All About Japan

Japanese Commercials Have a 'Nose' for Comedy

Japan is home to some of the funniest commercials out there, and we've found yet another one that's providing tons of giggles to passengers on Tokyo trains.

Drip, Drip, Drip Goes the Green Tea

Calling itself the world’s first hand-drip green tea shop, Tokyo Saryo is now open for business in Tokyo.

Artist Imagines Fruits & Veggies in the Future

A Japanese art student used his senior thesis to show off 10 different fruits and vegetables in cylindrical form, each consistent to its original size, to make a bold statement about the future of food.

Introducing the Ultimate Gaming Chair!

Ever gamed for too long only to have your back suffer? No worries—this chair's got your back... er, front!

Robotics Inspired by 'Ghost in the Shell'

University of Tokyo robotics engineer Takuya Umedachi is working on synthetic 'soft-body' technology capable of complex and flexible movement.

A New Form of Polygonal Art

Driftwood, stems and branches. They’re all around us but so easily overlooked. However, designer Norihiko Terayama’s latest series of sculptures offers different way of seeing these otherwise ordinary objects of nature.

Sushi Kit Kats: Not Just an April Fools' Joke!

Good news for Kit Kat fans! Kit Kat Chocolatory is celebrating the opening of their Ginza store with gifts of sushi-flavored Kit Kats, but for a limited time only!

Top 10 (Non-Chocolate) Valentine's Day Gifts

In contrast to many Western countries, Japanese girls give chocolate to their crushes on Valentine's Day. Besides chocolate, can you guess some of the other fantastic options to give your guy?

Glean the Secrets of Japanese Interior Design

Create harmony at home with these key Japanese interior design elements.

Mechanical Pencil Lead Sculptures Defy the Eye

Simply titled "Lines," this series of minimal, geometric sculptures created by art student Maho Takahashi only uses two materials, lead and paper, to create three-dimensional shapes along with two-dimension lines.

The Wintry Elegance of Kawase Woodblock Prints

If you can't make it out to Ronin Gallery in New York, we've got a preview here of the Japanese woodblock prints on exhibit there created by Hasui Kawase.

2 Sparkly Exhibitions Are Shining in Tokyo

If you happen to admire sparkly, shiny objects, and you live in Tokyo, you’re in luck thanks to these two exquisite exhibitions!

The Sound & the (Lack of) Fury of Japan

While we know that silence is definitely golden in Japan, there is, on the other hand, an interesting relationship to noise here.

A New Approach to Flower Arrangement

Artist Anju Miyawaki has a new and unique way to create "ikebana," the Japanese art of flower arranging, with her exhibition titled "Flat Ikebana."

Elements of Nature Encapsulated in Resin

Bring nature into your home in a clear and decorative way with stylish Sola Cubes.

Kyoto's Gold Pavillion Glitters in the Snow

Heavy snowfall transforms Kyoto's most popular landmarks, like Kinkakuji and Fushimi Inari-Taisha, into wintry wonderlands!

Same-Sex Couples to Be Recognized in Sapporo

Following on the heels of Shibuya and Setagaya Wards of Tokyo, Sapporo will become the largest city in Japan to recognize same-sex couples.

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!

How to Hang Out in a Hangar at Haneda

Located just one stop away from the International Terminal at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, the JAL Sky Museum is a free, comprehensive, hands-on introduction to the entire commercial aviation industry.

Around the World in 400 Days (with a Drone)

After saving up for two years, this Japanese couple spent their honeymoon traveling the world. And after 400 days and 48 countries, here's the incredible video of their adventure, complete with spectacular aerial drone footage.

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