Visitors to USJ will be able to see the AKB girls in the flesh from July 21 through Sept. 4, just in time for summer vacation for students.
For Tom Hanaway's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Feet-eating fish! Cat cafes! S&M bars! We map out the locales from Shoshanna's wild adventures in Japan.
As Japan gets ready for the start of the new Hokkaido Shinkansen on March 26, many companies are launching marketing tie-ups — with some odd results.
As gamers anxiously await Nintendo’s new Miitomo app, smartphone users can level up their devices now with new wallpapers and cases from the Big N.
Nintendo is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Pokémon with a year full of new products, re-releases and huge doses of nostalgia around the world.
Japan has a variety of whacky treats for this Valentine's Day, including monstrous cookies and "poisoned" apples.
Cut is setting its lens on Japan as it shows the dramatic changes Japanese women have gone through in the past century.
Nibariki has new wind-up toys inspired by Studio Ghibli's “My Neighbor Totoro” and “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.”
In this rhythm game, players choose a real sumo player, ride an actual race horse and compete against characters from "Street Fighter."
One Japanese confectionary vendor is about to find the Force deep within a sweet tie-up. Ahead of the December release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Ginza Cozy Corner, which has outlets nationwide, has made a line of “Star Wars” sweets that are truly out of ...