All About Japan

Move Over Godzilla: Local Kaiju are Coming!

Did you know that each of Japan’s 47 prefectures has a designated monster?

The Nintendo PlayStation Has Been Found!

The rivalry of two great gaming companies led to one console being all but forgotten.

Leave the Ordinary & Dive into the Extrodinary

Life in Tokyo can leave one feeling drained after a long day, but as the film short Tokyo Cosmo shows, sometimes our imagination gets the better of us and allows us to escape the ordinary and unwind.

Real Android Makes Movie Debut

"Sayonara" features real android Geminoid F as the helper of a woman dying of radiation poisoning in a bleak future.

Metroid—In Live Action!

With a title that brings to mind James Bond's Skyfall, the newly released short film by Rainfalls, "Metroid: The Sky Calls" will have Metroid fans on the edge of their seats!

Experience the Beauty of Japan in 4K!

In these jaw-dropping videos, TokyoStreetView has truly captured the beauty of Japan through the camera's lens.

Interview: FAKY is Back!

NekoPOP's DJ Greg Hignight sits with all four members of FAKY to talk about the hard-hitting J-pop unit's highly anticipated return to the music scene.

Tokyo’s Ginkgo Road is Enchanting in Autumn

This autumn foliage video by Discover Nippon highlights a famous stretch of road in central Tokyo.

Life-Size R2-D2 is a Moving Refrigerator!

This plucky droid moves, speaks, projects images and delivers your beer. What more could you ask?

9 Reasons to Live Abroad while You're Young

Listen to eight reasons provided by Grace from Texan in Tokyo, then wait for husband Ryosuke's hilarious photobomb extra at the end!

Asian Kung-Fu Generation to Strike Europe

Two albums to get the local treatment in support of a November European tour.

Star Wars Rice Balls

Build your Galactic Empire with dozens of Stormtroopers that have pickled plums (umeboshi) for brains, led by a cheese-helmeted Darth Vader.

Autumn Canoe Tour in Gorgeous Gunma

This intriguing video from Discover Nippon takes us to Shimako Lake, a reservoir formed by the creation of Shimagawa Dam in the western part of Gunma Prefecture.

This World Is Her Playground

NekoPOP dives into the new album from Tigarah e Laura, a refreshingly badass Japanese singer who swings her sexuality around like a weapon on the dance floor.

In Search of Urban Colors

True fall aficionados know that there is some striking natural scenery to be found in Japan’s urban centers as well as in the great outdoors.

Mahiro Takano is Feeling 'Alive'

In a move that would have wowed Mr. Miyagi, this karate kid is throwing punches in Sia's newly released music video.

In 2015, Betamax and MicroMV Get the Axe

Oh no, say it ain't so! The 1970s answer to recording TV shows and movies is on its last film strip.

AMA: The Stars of Funimation's Dragon Ball Z

The two leads from Funimation's dubs of Dragon Ball Z wax on the series' development and the challenges of screaming for ten minutes at a time.

Meet Mario's Evil Twin

While not doing as much damage as Wario or Bowser, this new Mario character can scare the pants off you if you don't watch out!

Japan: Home of the Lorax?

At Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki, the poofy pink kochia plants of Kochia Hill—all 36,000 of them—look like something from a Dr. Seuss dreamscape in any season.

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