All About Japan

Tenjin Festival Taiko Drums

Enjoy the various taiko drummers of Osaka's Tenjin Matsuri.

Yamanashi's Iyashi no Sato Village

Destroyed by a landslide in 1966, this gorgeous village has been reborn as a stunning open-air museum at the foot of Mount Fuji.

Japanese Cuisine in Fukuoka

Sample some traditional Japanese cuisine in a Fukuoka restaurant.

The Low-Down on Where to Film in Tokyo

Video producer David Haruyama sits dows with AAJ to talk about his background, where to film in Tokyo, and advice on filming in Japan.

47 Reasons Why Japanese Makes No Sense

Canadian rakugo comedian Katsura Sunshine riffs on some of the more ridiculous points of the Japanese language—including, in particular, the 47 ways he knows how to say "Thank you."

Sailor Moon Gets a Makeover into... a Boyband?

They may be no Sailor Starlights, but Italian singer, Paolo Tuci, and his backup dancers transformed the Italian Sailor Moon S theme into a wonderful '80s-esque European pop song!

Why Dangerous Anime Boys Are All The Rage

Why have modern reverse harem anime gone so dark?

Exploring Japan: Part 1

I’m not sure if it’s the history, the food, the pop culture, or the fact that Nintendo helped raise me, but for whatever reason, Japan has captured my heart and imagination for as long as I can remember.

Okinawa Drive

A relaxing time-lapse drive through the Okinawa countryside.

3-D Projector Brings Hatsune Miku to Life

This tabletop 3-D projector beams images that can be viewed from 360°.

This Toilet is Smarter than You

The short film "A.I. Toilet" imagines a lavatory so advanced that it can take control of your life.

Niji-no-Matsubara in Saga

Niji-no-Matsubara is a 360-year-old pine forest along the coast of Saga Prefecture in northwestern Kyushu.

I’m Bad at Learning Japanese (And That’s Okay)

Truth is, there are a lot of ways to learn a foreign language. In class is a really great way—but if it’s not working for you, don’t be afraid to try other methods too.

Tokyo: No Place I Would Rather Be

An 18th birthday is a great occasion for a trip to Tokyo.

4 Ways to Learn Japanese from YouTube

Not only do we present YouTube's three best Japanese learning channels, we offer a slew of other ways to pick up the language through video!

There's a New Drummer Girl in Town

She will rock your socks off!

Exploring Japan: Part 2

Exploring Tokyo: Harajuku, Shibuya, the Robot Restaurant and Yoyogi Park.

Japan's 11 Most Gorgeous Drone Videos

Think you can handle watching these drone-shot videos and not be compelled to visit Japan? Just try!

Tokyo After Dark

A brief, beautiful video about what living in Japan represents to many of us, with a heavy focus on the night.

Sweet Penguin in Osaka Aquarium

This adorable penguin is very easily directed!

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