Make the Most of the World Cosplay Summit
Visiting Nagoya this August for WCS 2016? Find out cool things to do in the city (and beyond!) to make sure you make the most of your time in Japan, whether you cosplay or not!
Grab a Piece of Ride History
Before the last 'Back to the Future: The Ride' in the world closes its doors forever, fans of the movie franchise can purchase various pieces of history!
Get Paid ¥1 Million to Travel Tohoku
The Tohoku365 Project is offering to pay you ¥1 million to share your 15- to 30-day Tohoku experience through articles, blogs, photographs or videos. No joke!
Logo Designs Revealed for Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Now's your chance to voice your opinion on the designs that have been shortlisted to represent Japan at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games!
All About the World Cosplay Summit
The World Cosplay Summit began in 2003, with countries sending the winners of their respective qualifying tournaments to Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture. The biggest cosplay event on the globe, the Summit is where the world’s top cosplayers are crowned.
Ghibli Celebrates 30 Years of Filmmaking
Studio Ghibli celebrates 30 years of filmmaking with a Roppongi exhibition filled with tons of memorabilia, Ghibli-themed food and limited-edition toys!
4 Incredible Summer Fire Festivals
These incredible events are sure to get you fired up about summertime in Japan!
Wall Art Doubles as a Light-Emitting Lantern
Is it a lantern? Is it a photo of a lantern? Is it wall art? Well, it’s all of the above. And it’s the latest innovation from the mind-bending design duo YOY!
'Nassyi Fes' Coming to Tokyo & Osaka
Funassyi is hosting two big concerts in August!
Osaka Gets Its Own Zombie Museum
This museum is perfect for those who want to experience living in a post-zombie-apocalypse world.
How to Get the Most Out of Fireworks in Japan
One of the centerpieces of the Japanese summer is the fireworks festivals that run through July and August. Find out how to get the most out of the experience!
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to Open J-Pop Summit 2016
J-Pop Summit 2016, one of the world’s biggest Japanese pop culture events, will present a live concert performance by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu in San Francisco.
10 Events to Attend During Golden Week 2016
2016 is a golden year for Japan's big Golden Week holiday. Not only can you catch a few traditional annual Golden Week events, but also some pretty rare ones as well!
Molecular Structure of Glass, Done in Glass
A Japanese design firm has recreated the molecular structure of glass—magnified one billion times—out of 5,000 pieces of glass.
Light Festival in Kyoto's Shimogamo Shrine
Enjoy a brilliant light festival in 'Tadasu no Mori' at Shimogamo Shrine!
Top 3 Things to Experience in Takamatsu
From art islands to ancient gardens and intricate traditional lacquerware, there's plenty to enjoy in and around this Shikoku city.
The Ise-Shima G7 Summit Regions
10 cities around the country were selected to host ministerial meetings surrounding the 2016 G7 Summit in Ise-Shima. From education to IT and agriculture, each was selected for a very specific reason!
Lost Transformers Gallery Found!
After two years during which Akihabara News thought it had lost all of its photos from the 2014 Transformers Expo, the precious collection has now been found—with many shots featuring entire generations of Transformers toys in a single frame!
Survival Japanese for Concerts & Events
So you've decided to attend an event from your favorite idols or artists, but how ready are you really? Here are some often-used terms you should check out to navigate your way!
5 Amazing Things to Experience in Ise
Canadian 'rakugo' storyteller Katsura Sunshine tries out some of the amazing things you can do only in the Ise area—including some that happen just once every 20 years! Check the list to make sure you don't miss out!