All About Japan

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.

18-Meter Gundam Robot Unveiled in Yokohama

An 18-meter-tall MOVING Gundam robot was unveiled in Yokohama.

Dolls to Celebrate the Well-Being of Boys

A city in Shizuoka Prefecture is displaying dolls that wish for good health and well-being of boys.

Do You Want to Bring a Snowman?

If your snowperson wants to see more than just the front yard, we've found the perfect carrying case you never knew you needed.

Japanese Onomatopoeia: There's a Word for That

Get help learning Japanese onomatopoeia with the help of 100 international illustrators in one remarkable little book.

The Lockup Is Back with Eerie Winter Dishes

The Lockup, like many eateries, shut down due to Covid-19. However, the Tokyo Kabukicho location reopened on July 1. Since then, they’ve been working hard on some special new dishes for the winter season. Put on your handcuffs and let's take a look.

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.

Saitama Vending Machine Selling Covid-19 Tests

Japanese vending machines are well known for selling some pretty unique items, and this one in Saitama Prefecture, just outside of Tokyo, is offering PCR Test kits for you to take in the comfort of your own home.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Artist Makes 3D Sculptures of Strange Pet Pics

For one artist, scrolling past cute viral pics of animals is enough to inspire crafting sculptures that imagine new creatures.

Most Memorable Mundane Halloween Costumes 2020

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

A Portable Home for Hedgehogs on the Go

As hedgehogs are becoming more and more popular as pets in Japan, so are people wanting to meet one in person. And with this portable home, you can bring your prickly pet anywhere you go.

I Spent a Week Eating Nothing but KFC Chicken

It’s Christmas! You know what that means yeah? Greasy dirty deep-fried chicken for all. Well, if you’re in Japan at least. See, Japan has this weird Christmas tradition of eating KFC for Christmas dinner. That’s sick, but why?

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.

5 Acquired Tastes From Around Japan

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

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.

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