All About Japan

Hop on the Trolly with JR Shinkansen Undies

This shinkansen underwear lets you show (or hide) your love of Japan’s iconic, super fast trains.

Akihabara's New Wall of 150 Gachapon Machines

For fans of the miniature capsule toy-dispensing gachapon vending machines, Kenelstand in Akihabara is your new best friend.

Catch These Hunky Fisherman Trading Cards

Aomori Prefecture wanted to boost the value and attractiveness of their fishery industry. And to them, there's apparently no better way than with wet, toned fishermen on trading cards.

Persimmons: Only $1,000 Each!

One of the weird and fun things about Japan are insanely expensive fruits. Including a box of persimmons that fetched 100,000 yen in the season’s first auction in Ishikawa Prefecture.

Robo-Scorpion Chair Perfect for Villain Lair

If you’re going to be spending several hours a day at your computer, aesthetics are important in keeping your wellness level up. And if that aesthetic is "techno arachnid super-villain," then there’s really only one sensible furniture choice.

5 Acquired Tastes From Around Japan

Join us on an ugly-delicious journey of 5 fermented foods through 5 destinations in Japan

Flowchart of Penguin Drama & Relationships

The lives of real penguins in Kyoto and Sumida Aquariums have been detailed in high-resolution flowcharts, and it's full of penguin crushes, heartbreaks, adultery and even egg-stealing. All the things that make for a great reality television show.

Sculptor Creates Heroes Using 100-Yen Toys

For 35 years, since he was in grade school, the sculptor Tomohiro Yasui has been making paper robots. However, he's been recently targeting his creative energy at the cheap toys and snacks sold at 100-yen shops around Japan.

Ramen Mask Makes Use of Your Steamy Glasses

Sensible individuals are opting these days to stay indoors as much as possible and use masks when outdoors. But, there’s nothing in the social rulebook saying your mask has to be sensible.

Osaka Contest for Mini-Gardens on Small Trucks

The Kei-tora Gardening Contest has chosen its winner for 2020. Click to see which mini-truck garden received to top prize.

Renaissance Paintings Purr-fect for Cat Lovers

Japanese contemporary artist Tokuhiro Kawai uses his mastery of oil painting to create surreal images that invoke the Italian painters of the High Renaissance. But instead of heroes, saints, and the divine, he largely focuses on lots of cats.

No Halloween Gathering in Shibuya in 2020

Officials of Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward have decided to ask people not to visit the iconic Scramble Crossing to celebrate Halloween this year, for fears of spreading COVID-19.

Ready for Burger King's Maximum Challenge?

Are you ready for Japan's latest carnivore craze? The limited-time all-you-can-eat event from Burger King is coming September 18-22. And we have the details.

Bodybuilder Muscling His Way into Stock Photos

Muscle Plus wants to be your source for muscular images. Because if no one else was going to provide them, well-known bodybuilder Akihito Ohara figured it was up to him.

UFOs in Japan: One Man’s Quest to Mount Takao

UFO sighting hotspots exist across the globe, and I’d long heard murmurs of such UFO sightings and other natural phenomena occurring at Japan’s Mount Takao, a small mountain located just outside of Tokyo.

Amusement Park Shines for Medical Workers

An amusement park in the Tokyo suburbs is holding a nighttime illumination event to express appreciation to medical workers fighting the coronavirus.

Most Memorable Mundane Halloween Costumes 2020

Check out Jimi Halloween, celebrating the best of the most forgettable Halloween costumes.

A Grand Mask That's Worth a Grand

As wearing a face covering has become essential in the COVID-19 era, one mask specialty store has opened in Tokyo, showing off a dazzling mask with a 100,000 yen (US$940) price tag!

Japan's Cute New Mascot Came to Fight COVID-19

Welcome Koronon, the cute pink cat who's here to protect the city of Tokyo from COVID-19 by handing out free masks around the metropolis.

Worship Your Feline Friend with Its Own Shrine

Your cat already walks around like a god of the house, so why not get a cardboard shrine to show your true devotion.

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