All About Japan

Yamato Is Making Yukatas for All

Yamato, a kimono maker with over 100 years of history, decided to apply to their garments the concept of universal design, making them accessible for everyone.

Canal City: Exploring Fukuoka's Luxury Mall

Check out Canal City Hakata for all of your entertainment needs! Whether you’re in search of an extraordinary date night, cafe time with friends, or fun with the kids, it has you covered!

Find Wonderland at Alice on Wednesday

Alice on Wednesday is a themed shop dedicated to—obviously—Alice in Wonderland. With enchanting decor, gorgeous accessories, clever themed snacks, it will make you feel like you've been immersed in the true Wonderland.

Haruki Murakami & Uniqlo's Very Unique Collabo

One of Japan's most prolific authors has something new for fans: a collaboration with Uniqlo!

Antique Life Jin May Just Be Thrift Heaven

Scavenge for whimsical trinkets, vintage decor, and adorable animal motif goods at Antique Life Jin in Shimokitzawa.

The 'Doctor Fish' Will See You Now

After a long day walking around and exploring all the tourist attractions, why not rest and revive your feet with a fish foot bath?

Surviving Japan’s Winter – Must Have Items!

Thrive in Japan's bone-chilling winter with these 7 must-have (cheap) items!

A Fresh Fashion Twist on Vintage Kimono

A young Japan-based Australian designer is reconstructing vintage kimono into bespoke garments.

Uniqlo Launching Line of Recycled Jackets

In an effort to boost sustainability, major Japanese clothing retailer UNIQLO will be selling recycled down jackets.

The World's First Disposable Paper Razor

One company is doing its part in reducing its use of single-use plastics with a completely disposable paper razor.

Mizuno & Pokémon Team Up to Make Pokégear IRL

Pokémon worked with Mizuno to bring a line of snappy sportswear and accessories to be sold exclusively at their Pokémon Center outlets and select Mizuno branches.

Ghibli Now Delivering Kiki's Dress

Official dresses approved by the Studio Ghibli team bring anime heroine vibes to your wardrobe.

Uniqlo Opening Cutting-Edge Store in Harajuku

Apparel giant Fast Retailing is opening a high-tech Uniqlo outlet in Tokyo’s trendy Harajuku area on Friday, June 5. Customers can choose clothing using a special app installed on these tablets on the wall.

Shop for Your Dream Life at the Loft in Ginza

Ginza's Loft store is attempting to spark a little more joy and awe with items to inspire you every day.

Stay Comfy, Look Professional with WFH Pajamas

Business up top, casual down below, these pajamas will look to your colleagues like you're office ready.

Mask Shortage Amid Fears of Coronavirus

Stores in Japan cannot keep face masks in stock as people around the country stock up to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Why Be Just a Snack When You Can Be Dessert?

Some days you want the soothing scent of incense to dispel the musty air of your home. Other days maybe you'd prefer to smell like an éclair instead of freshly picked flowers. Thankfully, Japanese cosmetics company Kobe Bijinnuuka has got you covered.

Enduring Beauty: Japan’s Sustainable Cosmetics

From the biggest names in beauty products to smaller, more niche labels, Japanese cosmetic brands are tackling sustainability goals in a variety of innovative ways.

Vintage Diving at Toyo Department Store

If you're a true Tokyo hipster, you'd know that Shimokitazawa is the place to be for thrift shopping and fashion. And part of that reason is Toyo Department Store.

Closures Over COVID Continue in Japan

An increasing number of businesses across Japan permanently close their doors amid the ongoing coronavirus epidemic.

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