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Title screens for made-up Nintendo games we’d like to see

After the video game crash of 1983, it was Nintendo more than any other manufacturer that showed the way forward for video games. Today there is a …

Retrogaming

A Guide to the Otherworldly Island of Yakushima

The small, remote island of Yakushima, which lies off the southern coast of the southernmost of Japan’s four major islands, Kyushu, is shaped something like the Hawaiian isle of Kauai. And just as on that other circular bit of rock over 4,000 miles away across the North Pacific, visitors arrive …

Want to Spend Less Money in Japan? Check Out These 7 Cheap Spots in Tokyo!

The basic misconception that travelers have about Japan is that a trip to this country will break your wallet and bank account. Below are some of the …

Miniature Installations Transform Bookshelves into the Back Alleys of Japan | Colossal

<p>If you’ve ever wandered around Tokyo on foot you’ll know that it can sometimes be like a spider web of side streets and back alleys. It’s one of the …

Art

How Tasty is Convenience Store Food in Japan Really? Our Review of 7-Eleven Bento Boxes!

Japanese convenience stores offer a surprisingly large selection of sweets, snacks, and proper dishes, including boxed lunches, called bento. From …

'Revenge' Might Be The Bloodiest - And Most Important - Film Released This Year

Consent and the male gaze are brutally explored in a post #MeToo horror that has left audiences reeling<p>Paramedics were called to Toronto International Film Festival last year, after an audience member suffered a seizure while watching someone dig a shard of glass from inside their foot.<p>The film …

Where to Eat in Kyoto During Sakura Season

For about 30 days during the months of March and April, Kyoto—Japan's former capital city and its current cultural and historical hub—blushes pastel …

Michelle Pfeiffer is brilliant in bleak drama Where Is Kyra?: EW review

Where Is Kyra?<p>We gave it a <b>B</b><p>Michelle’s Pfeiffer’s return to screen, <i>Where Is Kyra?</i>, feels like an overcast day during which the sun never makes it out. …

Geek Culture Rapper Mega Ran Shows that “Nerds” Really Do Rule

As Americans continue to embrace comic book movies, Star Wars franchises, and video games, rapper <b>Mega Ran</b>, is redefining both hip hop and geek …

A Guide to the Cutest, Coolest, and Craziest Stationery in Tokyo

For some, stationery begins and ends with the essentials—once you have a classic Moleskine and a tried and true Mont Blanc, what more do you need?—but in Japan, pens, paper, and the assorted accoutrements of writing are taken to the next level. Even with email and texts outpacing letter-writing, …

Japan

15 Awesome Things to Do in Tokyo

There is no city in the world like Tokyo. The lights, smells, colors, and sounds of the capital of Japan are anything but subdued. And with a population of over 9 million inhabitants and 20 million visitors a year, of course there are many intriguing things to do and experience here. It's a city …

Japan

New Horror Releases: Terrifier (2018) - Reviewed

Imagine that it is Halloween. A couple of locals rent out that creepy old building down the street and convert it into a haunted house for the night. …

‘Hereditary’ First Trailer: Sundance’s Most Horrifying Film is This Year’s ‘Babadook’ and ‘The Witch’

The movie everyone couldn't stop talking about at Sundance is destined to go down as one of the best horror films of 2018.<p>Sundance is often the place …

[Editorial] Remembering 'Marble Hornets' - Bloody Disgusting

When Troy Wagner and Joseph Delage first uploaded Entry #1 onto their Youtube Channel back in June of 2009, they couldn’t possibly have imagined the …

Octavia Spencer Joins Blumhouse's New Twisted Thriller Ma

“Westworld” Season 2 kicks off on Sunday, April 22nd at 9 PM on HBO, and fans of the high-concept sci-fi thriller are chomping at the bit; it’s …

The best new horror movies from Sundance 2018

It is hardly surprising that the biggest winner, money-wise at least, was Sam Levinson’s wild, female-led revenge romp Assassination Nation. With a …

Horror Movies On Netflix And VOD: Three Must-Watch Horror Movies From 2017 That Were Overlooked

Review of three horror movies from 2017 that flew under the radar, including the comedy-horror thrill-ride ‘Tragedy Girls,' and a terrifying film on …

The Things You Should Always Carry With You in Japan

Japan is a great place to visit, especially for first-time international travelers. It feels completely different than western countries, yet totally …

Night photos that make Tokyo look like a sci-fi utopia

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Edo-Tokyo museum, modeled after a classic type of elevated warehouse, is already an impressive building in broad daylight and with no filters.<p>But in the dead of the night and in the hands of Australian photographer Tom Blachford, it turns into a dystopian megastructure from a distant …

Summer of '84 Review (Sundance) - You'll Leave This Film Shaken

Developed by SIE Santa Monica Studios<p>Published by Sony Interactive Entertainment<p>Available only on PlayStation 4<p>Rated M for Mature<p>I have a very clear …

Everything You Need for a Japanese-Style Onsen Bath at Home

Even if you don’t consider yourself a bath person, or are turned off by the idea of sitting in a tub of your own grime, you still might be charmed by …

Tokyo snow

The biggest snowfall in four years has blanketed Tokyo and surrounding areas, halting train services and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights.<p>More than 20 centimeters accumulated in central Tokyo. Authorities say slippery road conditions have caused more than 600 traffic accidents. Over …

Japan

Heavy Snowfall Hits Tokyo, And The Results Are Pretty Much What You’d Expect

Downtown Tokyo saw its heaviest snowfall for years this Monday, causing travel chaos throughout the city. Cars were stranded and abandoned on roads, …

Everything You Need to Know About the 2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival This Spring

Every spring, more than 1.5 million people head to Washington, D.C. to see the city's 3,000 cherry trees — a 1912 gift from Tokyo to the District — …

Where to Find Japan's Hidden Corners During Its Tourism Boom

Japan is in the middle of a travel boom. Political instability across much of the world has given it the appeal of a safe haven, and before the 2020 …

Tokyo capsule hotel gets a Finnish-inspired refresh and sauna

Capsule hotels are commonplace in Tokyo, but the recently renovated ºC (Do-C) Ebisu hopes to stand out from the pack with its contemporary …

2 Days in Sapporo (Hokkaido) Travel Guide & Itinerary

Sapporo is the largest city on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido and is famous for its annual Sapporo Snow Festival which takes place every …

Amazing images of Tokyo before it was a city

Before Tokyo matured into the gleaming, dense city it is today, it was a small fishing village called Edo.<p>Now home to over 13 million people, the …

This non-alcoholic sake is Japan's latest health craze

While drinking too much sake will leave you feeling ill, amazake – more or less the alcohol-free base for sake – is revered for its grab bag of …

Wellness

4 Places to Visit in Japan Before Everyone Else Does

Japan is in the middle of a travel boom. Political instability across much of the world has given it the appeal of a safe haven, and before the 2020 …