A Bathing Experience Unlike Any Other
This kind of bathing system is straight out of 'Spirited Away'!
Samurai Snoopy & More at Pop-Up Peanuts Shop
Japanese-style Snoopy art exhibition celebrates 50 years of Peanuts in Japan.
Transformed Not by Alchemy, but by Sanrio
Hit anime/manga 'Fullmetal Alchemist' characters Edward and Alphonse Elric have transformed again, but this time it’s not the result of alchemy.
Everyday Japanese Words Not in Your Textbook
Textbooks are essential to Japanese learning. But even if you memorized everything from your book and passed the N1 test, there's still a long road to mastering daily Japanese. Here are a few frequently used words that can add some magic to your Japanese!
Permanent Pokémon Café to Open in Tokyo
Missed your chance to eat at the limited-time Pokémon restaurants? The new eatery will be ready for you whenever you come to town.
10 Shades of Otaku
You've likely have heard the term 'otaku' thrown out around Japan. But, did you know that there is not just one, but many types of otaku?
BiSH Take 'My Landscape' Airborne
Japanese idol sextet BiSH are back with what may well be the most expensive alt-idol music video, shot on and around aircraft at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California.
Hayao Miyazaki Reveals Details About Next Film
Looks like Hayao Miyazaki has finally come out of retirement to work on his last full feature film.
Gundam Makes Debut in 'Ready Player One'
It may be hard to miss Akira's iconic red bike in 'Ready Player One,' but did you spot the RX-78-2 Gundam as well?
These Stray Cats Have Serious Ninja Skills!
A Kyushu-based photographer is snapping shots of adorable strays while they demonstrate their purrfect form!
Final 3 Mascot Pairs for Tokyo 2020 Olympics
These six mascots take their inspiration from sakura cherry blossoms, shrines, and Japanese fairy tales. But only one pair can represent Tokyo at the 2020 Olympic Games. Which team deserves the gold?
Kamen Joshi Named Akihabara Ambassadors
In the lead-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, masked girl idols Kamen Joshi have been appointed official ambassadors for Akihabara tourism.
6 Stylish Cafés in Tokyo Perfect for Instagram
We're rounding up the most stylish cafés in Tokyo to snap an Instagram-worthy moment to post on your feed and impress your friends.
John Woo Back for Action Remake Set in Japan
In acclaimed action director John Woo's latest film, 'Manhunt,' Chinese actor Zhang Hanyu stars as a prosecutor accused of a crime he didn't commit, while Japanese actor-musician Masaharu Fukuyama is the super-detective sent to chase him down.
Catch a Glimpse of the Sailor Moon Ride at USJ
Set to open March 16, 2018, the Sailor Moon 4-D attraction is sure to draw Sailor Moon enthusiasts to Universal Studios Japan.
'Ranma 1/2' Café Set to Open in 3 Cities
Longtime 'Ranma' fans can indulge in a bevy of lovingly crafted dishes with clever nods to the series and even experience some VR entertainment while waiting for their orders.
Tokyo Disneyland Is Getting a Whole Lot Bigger
The company behind Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disney Sea is planning a massive ¥3 billion expansion of the popular resort.
Hamill Wowed by Animated 'Star Wars' Ukiyo-e
Mark Hamill has seen a lot of unique Star Wars tributes in his day, but this animated Star Wars 'ukiyo-e' got him asking for his own copy!
The Ishinomori Manga Museum
Fans of Shotaro Ishinomori, of Kamen Rider and Cyborg 009 fame, have a haven waiting for them in Miyagi Prefecture.
Kamen Joshi Reach Record 3M FB Followers
Japanese underground idols Kamen Joshi achieved a social media milestone last week by surpassing 3 million Facebook followers.