The Japanese are, it is often observed, crazy about bathing. This might take the form of a hot spring or public bathhouse, or even a mud bath. In what is being described as a possibly world-first ...
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The top 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games sponsors have joined together to support the Japan team heading to Rio with a special branded Yamanote Line train. Sponsored by 15 companies, the ...
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Courier company Yamato Transport has teamed up with DeNA to launch a self-driving car delivery service from March 2017. The driverless automobiles are branded with the distinctive black cat logo ...
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The Nintendo game character Kirby now has its own pop-up cafe and official store. Kirby Café and store opens August to September in Osaka, with a concurrent store opening in Nagoya's Parco ...
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Is this the most original way to stay cool this year? Quite possibly. New from Thanko, Japan's at times strangest creator of chindogu (everyday gadgets), the Electric Armpit Clip-on Cooler Fan is ...
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A Where's Wally? Wally Run will take place in October, bringing together thousands of Wally (aka Waldo) cosplayers. Applications are currently being accepted for the two "runs" in Osaka on October ...
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This summer, Tokyo is going mad for ninja (again). “The Ninja: Who Were They?” is an exhibition at Miraikan, a science museum in Tokyo, until October 10th. While ninjas might seem a better ...
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Mercedes-Benz has opened a virtual showroom in central Tokyo. Potential car-buyers visiting the new space inside Daikanyama's T-Site, an upmarket bookstore by Tsutaya, do not get to experience the ...
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Carry your umbrella around in a truly Japanese style!
A new photography exhibition showcases sexual diversity in Japan. "Out in Japan: 1,000 Portraits" opened at Spiral in Minami-Aoyama on July 12th, featuring portraits taken by Leslie Kee, a ...
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A muscular male "performance team" will bring their brawny charms to Tokyo for the first time this summer. ALLOUT will open a special "muscles cafe" in a venue on Omotesando on July 30th. All 230 ...
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To celebrate the 100 years since the Dada art movement launched in Europe, a series of commemorative events is happening around Tokyo this summer. Dada, or Dadaism, was an anti-art movement ...
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Films have a habit of attracting strange marketing stunts, though this is quite an incongruous one indeed. Godzilla and whisky? Yes, Japan is the land of Godzilla and also the land of great ...
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Cheshire Cat, Red Queen, Mad Hatter skin-care masks
Last week we reported on the growing bookstore boom in Tokyo that has seen Book and Bed, a bookshop-hotel, become such a hit that its customized pajamas sell out in minutes. Book and Bed Tokyo ...
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Earlier this year, we wrote about fashion guru Hiroshi Fujiwara's new project, The Park-In Ginza, a unique retail concept space located in the parking lot underneath the soon-to-be demolished Sony ...
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This week, a major Studio Ghibli retrospective exhibition opens in Roppongi Hills, covering all of the studio's 22 anime feature films. The Ghibli Expo runs July 7th to September 11th, and ...
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