All About Japan

Want to Sip on Sake from a Squid Chalice?

Why settle for sake cups when you could be drinking your fine rice wine from an edible chalice made out of squid?

5 Weird Beauty Products that Look Like Torture

Ever thought you'd like to try a face corset? No? How about an aluminum spa for your face? Check out this list of five weird Japanese beauty products that will have you questioning why they were made in the first place!

Hikaru Skirt Illuminates 'Absolute Zone'

Would you want to wear a skirt that lights up inside?

Share Your Music with the Song Wig

In a bold and radical new take on wearable tech, a device wants to take the music you listen to and put it at everyone else’s fingertips. Introducing the Song Wig!

This Lobster Gundam Rocks!

One of the coolest Gundam we've ever seen, a custom (and organic) MSN-4 Sazabi Mobile Suit! You'll be shell-shocked when you see how it was created!

Bidding Seniors Farewell with Sand Art

We wish our own high schools had sent us off into the adult world with these spectacular sand creations!

Curious Cats Sneak onto Trains

We have no idea where these adorable cats are heading, but they sure do look like they're enjoying their train ride!

4 Fun & Weird Ways to Use the Train

Japanese trains are fast and efficient. But have you ever seen one used as a rolling showroom? Or how about having a concert at 260 kilometers per hour?

Who Wouldn't Want to Wear this Epic Kotatsu?

Designing his clothes around the concept of relaxing in a comfortable room, Keisuke Nagami may have invented the ultimate in indoor cold-weather comfort: a heated table attached to not just one, but four parkas!

Take a Breakneck Video Tour of Japan!

Filmed during a three-week railway journey through Japan, this stupendously edited collection of memories reminds us of what can be so fascinating about this island nation.

Samurai Slice Up Street Litter

These fearsome and attractive samurai aren't after your life—they're after your litter!

The Ultimate Group Tent

Enjoy your own personal space or chat it up in the communal meeting room in this outdoor tent!

Merry Melodies for Train Departures

After taking into account suggestions from the public, Tokyo Metro has finally settled on some J-Pop jingles for train departures.

Can You Sell Homes with Dozing Commuters?

Japanese people often sleep on the train. It doesn’t just happen during the morning rush hour, either: it happens pretty much at any time of day. This cute video connects train dozing with the importance of having a nice home at the end of the ride.

Lexus Designs a $1,320 Backpack!

This just might be the most expensive Japanese school bag we've ever seen!

These Elderly Men Got Style!

Straight from Kochi Prefecture, this new grandpa group rivals J-pop boyband legends SMAP and Arashi with their suave moves and killer beat.

Shinobi Wanted, Apply Within!

If you happen to reside in Aichi Prefecture and are needing some extra dough, why not audition to become a prefecture ninja?

Amazing Capsule Hotels Around the World

From futuristic designs to being surrounded by the great outdoors, we take a look at some of the incredible next-level capsule hotels that can be found both in Japan and around the world.

Think You're Cut Out to Be a Shrine Maiden?

A job listing site in Japan is currently featuring a very interesting part-time job in the new Akihabara Shrine.

Embarrassed Engineer Invents 'Selfie Arms'

Who needs a selfie stick, when you can use 'selfie arms'!

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