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!
'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!
8 Original Pokémon Origami Tutorials
Gotta Craft 'Em All!
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!
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.
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!
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...
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!
Outstanding 'Overwatch' Origami
Let these YouTubers show you how to create your very own goods based on the extremely successful multiplayer game.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.