Sailor Moon Videos: Products and Characters from the Beloved Magical Girl Series

FASHION

Good Design Award: Best Casio, Seiko, & Citizen Watches 2015–2016

Good Design Award: Best Casio, Seiko, & Citizen Watches 2015–2016

Every year, Japan’s Good Design Award organization releases a list of products across a range of fields that are deemed worthy of the coveted “Good Design Best 100.” Culled from thousands of applications submitted by Japanese and international firms, the lists for 2015 and 2016 included 12 award-winning timepieces by […]

G-Shock Watches for Kids: 10 Timepieces for Little Wrists

G-Shock Watches for Kids: 10 Timepieces for Little Wrists

G-Shock watches are perfect for rough-and-tumble play and activity-filled days. They’re scratch resistant, water resistant, and shock resistant—in other words: childproof. Combine this rugged functionality with a wide range of fun and colorful designs that match your kid’s budding fashion sense and you can see why there’s no better brand […]

10 Limited Edition G-Shocks from Japan

10 Limited Edition G-Shocks from Japan

In only three decades, Casio’s G-Shock watches have become the standard all durable watches are measured against. Considered by many to be the “ultimate tough watch,” G-Shocks are known to be able to handle some of the world’s most extreme conditions. This durability paired with an ever-growing lineup of limited-edition […]

TOYS

9 Japanese Candy Kits & Toys to Keep Your Kid Cookin’ Up a Storm

9 Japanese Candy Kits & Toys to Keep Your Kid Cookin’ Up a Storm

Leave it to the ingenious ideas of Japanese candy and toy companies like Kracie, Meiji, and Bandai to bring countless hours of hands-on fun for kids and parents alike. Known in Japan as “educational confectioneries,” the DIY candy kits below go far beyond colorful wrappers and extreme flavors, giving chefs-in-training […]

GAMES

A Guide to Japanese Anime and Game Character Collectibles: Part 2

A Guide to Japanese Anime and Game Character Collectibles: Part 2

The Japanese collectibles market features a dizzying array of concepts, series and brands. It can be tough to navigate, especially if you don’t speak Japanese! In this series, we’ll introduce some popular collectible concepts, and tell you where they came from and where you can get them! In part one, […]

JAPANESE-CULTURE

Randoseru Buying Guide: Send Your Kid to School in Style

Randoseru Buying Guide: Send Your Kid to School in Style

If you’ve ever watched a school-themed anime or seen pictures of Japanese students heading to class, chances are you’ve spotted a randoseru—the boxy backpack that’s light enough for five-year-olds and durable enough to last all the way through primary school. Keep reading to find out what makes randoseru an essential […]

RECOMMENDED

Japanese Paper Craft Kits: Amazing Miniature Worlds Await!

Japanese Paper Craft Kits: Amazing Miniature Worlds Await!

There is a world of Japanese paper craft ready to be discovered! From DIY miniatures, to mechanical toys and shadowboxes, these models require only patience and a handful of inexpensive crafting tools. Best of all, there are so many unique kits to choose from that there’s something ideal for every […]

OTHERS

10 Best Japanese Makeup Brands You May Not Know About

10 Best Japanese Makeup Brands You May Not Know About

Japan consistently places in the top five of global makeup markets, and a simple stroll through one of Tokyo’s famed department stores instantly reveals the elite status Japan’s beauty products hold for women from every walk of life. Japanese makeup follows a philosophy of nurturing self-care that highlights natural longevity […]