of intense, gestural brushstrokes.

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!"

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.

These Powerful Pokémon Have Got Your Back

Get your hands on these limited-edition Pokémon backpacks that you'll literally have to catch by yourself.

Japanese Illustrator Brings Streets to Life

Masashi Shimakawa is a Japanese illustrator who uses his unique style to capture the everyday beauty of Japanese streets.

Osaka's Incredible Danjiri Kishiwada Festival

Nippon TV takes a behind-the-scenes look at Osaka's high-speed Kishiwada Danjiri Festival.

Ikura, the Adorable Eco-Friendly Dog

An environmentally friendly dog has collected more than 3,000 plastic bottles during walks over five years!

Flock to Shikoku to See the City of Scarecrows

Tourists are making their way to a dwindling community in Tokushima Prefecture, where the number of residents is greatly outnumbered by scarecrows.

Sate Your Stomach with a Soda Sandwich

Japanese companies truly enjoy creating interesting flavors, but this soda-flavored crab stick just might be the craziest combination hitting shelves this summer.

Whimsical Japanese Wood Carvings

These incredible sculptures by Tokyo-based artist Moe Nakamura are all carved from a single block of wood!

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.

Traditional Tsugaru-Style Shamisen Rocks

A professional shamisen artist in Aomori Prefecture gives concerts and teaches people to play the Tsugaru-jamisen.

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.

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