With the run up to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the surrounding wards around the metropolis are starting to make an effort to draw in more international tourism. Hit the jump for details.
Japan’s mind-boggling all-feline tribute to K-pop boy band SHINee makes sweet music (and sport jaunty outfits) in their full-length promo video! Enjoy the staggering clip, along with band member bios, after the jump!
Say “meow” to SHINyan: Japan’s all-feline tribute to K-pop boy band SHINee. This soon to be legendary 5-cat group makes its video debut in a startling new teaser trailer. Enjoy the clip, plus member bios after the jump!
Humanity’s race to the virtual frontier got a big kick in the pants this week in Tokyo with the “VR Zone Project i Can” event, in which visitors get to try out a variety of first-person experiences and goofy looking headsets. Enjoy a video report after the jump!
Grab a hockey mask and the weapon of your choice! Crunchyroll News brings you a breaking report on Japan’s latest underground idol sensation: Kamen Joshi, a wild pack of masked girls who will stop at nothing to entertain you. Enjoy an exclusive interview and live footage after the jump!
It’s been five years since the nation of Japan was stuck an earthquake and tsunami that lead to a massive loss of life and property. Today, the nation paused to remember this national emergency. After the jump, watch a report on how Japan marked the occasion, and enjoy three animated music videos made to support 3/11 charities.
The travelling exhibit known as “Game On” finally made its way to Japan recently to reveal the evoultion of gaming tech (from Pong all the way to the latest VR) via playable games and a few exclusives for the Land of the Rising Fun. Read on to watch a report!
Wonder Festival is one of Japan’s biggest fan shows for otaku-themed hobbies and figures. The recent winter 2016 installment hit hard with plenty of anime and manga inspired items to peer at, along with a selection of cool cosplayers to admire. Enjoy a 15 min. + reel of highlights after the jump!
From crayon-powered battle card games to Tekken 7, Japan’s arcade industry showed off its latest games and fun attractions recently at a new trade show called the Japan Amusement Expo. Get a gander at some of the big highlights after the jump!
Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank has big plans for their cute, chatty, humanoid robot Pepper. After the jump, watch a video report on the recent Pepper World Expo, and start preparing for the Rise of the Machines!