All About Japan

Testing out the ili Translation Device in Kobe

Our writer Eric headed out to Kobe to check out the Sannomiya nightlife, and he brought an ili translation device along for the ride with amusing results.

Woody & Sora Team Up to Defeat the Heartless

Get your Keyblades ready because the newest trailer for 'Kingdom Hearts III' is here!

From Chocolate Wrapper Drab to Totally Fab

To an artist, inspiration can come from anything, even chocolate candy wrappers.

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.

Emoji: An Origin Story

The true meaning of emoji is not as simple as one might think.

Touching Commercial Highlights Japanese LGBT+

Six Japanese individuals in the LGBT+ community discuss what coming out was like and what they hope to see in the future for LGBT+ rights in Japan.

Spruce up the Home With 'Floating' Flower Art

Create the illusion of floating flowers with the Kaki Flower Vase.

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!

Marvel at Intricate Fruit & Vegetable Carvings

Japan has a rich tradition of food carving, but in the hands of Japanese artist Gaku, the art of fruit and vegetable carving is elevated to a new realm of edible creations!

Bonsai & Origami Combine in New Japanese Art

Folding paper into origami shapes is hard enough, but folding a less-than-half-inch piece of paper into a crane and placing it onto a bonsai tree branch takes some serious skills!

Most Livable Cities in the World 2017 Edition

Three Japanese cities made it to the top 25 of most livable cities in the world, and you may or may not believe what is No 1!

Looser Rules for Permanent Residency in Japan

Japan has loosened its requirements for obtaining permanent residency to include even more fields of employment. If you're working in the fashion or anime industry in Japan, you too can now apply for permanent residency after just twelve months!

Stylish Flower Vases Showcase Metallic Beauty

Yokohama Makers Village teamed up with Japanese product designers to create a line of metallic flower vases.

Nintendo's Bringing Back Old School Gaming

Nintendo’s new retro Super NES includes a never-before-released game, plus some of the odder elements of gaming in the 16-bit era.

Trash to Treasure: $3 Knife Really Worth $100!

Jun, from YouTube channel Jun's Kitchen, enjoys sharpening and polishing knives as a hobby. But he didn't imagine the rusty knife he bought second-hand would turn out to be a hidden treasure.

5 Most Expensive Fruits That Are Made in Japan

Fruits in Japan can be expensive when compared to other countries—in fact, five out of the six most expensive fruits in the world are from here! Let's took a look the these costly treats!

Japanese Paper Puppets Transform with a Tap

Check out these 'karakuri' puppets that are hiding something... until you tap or squeeze them.

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.

5 Fun & Fruity Activities to Do Around Tokyo

There's more to Kanto than trains, amusement, food, shopping and temples. There are several 'juicy' fruit-related activities to do when in Tokyo or nearby towns, such as fruit picking, fruit carving, jam making and more. Why not enjoy them when in Japan?

Memorize Kanji With Cute Stop-Motion Videos

These adorable clips and characters will help you memorize kanji symbols and make you smile at the same time.

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