All About Japan

Tetsuya Komuro Debuts New 5-Girl Group DefWill

Tetsuya Komuro, the legendary producer behind Namie Amuro, Globe, Tomomi Kahala and other ground-breaking J-pop artists, is now putting his star-making power behind new girl group DefWill.

Light Up Paper Cities with the Stroke of a Pen

The special ink found in this pen conducts electricity, allowing you to draw circuits and create your own illuminated pop-up cities, houses or whatever else your creative mind can dream up!

Ghibli Celebrates 30 Years of Filmmaking

Studio Ghibli celebrates 30 years of filmmaking with a Roppongi exhibition filled with tons of memorabilia, Ghibli-themed food and limited-edition toys!

Review: Her Name in Blood—Evolution from Apes

Such unapologetic, brutal and volatile masculinity courses through this entire EP that the question arises: Have we really 'evolved' so far when it’s so easy (and so fun) to return to our primal natures?

Want to See a Samurai Vaporized by a UFO?

How does Nissin advertise duck soup soba? By having a samurai try to shoot down a UFO. Naturally.

Masterful Memo Blocks & Drawing Pads

These memo blocks and drawing pads are so good they garnered a Good Design Award and have been featured in the UK's Monocle Magazine.

Perfume — Interview

One of the hottest pop acts in Japan, Perfume has released five albums, performed around the world, and in 2015 celebrated their 15th anniversary—and none of the group’s three members has hit 30 yet!

Osaka Gets Its Own Zombie Museum

This museum is perfect for those who want to experience living in a post-zombie-apocalypse world.

Become an Izakaya Guru with These 6 Videos

Impress your friends with your knowledge of the ins and outs of Japanese pubs and the drinks and food served at them!

Anime Themes via World-Class Violin

Internationally recognized violinist Ayako Ishikawa covers some of the greatest anime themes of all time—with a little bit of thrash!

This Creepy Demon Could Be Behind Your Mirror!

What could be scarier than looking up and not seeing your refection? How about seeing a ghostly ghoul instead?

A J-Pop Tribute to Summer Festivals

Hakata Reboot (a.k.a. HR) celebrates summer with 'mikoshi,' beaches and festivals—and a whole lot of love for Hakata!

Spinning into our Hearts

80-year-old Masaaki Hiroi has dedicated his life to handcrafting gorgeous wooden toys the old-fashioned way.

4 Japanese Horror Movies to Chill Your Summer

Longing for the good old days of ’The Ring’ and ’The Grudge’? Here are four classic Japanese films that will give you old-school shivers, whether you’re into genuine chills or just a bit of silliness mixed with ghosts.

Film & Solo Exhibition: The Whispering Star

Radical film director Sono Sion enlightens us with his solo exhibition, showcasing one of his most talked about films to date.

A New Form of Japanese Traditional Art

Merging ‘kyogen’ comedy, ‘nihon buyo’ dance and ‘wadaiko’ drums, 'infinity' aims to merge Japan’s historical traditions and folk art into a new-age form of entertainment.

Namie Amuro's Rio Olympics Theme

J-pop princess Namie Amuro's 'Hero' will stand as the theme song for NHK's Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic broadcasts.

Instant Ramen as a Samurai Epic

Accompanied by a solid Japanese hip-hop beat, this film noir anime recasts the inventor of instant noodles as a samurai warrior. Think 'Samurai Champloo,' with ramen.

Witness the Fastest Hands in Japan!

'Mochi-tsuki' extraordinaire Mitsuo Nakatani risks having his hand crushed about four times per second while making this traditional Japanese snack.

2 New FEMM Videos Inspired by '80s Sci-Fi

Drawing inspiration from the likes of 'Akira' and 'Blade Runner,' Japanese mannequin duo FEMM's 'Neon Twilight' and 'Countdown' are the official themes of Night Nation Run in Japan, a fun run event set on a night course with lights and music.

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