All About Japan

Internet on Your Phone: A Guide for Residents

In Japan, connecting your phone to the internet is almost easier as a tourist! Once you're a resident, it can quickly become a frustrating experience. However, there are several options out there, and you'll surely be able to find a suitable one.

Enter the Ghibli World Through Virtual Reality

Ever wanted to be in a Ghibli movie but weren't quite animated enough? Well, your dream is now a reality—virtual reality that is!

Don't Throw Shade on Your Shading Skills!

Have you struggled with getting just the right hue of blue? These pens can help you out!

Where to Buy Cheap Stuff around Tokyo

Because shopping in Tokyo isn't only for the spendthrift, but also for the budget-conscious buyer, we give you a lowdown on where to get good stuff and great deals in and around Japan's capital city.

Create Your Very Own Anime Film!

The same animation software that created the wonderful Ghibli film 'Princess Mononoke' will be available to download for free!

A Brief History of Emoji

You likely know that emoji originated in Japan, but do you know how they ended up basically everywhere in the world?

Turn Your Smartphone into a Telescope!

Take pictures of the surface of the moon and planets on your smartphone with this cool new telescope add-on!

Review: Casio Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10

When it comes to standard digital watches, Casio stands out above all others in features, reliability, and accuracy. So when it announced its WSD-F10 Android Wear-powered Smart Outdoor Watch, everyone, including smartwatch skeptics, perked up.

Toyota Concept Car Made from 86 Wooden Panels

Check out Toyota’s stunning concept car, Setsuna, whose exterior is composed of 86 handmade wooden panels.

Charms That Will Keep Your Phone Safe!

These phone cases come embroidered with declarations of protection against ignored messages and low batteries.

10 Ways to Get Free Wi-Fi in Japan

While Japan may be behind other developed counties in terms of free Wi-Fi/internet access, things have gotten a lot better over the last few years. Here are some places you can go to get totally free Wi-Fi!

7 Japanese Gadgets You Can't Live Without!

During your stay you may come in contact with these seven gadgets that help make life in Japan a little bit easier. But as soon as you leave, you'll be wishing you had one at home, too!

Let the Power of the Clow Dry Your Hair

The Cardcaptor Sakura Sealing Wand will blow dry your hair without the aid of the Windy card.

Light Up Paper Cities with the Stroke of a Pen

The special ink found in this pen conducts electricity, allowing you to draw circuits and create your own illuminated pop-up cities, houses or whatever else your creative mind can dream up!

Mini-Review: Casio EX-FR100 Outdoor Recorder

At first fondling, everything about the EX-FR100 Outdoor Recorder action camera feels a little better than 2014's EX-FR10.

Stay Connected! Phone Service for Tourists

Finding a way to stay connected using your smartphone abroad is always bothersome, and Japan is no exception. Read on to learn all you'll need to know to ease the process!

Real Radios Made from Real Seashells

To commemorate the 90 years since radios were first brought to japan, the staff at Japanese radio station BayFM decided to create 100 seashell radios.

Summer Doesn't Have to be the Pits

Stay cool during the summer with an electric fan that circulates cool air right into your armpit!

Making Time Travel to Edo a Virtual Reality

For anyone who has ever dreamed of traveling back in time to the Edo Period (1603-1868), you might want to start investing in some virtual reality software and gear!

The Pokédrone: Really Helps You Catch 'Em All!

This upcoming product from TRNDlabs promises to make it that much easier to catch all those hard-to-reach Pokémon.

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