All About Japan

Protect Your Money with Moon Prism Power!

Centuries-old textile-making techniques have been used to create this new, stylish Sailor Moon wallet.

'Last Jedi' Official Japanese Teaser Trailer!

While the Japanese version of the 'Last Jedi' teaser sadly doesn't have any extra footage as it sometimes does, we do get to see that Japan will be getting Episode VIII at the same time as everyone else! We're primed. Are you?

An Interview with BRATS

NekoPOP's David Cirone sits down with all-girl rock band BRATS to talk music, live performances and sisterhood.

Food-Themed Exhibition Coming to Ghibli Museum

Ghibli films have a magical way of romanticizing everyday, ordinary events—including the simple act of eating. Come relive some of the fantastic food-related moments on display at the Ghibli Museum from May 27, 2017.

The New Cardcaptor Sakura Trailer is Here!

The new animated installment of 'Cardcaptor Sakura' is to be released before the start of new TV series, bridging the gap between the old and new story arcs.

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!

Sip on Some Tea from Totoro's Forest

Now you can enjoy the flavors of some well-known characters from Studio Ghibli.

A Primer on Japanese Homoerotic Manga

Yaoi or Bara? GL or BL? And what about Yuri? If you're feeling confused by all the jargon, follow us through the complex world of homoerotic manga. You're in for some surprises!

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.

Top 5 Anime Girlfriends as Voted by Women

Lesbian anime fans make their picks for their favorite animated romantic companions.

3 Practical Tips for the Karaoke Beginner

With no shortage of options throughout Japan, it can be daunting for the karaoke box beginner to make their amateur singing debut. Luckily, we've got the three key tips you'll need to master the mic.

36 Kisses, 9 Boys, 1 Great Music Video

This Japanese boy band is taking the internet by storm with their infamous 'Shadow Kiss' music video, featuring all nine of the members giving each other smooches.

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.'

Inside the Secret World of Japan's LGBT+ Slang

Around the world, every language and culture has evolved to add jargon relating to the LGBT+ community, and Japan has its own words too. We'll teach you a few terms you may hear around the country—if you're listening carefully.

5 Japanese Films That Explore Sexual Diversity

We often see Japanese films talking about love in various forms, across different ages and social status. But there aren't so many about sexual orientation. We've found a few special ones to share with you.

Smileberry Best Album: 'Hayazumi Berrys'

Smileberry will release their first best-of album on May 10, 2017, titled 'Hayazumi Berrys.'

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!

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.

'Fake' 3-D Brings FEMM Closer to Real

Japanese dance/pop mannequins FEMM have released a 'fake 3-D' music video for 'Do It Again feat. LIZ.'

Experience 'Attack on Titan' Like Never Before

Be surrounded by Eren, Levi, and Armin as they battle against the Titans that surround you in a planetarium.

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