All About Japan

Want to See a Samurai Vaporized by a UFO?

How does Nissin advertise duck soup soba? By having a samurai try to shoot down a UFO. Naturally.

Macross Delta Teaser Delivers New Valkyries

New Valkyrie designs and a pop idol group to feature in the upcoming expansion of the Macross franchise.

Makoto Shinkai's 'She & Her Cat' Coming to TV

Get ready to have your heart melt as a new anime series from Makoto Shinkai dives into the relationship between a girl and her feline companion.

How Hot Do You Want Your Beef Curry?

Thanks to newbie Honoka Matsumoto, Glico's beef curry is pushing to be hot in more ways than one!

Bieber Meets PPAP—Bromance Ensues

Justin Bieber teams up with Piko Taro for a hilarious new Softbank commercial featuring pens, pineapples, apples and a whole school full of excited students.

Ken Shimura Rocks the Shamisen

Comedian Ken Shimura reveals a surprising skill in this video for Kirin Hyoketsu, where he's joined by Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra.

Sailor Moon as Office Lady in New Commercial

A new commercial for energy drink Chocola BB Joma features Sailor Moon looking super professional and stylish in her suit!

'Shinya Shokudo' Finds the Heart in Izakaya

Every day after midnight, different motley crews of characters enter a tiny eatery called Shinya Shokudo, where they share their life stories. Yet the takeaway message from each episode of this manga and TV show can be remarkably profound.

Haruka Ayase Shows Mascots How to Jump

Model, actress and singer Haruka Ayase throws some side-eye at a frog and a rabbit as she shows prefectural mascots just what it means to 'jump.'

Darth Vader Joins a Singing Competition?

It's still unclear as to whether Anakin Skywalker (spoiler alert!) will be singing along to Japanese pop songs or will simply be striking fear into the audience, but whatever the outcome, it's going to be the best concert in the galaxy!

Sushi Rap: The Best of Sushiro

Sushiro's ads are known for their fast pace and rhythmic style, leading them to be known as "Sushi Rap." We're still not sure how the shamisen fits in.

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