All About Japan

Uniqlo Pokémon T-Shirt Design Winners

Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo held a worldwide contest, and the winners for the Pokémon-themed contest of 2019 will be on sale this summer!

Traditional Tsugaru-Style Shamisen Rocks

A professional shamisen artist in Aomori Prefecture gives concerts and teaches people to play the Tsugaru-jamisen.

New Attraction Touches Down at Tokyo DisneySea

Tokyo DisneySea is one of the biggest draws for residents and tourists alike. And an exhilarating new flight simulation ride is hoping to bring even more guests to the park.

You Ain't Never Heard 'Aladdin' Like This!

Have you seen this stylish and dynamic performance by the members of two Japanese high schools? It's truly worthy of a full-scale Disney production!

TIME-LAPSE: Tokyo Olympics Ariake Arena

Time-lapse video of constructing the Ariake Arena and Ariake Gymnastics Center (2014-2019). Camera position: KDX Toyosu Grand Square, near Ariake Tennis Park.

Ridiculously Colorful Retro-Inspired Art

Japanese illustrator Kyoko Nakamura combines digital tools and analog materials to create art that blends old and new.

All Aboard the Mickey Mouse Bullet Train!

Japan's iconic bullet trains are no strangers to pop culture makeovers, but this latest sees the shinkansen take a note from the Magic Kingdom!

'Catch 'em All' with Pokémon Vending Machines

Instead of wandering the grass looking for wild Pokémon, you can now get them even easier with new Pokémon vending machines conveniently located throughout Tokyo.

Gotta Catch All 24 Pokémon Designs at Uniqlo

Original fan-made Pokémon designs hit the shelves at global retailer Uniqlo, even amid a bit of controversy surrounding the grand prize winner.

Experience the Sound of the New Era in MIDI

The keyboard player from the Japanese band Re:ply has used his ingenuity to create a MIDI musical using the characters for the new era.

Young Drummer, Big Dreams

12-year-old drum wonder Hibiki Sakai is blind, but realized his dream of performing on stage with Japanese band Def Tech.

These Powerful Pokémon Have Got Your Back

Get your hands on these limited-edition Pokémon backpacks that you'll literally have to catch by yourself.

Awesome Studio Ghibli Glassware Collection

Speech bubbles and pop art-style flare add a new comic book twist to these glasses of beloved Studio Ghibli characters.

5 Little-Known Harajuku Styles

Sure, you've heard of lolita and you've heard of 'gyaru,' but have you heard of these new alternative Harajuku fashions?

Rugby World Cup Trophy Arrives in Japan

Ahead of the Rugby World Cup in September, the prestigious trophy that will go to the winning team—the Webb Ellis Cup—arrived in Japan!

Meet Japanese Celebrities at Madam Tussauds

If you want to see some of your favorite Japanese celebrities, head over to the Madame Tussauds Tokyo wax museum in Odaiba.

Japanese Artist Assembles Ukiyo-e Avengers

A Japanese illustrator that goes by the name Takumi has created some awesome ukiyo-e art of the Avengers to celebrate the release of the latest film in the hit Marvel franchise.

Get Ready for the 2019 Pikachu Outbreak!

Yokohama's Pikachu Outbreak event dates have been officially announced, so start making your travel plans if you want to catch them as they run around the City by the Bay!

Posters for Chinese Release of 'Spirited Away'

18 years after the released of 'Spirited Away' in Japan, China is finally getting an official release! Chinese designer Huang Hai has gone above and beyond by creating a series of breathtaking posters to accompany the release!

Early Morning Fog Catches Tokyo Skytree Shadow

The cool, early morning weather sometimes sees Tokyo shrouded in dense fog. One such morning in late October saw Skytree's shadow dancing in the fog!

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