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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Japan’s Golden Age of TV: Trendy 90s Dramas
Watch four classic J-dramas and fall in love with Japan all over again!
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.
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.
Discover 5 Classic J-Pop Artists
Listen to oldies but goodies from five of Japan’s very best singer-songwriters!
The New Works Playhouse Presents Karoshi
The New Works Playhouse presents Karoshi, an online production.
Beauty and the Beast at Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo Disneyland recently unveiled its new Beauty and the Beast area, and All About Japan has the rundown on the tale as old as time!
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.
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.
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's New Attraction
Tokyo Disneyland unveiled a new attraction area based on "Beauty and the Beast".
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.
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.