All About Japan

AAJ Adventures: Ryusendo Cave

We're back with another AAJ Adventure, this time in Iwaizumi Town in Iwate Prefecture, to check out one of the Three Great Limestone Caves in Japan.

Final Fantasy Snow Sculpture Heats up Hokkaido

Hokkaido's Snow Festival seems to outdo itself every year, but this sculpture featuring characters from 'Final Fantasy XIV'—complete with a project mapping light show—takes the cake, kupo!

Sing & Learn the Names of Japanese Stations

Rock to the beat of station names and level up your knowledge of Japan’s railway system while you’re at it.

AAJ Adventures: Jodogahama

Follow Wendell on his next AAJ Adventure as he makes his way to Jodogahama, part of our Tohoku video series, for one of the most gorgeous coastal views in Japan.

'Your Name' Gets the Live Action Treatment

Hollywood producer J.J. Abrams is set to produce the live action remake of Makoto Shinkai’s mega-hit 'Kimi no Na wa.'

AAJ Adventures: Kitayamazaki

While checking out a few other spots in Iwate Prefecture, we just had to see the sights from the observation decks of Kitayamazaki. And the views were truly breathtaking. We've got the video to prove it.

Tap Dancing Their Way Into Our Hearts

From graceful Awa Odori dance movements to routines in kimono at a New York subway, his tap dancing duo are turning heads everywhere they go.

Giant Robots Battle It out, but Who Will Win?

The giant robot battle between Team USA and Team Japan that was two years in the making finally comes to an end, but it's only the beginning of giant robot fights.

360° VR Video Transports You to Japan

Swish the camera around and take a virtual tour of famous sightseeing spots as if you were in Japan, all in the comfort of your own home.

Watch 100 Years of Anime History in One Video

This year, anime turns 100! And to celebrate, the Association of Japanese Animations has spliced together some of the most significant and popular anime to date.

A Beacon of Light Shines at Arahama Elementary

When tragedy struck Japan on March 11, 2011, one elementary school in Sendai stood strong, becoming a symbol of hope for the entire nation.

Check Out the Best Japanese Ads of 2017

Famous musicians, actors and idol group members star in these memorable commercials that will make you laugh, cry and (hopefully) want to buy what they’re selling.

Spoil Your Kitty With Cat Furniture

Throw out that old cat bed and give your cat an upgrade.

Learn Japanese Through the Craziest Video Ever

With the help of ladies in kimono, sumo wrestlers and schoolgirls in fox masks, you too can learn to speak the distinct dialect of Japanglish.

AAJ Adventures: Goishi Coast

What's waiting for you along the cliffside shore of Goishi Kaigan in Iwate Prefecture? A team of AAJ editors and a videographer head out to Ofunato to capture the natural wonder of the region.

Endlessly Changing Paintings Bring Art to Life

One artist's innovative techniques bring her paintings to life on the canvas.

Video Map of Tokyo's Trains Has Us Hypnotized

There’s definitely a beauty to the controlled chaos of the morning commute in Japan’s capital.

Setting the Darkness on Fire with 'Wotagei'

This 'Wotagei' group's glow stick dance performance of Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' is too awesome for words.

A YouTuber's First Time in Japan

Follow New York-based filmmaker and YouTuber Kraig Adams as he spends one fascinating week in and around Tokyo.

Luffy Depicted as a Stone Cold Fighter

See Luffy about to sock the demon Nue right in the face in this 30-ton stone masterpiece at Daikaku-ji Temple in Kyoto.

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