LGBT+ Icons in Japan
As the rights of the LGBT+ community are becoming a huge topic in both people's personal lives and the corporate sphere in Japan, a number of Japanese LGBT+ icons have been leading the conversation—some for a very long time!
'Summer Wars' Director Announces Upcoming Film
Mamoru Hosoda, anime director of 'Summer Wars' and 'The Boy and the Beast' announces his new film that'll be a return to the human drama elements of 'Wolf Children' and 'The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.'
Top 5 Anime Girlfriends as Voted by Women
Lesbian anime fans make their picks for their favorite animated romantic companions.
Japan's Top Music Festivals
Summer is upon us, and that means one thing—the country is rocking with a wide variety of awesome music festivals!
4 Hottest Areas for Nightlife in Tokyo
The largest metropolis in the world, Tokyo understandably has everything you could ever need. During the day, offices are humming with busy workers; but at night, the streets of these four hip areas are buzzing with nocturnal party animals.
Hayao Miyazaki Is Back & You Can Work With Him
It seems Hayao Miyazaki, the master film director and patriarch of Studio Ghibli, can't stay away from making animated movies and if you've got the talent and the Japanese language ability (regardless of nationality), you too can work on his next film.
Movie Trailer: Sekigahara
Junichi Okada of J-pop group V6 stars in a new film adaptation of Sekigahara, the decisive battle that ended the Warring States Period in Japan.
Review: Vamps — Underworld
Vamps' fourth album, 'Underworld,' cuts the frills and packs a punch!
Protect Your Money with Moon Prism Power!
Centuries-old textile-making techniques have been used to create this new, stylish Sailor Moon wallet.
All Aboard the Pikachu Train!
This adorably awesome Pokémon train is part of disaster relief project for a tsunami-damaged region of Japan.
Head Phones President: 'Alive'
Featuring signature shredding and blazing-hot vocals, Head Phones President has released a fists-of-fury music video for 'Alive,' featured on their new album, Realize.
SpecialThanks — 'Umahashiru'
On the back of the release of their third full album, SpecialThanks takes us for a 'horse run' in their playful music video for 'Umahashiru.'
Meet Amina—Japan’s First African-American Idol
Cute as a button, this girl’s winning fans all over the world, from her home country of the United States to Japan.
Japan's Got Talent in Siro-A
Blending dance, projection and comedy, this unique troupe from Sendai has been rocking up yesses at both 'America's Got Talent' and 'Britain's Got Talent,' and now brings a unique show to Asakusa in Tokyo!
Cracking Open Gudetama's Shell
Ever wondered how Sanrio's egg yolk character became so popular? The folks over at Vox shed some light on the subject!
An Ode to Magikarp: The Weakest Pokémon
Magikarp, considered the most pathetic Pokémon of all, gets its very own song!
Venture out to the LGBT-Friendly City of Osaka
It's well known that opinions about same-sex marriage and rights are still divided in Japan. But Osaka seems to be ahead of the curve.
Robot Restaurant Serving up Epic Entertainment
Travel blogger Annette White has circled the globe countless times in search of adventure and great food, and Japan definitely provided both. However, one special experience in particular was the night she spent at the one-of-a-kind Robot Restaurant!
X Japan’s Yoshiki to Undergo Emergency Surgery
X Japan drummer Yoshiki's intense drumming style has left him with cervical foraminal stenosis and a herniated disc, requiring emergency cervical artificial disc replacement surgery in L.A. on May 16.
Piko Taro Joins Psy in His Latest Music Video
Piko Taro and Psy, the viral hitmakers from Japan and South Korea respectively, get together to show us their awesome dance moves in a new music video.