Leave the Ordinary & Dive into the Extrodinary
Life in Tokyo can leave one feeling drained after a long day, but as the film short Tokyo Cosmo shows, sometimes our imagination gets the better of us and allows us to escape the ordinary and unwind.
Video Tour Through a Japanese Handicraft Fair
Sharla in Japan visited the 26th Arakawa Traditional Handicraft Fair in Tokyo, revealing a cool range of traditional crafts from shamisen to woodblock prints.
A new anime film directed by Makoto Shinkai is set for release in August 2016—and it's simply gorgeous!
Real Android Makes Movie Debut
"Sayonara" features real android Geminoid F as the helper of a woman dying of radiation poisoning in a bleak future.
Star Wars Rice Balls
Build your Galactic Empire with dozens of Stormtroopers that have pickled plums (umeboshi) for brains, led by a cheese-helmeted Darth Vader.
Capture the Force with Star Wars Plushies
Hold onto your fur! Takara Arts has just announced that they will be selling pint-sized Star Wars plushies a month before Star Wars 7 enters this galaxy.
Little Miss Bento's 5 Cutest Sushi Recipes
Check out some of the most adorable and delicious sushi recipes from Little Miss Bento!
Beautiful Film Shot Through a Drop of Water
A drop of water inside the hole of a ¥5 coin delivers a surreal and haunting iPhone film.
The Wait is Over!
Ghibli fans rejoice! A new full-length feature film is set for release in 2016, with some surprising new additions to the crew.
The Low-Down on Where to Film in Tokyo
Video producer David Haruyama sits dows with AAJ to talk about his background, where to film in Tokyo, and advice on filming in Japan.
Akira Fans Eat Your Heart Out
ZecOO, an electronic motorcycle company, has just come out with a smart, futuristic motorbike that will make you think you're on the set of the Akira movie.
New Godzilla Trailer is a Whole Lot of Shaky
The first teaser trailer for 'Shin Gojira' offers a whole lot of Cloverfield-style shaky-cam from co-directors Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Do you sometimes dream of food? You probably don't dream about it like Jiro.
How a Bento Manga Changed the Rules for Women
When “Nonchan Noriben” was published in 1995, the idea of a divorcée trying to pick up her life as a single mother was still taboo in Japan.
Japan Goes Dumber to the Max
The Japanese version of 'Dumb and Dumber To' takes the re-titling of Hollywood movies to the max.
AMA: The Stars of Funimation's Dragon Ball Z
The two leads from Funimation's dubs of Dragon Ball Z wax on the series' development and the challenges of screaming for ten minutes at a time.
Do You Wanna Build Olaf Potatoes?
Create your own edible Olaf—and his signature teeth—out of mashed potatoes.
This Toilet is Smarter than You
The short film "A.I. Toilet" imagines a lavatory so advanced that it can take control of your life.
Mikasa Meets Godzilla
Fan combines stop-motion animation with computer graphics to create an impressive, action-packed Attack on Titan short.