The capsule hotel renaissance continues unabated as 9 Hours opens up a new branch in Kanda, Tokyo, exclusively for women. Long the quirky preserve of budget travelers and eventually edged out by ...
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The Japanese summer is hot and humid, which can be extremely unpleasant for those unfortunate souls who have to travel the Tokyo public transport system during the peak rush hour. Sweaty bodies and ...
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How can a credit card company find a new way to advertise its services? In Japan, it would seem to mean by forming an idol group. Higashi-Ikebukuro 52 is not the latest "sister group" spin-off of ...
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Apparently in a move designed to compete with ANA's popular Star Wars airplanes, Japan Airlines has launched a Doraemon-themed Boeing 787. If you're a Doraemon fan in Japan, you will want to book ...
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A must-have for board game enthusiasts and fans of Japanese crafts
Foreigners detained at immigration facilities in Tokyo and Nagoya have gone on hunger strike to protest their long detentions and conditions. Last week, some 40 detainees started a hunger strike ...
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In February, a Polish women became the first foreign female professional player of the Japanese strategic board game shogi. It's relatively rare for shogi to make the foreign-language news but the ...
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This summer fans of the manga and anime Tokyo Ghoul will want to head to The Guest Cafe and Diner in Ikebukuro, Tokyo for another themed pop-up. In addition to decking out the interior of the cafe ...
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Is this Japanese diaper commercial sexist, misguided or innocuous? Advertising the Moony brand of diapers, the "moms don't cry" commercial by Unicharm Japan was actually released in December last ...
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Kirin Ichiban's machine puts an ice cap on your beer and helps keep your beverage cooler for longer!
If you still haven't sated your Star Wars fix after re-watching Rogue One on DVD and can't wait until the release of The Last Jedi, Sega Toys is here to help with the latest in its series of Homestar ...
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The island of Okinoshima in the Sea of Japan has been recommended for registration on the list of World Heritage sites by a preliminary UNESCO review panel. If the recommendation is finalized at a ...
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Tokyo has a new landmark, but it's not in the center of the city and it's certainly not a sight you might immediately associate with Japan's capital. A popular elephant called Hanako now has a ...
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Nintendo has been riding high of late, thanks to the popularity of Pokemon Go and the release of the Nintendo Switch. Now there's another way to show your love of Japan's most famous name in video ...
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East Japan Railway Co. has debuted a new luxury sleeper train to offer travelers a journey in style across northern Japan. Train Suite Shiki-shima is painted in champagne gold and departed Ueno ...
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Twice a year the lingerie maker Triumph International announces a "concept bra" inspired by trends in the Japanese zeitgeist. By turns amusing and innovative, past bras include one based on ...
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Tokyo's latest retail complex is Ginza Six, which opened in the eponymous district of central Tokyo on the location of the old Matsuzakaya Ginza department store. The shopping complex, which ...
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