All About Japan

People Dressed as Animals Dressed Like People

The smash hit movie 'Zootopia' inspires cosplay enthusiasts to create real-life versions of their favorite animated characters.

4 Ways J-Pop Has Gone Sakura for 2016

There are plenty of J-pop songs with cherry tree, or 'sakura,' in the title. Here are four new entries from 2016 alone!

Top 5 Fashion Icon Instagrammers to Follow!

Tokyo Girls' Update has compiled a list of five trendsetting women who use Instagram to transmit their style in Japan.

Walk Inside a Work of Art

'Oiwa Island 2' is an immersive painting created inside an inflatable vinyl dome that you can not only view, but walk into!

Make Adorable Rilakkuma Cookie Cup Clingers!

Uber-talented Korean food artist and YouTuber Sweet The MI shows us that cookies and milk can be a lot more kawaii than we could ever imagine!

Charisma.com's 'Aidoru C' Hits Like a Slap

Aidoru C, the latest album from Charisma.com, dares you to dance while hitting you in the face with topical lyrics that don’t pull any punches.

Mastering the Art of Sleeping Anywhere

Our friendly Texan in Tokyo has always been alert and vigilant while using public transportation—until now!

Lolita Beauty Isn’t Only Skin Deep

A dark-skinned model's first-person perspective shows a different shade of Lolita fashion.

Animated Film Recreates the Beauty of Tokyo

Marvel at the uncannily realistic images of Tokyo portrayed in the animated film 'The Garden of Words.'

3rd Round of KISS Ukiyo-e On Sale Now!

Incredible artists collaborate to produce woodblock prints based on KISS rhythm guitarist and co-lead singer Paul Stanley.

Pikachu Goes to School

The Pokémon Center sends off its Pikachu graduates and welcomes the new Pikachu freshmen.

FEMM — PoW! / L.C.S. Review

POW!/L.C.S. is packed with some killer remixes, but it’s not the new material that’s the star here—it’s the (finally!) CD release of Femm-Isation, FEMM's previously digital-only release.

The Grittier Side of Scandal

Scandal's seventh studio album, 'Yellow,' follows the tried-and-tested pop-rock formula while occasionally delving into a grittier side of the band we haven't heard before.

Muslim Women Model Beautiful Lolita Clothes

By beautifully blending religion and fashion, these young Muslim women take on the world of Lolita and bring their colorful clothes to life.

Pompompurin Takes Over Shinjuku Station!

The adorable half dog, half flan Sanrio character, Pompompurin, is making commuters' lives a little more cheerful at Shinjuku station.

Exist†trace Release New Video & Album

Visual-kei metal band Exist†trace has released the music video for their new song 'Dream Rider' from their upcoming mini-album This is Now.

Jazz Up Your Facebook Reaction Icons

Get more out of your Facebook reaction icons by switching them to anime characters!

How Amateur Models Reach the Top of the Pops

'Dokusha moderu,' which literally means 'reader model,' refers to an amateur fashion model who serves as a representative of the readers of a particular fashion magazine. In Japan, these models are often more popular than their runway counterparts!

Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3 Trailer is Here!

At long last, Sailor Moon fans can rejoice! All the sailor scouts will be appearing in the third season of 'Sailor Moon Crystal.'

Thomas the Tank Engine Takes Japan

It may come as a bit of a surprise, but Thomas the Tank Engine is one of Japan's best-loved children's characters. In fact, the country boasts multiple theme parks and working trains dedicated to Thomas and his friends.

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