All About Japan

Japan's Animal-Based Personalities

Are you a cat or a dog? Japan has several ways to describe a person's personalities based on animalistic behaviors. You might even be a penguin!

A Dog Day Afternoon at the Playground

The look of happiness on this adorable pup’s face makes us want to run out to the park and act like kids again.

A Guilty Noodle in the West End

If you're in the West End on Friday, September 2, check out this crazy mix of comedy and martial arts!

Thank You for the Cracker!

Surprisingly, bowing after receiving a gift—a common Japanese custom—isn't limited to just humans, as this deer proves!

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.

Butoh 101

Join us for an introduction to one of Japan's most provocative performance arts!

An Amusement Park with Spanish Flair

Get the essence of Spain, without the expensive plane tickets or long flights, in Japan's Mie Prefecture.

7 Popular Insects in Japan

Japan has a deep fascination with insects that dates back to the age of the samurai. Let’s take a look at the seven most popular insects in Japan and what makes them so popular.

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.

Spend a Night at this Classy Japanese Prison

When staying at this century-old correctional facility, you might hope they lock you up and throw away the key!

Adorable Cat Needs a Chat Before His Catnap

This cat that won't fall asleep until his owner chats with him is the animal we all wish we could have!

5 Things OK in Japan but Not OK in the US

What's considered rude in one culture could be deemed good manners in another. The duo at Texan in Tokyo set out to list their Top 5 habits that are fine in Japan but unacceptable in the U.S.

Tiny Zoo for Equally Tiny Critters

A whole zoo devoted to the common squirrel? Of course—it’s Japan!

3 Ridiculously Cute Animal Destinations

Check out these three adorable destinations just for animal lovers!

Top 5 Creepiest Animals in Japan

These animals look like something straight out of our nightmares!

The Secret of the Square Watermelon

With only 200 grown per year, this video offers a rare glimpse behind the scenes of square watermelon production—answering the questions of how they're made and why they're so expensive!

Thieving Anteater Gets Caught Red-Handed!

This anteater really goes out of his way to try and steal other animal's food!

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.

Baby Tiger & Baby Lion Become Besties

Their time together is limited, but for now, these two make an adorable pair!

7 Bugs Lurking in the Japanese Countryside

What would you do if you spotted one of these on your towel—after you'd used it?!

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