All About Japan

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.

86-Year-Old 'Ironman' Still Going Strong

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

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.

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.

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.

Keep Your Eyes Peeled for These New Poké Lids

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

New Ramen Fad Has Fans Saying 'Cheese Please'

Ramen topped with bread and grilled cheese is becoming a new favorite noodle trend in Tokyo.

Osaka's Incredible Danjiri Kishiwada Festival

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

Whimsical Japanese Wood Carvings

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

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.

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.

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.

Eerie, Abstract Japanese Portraits

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

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.

Happy Birthday Shan Shan!

Giant panda Shan Shan, who was born in Tokyo's own Ueno Zoo, has turned two years old!

Flip Out at This Unique Iwate Event

People compete in Iwate Prefecture to be the best table-flipper, venting their frustrations or shouting out their hopes and dreams.

Japanese Photographer Captures Deserted Tokyo

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

Eerily Awesome Post-Apocalyptic Art of Tokyo

Japanese illustrator Tokyo Genso has created CG illustrations that show an otherworldly, eerily beautiful Tokyo reclaimed by nature in a post-apocalyptic setting.

Ikura, the Adorable Eco-Friendly Dog

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

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.

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