All About Japan

The Spectacular Story Behind Keiko's Kimono

Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Taylor Hawkins is back with another poignant look at the world of Japanese craftsmanship, but this time focusing on one remarkable artisan in particular: Keiko Tanabe, a master of the 'yuzen' kimono dyeing process.

2018 Anime Hopes to Break 'Your Name' Records

An upcoming film slated for a February 2018 release will mark the directorial debut of female anime screenwriter Mari Okada, but can it smash the box office records that 'Your Name' set?

Touching Commercial Highlights Japanese LGBT+

Six Japanese individuals in the LGBT+ community discuss what coming out was like and what they hope to see in the future for LGBT+ rights in Japan.

Smashing Tiles Just Like a Martial Artist

Need some stress release after touring all the temples of Tokyo? One Asakusa entertainment spot near Sensoji will let you bust up some kawara roof tiles.

Command Your Own Eva & Mario Kart in VR

Warm up those throwing arms, because it’ll take more than a button tap to chuck those Koopa shells and power up an Eva.

5 Favorite Japanese Sweets Among Otaku

Take a look at our list of five sweets for otaku before your next anime binge or late-night gaming session!

Final Fantasy XIV Takes Over Hotel's Exterior

Watch a party of adventurers take down an evil dragon as they are projected onto the wall of the InterContinental Yokohama Grand.

Stars of Anime & Rock Collab on Cup Noodle Ad

Megumi Hayashibara, Bump of Chicken and manga artist Eisuke Kubonouchi come together to create an amazingly inspirational anime short for popular Japanese food company Cup Noodle.

All About Mount Fuji: A Comprehensive Guide

From viewing the mighty mountain in traditional artwork to witnessing an incredible sunset at the mountaintop, there's so much to love about Mount Fuji!

Memorize Kanji With Cute Stop-Motion Videos

These adorable clips and characters will help you memorize kanji symbols and make you smile at the same time.

Anime Artist Creates Stunning Movie Trailer

Jaw-dropping graduation project has audiences salivating for more from this one-person powerhouse.

Hilarious Comedian Shares Her Beauty Tips

Naomi Watanabe will have you in stitches as she explains her beautifying technique.

Three Xylophonists Take on Video Game Songs

Who needs an orchestra when you can have three talented xylophonists play your favorite theme songs from memorable video games?

Woody & Sora Team Up to Defeat the Heartless

Get your Keyblades ready because the newest trailer for 'Kingdom Hearts III' is here!

Ghibli's Kiki Is Back & Delivering Cup Noodle

Relive the magic of 'Kiki's Delivery Service' with this commercial that takes place four years after the original movie.

An Ode to Magikarp: The Weakest Pokémon

Magikarp, considered the most pathetic Pokémon of all, gets its very own song!

Japanese Paper Puppets Transform with a Tap

Check out these 'karakuri' puppets that are hiding something... until you tap or squeeze them.

Trash to Treasure: $3 Knife Really Worth $100!

Jun, from YouTube channel Jun's Kitchen, enjoys sharpening and polishing knives as a hobby. But he didn't imagine the rusty knife he bought second-hand would turn out to be a hidden treasure.

New Web Series Shines Light on LGBT+ Community

The new web series 'Tokyo Neighbors' explores what it’s like to be gay in Japan.

Piko Taro Joins Psy in His Latest Music Video

Piko Taro and Psy, the viral hitmakers from Japan and South Korea respectively, get together to show us their awesome dance moves in a new music video.

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