All About Japan

Like 'Jurassic Park,' Without the Panic

At the Sky Circus, using 4-D technology, you can experience flying among pterodactyls, observing dinosaurs in their habitat, and even experiencing the fear of being attacked by one.

Artists Already Remixing Osaka Expo 2025 Logo

Earlier this week Osaka announced that they had chosen a bizarre, googly-eyed character as their logo for the upcoming 2025 Osaka Expo. And over the next 24 hours, remix culture quickly set in and social media has been buzzing with creations.

Tokyo Game Show 2020 Officially Canceled

On May 8, a news announcement was made on the official Twitter of the Tokyo Game Show, a yearly event where new video games, consoles, and industry ideas are unveiled to the public—this year there would be no physical Tokyo Game Show.

Prove You Survived Tokyo with Godzilla Goods

Shinjuku must be a bit of a masochist town, because after Godzilla destroyed it three times, the area constructed the first official Godzilla store to celebrate. Get postcards, clothing, figures, and more to show that you've survived Tokyo—and the kaiju.

Harry Potter Theme Park to Open in Tokyo

Get pumped, Potter fans! Tokyo will get a Harry Potter theme park due to open in 2023.

In the Name of the Moon, She'll Feed You

At Shining Moon Tokyo, you can reminisce in your Sailor Moon feels with magical Sailor Moon themed dishes, exclusive goods, and a dinner show featuring the Sailor Scouts and Tuxedo Moon.

Ex-SMAP Star Plays Trans Role in New Trailer

After releasing a very lengthy trailer, upcoming film Midnight Swan has the internet abuzz with discussions about the theme of the movie—notably former SMAP member Tsuyoshi Kusanagi playing a trans woman—as well as the length of the trailer itself.

Rei Kato's Illustrations Summon the Summer Sky

Get in that summer spirit with the brilliant yet washed out white and blue illustrations of Rei Kato.

Tokyo Disneyland & DisneySea Reopen

The facilities of Tokyo's Magic Kingdom have reopened after a four-month hiatus to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Shogi Prodigy Becomes Youngest with 2 Titles

Sota Fujii became the youngest player of the traditional Japanese board game to hold two of its eight major titles.

5 Binge-Worthy Japanese TV Series

Japanese movies, television and anime are great for immersing yourself in local culture while the global pandemic keeps us indoors. And now, some of the best modern Japanese TV shows are easy to access via streaming sites! Here are some of our favorites.

Did Rick & Morty Confirm Fan Theory in Tokyo?

The two popular animated characters make a trip to Japan in a special episode, which includes a bombshell revelation for fans!

The New Works Playhouse Presents Karoshi

The New Works Playhouse presents Karoshi, an online production.

Painting FFVII Cloud Using Traditional Methods

While Cloud and the gang from Final Fantasy VII got a big remake release this April, one artist took the protagonist back in time using traditional Japanese painting techniques.

Relive Epic RPG Adventures at Artnia Cafe

Even a gamer has gotta eat sometimes, and where better than Artnia, Square Enix's themed café. Be transported to the world of your favorite Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts games with themed dishes, nostalgic soundtracks and exclusive goods.

Monk Covers Marley with Buddhist Instruments

Don't you worry about a thing, because this musical monk will make everything all right with his Bob Marley covers.

Beyond Anime: 5 Great Japanese Movies

The world of Japanese cinema is wide, and knowing where to dive in past the season's latest anime hit can be intimidating. We're here to help with five of our favorite timeless classics!

Hello Kitty Takes Stand Against Discrimination

The epitome of Japanese "kawaii" culture and friends have issued a statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Visit the Poo Museum from the Comfort of Home

The Poo Museum pop-up proved to be so successful, that long lines of fans were clenching in anticipation to get in. But, with COVID-19 keeping many facilities closed, customers can enjoy the museum from their own personal throne.

Students Sing Out While Sheltering in Place

As students have been kept from their daily dose of in-person socializing and extracurricular clubs, sports drink Pocari Sweat’s recent ad starring a choir of sheltering-in-place junior and high school students has hit a resounding chord across Japan.

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