All About Japan

Fanbrella: the Coolest Way to Beat the Heat!

Fanbrella, a parasol equipped with a fan and a mist emitter, is arguably the coolest way to beat the heat

Apps and Platforms to Help You Stay Connected

From video chats to virtual worlds, stay connected and have fun with friends and family while staying home.

Learn Real Ninja Skills Fighting VR Monsters

Experience ninja training and use your skills on an immersive 3-D battleground.

Online Store Features Virtual Shoe Fittings

Online fashion mall operator Zozo has come up with a virtual shoe fitting service that recommends shoes that fit your size by using a special mat and a smartphone app.

Staying Fit While Staying Home

Read on for some simple tips and tools for staying fit while staying at home.

'Look, Ride & Feel' at Toyota Mega Web

This mobility-experience theme park spread across three facilities encourages visitors to "look, ride and feel" as they learn about (and climb into) the cars of the past and the transportation of the future.

No Time to Explore Tokyo? Try a Cannon Flight!

Tokyo Bullet Flight is a VR simulation of two things: futuristic Tokyo, and what it'd be like to blast through Tokyo as a cannonball. You'll see Tokyo landmarks like the Tokyo Skytree and Asakusa's Nakamise-Dori—but like you've never experience before.

A Music Video Perfect for Social Distancing

Over 10 years ago, art director Masashi Kawamura teamed up with Japanese band Sour to produce a music video for "Hibi no Neiro." Needless to say, this was before our current reality, in which millions are staying home due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Explore Japan with Virtual Tours

While we all wish we could travel right now, you can still discover the beauty of Japan from the comfort of your own home!

Studying Japanese at Home

A lot of language learners have had their educational plans disrupted by the COVID-19 epidemic. But that doesn't mean that your Japanese learning has to come to a halt!

NTT Developing Automatic Checkout App

NTT Data Corporation has a new automatic checkout system that enables shoppers to simply choose their products and walk out of a store, paying automatically by mobile.

Get a Free Behind-the-Scenes Tour of JAL

If you love aviation, you can't miss the JAL Factory Tour Sky Museum, a free 100-minute tour showing you what happens behind the scenes of Japan Airlines.

Japan Post Starts Testing Drone Delivery

Japan Post conducts a trial delivery of snail mail to residents in a remote area of Tokyo using a drone.

Play 251 Meters High in the Sky at Sunshine 60

On top of an amazing view overlooking Tokyo, the Sunshine 60 Observatory in Ikebukuro offers an assortment of interactive displays like fun mirrors, interactive glass floors, and more—so that you can make sure the view is one that you'll never forget.

Sing Your Heart Out above the Tokyo Skyline

Tokyo Dome City's Ferris wheel isn't just a normal, everyday carnival ride overlooking the Tokyo skyline. While your eyes take in the view of the city, let your ears listen to the beautiful voices of your friends singing their lungs out.

Make Your Accessories Fab at FabCafe Tokyo

At FabCafe Tokyo, the first digital fabrication café in Japan, you can use an assortment of 3-D scanners and printers, laser cutters, and a fleet of knowledgeable staff to make custom accessories, unique greeting cards, and even decorate macarons.

Japan Now Has 5G Network Service

Major Japanese cellphone service provider NTT Docomo launches next-generation 5G wireless service, the first in the country to do so.

Lawson’s First Register-Free Store

Convenience store giant Lawson will open a store this month with no cash registers, and plans to more in the Tokyo area by summer 2020.

Building the Future: Tokyo's Robot Exhibition

Cutting-edge machines are on display at the International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo.

A.I. Tells Your Fortune with Bubble Tea Order

With all the different bubble tea shops trying to compete, Answer Tea serves delicious bubble tea with tapioca entertainment for your mouth, with a side of A.I. fortune-telling entertainment for your soul.

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