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All About the Yokohama Theatre Group

Founded in 1900, this theater group is about being part of the Yokohama community.

Obake in Japanese Popular Culture

Japanese ghosts and monsters have infiltrated everything from manga and anime to theater and movies—or maybe you'd just prefer to experience a good old haunted walk?

Sakura: A New Non-Verbal Musical Show in Tokyo

Non-verbal shows have proven to be a huge hit in Korea, attracting audiences of international visitors and even going on worldwide tours. Now Meijiza is bringing this accessible musical style to Tokyo!

Unmasking the World of Kabuki

Thanks to kabuki actor Ebizo Ichikawa XI, the public can now get a special look at what goes on behind the scenes.

The 'Capital Dragon' of Dance & Theater

Kyoto's very own 'Dinosaur House' has been teaching and presenting dance, movement and physical theater since 1997.

Hanazono Remixes Traditional Japanese Music

Audiences may not know what to expect when Naomichi Hanazono appears on stage. Dressed in garb inspired by traditional Japanese garments, he could have stepped out of a kabuki play. Then Western pop music starts up, and Hanazono springs into action!

A Dog Day Afternoon at the Playground

The look of happiness on this adorable pup’s face makes us want to run out to the park and act like kids again.

All About Kangeki Theatre

Created in 2014, Kangeki Theatre (stylized Kan劇) is just one of the theater groups bringing quality multicultural shows to Nagoya. We talked to one of the founders to learn more about the group and the state of English-language theater in central Japan.

Something Wicked to Tokyo Comes

Japan’s oldest, largest English-language theater company retells the timeless tale of a man brought low by his lust for power.

9 Can't-Miss Souvenirs from Tokyo Disneyland

If you have a chance to go to Tokyo Disneyland, you must check out these souvenirs. Don't forget to buy a gift for yourself too!

YTG Presents: The Full Gamut

This double-bill of physical theater in Yokohama offers both comic clowning and silent reflection.

Cutie Honey Back in (Live) Action

Scheduled for release on October 1, 2016, the new iteration stars Mariya Nishiuchi as the titular android crime-fighter, who famously transforms her outfits to battle her foes.

Ever Wondered How Pokémon Look in Real-Life?

How well do you know your Pokémon? This clever photo guide shows you what your cute little Pokémon buddies really look like in real-life.

The Story of a Sweet Old Dog

Hachi was an Akita dog famous for waiting for his master at Shibuya Station for nearly 10 years after he died. This is his story.

5 Creepy Japanese Film Remakes From the West

Whether you've seen the Japanese originals or the inspired versions from the States, these horror films take creepy to a whole new level.

Italian Knows Enough Noh to Teach in Kyoto

Noh scholar Diego Pellecchia shows how it's done.

5 Tokyo Cafés Featuring Famous Animals

If animals and furry friends make you say 'kawaii,' go ecstatic as you enjoy coffee and good food in these cafés inspired by the world's favorite animals.

The Magical World of Universal Studios Japan

Coming to Osaka? Then make sure to also book a visit to Universal Studios Japan for a thrilling adventure straight from the silver screen!

The Dresser in Tokyo

Even in Tokyo, you can savor the bleak humor of a classic play dissecting the fading days of a touring British theater troupe.

Experience the Fervor of High School Baseball!

The National High School Baseball Championship—better known as Koshien—isn't just a tournament for high school students. It's a nationally beloved summer tradition that can also open a direct door to the big leagues!

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