All About Japan

Emoji: An Origin Story

The true meaning of emoji is not as simple as one might think.

Gotta Catch'em All... at McDonald's?!

Pokémon Go has officially launched in Japan along with the announcement that 'Pokéstops' and 'gyms' are now located in the nearly 3,000 McDonald’s stores around Japan.

One of the Best Parks for Pokémon Hunting

Rare Pokémon and everything you need to catch them are waiting at Hamacho Park.

How to Start with Pikachu in Pokémon Go

Now that Pokémon Go has finally hit Japan, be sure to start right. Here's the secret technique for getting your very own Pikachu right from the beginning!

Infographic Depicts Evolution of Technology

Designer Eisuke Tachikawa presents the evolution of technology as one, astounding, real-life infographic that visually lays out over 100 objects that have been integrated into the iPhone.

10 of the Best Gift Shops in Kyoto

Kyoto is a great city to look for souvenirs, but personally, we think these 10 shops in Kyoto take the cake when it comes to bringing back a bit of Japan back home with you.

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!

Mario Runs on a New Platform

Nintendo's newest game Mario game won't be available on a console, but rather on iOS devices!

10 Ways to Get Free Wi-Fi in Japan

While Japan may be behind other developed counties in terms of free Wi-Fi/internet access, things have gotten a lot better over the last few years. Here are some places you can go to get totally free Wi-Fi!

Turn Your Smartphone into a Pokédex

True trainers will want to get their hands on a new cell phone cover that not only protects your phone, but even looks like a Pokédex!

The Pokédrone: Really Helps You Catch 'Em All!

This upcoming product from TRNDlabs promises to make it that much easier to catch all those hard-to-reach Pokémon.

Top 7 Electronic Gadgets from the ¥100 Store

Save both time and money with these amazing gadgets for ¥100!

Let Frieza Power Up Your Phone

Super powerful villain Frieza can not only charge up your phone, but he also has a sweet side to him that's apparent in his very own marshmallows.

Magikarp Appears in Undignified Places

The pitifully weak Pokémon has been showing up in some embarrassing places, including one that shows a preference for a rival company’s video games.

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!

Put Your Phone to Rest on a Mini Futon

Not only does this tiny futon hold your smartphone, but it's even bestowed with blessings from the priests at Tokyo’s Anazawaten Shrine.

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...

How to Use a Loppi Ticket Machine

Loppi ticket machines are a convenient way to get tickets for sports events, concerts and theater, as well as day passes for Universal Studios Japan, Disneyland and the Ghibli Museum!

A Great Way to Start Your Day

Get off on the right foot as soon as you step out of bed with a wake up call from 'Re:Zero's' Emilia or Ren.

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