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Loewe's Limited 'Totoro' Luxury Leather Goods

Spanish luxury leather designer Loewe has released a special, limited-edition capsule collection for fans to combine their love of the film with quality goods.

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.

Best 2021 Year of the Ox Holiday Card Designs

Sending cards to celebrate the New Year is a long-held tradition in Japan, and Spoon & Tamago is bringing you some of their favorite designs to ring in the Year of the Ox.

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.

Drink 'Everlong' with Foo Fighters' New Sake

It’s not every day an American band announces it will be releasing its very own sake, but that’s what happened when rock royalty Foo Fighters uploaded a surprising new video on their official YouTube channel.

Hatsune Miku Might Be Getting an Airport!

Japan’s first, and most popular, "vocaloid idol" has long been an ambassador for Sapporo. However, Miku just may also be attaching her name and star power to Sapporo's Okadama Airport.

Japan’s Golden Age of TV: Trendy 90s Dramas

Watch four classic J-dramas and fall in love with Japan all over again!

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!

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.

Kyoto Animation Unveils First Film Since Arson

Arson-hit Kyoto Animation unveils their first movie since the arson attack that devastated their studios in July 2019.

Tokyo Disneyland's New Attraction

Tokyo Disneyland unveiled a new attraction area based on "Beauty and the Beast".

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.

The New Works Playhouse Presents Karoshi

The New Works Playhouse presents Karoshi, an online production.

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.

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.

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.

Journey to Your Winter Wonderland via Catbus

We were blown away by this anime snow builder's renditions of Totoro's Catbus and other fan favorites.

Buying Old Tokyo: Asakusa, Jinbocho and Nakano

Walk, shop, and explore three locales in Tokyo—Asakusa, Jinbocho, and Nakano—and immerse yourself in history and culture.

Discover 5 Classic J-Pop Artists

Listen to oldies but goodies from five of Japan’s very best singer-songwriters!

Train Station Now Playing Music from 'Totoro'

Fans of Studio Ghibli's film “My Neighbor Totoro” will immediately recognize this famous tune now playing at a Saitama train station.

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