It’s the new year which means one thing… fukubukuro! In early January, thousands of shoppers flock to Japan’s shopping districts to score some bargains in “hatsu uri” (初売り), or the first sale of the new year. One of the highlights of the hatsu uri … [Read more...] about Fukubukuro 2020 – Get a second chance on Japan’s Lucky Bags!
Happy new year! 2020 is the Year of the Rat, the first of the 12-year cycle of animals in the Chinese Zodiac. The Japanese for “rat” is nezumi, however the word applies equally to mice, rats, and a whole range of similar furry friends. Japan … [Read more...] about Celebrating the Year of the Rat – Pokemon Style!
How did you enjoy this year in anime? We’ve crunched our sales numbers to find out which anime airing in 2019 FROM JAPAN users loved the most. Read on to see if your favorite anime of 2019 made the list. Enjoy! #10 Sarazanmai Number ten on our … [Read more...] about FROM JAPAN’s Top 10 Anime of the Year
Kotobukiya’s ARTFX J line faithfully recreates favorites from Japan’s world of anime, manga, and gaming into gorgeously detailed 1/8 scale figures. One of the most popular series of ARTFX J figures is their collection of figures based on Pokemon … [Read more...] about Pokemon Trainer ARTFX J Figures
The 2010s are coming to a close so we’ve taken it upon ourselves to crunch the numbers to find the top-selling manga of the decade. The numbers are based on Oricon’s manga sales figures in Japan, so read on to see if your favorite manga made the … [Read more...] about Top 10 Manga of the Decade
The highly-anticipated reopening of the Shibuya Parco store in Tokyo has been a hot topic for the past few weeks, with hordes of would-be patrons lining up for the chance to check out 10 stories of shopping. The sixth floor of Shibuya Parco … [Read more...] about Shibuya Parco – be transported to the world of Cyberspace Shibuya!