All About Japan

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!

Super Mario to Help Punch Up Your Baked Goods

Now you can whip up some chocolates your gamer sweetheart will want more than any super mushroom! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Nintendo has released two silicone cooking trays inspired by its flagship franchise.

The Rebranding of Tokyo's 'MariCar' Go-Carts

Either a double dose of caution or passive-aggressiveness against Nintendo has Tokyo-based MariCar’s go-carts looking weirder than ever!

Universal Cool Japan 2019 Spring Attractions!

Universal Studio's Japan revealed its newest attractions, all of which are inspired by icons from the world of Japanese pop-culture. We got an exclusive sneak peek just ahead of the official unveiling on Friday, January 18!

Japanese Fan Recreates Super Mario World 1-1

One amazing artist lovingly illustrated a favorite stage from the "Super Mario" series, and brought it to life in an incredible way!

Run with the Foxes at Zao Fox Village

Zao Fox Village in Miyagi Prefecture is home to 100 foxes that visitors can feed, hold and pet!

Enjoy the Magic of Moomin at Moominvalley Park

Moomin have migrated from Finland to the Land of the Rising with their very own theme park!

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?

Word Magic & Flights of the Imagination

Children’s author Eiko Kadono, who won the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2018, discusses her creative environment and behind-the-scenes stories related to writing works such as her most famous book, "Kiki’s Delivery Service."

Studio Ghibli Goods Catch 2019 Sakura Fever

A Japanese retail chain dedicated to selling official Studio Ghibli merchandise is ready to debut their 2019 cherry blossom season goods!

Classy, Custom-Fitted Pokémon Dress Shirts

There's a stylish new watch to catch 'em all—fans of the Pokémon series can now wear their favorite critters with these original designs for custom-fitted dress shirts.

7 Unmissable Art Festivals in Japan

From galleries to installations ranging across the scenic Japanese countryside, Japan's art scene is capturing the imagination of visitors and locals alike. Find out about a few of the country's most exciting art festivals and plan a creative escapade!

4 Inspiring Performing Arts Festivals in Japan

From huge taiko drums to theater performances in Tokyo's artsy neighborhoods, theater, music and dance lovers alike flock to experience Japan's performance festivals.

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.

Masking Tape 'Paintings' Reproduce Famous Work

Japanese artist Nasa Funahara creates stunning recreations of classic art using a beautiful traditional form of masking tape.

Detective Pikachu is on the Case (and Menu)!

Detective Pikachu makes his Pokémon Café debut with new menu items before the release of the live-action sleuth's upcoming film.

Otaku Titans Clash: Hello Kitty VS Gundam

It’s time to pick a side in this battle of super technology and super cuteness!

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.

Hello Kitty Coming to Converse Sneakers!

The world's cutest (and perhaps busiest) cat is coming to Converse sneakers, one of the world's best known international shoe brands.

New Trailer for Weathering with You is Awesome

Check out the stunning trailer for the new anime from Makoto Shinkai, famed director of 'Your Name,' and get excited for its July 19 release in Japan!

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