Teaching English Through Anime
Instead of the standard freshman composition classes, one U.S. university offers a 'Reading and Writing Course About Magical Girls' where you can watch anime in class!
Studio Ponoc's 1st Feature Film Feels Familiar
The newest anime from Studio Ghibli alum Hiromasa Yonebayashi, director of 'When Marnie Was There,' looks and feels a lot like a Ghibli film, but is the first for the newly created Studio Ponoc.
Stunning Video Captures the Spirit of Hakone
Follow along with two intrepid adventurers as they record their two-day trip to Hakone in this delightful video.
'Your Name' Obliterating Box Office Records
The Makoto Shinkai film 'Your Name' now trails 'Frozen' in terms of Japanese earnings and is actually picking up momentum at the box office even months after the initial release.
Small Island Burns for Japan's Early Days
Every year in January, the 800 residents of this small island pray for health and remember the nation's first emperor with a pillar of flame.
'Your Name' Finally Coming to North America
After opening in Asia and the U.K., record-breaking anime 'Your Name' is finally set for theatrical release in the U.S. and Canada this April.
Weird & Hilarious Ad Promotes Train Manners
Japan’s newest commercial about manners on trains may be quite difficult to get your head around.
Nothing Glitters Quite Like Diamond Fuji
Witness a rare natural phenomenon that can best be described as 'Diamond Fuji.'
Get Ready to Pack Your Bags for Kusatsu
Experience this charming onsen town like you've never seen before in this stunning 4K video!
Spice It Up or Cool Down with 3 Soba Recipes
Light and refreshing, sweet and spicy, or traditional and nostalgic—however you're feeling tonight, we've got three methods of enjoying soba noodles that are sure to please your dinner guests!
4 Ways to J-Rock the Temple (Or Shrine)
It seems every Japanese hard-rock band trying to get traction abroad is reaching to shrine and temple iconography to establish their Japanese cred—and it's working!
Work Out & Rock Out to Anime Tunes
Thanks to Anison Fitness, a TV program on Tokyo MX, you can work out and rock out to the tunes of Japanese anime TV shows.
Video: Kyoto - Timeless Beauty in 4K
Filmmaker Osamu Hasegawa takes us on a stunning journey through spring and fall in Kyoto, making majestic use of drones, glidecams and time-lapse photography. Even if you've visited the city a dozen times, you're sure to find something new!
Stay Warm in Winter with Snowy Japanese Songs
Once again, we look at the Japanese karaoke charts to bring you the most-sung snow-related tracks. Keep warm this season by singing along to these five hits, from the genres of J-Pop, rock and even 'enka!'
Meet the Anime Ambassadors for the Olympics
Some of the most famous faces of anime are ready to welcome you to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games!
'Star Wars: Rogue One' Japan Vader Trailer
Think Vader's the biggest thing in Rogue One? This Japanese trailer features an eerie soundtrack of little more than Vader's iconic breathing.
Band-Maid Wrecks the Party in Latest MV
'Don't You Tell Me' is the lead track off Band-Maid's new album, 'Just Bring It,' slated for release on January 11, 2017.
Japan's Biggest Morning Market
Chris and Ryotaro from 'Abroad in Japan' head up to Hachinohe to check out the biggest morning market in Japan. Who wants squid mouth? Not Chris.
First 'Attack on Titan' Season 2 PV!
Considering how far Hajime Isayama's manga has progressed in the intervening four years since the first season of the 'Attack on Titan' anime, the big question will be just how much of the ensuing story the new season will be able to cover.
Around the World in 400 Days (with a Drone)
After saving up for two years, this Japanese couple spent their honeymoon traveling the world. And after 400 days and 48 countries, here's the incredible video of their adventure, complete with spectacular aerial drone footage.