All About Japan

A Toast to Final Fantasy's 30th Anniversary

Celebrate the beloved game's 30th anniversary with this 30 year old whiskey! Pre-orders are being accepted by Japanese liquor retailer Shinanoya for the commemorative Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary whiskey.

Innovative Aichi Illumination Made by Plumber

In a small town in Aichi Prefecture, a plumber and his family have created an icy winter illumination to warm the hearts of visitors.

Smell Sweet Thanks to Kiki & Her Cat Jiji

Studio Ghibli enters the perfume game with the launch of its 'Kiki’s Delivery Service' body mist line.

Take a Trip Around Japan with Starbucks Mugs

These Starbucks mugs and tumblers feature local sites and foods from five prefectures.

Handmade Knives in Yamagata

See how Shimada Cutlery Works carries on a blade-making tradition dating back to the year 1365.

Use a Japanese 'Hottie' to Keep Warm in Winter

Survive the harsh Japanese winter by cuddling up in bed with this hot little number.

5 Must-Visit Department Stores in Japan

Department stores in Japan have a lot to offer, from brand name to local products, all under one roof. This article will introduce five must-visit stores in Japan that achieved fame through high consumer satisfaction in a nationwide survey.

Japanese Artist Gives Old Stones New Life

This artist from Saitama Prefecture gives new meaning to the old phrase 'art imitates life!'

Taking Denim Beyond the Jean Jacket

Hiroshima is known for its denim. But the denim being made here may not be the kind of denim you know!

Support Kumamoto by Purchasing a Kit Kat

After the devastating Kumamoto Earthquake in 2016, Kit Kat has teamed up with the region's mascot, Kumamon, and local farmers to produce a unique Kit Kat flavor.

Cast Your Vote for the Next Kit Kat Flavor!

Nestlé Japan is calling on Kit Kat fans around the world to nominate and vote for their next flavor on a special English-language website.

Japan's 5 Most Trusted Fast-Fashion Brands

Where do you go for fast fashion in Japan? Start with one of these five chains, ranked as the nation's most trusted brands in a survey of over 120,000 consumers!

Pixel Puppies Might Be the Perfect Pet

One Japanese artist combines cuteness and nostalgia in his latest line of colorful sculptures. Plus, they're already housebroken!

Cuddle Up with Your Very Own Lapras!

Recreate Ash’s voyage around the Orange Archipelago without ever leaving your living room.

Try Amazing Food at Tanabata Matsuri in Sendai

It was very hot when we went to Sendai, in Miyagi Prefecture, to see this gorgeous Tanabata Masturi, but nothing can stop us from having fun!

Endless Design Possibilities: Fukuyama Denim

Specialists in every step of denim manufacture—spinning, dyeing, weaving, washing—abound in Fukuyama, a leading producer of denim in Japan. The locale is a driving force behind the worldwide appeal of Japanese denim.

Get Ready for Coca-Cola Slushie Pouches

Coca-Cola's new Frozen Lemon slushie has been eight years in the making—and it's out April 16!

Wanted: Professional Cosplayers

Dwango, the operators of Japan’s Nico Nico Douga streaming service, want to connect passionate cosplayers with paying jobs.

The Historical Stores of Ginza

Ginza has been associated with wealth ever since a silver coin mint was established here early in the Edo Period. Quite a few old shops got their start here, making Ginza a great center for some historical shopping!

Cool Off in Summer with Ghibli Folding Fans

Studio Ghibli fans can now beat the heat with fans styled after their favorite characters!

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