Karaoke continues to evolve. From wedding cosplay karaoke services to karaoke boxes combined with convenience stores, the archetypal modern Japanese leisure activity has survived so long because it ...
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Instant noodles maker Nissin already hit the viral magic button with the recent release of the Otohiko Anti-Slurping Noise Noodle Eating Fork, a genuine product that functions as a "food sound ...
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Apparently not put off by Takeshi Kitano's viral send-up of him last year, President Donald Trump has been visiting Japan on the first leg of his Asian tour. In addition to enjoying golf with ...
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Continuing the trend for rebooting or revisiting classics of the 1980s and 1990s, Sony has resurrected its hit robot toy, the AIBO. The new ERS-1000 model, now christened as the lower-case aibo, ...
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Salt and water. That's all you need to power this superb quality lamp for emergencies when you don't have access to ordinary batteries or a regular power supply.
Nestlé Japan has installed a new vending machine in Kyoto that lets you create personalized Japanese Kit Kat chocolates. The Travel Memories Kit Kat vending machine is located inside the Omiyage ...
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After yet another typhoon in a very rainy October spoiled the weekend closest to Halloween, thousands of people in Tokyo seized the chance to celebrate All Hallows' Eve on October 31st itself despite ...
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One of the big changes in the Tokyo landscape in recent years has been the ongoing gentrification of the Kabukicho district of Shinjuku. Long a no-go zone unless you wanted to visit one of the less ...
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Japanese Halloween is somewhat different to Halloween in other countries. You won't encounter much trick-or-treating going on, but there's plenty of costumes and dressing-up. However, this tends to ...
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The growth of Halloween cosplay, especially gatherings in major public areas such as Shibuya, has been one of the most marked trends in Tokyo in recent years. If you don't fancy dressing up in a ...
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There's an old joke that the Japanese internet comprises 50% food and 50% cats. This campaign by Okawa City probably won't do much to change this reputation: it's clearly made to indulge feline ...
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Japanese department store chain Parco has developed a new robot to assist in retail tasks. Co-developed by 08Works and Nihon Unisys, Siriusbot is reported to be the first robot of its kind to ...
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Tokyo Signs is a new series of products launched by our friends at Tokyo-based design and web development studio Bento Graphics. As any visitor or resident will attest, every alleyway or ...
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Relax in the bath while keeping the water warm and the things you need close at hand!
In the varied and colorful world of Japanese coffee, consumers today can opt for canned coffee from a vending machine, a cheap cup of regular joe from the 7-Eleven, something more expensive from ...
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Amazon continues its expansion into the offline sphere with a new space, but, unlike its recent entry into the North American bookstore and food market sectors, this one will focus entirely on ...
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The fashion brand Stella McCartney has shot a stunning new promotional video in Japan. Directed by the fashion filmmaker Marie Schuller, the video advertises the Stella McCartney autumn-winter ...
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