All About Japan

The Incredible History of Nintendo Explained

Thanks to traditional Japanese playing cards, the Japanese mafia and an extendable toy claw, this company transformed itself into one of the most iconic gaming brands in Japan.

Yuzuru Hanyu Wins Gold & Sui Ishida's Heart

Yuzuru Hanyu has achieved idol-like status and has a legion of supporters in Japan. Now he can add Tokyo Ghoul’s original creator and its anime’s star to his list of fans.

Catch a Peek of USJ's Final Fantasy XR Ride!

USJ's Final Fantasy XR Ride is only around until June 24, so be sure to catch it while you can!

Wanted: Professional Cosplayers

Dwango, the operators of Japan’s Nico Nico Douga streaming service, want to connect passionate cosplayers with paying jobs.

Say Hello to the Hello Kitty Bullet Train!

This summer, Hello Kitty wants to welcome you onboard her very own high-speed train!

CoMix Wave Films Unveils its Newest Movie

After lovingly dramatic portrayals of Tokyo and Gifu in the hit anime movie, 'Your Name,' this anime studio applies its glisteningly gorgeous talents to another country.

Riding in a Transformer Will Soon be a Reality

With help from the designer of the original Gundam, Japan now has a transforming giant robot/car that two full-sized adults can ride in. Seriously—it's kind of amazing.

Kero-chan Gets Limited-Time Café in Tokyo

As of April 27, 'Card Captor Sakura' fans can munch on treats shaped like Sakura's adorable guide, Kero-chan, and get their hands on some limited-edition Kero-chan goods!

Discover Another Side of Ikebukuro

Ikebukuro is often overlooked by tourists when exploring Tokyo's many neighborhoods. But with tons of shopping, temples and shrines, fun activities for the whole family and more, Ikebukuro is a great add to any Tokyo itinerary.

Smell Sweet Thanks to Kiki & Her Cat Jiji

Studio Ghibli enters the perfume game with the launch of its 'Kiki’s Delivery Service' body mist line.

Cool Off in Summer with Ghibli Folding Fans

Studio Ghibli fans can now beat the heat with fans styled after their favorite characters!

Pakistan Artist Develops Ghibli-Inspired Film

Currently under production in Pakistan, 'The Glassmaker' is attracting attention among anime fan with its beautiful stills, heartwarming storyline and groundbreaking ambition.

Take a Peek at Ghibli Theme Park Concept Art!

The long-anticipated opening of the new Studio Ghibli theme park has had us dreaming of what would be inside. With the release of some new concept art, we're finally getting a glimpse of which Ghibli properties will get their day in the sun!

Cuddle Up with Your Very Own Lapras!

Recreate Ash’s voyage around the Orange Archipelago without ever leaving your living room.

AAJ Adventures — Tokyo Auto Salon 2018

Bringing you the best of Tokyo Auto Salon 2018, from the impressive cars to the alluring Can-Gals.

Are You Ready for Pikachu Outbreak 2018?

In previous years, Yokohama's famed Pokémon party ended when the sun went down. This year those 1,500-plus Pikachus are staying out past their bedtime!

'Cowboy Bebop' Café Coming to Tokyo & Osaka

Starting in May, Space Cowboys can visit an eatery dedicated to the smash-hit anime 'Cowboy Bebop' in two major Japanese cities!

What Your Fave Final Fantasy Says About You

In the last 30-odd years there have been almost as many Final Fantasy games as there are types of people on earth. Which one is your favorite might just say something about who you are as a person!

Sip on Coffee from Limited-Edition Manga Cans

Why choose between coffee and manga when you can have both in this latest promotion celebrating 50 years of comic history?

Japanese Trailer for 'Ready Player One'

The Japanese trailer for Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' reveals a few more tantalizing shots from the film!

know-before-you-go