Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a suspiciously familiar looking purveyor of snacks.
Travelers to Japan will soon be able shop duty-free as soon as they land, eliminating the need to carry heavy purchases on-board beforehand.
PlayStation VR, anime figurines, a hair dryer; you can get a lot for $5,000 in Akihabara.
From modern art to classic Noh, with world-class shopping and dining to boot. Let’s take a look!
Once again, to feel the true thrill of the gamble of a New Year’s fukubukuro (lucky bag) Mr. Sato doubles down and grabs a bag of junk… or is it?
In order to figure out what might be in the bag this year, we have to look to the past to see the future!
Turns out the tales of Battousai the Manslayer make for great ink paintings.
We wish Tomoeda Elementary School was a real place because they have the most fantastic uniforms.
In Japan, the customer is God, and sometimes that means going above and beyond to please with distinctive styles of service.
Retail chain Animate is dedicating an all-new store in Tokyo to girls’ anime and manga.
The unique yukata shop we visited last year is at it again. This time their line-up is less scary and much more adorable!
Can you see yourself in any of these annoying customer profiles?
Your search for the perfect obi is nearly over!
The famed Swiss watch maker teams with centuries-old traditional arita-yaki potter Koransha to produce this limited line of stunning handcrafted watches.
Who wouldn’t want one of these lovable little dolls staring at you forever and ever…until you die…and maybe even after that.
It’s like you’re playing peekaboo with your lady parts. Needless to say, Japanese people can’t seem to get enough of these undies.
Our reporter’s fashion quest continues as he ventures into the ultra-hip jungle of Tokyo’s Harajuku with a mere 10,000 yen (US$85), this time enlisting the help of two high school girls who know the terrain like the back of their hands.
In his ongoing search for the perfect affordable-but-stylish ensemble, our fashion reporter Seiji Nakazawa sets his sights on a major convenience store chain.
Mr. Sato visits the Iwayuru Junk Shop in Tokyo’s Akihabara district in search of a true lucky bag: one where you don’t know what you’ll get inside.
A new year means new lucky bags! So, how’s the haul from Starbucks? We find out after waiting in line all night!