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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!

Is Colorful Skin Fashion's Newest Trend?

We’ve seen some crazy trends in fashion come out of Japan, but this is definitely one of the most unusual yet.

The Neo-Pop Kimono Art of Akira Times

One artist is pushing the envelope with his unique artist vision of Japanese kimono.

Tote Around Your Very Own Bento Backpack

Japan’s iconic boxed lunch serves as inspiration for a bag big enough to hold multiple meals.

15 Popular Shops in Shibuya

Shibuya, Tokyo's center of youth culture, is a hot place to shop for fashion—and just about anything else! Here are 15 recommendations you have to hit while in 'Shibs'!

Dress as a Fox Bride at This Studio in Kyoto

One photo studio in the historical Arashiyama neighborhood is offering a makeover/photo package you won’t find anywhere else.

360° VR Video Transports You to Japan

Swish the camera around and take a virtual tour of famous sightseeing spots as if you were in Japan, all in the comfort of your own home.

Japanese Highschooler Wows With His Cute Looks

Japanese high school boy amazes netizens with his cute girl-next-door looks and giving his female classmates a run for their money!

Online Shopping in Japan (by JLPT Level)

JLPT surely stands for 'Just Let People Trade' right? Joking aside, we're bringing you a list of five of the best Japanese shopping websites, ranked by the level of Japanese (according to the Japanese Language Proficiency Test) needed to access them.

Get Ready for Summer with Sailor Moon Yukata

Experience your own 'miracle romance' in one of these Sailor Moon summer kimono sets.

Dig into a Shoe Cake, a Pikachu Cake & More!

Hokkaido-based cake artist draws on a wide variety of inspirations for jaw-dropping edible art.

Anime-Themed Glasses Store Comes to Akihabara

Whether you’re after 'Boruto' spectacles or glasses from 'Maho Girls Pretty Cure!', this new store has a huge selection of anime styles to choose from.

Dress Your Cat as a Japanese High School Girl

Cats may not be crazy about water, but that doesn’t mean they don’t look unbelievably cute wearing sailor suit fashion.

Relax in Cozy Kimono-Style Room Wear

Once you put on this comfy outfit including the 'hakama' pants, you won't want to leave your house.

Transformed Not by Alchemy, but by Sanrio

Hit anime/manga 'Fullmetal Alchemist' characters Edward and Alphonse Elric have transformed again, but this time it’s not the result of alchemy.

The Hand-Dyeing Specialists of Sumida-ku

If you're looking for custom, hand-dyed fabrics, these three specialists in Sumida-ku, Tokyo, are dyeing to set you up!

Looser Rules for Permanent Residency in Japan

Japan has loosened its requirements for obtaining permanent residency to include even more fields of employment. If you're working in the fashion or anime industry in Japan, you too can now apply for permanent residency after just twelve months!

For Custom Fabric Colors, Go to Sumida-ku

Place an order with a swatch or color chip, and shops in this Tokyo district will delve into a formidable databank of colors amassed over the history of the craft to instantly dye your fabric to the exact color of the sample.

Affordable Sailor Moon Clothes Are Back at GU

Low-priced Sailor Moon fashion returns with new winter pieces from Uniqlo's sister brand, GU.

Sharpen Your Look With Damascus Steel Watches

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