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How to Hang Out in a Hangar at Haneda Airport

Located just one stop away from the International Terminal at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, the JAL Sky Museum is a free, comprehensive, hands-on introduction to the entire commercial aviation industry.

East Meets West in Wedding Dress Form

Japanese brides are taking control of their Western-style weddings with a uniquely Japanese flair. Find out how fashion-forward brides are swapping out kimono for dresses without losing cultural significance.

Drip, Drip, Drip Goes the Green Tea

Calling itself the world’s first hand-drip green tea shop, Tokyo Saryo is now open for business in Tokyo.

Get Crafty in Tohoku by Making 'Kokeshi'

Travel to Sendai and learn all about 'kokeshi,' the traditional wooden dolls that come from the Tohoku region, before getting a chance to make one of your very own!

Around the World in 400 Days (with a Drone)

After saving up for two years, this Japanese couple spent their honeymoon traveling the world. And after 400 days and 48 countries, here's the incredible video of their adventure, complete with spectacular aerial drone footage.

Same-Sex Couples to Be Recognized in Sapporo

Following on the heels of Shibuya and Setagaya Wards of Tokyo, Sapporo will become the largest city in Japan to recognize same-sex couples.

Get a Guitar from a Ferrari Designer

Looking for a new guitar? How about one produced via the same techniques used to build Japanese temples, designed by a Ferrari designer?

The Wintry Elegance of Kawase Woodblock Prints

If you can't make it out to Ronin Gallery in New York, we've got a preview here of the Japanese woodblock prints on exhibit there created by Hasui Kawase.

Ramen: An Edible & Knitable Material

Although it might not keep you warm during the coldest of winters, this scarf will certainly turn heads.

The Only New Year's Postcard You'll Ever Need

Japanese artist Feebee has created an 'ukiyo-e' woodblock print of an imaginary beast combining all 12 zodiac animals. Doesn't matter if it's the Year of the Rooster, Horse or Dragon, you can always send this print for the New Year!

A New Form of Polygonal Art

Driftwood, stems and branches. They’re all around us but so easily overlooked. However, designer Norihiko Terayama’s latest series of sculptures offers different way of seeing these otherwise ordinary objects of nature.

Japanese Commercials Have a 'Nose' for Comedy

Japan is home to some of the funniest commercials out there, and we've found yet another one that's providing tons of giggles to passengers on Tokyo trains.

17 (Non-Otaku) Presents to Buy a Japan Fan

Looking for something for that Japan fan who's already got it all? We've got 17 suggestions!

Glean the Secrets of Japanese Interior Design

Create harmony at home with these key Japanese interior design elements.

Kyoto's Gold Pavillion Glitters in the Snow

Heavy snowfall transforms Kyoto's most popular landmarks, like Kinkakuji and Fushimi Inari-Taisha, into wintry wonderlands!

Get Pottery 1,300 Years in the Making

Mino ware, or Mino 'yaki,' flourished in central Japan hand-in-hand with the rise of ikebana and tea ceremony. You can still get it today—and in fact, it now makes up half of all the pottery made in Japan!

Robotics Inspired by 'Ghost in the Shell'

University of Tokyo robotics engineer Takuya Umedachi is working on synthetic 'soft-body' technology capable of complex and flexible movement.

6 Cool Presents for Tech & Gearheads

Get your hands on a waterproof camera for underwater adventures—or an eco-friendly gadget that can improve your car's engine performance!

Elements of Nature Encapsulated in Resin

Bring nature into your home in a clear and decorative way with stylish Sola Cubes.

5 Innovative Food Prep & Storage Solutions

Everyone wants to save time in the kitchen and spend more time with family and friends. These five gadgets will allow you to organize your kitchen and prepare your dishes with convenience and ease.

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