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  • Victory at Sea (1954)
    Classic Films: Victory at Sea (1954)
    When Victory at Sea was broadcast on NBC during the 1952-53 season, it was hailed as a breakthrough in nonfiction programming. Stretching 26 half-hour episodes, the program offered a rare primetime consideration of World War II as seen by both...
  • Roger Dahl's Comic Japan
    Review: Roger Dahl's Comic Japan
    The successful cartoonist behind Comic Japan began as a Seattle expatriate with the beginner’s job of English language teacher at a Japanese conversation school. Having acquired a bachelor’s degree in art — as well as numerous...
  • "The Long and Winding Road"
    Beatles inaugurate new series of 45 RPM lithos with Japanese picture sleeve
    The cover of the Japanese single release of “The Long and Winding Road"/"For You Blue” makes up the first in a new series of lithographs taken from the covers of The Beatles 45 RPM (remember those?) singles that went on sale...
  • Aircraft basing
    U.S. military to base CV-22 tilt-rotor aircraft in Japan
    The U.S. Department of Defenseannounced May 11 that it will station a special operations squadron of CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft at Yokota Air Base in Japan.Basing the "highly advanced" transport aircraft in the Asian nation will...
  • Taylor Swift performs during The 1989 World Tour at Tokyo Dome on May 5, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan.
    Two sold out shows in Japan marks start of 1989 World Tour for Taylor Swift
    Taylor Swift began her 1989 World Tour yesterday, May 5, with the first of two sold out shows in Tokyo, Japan at the Tokyo Dome, able to hold 55,000 Swift fans, known as Swifties, each night. According to the Washington Post, the tour is expected...
  • Tokyo Disney expansion plans revealed
    Tokyo's $4.2 billion plan adds new lands and attractions
    Tokyo Disney's top of the line theme parks, often considered the best in the world, are about to get even better. The Oriental Land Company, official owners of the resort, have announced significant additions to Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo...
  • Paul McCartney at Budokan
    Paul McCartney honors 'Help!' 50th anniversary with surprise for Japanese fans
    The fans at the Paul McCartney show at the Tokyo Budokan April 28 got quite a surprise when he played a song he'd never played live before. The song, “Another Girl,” comes from the soundtrack of the movie “Help!,” which...
  • United States and Japan BFF
    United States and Japan BFF
    Last night, while some of us were sleeping, having dinner or just easing our minds and bodies across and around America, a state dinner took place in somewhat of a low-key manner for our friend and ally, Japan. Our current president, Barack Obama,...
  • The First Lady is stunned to see her full set of china
    See the new Obama State China and Japan State Dinner menu
    No one is happier than the Curator's at the White House and at The Presidential Culinary Museum to see the latest edition of state china unveiled! All of our china on display here, seven days a week in the museum is delighted in and admired by...
  • Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
    Japan looks to strengthen military ties with United States
    Japan’s military hasn’t had much of a regional presence, much less a global one, for about 70 years. During World War II they had one of the strongest navies and air forces in the world, to say nothing of their army. A combination of...
  • SumoShinto
    Sumo: Lords of the Ring
    Sumo is the official national sport of Japan. Sumo is built around the simple concept of two nigh-naked men battling within a small circular ring, but actually has a far deeper meaning, which encompasses both Shinto beliefs and Japan’s most...
  • Ghost photo Boots
    Ghost photo: Boots behind young girl in Japan from a photobombing samurai ghost?
    A mysterious photo of “ghost boots” is lurking about the Internet this week. The photo was taken by a vacationing father in Japan of his young girl and it showed a bit more than expected. Behind the legs of this posing four-year-old...
  • Ghost boots photo: Viral photo of girl at beach with an eerie ghost standing behind her showing only his boots
    Ghost boots photo 'legitimate' says dad: Eerie boots appear behind girl (Pics)
    A little girl is photobombed by a pair of ghost boots as she stands innocently on a beach overlooking the ocean while posing for a scenic picture. At first the photo looks like a generic snapshot of a child’s trip to the ocean, but look...
  • Tiger Woods plans to play Jack Nicklaus' Memorial Tournament
    Tiger Woods set to jet to Asia for golf promotional tour
    Nike Golf athlete Tiger Woods will visit Asia from April 24–26 to help stoke local interest in the sport of golf and inspire athletes in China and Japan.The 14-time Major champion makes his first stop in Shanghai on April 24 before he...
  • Vacation photo with a ghost wearing boots goes viral
    Vacation photo with a ghost wearing boots goes viral
    Martin Springall, took a photo back in 2014 of his daughter on the beach of Zushi, Japan that has many on social media claiming it is a photo of a Samurai ghost as it was taken near a graveyard.Martin said he took five photos at the same spot, as...
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