All About Japan

FEMM Plays Head Games in 'White Noise'

Japanese mannequin-pop duo FEMM are back in their signature latex.

2 Awesome Owl Cafés in Osaka

Meet lots of different types of owls up close at Osaka's two owl cafés, where you can take pictures and pet these adorable creatures!

Pokémon Center Set to Open at Tokyo Skytree!

Your favorite Pokémon friends are reaching new heights, with the Pokémon Center grand opening at the base of Japan's tallest structure.

10 Ways to Experience 'Danso' Culture

'Danso'—women dressing and performing as men—has been an element of Tokyo girls’ underground culture for years. We've outlined 10 ways to get a taste of 'danso' culture, both in Japan and from abroad!

Yousei Teikoku Releases 'Disorder'

Japanese gothic metal band Yousei Teikoku has released its new music video, 'Disorder,' the opening theme for the anime series 'Big Order.'

4 Sakura Vocaloid Songs for Spring

Many Japanese artists have at least one song dedicated to cherry blossoms, and the Vocaloid genre is no exception.

Artist Duo Turns Japanese Puns into Art

'Dajare' is a form of Japanese wordplay, much like a pun, that relies on similar-sounding words to form the joke. Thanks to two artists, you can see some of these puns in groan-worthy visual form!

Superfly Rocks Osaka Castle

Watch an amazing vocal performance of 'Beautiful' by Japanese rock act Superfly—with full 360-degree views at Osaka Castle's Nishinomaru Garden!

Get Inside Hayao Miyazaki's Head

English filmmaker Lewis Bond created a video documentary in which he perfectly captures the genius of Hayao Miyazaki.

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Drones

Two dozen LED-illuminated drones dance to 'shamisen' music above a sleeping Mount Fuji. Trust us—this is one you'll want to see.

Japan’s 10 Coolest Subculture Illustrators!

Check out 10 of the cutest, coolest and weirdest subculture illustrators from Harajuku!

How & When to Apologize in Japan

Apology is a kind of social currency in Japan. But using it well isn't just about knowing what words to use—you also need to know when and how to use them!

10 Ways to Improve Your Japanese with Karaoke

How do you level-up your Japanese with karaoke? First read the advice, then check out our list of 10 karaoke songs that will wow your singing partners and build your language skills at the same time!

The 'Kingdom Hearts' Concert of a Lifetime

Grab your tickets and your Keyblades, because two Kingdom Hearts concert series are coming with a total of 15 performances in six countries!

Hatsune Miku Hits Vogue

Virtual idol Hatsune Miku traded in her iconic digital aquamarine for some awe-inspiring threads at Givenchy’s Paris studio.

'Yurukyara' 101

Japan's cute mascots, often based on regional animals or foods, are known as 'yurukyara.' You've probably seen these fun and cuddly characters, but where did the idea come from?

ZAQ to Make US Debut at AnimeNEXT

Songrwriter/performer ZAQ will make her American performance debut at New Jersey’s AnimeNEXT in June 2016.

Captain America: Manga War!?

As part of the promotions for the Marvel movie 'Captain America: Civil War,' three major shounen manga titles have also revealed their own versions of 'civil war'—illustrated by the respective manga artists themselves!

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to Open J-Pop Summit 2016

J-Pop Summit 2016, one of the world’s biggest Japanese pop culture events, will present a live concert performance by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu in San Francisco.

'Live Spectacle Naruto' Returns

The new Naruto live action play looks more awesome than we ever could have imagined!

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