Japanese: Japanese Culture

Japanese Culture (In English)

Web Japan: An English language site with lots of content on Japanese culture. 

Easy Japanese: Street interviews about Japanese life and culture in Japanese with subtitles.

NHK World is a fine source for Japanese culture.  The programs are in English, or subtitled, and there are "Easy Japanese" video lessons.  There are also excellent videos of Sumo wrestling tournaments, popular culture and newscasts.

Sumo wrestler

Japanese Traditional Musical Instruments

Learn more about Japanese music with this interactive site from PBS that lets you to listen to five different musical instruments, either separately or in combination with each other.

Mythology: Japanese Tales of Purity and Defilement (Movie 32 Min)

Streaming Videos of Japan or in Japanese

The Films on Demand streaming video collection has many films on Japanese History, Culture, and some feature films made in Japan.

See a list of all 5,000 films in this collection.

Some specific films:

Daily Life for Japanese Teens. Gakusei Seikatsu!


Tokyo-Electric City (26 minutes, 2014) Includes J-Pop music, Yoyogi Park, Japanese Jazz and Japanese Rap.

Tokyo – Night 3 – From the Sublime to the Ridiculous – ElReyalto Travels