All About Japan

Magikarp Appears in Undignified Places

The pitifully weak Pokémon has been showing up in some embarrassing places, including one that shows a preference for a rival company’s video games.

Lost Transformers Gallery Found!

After two years during which Akihabara News thought it had lost all of its photos from the 2014 Transformers Expo, the precious collection has now been found—with many shots featuring entire generations of Transformers toys in a single frame!

Ghibli Exhibition Event Report!

Take a detailed look inside the 30th anniversary Studio Ghibli Exhibition in Roppongi Hills!

The 4 Scariest Japanese Horror Games

These Japanese video games aren't just scary to play—they're terrifying!

Cheap & Lazy Hack for Pokémon Go

For one creative Twitter user, walking around isn't the only way to hatch Pokémon Go eggs.

How to Start with Pikachu in Pokémon Go

Now that Pokémon Go has finally hit Japan, be sure to start right. Here's the secret technique for getting your very own Pikachu right from the beginning!

The Bar Just for Idol 'Wotaku'

If you're truly serious about your J-pop idol fandom, you have to head to Yokkorasho in Shinjuku.

Touring Japan’s Scenic Sanin Coastline

Those sand dunes aren't in Hawaii, Australia or the Middle East—they're on the west coast of Japan!

Dragon Ball Raindrop Cake

You're not just seeing stars! These 'Dragon Ball' raindrop cakes are as easy to make as they are fun to eat.

Virtual Reality Made Real in Odaiba

Want to fight zombies in a VR warehouse? Head on down to Odaiba!

Pokémon Go Power Leveling Guide

Having trouble getting to Level 20? We've got the tips to convince you that one man's trash Pokémon are your trainer's treasure.

'Shinya Shokudo' Finds the Heart in Izakaya

Every day after midnight, different motley crews of characters enter a tiny eatery called Shinya Shokudo, where they share their life stories. Yet the takeaway message from each episode of this manga and TV show can be remarkably profound.

This Cosplayer Will Give You Nightmares

Cosplayers have been known to dress up in outfits that will scary the socks off of anyone, but this cosplayer takes things one step further.

Government Safety Guide for Pokémon Go

The Japanese government has some surprisingly practical advice for safe yet satisfying Pokémon Go adventures.

The Pokédrone: Really Helps You Catch 'Em All!

This upcoming product from TRNDlabs promises to make it that much easier to catch all those hard-to-reach Pokémon.

New Akihabara Animate for Your Ikemen Needs

Opened on June 16, 2016, Akiba Girls Station is a massive, seven-floor shopping center dedicated entirely to anime/manga for the female audience.

Gotta Catch'em All... at McDonald's?!

Pokémon Go has officially launched in Japan along with the announcement that 'Pokéstops' and 'gyms' are now located in the nearly 3,000 McDonald’s stores around Japan.

An Old Spin on Some Modern Characters

From Disney's Frozen to One Piece, these animated classics are getting an 'ukiyo-e'-style makeover!

A Ghibli Land We'd Love to See in Real Life

While the Ghibli Museum is wonderful, if only it could be built, who wouldn't pay through the nose to visit this incredible, full-blown Ghibli theme park?

A Magical Hotel Stay

Ikenotaira Hotel, facing Shirakaba Lake in Nagano Prefecture, has created a special suite that's fit for a magical girl!

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