All About Japan

'Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen' Takes World by Storm

A new Japanese music video about apples, pineapples and pens may just have a shot at becoming this year’s biggest YouTube hit.

Aomori Mascot Kills it on the Drums

Playing the drums like a pro is not that easy, but add on a bulky mascot costume as well and you have the makings of a star!

Visit an Eerie Grove of Buddhist Statues

This village of Buddhist statues is either the beginning to a really good Miyazaki film—or a really terrifying Japanese horror film.

Halloween Costumes in Traditional Japanese Art

Halloween might be a relatively new concept for Japan, but the idea of sporting costumes for festivals is perhaps older than it is in the United States!

Top 7 Weirdest Festivals Across Japan

While it's estimated there are 600,000 festivals in Japan, some are decidedly weirder than others!

Put Your Phone to Rest on a Mini Futon

Not only does this tiny futon hold your smartphone, but it's even bestowed with blessings from the priests at Tokyo’s Anazawaten Shrine.

Top 10 Themed Halloween Costumes

If you're in desperate need for ideas for your next Halloween party, here are some themes to choose from!

Babymetal to Join RHCP on U.K. Tour

World-famous rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers always give fans what they want, and adding Babymetal as special guests on the U.K. leg of their tour is sure to delight British crowds.

Crack the Mystery of the Black Eggs

Join Grace and Ryosuke as they travel to Hakone and learn where the mystical eggs come from!

Shinigami Ryuk's 'PPAP' Dance Cover Is Fierce!

Ryuk has a Death Note, a pen and an apple! Who knew this grim reaper had so much soul?!

Be a Couch Potato in a Tempura Sleeping Bag!

Whether you’re looking for an unusual Halloween costume or a cozy outfit to snuggle up in, this crazy bread-crumbed number will make all your fried food fantasies come true!

Learn About Anatomy Through Pokémon

Underneath a Pokémon's cute furry exterior lies a nervous system, veins, a gastrointestinal tract and much more—all beautifully depicted by one artist.

17 Awesome Things to Do for Halloween 2016

In a city famed for cosplay and seasonal celebrations, you just know Halloween is going to be epic! And we've got 17 great things lined up for you!

Ghibli's Newest Video Features a... Rice Ball?

This adorable Ghibli rice ball appears in a charming story told over several new video clips.

Bite into a Purple Ooze Hamburger

Get into the All Hallow's Eve spirit with a dollop of purple sauce on this Lotteria cheeseburger.

8 Things You Didn't Know About Sports in Japan

How often does a sumo wrestler wash his loincloth?

Pineapple Pen Café Set to Open in Tokyo

From the bright exterior to the unusual themed menu, the world’s first official PPAP café has a number of flash trimmings that fans will love, but you'd better hurry since it's only open for a limited time!

Take a Dip in Some Ramen Bath Salts

You may want to refrain from using these yummy-smelling bath powders when you’re hungry!

Japan's Fertility Festivals: The Hard Facts

Japan is a festive nation, home to countless different festivals. However, some of them, while safe to visit, aren't exactly safe for work!

Finally, Food You Can Accessorize With!

No one wants to have egg on their face—but if you want it on your head, this Japanese company is happy to oblige.

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