All About Japan

Yuko Oshima Wants You to Ride Her Train

Former AKB48 member Yuko Oshima finds romance on the Romance Car in this heartwarming 2016 film.

Hikaru Utada’s Triumphant Comeback

After a roller coaster ride of a decade, Hikaru Utada is back with a full-length album—and we couldn’t be happier for her.

Babymetal to Join RHCP on U.K. Tour

World-famous rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers always give fans what they want, and adding Babymetal as special guests on the U.K. leg of their tour is sure to delight British crowds.

Each of the Days — 'Remains'

Japanese metalcore band Each of the Days ponders life, death, longing and loss in its cinematic music video for 'Remains.'

All About the Hanshin Tigers

Tokyo may have the Giants, but nothing beats a game with the Hanshin Tigers! With a rivalry as famous as the Yankees and Red Sox, the Tigers have been around almost as long as the Giants and their games and fans are a sight to behold.

Learn About Anatomy Through Pokémon

Underneath a Pokémon's cute furry exterior lies a nervous system, veins, a gastrointestinal tract and much more—all beautifully depicted by one artist.

Dance as a Camera on Life

For more than 40 years, Kei Takei has been redefining dance in both the U.S. and Japan.

Tomomi Itano Hits the Gym for 'OMG'

Ex-AKB48 member Tomomi Itano has released the music video for her new song 'OMG.'

Japanese Fairy Tale Legends VS. Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse is one of the most popular cartoon characters in Japan, but 80 years ago that certainly wasn’t the case, at least not according to a 1934 propaganda film that cast Mickey as an evil invader that’s come to terrorize a happy island community.

Now Serving: Hot Autumn Performances

If you think the only thing delectable in Japan is the rich cuisine, you're missing a lot. There's a vast menu of performances to enjoy in Tokyo in the early days of autumn—served hot, even as summer ends.

Ghibli's Newest Video Features a... Rice Ball?

This adorable Ghibli rice ball appears in a charming story told over several new video clips.

Mario Runs on a New Platform

Nintendo's newest game Mario game won't be available on a console, but rather on iOS devices!

5 Ways Improv is a Sport

Japan's Health and Sports Day exists to promote an active lifestyle—that should count competitive improv, right?

Interview with Hakata Idol Group HR

HR, or Hakata Reboot, aims to 'reboot' Hakata with a burst of energy!

A Guilty Noodle in the West End

If you're in the West End on Friday, September 2, check out this crazy mix of comedy and martial arts!

Miyavi Releases New Album 'Fire Bird'

International musician and actor Miyavi released his first album in over a year, 'Fire Bird,' on August 31.

Bringing Japanese Performing Arts to Europe

Would traditional Japanese comic storytelling work in Edinburgh? Believe it or not, it does!

Hiroshima Has Pennant Fever!

For the first time in 25 years, the Hiroshima Carp have won the Central League title. It's a long-awaited reward for a city that has had an abiding love affair with these red-capped champions.

Performing Western-Style Stand-up in Japanese

A new kind of comedy is being introduced into Japan, and it works surprisingly well—despite what Japanese television might have taught you about local humor!

See Dancing Zombies in 'Resident Evil' Musical

Fans just can't get enough of the 'Resident Evil' series! For those unable to wait for the new game to come out, here's an upcoming live-action version sure to tide you over!

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