It's the books and judges for the 2019 ToB!
How about a Rooster in your stocking? Announcing the shortlist, judges, and zombie poll for the 2019 Tournament of Books.
Each year, the Japanese government expects dozens of people to die from eating ill-prepared blowfish, and yet the dish remains a delicacy.
Finally, the Japanese Donald Trump commercial we’ve all been waiting for.
Footage from Japan’s Onbashira festival—reputed to have continued, uninterrupted, for 1,200 years—where young men prove their mettle by riding enormous logs down a hill.
Drones outfitted in LEDs accompany traditional Japanese musicians for a performance in front of Mt. Fuji.
Sometimes a bowl of noodles is big enough to absorb conversation, literature, and the love lives of those nearby.
A visit to the granddaddy of Japan’s capsule hotels—with cot-sized individual spaces and shared amenities—and a lesson in different methods of getting along.
Since the 1990s, Yoshitomo Nara’s paintings, drawings, sculptures, and ceramics of children and animals have infiltrated the world—to the point that it’s difficult to picture contemporary art without them
Anyone who’s seen Princess Mononoke knows animated films can hold their own with their live-action counterparts. For those who still think cartoons are for kids, here are 15 reasons why you’re wrong.
This past summer Oof visited New York City from Osaka. Having never been here before, she spent her days exploring, camera in hand, recording a personal log of New York City with an eye to the everyday (but hardly ordinary) people and things that surround us.