All About Japan

Can You Solve the Tokyo Metro Mystery?

One part scavenger hunt and one part mind puzzle, these clues will have you racing from one Tokyo metro subway station to the next.

Everyday Japanese Words Not in Your Textbook

Textbooks are essential to Japanese learning. But even if you memorized everything from your book and passed the N1 test, there's still a long road to mastering daily Japanese. Here are a few frequently used words that can add some magic to your Japanese!

Rikuzentakata: Where Dreams Go Global

Let's look at how the city of Rikuzentakata is being rebuilt in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 as the city works toward the dream of becoming a truly global community.

Restoring Confidence, 1 Grain at a Time

Fukushima rice is bouncing back after March 11, 2011.

Sharpen Your Look With Damascus Steel Watches

Wear a unique, exquisite timepiece filled with Japanese sword tradition on your wrist.

A 'Lovely' & Effective Way to Learn Japanese

As there are lots of ways to learn a foreign language, you may be unable to make up your mind which is best for you. This article will propose one surefire way of learning that just may be helpful in your everyday life.

Muji Huts Are Back & Ready for Purchase

Previously only available to other businesses, these tiny Muji homes can now be purchased by anyone.

Endlessly Changing Paintings Bring Art to Life

One artist's innovative techniques bring her paintings to life on the canvas.

Grandma Proves Art is Timeless

An 89-year-old photographer teaches us all a lesson in lifelong learning, and keeping a sense of humor.

Defeat Final Fantasy Bosses on Yamanote Line

Unlock goodies, battle bosses and collect Final Fantasy characters at each of the Yamanote Line stations.

Glimpse the Artistic Side of Yokohama

One artistic taxi driver uses photography to capture the everyday poetry of his job.

Kanjigram: An Adorable Way to Learn Japanese

Film director and animator Ayako Hiroki, a graduate of the College of Art and Design at Musashino Art University in Tokyo, is using her knowledge of 3-D animation to make studying Japanese a lot more lively through her amazing Kanjigram videos.

Sing & Learn the Names of Japanese Stations

Rock to the beat of station names and level up your knowledge of Japan’s railway system while you’re at it.

Instagramable Shopping Street Kagurazaka

In the middle of Tokyo, there's a calm shopping street that is visited mainly by locals: Kagurazaka. Its photogenic stores have started to attract tourist attention and their camera snaps. Let us introduce you to our Insta-bae (Instagramable) selections!

Giant Robots Battle It out, but Who Will Win?

The giant robot battle between Team USA and Team Japan that was two years in the making finally comes to an end, but it's only the beginning of giant robot fights.

Experience the Fastest Shinkansen to Date

Japan Railways is taking applications to experience the future of Japanese rail travel nearly a decade ahead of time.

Kitchen-Haven Kappabashi Has More Than Knives

Previously, we've published articles about buying knives in Kappabashi, but this 'shotengai' has more on offer than just cutlery! Let's take a tour together and see a sharper side of this shopping street.

12 Instagram-Perfect Spots Just Outside Tokyo

Tokyo is great, there’s no doubt about that, but sometimes you just want to escape and see another side of Japan. And we’re here to help you do just that with these easy day-trips from Tokyo that are perfect for your Instagram feed.

Necessary Japanese Jargon for Dating Apps

Dating apps are getting more popular Japan, as it gives people easier access to find dates and meet new people. Just like everything else in Japan, there's lots of jargon hiding the true meaning. Here are some common terms we've decoded for you.

FEMM Tease Future at CES 2018

J-pop musical mannequin duo FEMM are featured in a newly-released teaser video for an augmented reality/mixed reality presentation at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.

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