A Super Cheap Akihabara Tour
Super Cheap Japan has put together an incredible cheapo tour of Akihabara—or 'Akiba,' as they call it here. Follow the recommended route to find all the arcades, maid cafes, manga and anime stores, electronic stores and used good stores that you need!
Get Your Hands on a Strong, Stylish Steel Case
Protect your goods in a fashionable way with this new brand of steel carrying cases!
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!
Beautiful Bread Lamps Straight From the Bakery
Japanese artist Yukiko Morita combines lighting design and baked goods to create a new home décor trend that's 'on the rise.'
Building a Better Bakery
Check out this renovated Kyoto townhouse that was turned into a cheese tart shop and tech startup.
Learn Hiragana From Handsome Anime Men
Flashcards not doing it for you when it comes to memorizing hiragana? Try a new smartphone game that will keep you glued to the screen with attractive anime men that will help you study the Japanese syllabary characters.
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.
5 of the Best SIM-Only Contracts in Japan
Our guide to the cheapest options for getting a phone contract in Japan.
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.
Online Shopping in Japan (by JLPT Level)
JLPT surely stands for 'Just Let People Trade' right? Joking aside, we're bringing you a list of five of the best Japanese shopping websites, ranked by the level of Japanese (according to the Japanese Language Proficiency Test) needed to access them.
Which Is More Popular: Apple or Samsung?
Apple and Samsung have been fighting for market shares in every corner globally, with both of them having their own stronger markets. How's the competition looking Japan? It's not even close.
Woody & Sora Team Up to Defeat the Heartless
Get your Keyblades ready because the newest trailer for 'Kingdom Hearts III' is here!
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!
4 Highly Popular Dating Apps in Japan
Love just might be one click away!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Like Father, Like Son
This anime artist turns his young sons' sketches into awesome character designs.