All About Japan

Get to Know the World Famous Dentsu

Dentsu has a huge influence on Japanese culture by deciding when, what, where and how things got promoted, as Dentsu owns stocks in different mass media conglomerates. But just how much do you know about this global powerhouse?

The Spectacular Story Behind Keiko's Kimono

Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Taylor Hawkins is back with another poignant look at the world of Japanese craftsmanship, but this time focusing on one remarkable artisan in particular: Keiko Tanabe, a master of the 'yuzen' kimono dyeing process.

New Web Series Shines Light on LGBT+ Community

The new web series 'Tokyo Neighbors' explores what it’s like to be gay in Japan.

Comfy Pajamas Double as Outdoor Summer Kimono

Are you someone who likes to wear your pajamas outside your house? Well now you can wear these stylish pajamas outside your house and also add some Japanese flavor.

All About ADMT: Advertising Museum Tokyo

To commemorate the 100th birthday of Hideo Yoshida, the fourth CEO of Japanese advertising conglomerate Dentsu, an NPO group called Yoshida Hideo Memorial Foundation opened a museum in December 2002 dedicated to the history of advertising in Japan.

Japanese Tech Breaking Communication Barriers

Do you ever wish there was an easier way to communicate while traveling abroad? Well, now there is with ili, a brand new translation device!

Dad Turns Daughter's Art Into Edible Bento

One wonderful Japanese comedian transforms his daughter’s artwork into an adorable bento box.

Forget Frills! Get Your Pet Some Samurai Armor

Cats and dogs have been at it for ages, but now you can turn the tide in your pet's favor with new samurai armor. Or, at the very least, have the coolest Shiba 'shogun' on the block!

Touching Last Photos of Grandmother & Grandson

In 2011, Akihito Yoshida discovered a very special relationship between his younger cousin and his grandmother. He photographed the pair, which sadly captures the memories of two people no longer with us in this beautiful but tragic story.

Command Your Own Eva & Mario Kart in VR

Warm up those throwing arms, because it’ll take more than a button tap to chuck those Koopa shells and power up an Eva.

4 Commercials Perfect for Dog Lovers

Even without the puppy dog eyes, these Japanese commercials are incredibly effective. Get ready for a laugh, or perhaps a smile, while watching these dogs on camera.

Kiyohiko Azuma’s Urban Sketches of Japan

Manga artist Kiyohiko Azuma draws the main character of his popular work 'Yotsuba&!' as an adorable cartoon, but his cityscapes are incredibly realistic in contrast. Take a look at a few of his wonderful sketches.

Why Is Japanese Customer Service So Amazing?

Many people around the world know about, and expect, warmhearted hospitality in Japan. But what if we tell you the reason why might not be as simple, or polite, as a culturally ingrained sense of respect?

Let Frieza Power Up Your Phone

Super powerful villain Frieza can not only charge up your phone, but he also has a sweet side to him that's apparent in his very own marshmallows.

Fashioning a Wedding Dress Out of a Kimono

These dresses made from redesigned antique kimono should definitely make the bride feel special on her big day!

Takeshi Miyakawa's Solo Sculpture Exhibition

Brooklyn-based Japanese designer Takeshi Miyakawa currently has a solo exhibition at John Doe gallery. On display are a series of sculptural pieces, both abstract and functional, that capture Miyakawa’s knack for reframing the small and ordinary.

Kill Time Gaming With Mario at Kansai Airport

Kansai International Airport, the principal international airport close to Nintendo's Kyoto headquarters, lets you start your travel fun right away!

No Need to Lug Around Your Luggage Anymore

Thanks to Ecbo Cloak you can now store your luggage at cafés, bars and restaurants, so you can keep your travel light!

Shine Light on Power Draining Vending Machines

Japan is home to the most vending machines in the world, and these machines keep running when the country sleeps, much to the detriment of environmentalists. One photographer documented these power consuming contraptions and their spooky nocturnal glow.

Adulting! Theme Parks for Dates & Daydreamers

Wouldn't it be nice to be together with your lover on a day full of daydreaming and adventuring? If you think Disney and USJ too crowded for some quality time, then try one of these lesser-known, equally superb alternatives for grown-ups.

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