Chicken Katsu Sando Recipe

Just two pieces of fluffy white bread, a fried chicken patty, and lettuce for crunch—because sometimes, the best foods are simple.


Practicing a Rare Japanese Sword Art

We meet Canada's only officially recognized Niten ichi ryu instructor to find out how dangerous the sword art can be.


I Went to the Karaoke World Championships as Soon as I Found Out It Was a Thing

The only time you’ll find people from around the globe coming together to wave flags at someone thrusting to "Pretty Fly For a White Guy".


The Defiant Sound of Asian American Women in Indie Rock

Artists like Jay Som, Japanese Breakfast, and Mitski are at the forefront of indie rock, creating space for Asian American women.


In Defence of 'Death Note' Making Its Lead Character White

Netflix’s reboot of a classic anime series makes timely pop culture commentary by recasting an Asian role.


What It’s Like to Find Belonging in the Lolita Community

A “bro-lita” and a genderfluid lolita on what the Japanese fashion subculture means to them.


What a 90s Anime Taught Me About Gender Fluidity

‘Ranma ½’ was full of nudity and gender swapping, and helped form my young queer identity. It would probably be protested off the air today.


Why We Were So Obsessed with Japanese Horror Remakes

The new ‘Ring’ movie wants to bring back the J-Horror craze.


Inside the Magical World of Lolitas

There's way more to the subculture than grown women who dress like dolls.


A Japanese Photographer Examines Identity Stereotypes

Eighteen-year-old Izumi Miyazaki cites a number of surrealists as her inspiration in her thoughtful, wry, and precise work on identity stereotypes, setting cultural clichés alongside grotesque or awkward elements.


How Japanese Wrestling Is Body Slamming the American Mainstream

New Japan Pro Wrestling has been Japan's leading pro wrestling company for over 40 years, but its overseas reach has been limited until recently. Now, the promotion is selling out massive shows in NYC and elevating the art to a new level of intensity.


This Porn-y 70s Film Is a Mind-Melting Head Trip About a Witch and a Tiny Talking Penis

'Belladonna of Sadness' is an eye-popping hentai lost classic featuring depravity, the occult, and a long, strange trip with a disembodied member from hell.