All About Japan

Larger Than Life Attractions Coming to USJ

'Big' is looking to be the operative word for 2017's Japanese pop-culture-themed attractions at Universal Studios Japan. We're talking 'Monster Hunter,' 'Godzilla' and 'Attack on Titan' big!

Functional & Funny Cosplay T-Shirts

Now you can transform yourself into popular characters like No Face, Slime, Ryuk and Spider-Man, simply by pulling your shirt over your head!

Get a Sneak Peek into Super Nintendo World

Universal Studios Japan has built what looks like a real life 'Super Mario' level and we've got the pictures to prove it.

Programming Isn't Just for Youngsters Anymore

How cool is this 81-year-old Japanese woman who learns programming from scratch to make an awesome mobile game!

PassCode — 'Miss Unlimited'

Like your J-pop mixed with metal and retro video game sounds? You'll want to break out your old 'Contra' cartridge after giving PassCode a listen!

Three Xylophonists Take on Video Game Songs

Who needs an orchestra when you can have three talented xylophonists play your favorite theme songs from memorable video games?

Outstanding 'Overwatch' Origami

Let these YouTubers show you how to create your very own goods based on the extremely successful multiplayer game.

Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Logo Released

Square Enix celebrated the 30th anniversary of Final Fantasy in Tokyo on January 31, unveiling anniversary logos designed by legendary character artist Yoshitaka Amano.

Sega’s Mega Drive/Genesis Lives Again!

This re-release of the classic 16-bit video game console won’t be manufactured by Sega, or even in Japan, but that won't stop us from buying one!

Explore 'Your Name' in a Whole New Way

The hit anime movie that took Japan by storm now has its own world, built and designed by a Minecraft player.

Ditto Debuts in Pokémon GO

You won’t find the clever shape-shifter on the in-game map, but you can now catch them in a rather unexpected way...

Kill Time Gaming With Mario at Kansai Airport

Kansai International Airport, the closest airport to Nintendo's Kyoto headquarters, lets you start your travel fun right away.

Command Your Own Eva & Mario Kart in VR

Warm up those throwing arms, because it’ll take more than a button tap to chuck those Koopa shells and power up an Eva.

Introducing the Ultimate Gaming Chair!

Ever gamed for too long only to have your back suffer? No worries—this chair's got your back... er, front!

The Pokéworld Meets Our World

We all wish Pokémon could exist in real life, but one 3-D artist has taken matters into his own hands and has drawn Pokémon in our world.

Run Away from Ghosts in a Pac-Man Rickshaw

Why settle for an ordinary rickshaw when you can glide through Asakusa in one shaped like legendary video game character Pac-Man?

New Nintendo: Crisper Graphics, Same Nostalgia

A new Famicom Mini commercial emulates the original 1983 Nintendo Famicom ad but with more up-to-date graphics.

'Pokémon GO' to Tohoku to Catch Rare Pokémon

Travel to the Tohoku region, the site of the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake, to see the effects of pocket monster Lapras’ real-world healing powers. And with a higher-than-usual catch rate, you can take one home too!

A Monstrous Version of Origami

With amazing dexterity and ingenuity, one Japanese user is able to fold a creature from 'Monster Hunter' using a single sheet of paper.

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