All About Japan

Incredible Ballpoint Pen illustrations

Japanese illustrator Manabu Endo has created meticulously detailed ballpoint pen pieces that evoke the traditional aesthetics of Japanese hanging scrolls.

Keep Your Eyes Peeled for These New Poké Lids

Pokémon have been popping up all over Japan in the craziest of places—below us!

This Bad Breath Commercial Is Turning Heads

Survey says one in two foreigners have been bummed out by meeting Japanese people with bad breath. One advertisement hopes to clear the air while offering a little humor along the way.

This Owl Café in Akihabara Is a Hoot!

Looking for a unique animal experience in Tokyo? Akiba Fukurou just may be the solution.

Adorable Mame Shiba Banknotes

This Shiba Inu currency becomes so popular it gets its very own line of merchandise.

Ikura, the Adorable Eco-Friendly Dog

An environmentally friendly dog has collected more than 3,000 plastic bottles during walks over five years!

Eerie, Abstract Japanese Portraits

Japanese artist Teppei Takeda creates otherworldly portraits that are composed of intense, gestural brushstrokes.

Learn Some New Hand Puppetry... or 'Poop-etry'

The poop emoji has long been a favorite among people in Japan, but now you don't need type it out⁠—just use your hands.

Japanese Illustrator Brings Streets to Life

Masashi Shimakawa is a Japanese illustrator who uses his unique style to capture the everyday beauty of Japanese streets.

Japanese Photographer Captures Deserted Tokyo

For almost 30 years, Japanese photographer Masataka Nakano has been capturing moments where Tokyo seems like a ghost town.

James Cordon & Naomi Watanabe: Beauty Masters

Japanese companies are known for wacky TV commercials, but cosmetics brand SK-II has capitalized on this trend with a series of commercials for their PITERA Essence product that features a star-studded cast of Japanese, Chinese, and American celebrities.

Summer Comiket 2019 Was Scorching Hot

Summer Comiket 2019 was held over four days at Tokyo Big Sight from August 9, and the biannual independent manga, anime, game, and cosplay convention wrapped up with some impressive cosplayers on the final day of the event.

Sate Your Stomach with a Soda Sandwich

Japanese companies truly enjoy creating interesting flavors, but this soda-flavored crab stick just might be the craziest combination hitting shelves this summer.

Osaka's Incredible Danjiri Kishiwada Festival

Nippon TV takes a behind-the-scenes look at Osaka's high-speed Kishiwada Danjiri Festival.

Poop Kanji Drill Lets You Review in the Loo

The Poop Kanji Drill books are an awesome way to study Japanese. And with this new toilet paper, you can keep studying even while in the restroom.

TeamLab Transforms an Abandoned Bath House

The latest installation from Japan's digital art collective TeamLab sees incredible megaliths rising around a once-abandoned bathhouse.

Flock to Shikoku to See the City of Scarecrows

Tourists are making their way to a dwindling community in Tokushima Prefecture, where the number of residents is greatly outnumbered by scarecrows.

86-Year-Old 'Ironman' Still Going Strong

A Japanese octogenarian is the world’s oldest to complete the world's toughest triathlon competition.

Muddy Fun at a Music & Organic Vegetable Fest

About 150 festival-goers got muddy and munched on fresh organic produce at a festival in Chiba Prefecture.

Whimsical Japanese Wood Carvings

These incredible sculptures by Tokyo-based artist Moe Nakamura are all carved from a single block of wood!

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