In April 2016, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit Kumamoto, Japan. The region’s famed castle was badly damaged, but rebuilding is underway. It looks tricky.
Here’s our first peek at the upcoming Yakuza 3 full-HD remaster, running at a smooth 60 frames-per-second. What do you think? Looks good! Like Yakuza 3 for the PS4.
One of my very first picks for this column was Umbrella by Epik High. Today, I’m featuring a cover of that song by Younha, because I love both her — and this song — so much.
This is called May’s Garden House Restaurant. Located in Bangkok, it is the first officially licensed Totoro themed restaurant in the world.
Nintendo is releasing a new Switch bundle in Japan. A My Nintendo Store exclusive, it’s cheaper and has less stuff.
During the 1980s, in the wake of Star Wars and Apocalypse Now, George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola produced one of the most daring—and in Japan, most controversial—films ever made. Paul Schrader’s Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters is unlike anything before or since.
(G)I-DLE only debuted less than a month ago, but they recently clutched their first music show win with Latata — becoming one of the fastest groups to reach that point in their careers.
Silly, yet brilliant. If you were going to pick one image from Hunter X Hunter to make into earrings, it would be this.
Now considered PlayStation 3 classics, Yakuza 3, 4 and 5 are getting remastered for the PlayStation 4 in full HD.
Japan has brought the world some truly delicious treats, but one of the best of all has to be meron pan (melon bread). We know it tastes good, but how was it invented? And why is it called that?
It was a banner weekend for K-Pop, anchored by Bangtan Boys (BTS) and their second year in a row of appearances at the Billboard Music Awards.
Make no mistake. Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli fame doesn’t seem easy to please—even if you are his son. Rather, especially if you are his son.
Artist Ray Tatsumi has done an exhaustive in-depth study of Japanese maid outfits, tracing their origins from the UK and the USA.
Want to wander around the Japanese countryside? Nostalgic Train is a self-described “mysterious walking simulator” that’s set in rural Japan that might be filled with nostalgia, but not with people. The game is out on Steam this June, but currently only has Japanese language support.
Island in the Sky. Cebu City, Philippines. By Martin Tan.
One of the most beautiful spots in Japan is the bamboo grove in Kyoto’s Arashiyama. Sadly, tourists have been defacing the natural beauty by carving their names on the stalks.