All About Japan

The Real Health Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea has long been believed to have health benefits, and nowadays people tout it for everything from weight loss to heart disease. But what does the research actually show?

Homemade Cosplaying Accessories for Only ¥100

With just a couple of ¥100 coins and some creativity, you can make your cosplay accessories out of items from a ¥100 shop!

Manholers Unite!

There's plenty to see when taking in the sights of Japan—just be sure to look down, or you might miss the intricate art of Japanese manhole covers right at your feet!

How to Find Love in Japan

You can find just about anything in Japan, from dancing robots to maid cafés! But what about love?

Matto's 'Tokyo Storefront' Illustrations

Mateusz Urbanowicz is a Polish artist making his living here in Japan as an animator and artist. And when he's not working on hit films, like "Your Name," he's working on his own projects. One cool example are these fascinating Tokyo storefront drawings!

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!

Saving Money Is No Problem for No-Face!

This new automated money box speaks, plays music from the film and burps after every deposit!

The Cat's out of the Bag... or Box!

Come along with us as we take a look inside Neko Box, a subscription service that delivers quality goods from Japan monthly to your doorstep. What mysteries lie within? Let's find out.

Peeling Back the Surface of Robot Geisha

MythBusters' Adam Savage explores Ghost in the Shell’s coolest practical effects at Weta Workshop.

Spice up Your Sliced Bread with a Cute Bunny

Hop on over to Usagi-za Lepus Bakery to nibble on some bunny-shaped bread.

Sorry Gents! Galentine's Day Is for the Girls

Seems like some Japanese girls out there prefer to enjoy yummy chocolates on Valentine's Day with female friends!

High-End Design on an Ikea Budget

Japanese architect Takayoshi Kitagawa renovated his parents' Osaka apartment using Ikea furniture in a unique and interesting way that was inspired by duct tape!

Breathing New Life into Old Kyoto

Kyoto is famous for its rich history, including temples and palaces that have existed for more than a millennium, but there are some new and exciting sites around the former capital that are sure to delight people of all ages.

Samurai Signs Teach Bathing Etiquette & More

Trying to navigate your way through the myriad rules in Japan? These signs are hilariously informative!

Think You're Seeing Orange? Think Again!

This mind-blowing optical illusion isn't the color you think it is.

Neko Box Delivering Spring to Your Doorstep

Neko Box is a subscription service that makes sure you get quality goods from Japan each month. Let's see what waiting for us this time in the Hanami Box!

All About Japanese Longevity

What's the secret to longevity in Japan? We take a look at some statistics to get to the bottom of this mystery.

Tokyo Time Lapse

Award-winning international photographer Matthew Pillsbury takes a long look at Tokyo, offering a contemplation of the profound socio-technological complexity of this massive city.

Get 'Spirited Away' by These Photos of Kyoto

Try if you can, but we don't think you'll be able to resist packing your bags for Kyoto after seeing these gorgeous photos.

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