The Studio Alta shopping complex in Shinjuku that is one of the most popular meeting places for people in the west Tokyo commercial district will acquire a new addition on its rooftop from September ...
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Many Star Wars fans weren't too impressed with Solo, the latest installment in the franchise that has disappointed at the summer box office. So what better time to turn back to the original Star Wars ...
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A couple of years ago, a rendition of Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal played on traditional Japanese musical instruments went viral. Is this the next example of this trend? The opening theme of ...
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Unveiled this week, the RidRoid CanguRo is a new robotic three-wheel personal mobility vehicle developed by Shunji Yamanaka from the University of Tokyo and Takayuki Furuta of the Future Robotics ...
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Character computer keyboard wrist rest plush toy
The Ganguro Cafe, which was a throwback tribute to gyaru fashion culture in Shibuya, will close on July 18th. Gyaru are practitioners of various types of fashion styles typically involving heavily ...
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The Baum Records is a baumkuchen (baum cake) of the type popular in Japan but with a major, and innovative, difference. Created by the Takamatsu-based confectionary maker La Famille as a unique ...
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We've all heard of conveyor belt sushi (kaiten-zushi), but what about conveyor belt desserts? That's the idea behind the new all-you-can eat dessert restaurant Maison Able Cafe Ron Ron, which opens ...
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Japanese YouTuber Nobita, who runs the channel Find Your Love in Japan, interviewed three self-professed virgins in Shibuya about their lifestyles. The media discourse about "sexlessness" in Japan ...
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Customizable designer e-paper wristwatch
It's no secret that the Japanese like to be organized -- and to do it in the most minimal way. The immense international success of Marie Kondo's "decluttering" methods is proof, though, that this ...
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If you can't get enough of a Pokémon fix from playing Pokémon Go around town, then you should be satisfied with the HelloPika, a talking Pikachu robotic toy that sits around at home always ready to ...
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The latest major train station in Tokyo will open on the Yamanote Line, the JR railway link that forms a circular loop around the center of the city. In 2020, the twentieth station in the line ...
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Two of the best things about summer in Japan are the fireworks and the ice cream. Whether it is classic shaved ice kakigori desserts or any of the fantastic Japanese flavors like adzuki or matcha ...
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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.
In Japan, Coca-Cola is more than just coke. In fact, one of it most successful products in the local market is its lineup of Georgia canned coffee. It also makes unique Japanese coke variations, such ...
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Nissin recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for a special type of drainer lid especially designed for its staple Yakisoba UFO instant buckwheat noodle product. If functions a bit like a ...
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Tokyo's taxis are already somewhat special in terms of at least one quirky detail: the driver opens and closes the doors for passengers from the driving seat. However, this is a wholly different ...
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