All About Japan

Studio Ponoc's 1st Feature Film Feels Familiar

The newest anime from Studio Ghibli alum Hiromasa Yonebayashi, director of 'When Marnie Was There,' looks and feels a lot like a Ghibli film, but is the first for the newly created Studio Ponoc.

Band-Maid Wrecks the Party in Latest MV

'Don't You Tell Me' is the lead track off Band-Maid's new album, 'Just Bring It,' slated for release on January 11, 2017.

Bring Anime Flair to Your Hair

Cardcaptor Sakura often dons a cap for her anime adventures, but you won’t need one with this 'kanzashi' hairpin keeping your hairstyle perfectly in place.

How to Find Love in Japan

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

Bieber Meets PPAP—Bromance Ensues

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

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!

Convert Your Pocket Change into Cool Souvenirs

Before you board your next flight at Narita Airport, head over to the huge capsule toy area to buy some cool figurines and rid yourself of all the leftover pocket change you've accumulated.

'PPAP' Certified 'Freaking Awesome' in Asia

'Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen' receives the 'Freaking Awesome Video of the Year' award at the WebTVAsia Awards 2016.

Introducing Sanrio's Newest Character

This mid-20s working red-panda may look cute on the outside, but you don't know what's lurking underneath that adorable exterior...

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!

What's on the Menu Today, Ignis?

Take a real-life cooking class with Ignis from 'Final Fantasy XV' while enjoying music, costumes and iconic images from the game.

Dip Your Sushi in 'Star Wars' Soy Sauce Dishes

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

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!

'Your Name' Obliterating Box Office Records

The Makoto Shinkai film 'Your Name' now trails 'Frozen' in terms of Japanese earnings and is actually picking up momentum at the box office even months after the initial release.

Stay Warm in Winter with Snowy Japanese Songs

Once again, we look at the Japanese karaoke charts to bring you the most-sung snow-related tracks. Keep warm this season by singing along to these five hits, from the genres of J-Pop, rock and even 'enka!'

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.

'Star Wars: Rogue One' Japan Vader Trailer

Think Vader's the biggest thing in Rogue One? This Japanese trailer features an eerie soundtrack of little more than Vader's iconic breathing.

Magikarp Becomes a Mouthwatering Morsel

Warm, cute and delicious—the Pokémon everyone in Japan wants to catch now is a Magikarp.

4 Ways to J-Rock the Temple (Or Shrine)

It seems every Japanese hard-rock band trying to get traction abroad is reaching to shrine and temple iconography to establish their Japanese cred—and it's working!

25 Snowy Visual Kei Songs

In need of a cool playlist to keep your visual kei spirit warm this winter? Look no further! We've got 25 snow-themed visual kei songs that are sure to warm your heart!

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