All About Japan

How to Make Vegan, Gluten-Free Okonomiyaki

Don't let dietary concerns keep you from the goodness of Japan's signature savory pancake!

SpecialThanks Goes Rotoscope for 'Sweet'

Pop-punk rockers SpecialThanks go light for 'Sweet,' adding a touch of rotoscope to their palette.

Beefless Burgers That Won't Break the Bank

Vegans out there know that dining out can be quite expensive, especially when looking for meat substitutes. But this video will show you how to make tofu burgers that are both delicious and made with easily obtainable ingredients.

Grace & Ryosuke at the 'Ryokan'

Our favorite Texan in Tokyo heads to Tochigi to try her first 'ryokan' experience—and we've got the video here!

Alisa Mizuki 25th Anniversary Video Clips

Avex has released a large set of Alisa Mizuki’s music video clips to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the actress and pop singer’s recording debut.

Odaiba's Robot Revolution—on an iPhone!

Check out some of the funky stuff on display at the iREX International Robot Exhibition, all set to a funky beat!

Go Away for a Day to Oshima Island

Check out this video highlight of Fukuoka's Oshima Island—and then pack your bags!

Hungry for Ghibli-Style Animation?

If you're hungry for some Ghibli-style animation, look no further than this gorgeous video promoting locally sourced food in Kumamoto—made by the assistant director of 'Princess Mononoke'!

New Homes for Hermit Crabs

It seems hermit crabs are always short of shells. A Japanese real estate listing company decided to step in and find a model solution.

'Brand New MAID' Delivers a Knockout Punch

Band-Maid's latest album crushes any protests that the girls' cute persona disqualifies them from the 'real rock' club.

How to Make Hamburger Buns

Fresh-baked bread is a yummy treat, filled with love and warmth and wheat. Knead the dough and let it rise, YouTuber Ochikeron's here to advise!

Folding Lego Samurai Not Included

This eye-popping Lego pop-up book is a pretty accurate representation of one of Japan's most beloved castles!

Hatsune Miku Teaches Summer Pocky Techniques

In this adorable commercial, Vocaloid idol Hatsune Miku offers an extra-sweet tip on how to enjoy your chocolate sticks this summer. First step: don't eat them right away!

The Dinosaur Kingdom in front of Fukui Station

The West Exit of Fukui Station is home to the Dinosaur Plaza, where life-sized dinosaur replicas await every visitor.

Creating Digital Rain, One Drop at a Time

Extraordinary designer Yugo Nakamura 'makes it rain' in this unique video, a digital effort to explain where the sound of rain comes from.

100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience

In a culture famous for miniaturization, arcades in Japan conversely seem to go bigger, brighter, louder and increasingly diverse—as this documentary on the history of arcade games reveals.

Make Your Own Rilakkuma Avocado Cheeseburger!

Kids love it when mama makes their meals with familiar character faces! Check out this video to learn how to make the cutest burger ever!

A 77-Second Primer on Hatsune Miku

You've seen the turquoise pigtails and heard the synthesized voice. So what is Hatsune Miku—and how can you write songs for her to sing?

How to Make Yakiniku Rice Burgers

If you're in the mood to make a burger but find that you don't have any buns or beef patties, why not try using rice and yakiniku?!

Hike the Mackerel Highway

Back in the day, getting ocean fish to Kyoto was back-breaking work. You can still hike the 1,300-year-old path that brought mackerel to the ancient capital.

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