All About Japan

FEMM: My Revolution/Konyaha Boogie Back

Mannequin rap duo FEMM have launched an '80s/'90s Japanese culture revival project, kicking it off with two '80s/'90s cover tracks and one new song, set off with some funky 'Akira'-style illustrations!

Anime-Inspired Question Makes It Onto JLPT

Who says that watching anime won't help you study for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test?

Top 10 Songs That Are Perfect for 'Momijigari'

How does autumn sound? Listen to our recommended playlist to find out.

Kyoto Butoh-Kan

The world's first-ever dedicated theater space for the Japanese art of Butoh.

'Your Name' Gets the Live Action Treatment

Hollywood producer J.J. Abrams is set to produce the live action remake of Makoto Shinkai’s mega-hit 'Kimi no Na wa.'

'My Little Pony' Café Coming to Tokyo

Snack on desserts that are inspired by your favorite 'My Little Pony' character and stock up on some merch as well!

Bonsai Artist Explores the Depths of Tradition

The Japanese botanical artist Makoto Azuma finds inspiration in presenting the natural world in an unnatural way.

Sailor Moon & Senshi Squad to Grace Postcards

With gorgeous illustrations, we doubt these Sailor Moon postcards and stamps will be sent in the mail anytime soon.

New Adaptation of 'Cinderella' Comes to Osaka

Witness a brand new version of the story you thought you knew.

Vending Machines: Beacons in the Snow

Vending machines are ubiquitous in Japan and can be found even in the most remote of areas. One artist was transfixed by the juxtaposition of these machines against the snow-covered landscapes of Hokkaido's winter.

'DC Super Heroes vs Eagle Talon' Trailer

The Justice League takes on both the Joker and a Japanese Flash-based parody anime. It may just be an excuse to animate a 'bishii' Superman—and an awesome transforming Bat-mech-mobile—but who's complaining?

Tap Dancing Their Way Into Our Hearts

From graceful Awa Odori dance movements to routines in kimono at a New York subway, his tap dancing duo are turning heads everywhere they go.

Lovebites Unleash 'Shadowmaker' MV

Japanese power metal heroines Lovebites have unleashed the ferocious first music video taken from their debut album 'Awakening from Abyss' ahead of its October 27, 2017 CD release in the UK and Europe.

Surprise: 'My Neighbor Totoro' Has a Sequel!

Have you seen all the Ghibli movies? All of them. Including the 'My Neighbor Totoro' sequel that only plays in one theater in all of Japan!

Where to Go in Japan for the Best Live Music

Tokyo has a number of suburbs that are overflowing with live music hubs, many of which accommodate specific genres. No matter your taste there’s a venue (or live house) for you, even if you're not in Tokyo.

New Giant Gundam Statue Is Finally Complete

Complete with transformations from Unicorn Mode to Destroy Mode, this new giant Gundam statue in Odaiba is hands down better than its predecessor.

Affordable Sailor Moon Clothes Are Back at GU

Low-priced Sailor Moon fashion returns with new winter pieces from Uniqlo's sister brand, GU.

The Rules & Costs to Rocking Out in Japan

Seeing live music in Japan can be one of the best places to make new friends and get involved with the creative scene. But sometimes it's not cheap. Here are some tips on how to get the best prices and how to mind your manners the Japanese way.

Cowboy Bebop Creator Set to Direct a New Short

Shinichiro Watanabe, creator of acclaimed anime series 'Cowboy Bebop,' will be creating a new 'Blade Runner' anime to connect the film's two franchises.

Experience the Era of the Silver Millenium

For a limited time, the space museum TeNQ in Tokyo will feature an exhibit that shows the intimate relationship between various Sailor Scouts, but from an astronomical perspective.

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