All About Japan

New Year's Photos in the Meiji Period

Ever wonder what New Year's would be like in Japan at the turn of the 20th century? Thanks to photographer Kozaburo Tamura, we can take a glimpse into New Year's past!

A Glimpse of Life in the 1800s

Explore the day-to-day lives of Japanese citizens during the late 1800s.

Photograph Japan With the Michelin Guide

The Michelin Guide is known widely as a rating system for restaurants, but that's not the only type of guidebook created by Michelin. They also produce tourism guidebooks for worldwide travel destinations—great for shutterbugs looking for a fresh angle!

Step into Japan's Photographic Past

Travel back in time to an era of Japan where trains were just starting to pop up and skyscrapers didn't yet dot the landscape with these late 19th century photographs.

The City of Photo Props

This Chiba town is proud of its long history—and its face cutout photo prop opportunities!

Is That the Akira Cityscape?!

Looking like the background to Katsuhiro Otomo's anime film, Takahiro Bessho's pictures manage to splash color in the most ordinary places.

Gorgeous Views from Roppongi Hills

Head over to Roppongi Hills to get a glimpse of some stellar views. Who knows—maybe you'll even see Mount Fuji while you're up there!

The Secret to Stable Action Cam Shots

With multiple tripod mount points and a number of different configurations, Thanko’s electronically controlled, self-balancing, three-axis gimbal is designed specifically for action camming.

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.

8 Floors for Period Pics

If you’ve ever wanted to turn back time and step into the clothes of a well-dressed geisha, a pipe-smoking courtesan or a sword-wielding samurai warrior, we’ve found the perfect place for you!

NekoPOP’s Best J-Pop Album Covers 2015

Chosen by NekoPOP contributors David Cirone, Jen Wang, Nhu Nguyen and Greg Hignight, the full list of stylish selections includes AKB48, Kalafina, Capsule, Tomomi Itano, Perfume and many more!

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