All About Japan

Tetsuya Komuro Debuts New 5-Girl Group DefWill

Tetsuya Komuro, the legendary producer behind Namie Amuro, Globe, Tomomi Kahala and other ground-breaking J-pop artists, is now putting his star-making power behind new girl group DefWill.

Utada Hikaru to Release New Album

Utada Hikaru has announced the release of her sixth original full album, and her first Japanese album of original work since 2008.

'Nassyi Fes' Coming to Tokyo & Osaka

Funassyi is hosting two big concerts in August!

Review: Her Name in Blood—Evolution from Apes

Such unapologetic, brutal and volatile masculinity courses through this entire EP that the question arises: Have we really 'evolved' so far when it’s so easy (and so fun) to return to our primal natures?

Sadako & Kayako Face Off in Baseball

Two of Japan's scariest spirits take a break from haunting houses to participate in a ceremonial first pitch.

Namie Amuro's Rio Olympics Theme

J-pop princess Namie Amuro's 'Hero' will stand as the theme song for NHK's Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic broadcasts.

2 New FEMM Videos Inspired by '80s Sci-Fi

Drawing inspiration from the likes of 'Akira' and 'Blade Runner,' Japanese mannequin duo FEMM's 'Neon Twilight' and 'Countdown' are the official themes of Night Nation Run in Japan, a fun run event set on a night course with lights and music.

Exorcise Your Hunger Demons

With a Marshmallow Man burger and a Slimer Ghost shake on the 'Ghostbusters' menu at J.S. Burgers Cafe, an empty belly is the only weapon necessary.

5 Modern Tabletop Games to Play in Japan

Tabletop games have come a long way since classics like 'shogi' and 'go.' Come see our top picks for modern games available in Japan that are sure to entertain while the rain pours!

Chomp on Some Chopper Sweets

Although you might lament taking a bite out of Tony Tony Chopper, these Japanese sweets are too delicious to simply be a decoration.

I Choose You—as My Partner for Life

Debating what to get your better half as an engagement ring? Well, if she or he is into Pokémon, then jeweler K.UNO has the perfect ring collection for you!

A J-Pop Tribute to Summer Festivals

Hakata Reboot (a.k.a. HR) celebrates summer with 'mikoshi,' beaches and festivals—and a whole lot of love for Hakata!

5 Rainy Day J-Pop Hits

If you ever thought rain's sole purpose was to ruin your day, then you might be missing the essence of life. Rain is the creative genius behind these hit J-pop tracks!

Haruka Ayase Shows Mascots How to Jump

Model, actress and singer Haruka Ayase throws some side-eye at a frog and a rabbit as she shows prefectural mascots just what it means to 'jump.'

Surreal Acrylic Paintings of Animals as Bonsai

Check out these mosaic acrylic paintings by Japanese artist Takumi Kama.

Survival Japanese for Concerts & Events

So you've decided to attend an event from your favorite idols or artists, but how ready are you really? Here are some often-used terms you should check out to navigate your way!

How Hot Do You Want Your Beef Curry?

Thanks to newbie Honoka Matsumoto, Glico's beef curry is pushing to be hot in more ways than one!

10 Things to Buy at This Tokyo Pokémon Center

If you’re saving up your yennies for a trip to the the Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo store, here are some of the awesome items available to purchase.

Perfume — Interview

One of the hottest pop acts in Japan, Perfume has released five albums, performed around the world, and in 2015 celebrated their 15th anniversary—and none of the group’s three members has hit 30 yet!

An Old Spin on Some Modern Characters

From Disney's Frozen to One Piece, these animated classics are getting an 'ukiyo-e'-style makeover!

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