All About Japan

Take a Tour of Nijo Castle on Minecraft

Want to visit Nijo Castle in Kyoto, but don't have the time or the money? You're in luck, because one Minecraft user is recreating Nijo Castle one cube at a time—but with an unusual twist on the design.

Sing Along to the Mario Theme Song

Always wanted to sing the opening theme song to Mario but couldn't because of the absence of lyrics? Well, now you can! (And no, it's not just "Doot, doot, doot... doot-doot-da-doot.")

The Art of Emoji

Artist Shinjii Murakami has taken the modern emoji pictogram as the inspiration for an exhibition in New York.

Unique Lacquered Deerskin & Pac-Man Leather

Pac-Man is back and beautiful! Don't miss your chance to buy uniquely crafted leather products from Inden-ya.

Hang Onto Your Turtle Shell!

The coolest Teenage Muntant Ninja Turtles game yet will have fans shouting 'Cowabunga!'

The 5 Best Japanese Toys of All Time

Japan has long been synonymous with anime, computer games and every kind of tech imaginable—and of course when it comes to toys, Japan has created some of the best you can find!

Unsheathe Your Keyblade

The first official trailer for Kingdom Hearts 2.8 has just been released, containing long-awaited footage of Kingdom Hearts III gameplay!

Monopoly Celebrates Japanese Arts & Crafts

Monopoly has been released in over 200 countries, and is so popular that it has an almost infinite number of variations. Now we can add one more variation to the pack with traditional Japanese craftwork.

A Touching Tribute to Nintendo's President

While Satoru Iwata is gone, his legacy will continue to live on.

Throwback to the '80s & '90s

For those who lived through the '80s and '90s, get ready to feel nostalgic as we turn back the clock and dive into toys that were a hit in Japan and around the world during the late 20th century.

The Purrrfect Kitty Handbag

The hit game-makers behind "Neko Atsume" have created new handbags based on two popular characters, but—like catnip—it's what's inside that has fans going crazy.

Video Games Get Up Close & Personal

The future of digital media is here and it looks very bright!

4 Traditional Japanese Toys

Nowadays Japan has digital toys like PS4 and 3DS, but what were the popular toys that were widely played generations ago?

Mario and Luigi Get a Makeover

Reimagined as the famed gods Fujin and Raijin, the Mario Brothers look as if they could take down Bowser with only one punch!

The Top 10 Ninja Video Games

Ninja have been a staple of video games since the 8-bit NES era, and we've highlighted some of our favorites. See if you agree!

New Pokémon Center Opens in Kyoto

Not only will the Kyoto location have classic Pikachu and other Pokémon merchandise, but the store will also feature a Kyoto-inspired Pikachu!

Top 10 Ninja Characters in Video Games

See if you can recognize these stealthy agents of mystery from all corners of the video game world.

Attack Those Titans!

Capcom's new Attack on Titan game features omni-directional maneuver gear controls that are quite similar to the equipment used in the manga and anime.

Mobile App Lets You 'Collect' US States

Can't remember all the U.S. states? Why not unify them all into one?

Want Senpai to Notice Your App?

If you’re a fan of 'atsume'-style games, this new app will definitely make your heart go dokidoki!

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