Why Water is a Big Deal in Japan
From tap water to hot spring water and water for sake, Japan takes its liquid resources pretty seriously. Find out why!
Why You Should Get a Line Pay Card Now
Are you really tired of paying those cash-on-delivery fees every time you order something online because no credit card company will accept you? If you have a Japanese phone number, the solution is right at your fingertips!
Get Pottery 1,300 Years in the Making
Mino ware, or Mino 'yaki,' flourished in central Japan hand-in-hand with the rise of ikebana and tea ceremony. You can still get it today—and in fact, it now makes up half of all the pottery made in Japan!
17 (Non-Otaku) Presents to Buy a Japan Fan
Looking for something for that Japan fan who's already got it all? We've got 17 suggestions!
Glean the Secrets of Japanese Interior Design
Create harmony at home with these key Japanese interior design elements.
Dive into Tokyo's Most Beautiful Streets
Think you've seen all there is to see of Tokyo? This gorgeous video will make you want to go back out and hit the streets to explore all over again!
15 Hot Shopping Spots Around Shinjuku Station!
Shinjuku is a shopper's paradise. From department stores and boutique stores to discount stores, you can find all your favorite brands and just about any product under the sun.
Matcha or Sencha? A Green Tea Primer
Explore the different kinds of green tea in Japan. Discover the differences between sencha, matcha, hojicha and more!
How to Get a Quality Kimono Online
Tracing its history as a wholesaler all the way back to 1783, Osaka's Matsukawaya has been offering affordable, quality kimono online since 2002.
A Japanese Home is a (Small) Sanctuary
A home in Japan is a comfortable place that will likely only be seen by a small, select group of people—and probably too cramped to host more than a handful of guests at a time! But this lies at the heart of the 'uchi' vs. 'soto' concept in Japan.
Top 10 (Non-Chocolate) Valentine's Day Gifts
In contrast to many Western countries, Japanese girls give chocolate to their crushes on Valentine's Day. Besides chocolate, can you guess some of the other fantastic options to give your guy?
Affordable 'Sailor Moon' Fashion Goods from GU
One of Japan’s most popular casual clothing retailers is finally bringing 'Sailor Moon' clothing and accessory options to everyday anime fans.
Sorry Gents! Galentine's Day Is for the Girls
Seems like some Japanese girls out there prefer to enjoy yummy chocolates on Valentine's Day with female friends!
10 Hot Japanese Makeup Tips
If you're looking to explore Japan's bevy of beauty and makeup products, but are unsure of how to start channeling your favorite idol or model, look no further!
10 Japanese Beauty Brands You Should Know
Japanese people are renowned for their apparently ageless beauty. While you may know a number of big-name brands in Japan, you might want to take a closer look at a number of options making use of exciting natural ingredients!
Tenjin-san Flea Market
If you're visiting Kyoto around the 25th of any month, be sure to stop by one of the largest shrine markets in the Kansai area and get yourself a souvenir! You'll be surprised at what's in store for you!
Get Active & Get on the (Japanese) Beach!
In addition to Japanese cuisine culture, the nation's active lifestyle is credited with contributing to its famed longevity. So how do Japanese people stay active?
Get Your Hands on a Strong, Stylish Steel Case
Protect your goods in a fashionable way with this new brand of steel carrying cases!
The Ever-Evolving World of Fashion in Japan
Fashion, like many other aspects of Japan, is constantly changing and reinventing itself. We'll take a look at the road from kimono to ballgowns as well as what trends are popping up around Tokyo.
Introducing Sanrio's Newest Character
This mid-20s working red-panda may look cute on the outside, but you don't know what's lurking underneath that adorable exterior...