Designs for the official 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games commemorative coins have been released. There are two designs: one for the Olympic Games and one for the Paralympic Games. On the front, ...
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Track Top Tokyo opens in a waterfront warehouse in Shinagawa this weekend, featuring art, bike racing, film screenings and more. Open from August 27th to August 28th, it is the Asia's first ...
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Earlier this year we reported on the opening of Archi-Depot, Japan's first architecture models museum. The company behind the museum, Warehouse Terrada, is actually pioneering a whole new art ...
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This is a trend that continues to grow and surprise us: large-scale ads and billboards, especially in train stations, with a "physical" or interactive gimmick. From "huggable" columns to others that ...
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Japanese pet products like to do things differently! These fun and flexible boxes allow you to build a maze for your cat to explore.
At the risk of become a news site exclusively about teamLab, another major development in the space of a week merits a new story about the interdisciplinary technology and design group. Hot on the ...
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Meguro Gajoen is once again open to the public with a special series of traditionally inspired, light-themed installations. The hotel complex, built originally in the 1930s as a wedding ceremony ...
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The Pokémon Go phenomenon has reached such stratospherical levels that it is even starting to influence people's romantic lives. A Japanese company has announced it will hold Pokémon Go ...
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The weekly tabloid Shukan Post recently published a ranking of female celebrities based on their TV commercial earnings. In addition to television advertising, the magazine calculated its ranking ...
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The creative agency Naked has produced an interactive event ideal for the summer, Flowers by Naked: Paradiso, now running at Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi until August 31st. A previous version of the ...
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A new inexpensive hotel will open in Kansai International Airport in March 2017 in the style of a capsule hotel. Guests to the tentatively named First Cabin Kansai Airport in the Aeroplaza complex ...
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The Japanese fashion magazine industry continues to suffer. After the closure of prominent gyaru culture titles Koakuma Ageha, egg and Happie Nuts, another major magazine is closing down. The ...
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The creative unit teamLab is already making a big splash this summer with its incredible digital flowers installation in Odaiba. If that's not enough for you, you could also catch teamLab's ...
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The Star Wars villain like you've never seen him before!
It's the end of an era as Donbareya, the cup noodle restaurant on one of the platforms for the Yamanote Line at JR Shibuya Station, has closed. Offering Donbei instant noodles for hungry ...
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One of the biggest stories of 2015 was the opening of the "robot hotel", Henn na Hotel, in Sasebo, where guests are served by artificial staff. The "Strange Hotel", as its name literally means, ...
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Pocchari (larger size) culture just got another stamp of mainstream approval. While Japan is readily associated with slim and willowy female fashion, beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. As such, ...
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