All About Japan

A Fulbright Fellow's First Time in Japan

Some of us came to Japan for work, others for fun and adventure. For Ari Beser, Japan held the answers to understanding his family's past and gave him the tools he needed to help shape the future.

Going Back in Time for Books at Jimbocho

After reading, book-loving locals usually sell their tomes back to second-hand bookstores so the books will find a new home. Luckily, there's an old street in the middle of Tokyo that has more than 100 stores dedicated to old books: Jimbocho.

New Book Shares Animal Sculpture Secrets

Mio Hashimoto went viral with photos and videos of a shiba inu dog interacting with a sculpture of itself. She's now penned a book that lets you do what she does.

The Bilingual Epic of a Ramen Adventurer

Brian MacDuckston has devoured more than 1,000 bowls of ramen since arriving in Japan in 2006.

Photo Book Documents Ancient Pilgrimage Path

Witness the awe-inspiring shots captured by two photographers who spent eight days wandering ancient routes crisscrossing Japan's largest peninsula.

The Book of 'Sweet' Makeup Tips!

Famed makeup artist Yuzuko wants to share the secrets of the latest Japanese teen makeup trends!

Innovating Organic Recipes on the Farm

Nancy Singleton Hachisu's first book, Japanese Farm Food, sold over 30,000 copies, leading to a regular spot on a national variety show.

Go Retro in Jimbocho

Check out these old-school coffee shops, passed down for generations in Tokyo's Jimbocho.

Cafe Unizon: Food, Books & (Some) Live Music

I was first introduced to Cafe Unizon by a couple of fellow Kiwis also living on Okinawa. It has been a frequent stop for us ever since.

'Yuki Means Happiness'

Even after leaving Japan, the nation lingers long in your memory. This British-American writer spun her time in Tokyo into her second novel—both a mystery story and a time capsule of Japan in the early '90s.

360° Book Lets You Own Mount Fuji

When designer Yusuke Ono submitted his 3-D book idea to the YouFab design contest in 2012, it was too labor intensive to be produced for sale. Not anymore.

English Textbooks Get a Manga-Makeover

English teachers and students alike will get a hoot out of these newly designed English textbooks.

Go Ahead & Fall Asleep in This Kyoto Library

The Book & Bed Hostel opens a 2nd location in Kyoto.

The Discovery of Ramen: For Kids!

San Francisco-based publisher Immedium is looking to extend its series of multicultural kids' books with a look at the origins of ramen! Hungry for more? Find out how you can support this delightful project on Kickstarter!

New E-Book Has Easy-to-Read Design for Manga

Beefed-up specs and functions address the needs of Japanese comic fans.

New Text Teaches English of the Occult

This new English textbook will help your students talk about the Illuminati, alien abductions and more!

5 Books for Mastering Bento-making

Here are a few bento books that we think you’ll find helpful and inspiring!

Super Cheap Japan: Budget Travel Guide Book

With extensive tax-free shopping, crazily discounted train passes and an unbelievable exchange rate, there has never been a better time to visit Japan. And the brand new Super Cheap Japan book is your ultimate budget travel guide to Japan!

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