All About Japan

A Brief History of Japanese Timekeeping

Explore the tradition and beauty of Japanese timekeeping, from the water-based clocks of the seventh century to the app-enabled digital creations of the modern day.

Building a Better Bakery

Check out this renovated Kyoto townhouse that was turned into a cheese tart shop and tech startup.

Shop with the Touch of a Finger!

A brand-new payment system lets you make purchases with the touch of a finger. Great for tourists too!

Programming Isn't Just for Youngsters Anymore

How cool is this 81-year-old Japanese woman who learns programming from scratch to make an awesome mobile game!

The New PlayStation VR Comes With a Mini PS4

The PlayStation VR Processor Unit acts as a middle man between the headset and the PS4 console itself.

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.

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.

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.

Get Your Hands on a Strong, Stylish Steel Case

Protect your goods in a fashionable way with this new brand of steel carrying cases!

Every Animator's Dream Desk

This DIY project by a Japanese animator is complete with an embedded graphics tablet!

Woody & Sora Team Up to Defeat the Heartless

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

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!

Radio Ghibli Perfect for Ghibli Music Fanatics

Get ready for hours of scenes, songs and memories that tantalize your ears as you listen to iconic songs from Ghibli movie classics!

New E-Book Has Easy-to-Read Design for Manga

Beefed-up specs and functions address the needs of Japanese comic fans.

Why You Should Get a Line Pay Card Now

Are you really tired of paying those cash-on-delivery fees every time you order something online because no credit card company will accept you? If you have a Japanese phone number, the solution is right at your fingertips!

Like Father, Like Son

This anime artist turns his young sons' sketches into awesome character designs.

Sega’s Mega Drive/Genesis Lives Again!

This re-release of the classic 16-bit video game console won’t be manufactured by Sega, or even in Japan, but that won't stop us from buying one!

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!

Steamed Toast for the Perfect Slice

'Balmuda The Toaster' gives toast a golden brown surface and satisfying crunch while holding moisture and aroma inside—all thanks to a little steam power!

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