All About Japan

Let out Your Inner Train Otaku

New Japanese train-themed karaoke lets you belt out announcements without being a public nuisance in Tokyo's Shinagawa Ward.

Ghibli's Kiki Is Back & Delivering Cup Noodle

Relive the magic of 'Kiki's Delivery Service' with this commercial that takes place four years after the original movie.

Exposing Playgrounds to Darkness

In just the right light, or lack there of, even the most innocent places can become terrifying at night with a single photograph.

Take Your Singing to New Heights

Enjoy a round of karaoke on a Ferris wheel with an amazing Tokyo view!

New Text Teaches English of the Occult

This new English textbook will help your students talk about the Illuminati, alien abductions and more!

University Entrance Exam Adds Ninja Section

If you don’t know your 'mizugumo' from your 'kunai,' then I’m afraid you might not be Mie University material.

5 Ways to Recover From Your Shibuya Hangover

Shibuya is not only famous for Hachiko and the world's busiest pedestrian crossing, it also happens to be one of Tokyo's most popular drinking spots. Luckily when in Shibuya, there are ways to treat or prevent a hangover! Here are our top 5 solutions.

'Tori Girl': Butt Flaps for Human Flight?

Would you join a human-powered aircraft contest to get close to your crush? And what if—gasp!—you end up partnered with the one guy you most want to avoid by mistake?

'Lighthearted' Commercial Brings Family Closer

This award-winning commercial sees a father devote his life to becoming a firefly—with a twist we guarantee you won't see coming!

Soothe Your Throat With... a Kit Kat?!

Containing real throat lozenge powder, this new release is one of the most unusual Kit Kats seen in Japan to date.

Tote Around Your Very Own Bento Backpack

Japan’s iconic boxed lunch serves as inspiration for a bag big enough to hold multiple meals.

The 'Fury Road' of Ramen Curry Commercials

With a spiked kettle, explosions and a giant kicking foot—plus the requisite fire-spewing guitar—this instant curry commercial is post-apocalyptic insanity!

Robot Restaurant Serving up Epic Entertainment

Travel blogger Annette White has circled the globe countless times in search of adventure and great food, and Japan definitely provided both. However, one special experience in particular was the night she spent at the one-of-a-kind Robot Restaurant!

Stars of Anime & Rock Collab on Cup Noodle Ad

Megumi Hayashibara, Bump of Chicken and manga artist Eisuke Kubonouchi come together to create an amazingly inspirational anime short for popular Japanese food company Cup Noodle.

Dress Your Cat as a Japanese High School Girl

Cats may not be crazy about water, but that doesn’t mean they don’t look unbelievably cute wearing sailor suit fashion.

Soccer vs. Samurai

What happens when you put a freestyle soccer champion in samurai armor and send him around the streets of Brazil? This—this is what happens.

Forget Frills! Get Your Pet Some Samurai Armor

Cats and dogs have been at it for ages, but now you can turn the tide in your pet's favor with new samurai armor. Or, at the very least, have the coolest Shiba 'shogun' on the block!

Captain America Turns Samurai Warrior

Chances are, figurine collectors who are obsessed with Marvel characters probably already have one or two Captain America figurines, but this one from Bandai is the perfect blend of the beloved American comic book hero and historical Japanese warriors.

4 Commercials Perfect for Dog Lovers

Even without the puppy dog eyes, these Japanese commercials are incredibly effective. Get ready for a laugh, or perhaps a smile, while watching these dogs on camera.

Japan Gets Its First Cat Café Train

Pleasing both railway and feline fans, the Cat Café Train will be operational for one day only!

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