All About Japan

Preview of Tokyo Game Show 2017

Coming to you live from Tokyo Game Show 2017, it's Wendell, the Managing Editor of All About Japan, along with writer Jack and Yoshitaka, our editorial assistant. And we're bringing you along as we take our first look at TGS 2017!

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!

Famous Artists Become Anime Boys in Video Game

Da Vinci, van Gogh, Courbet and Renoir need your help in turning around their underperforming institution in this video game!

Get the Mario Seal of Approval with New Stamps

He's stomped out goombas and koopas, now Mario and friends are finally here as stamps for your postage.

A Super Cheap Akihabara Tour

Super Cheap Japan has put together an incredible cheapo tour of Akihabara—or 'Akiba,' as they call it here. Follow the recommended route to find all the arcades, maid cafes, manga and anime stores, electronic stores and used good stores that you need!

Woody & Sora Team Up to Defeat the Heartless

Get your Keyblades ready because the newest trailer for 'Kingdom Hearts III' is here!

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.

Kill Time Gaming With Mario at Kansai Airport

Kansai International Airport, the principal international airport close to Nintendo's Kyoto headquarters, lets you start your travel fun right away!

Checking Out Tokyo Game Show 2017

Come join us as we take you on a tour of Tokyo Game Show!

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?

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.

Learn Hiragana From Handsome Anime Men

Flashcards not doing it for you when it comes to memorizing hiragana? Try a new smartphone game that will keep you glued to the screen with attractive anime men that will help you study the Japanese syllabary characters.

Japan's 8 Biggest Anime & Otaku Events

What's an anime or gaming otaku to do in Japan? Check out its massive anime- and gaming-related events, that's what! From the Tokyo Game Show to the World Cosplay Summit, there's plenty to see throughout the year!

Get Your Fill of Food & Games at Namja Town

If you like gyoza, ice cream, cute cats, weird fishing games and frightening toilets, Namja Town in Ikebukuro is the perfect park for you!

Final Fantasy XIV Takes Over Hotel's Exterior

Watch a party of adventurers take down an evil dragon as they are projected onto the wall of the InterContinental Yokohama Grand.

Nintendo's Bringing Back Old School Gaming

Nintendo’s new retro Super NES includes a never-before-released game, plus some of the odder elements of gaming in the 16-bit era.

This Is One Cammy You Don't Want to Mess With

Famed cosplayer turned idol pop star Ladybeard dressed as Cammy from the 'Street Fighter' franchise, complete with a crimson beret and signature army green bodysuit.

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!

Anime & Gaming Attractions Coming to USJ

Universal Studios Japan announces its first-ever tie-up with a pair of massively popular anime and video game franchises.

Get Your Hands on Super Mario Bros. Makeup

Japanese makeup cosmetic line Shu Uemura is introducing a holiday collection to look your Princess Peach best.

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