Last week we wrote about Rakuten's new drone delivery service for golf courses. And now comes another great example of how people in Japan are showing us what drones can do. Hopefully the government ...
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We've been closely following the development of consumer virtual reality in Japan. This year alone we have already seen a great crossover of digital and analog technology with the Mask of Anubis VR ...
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Japan continues to negotiate its evolving relationship with drones: fun consumer toys, provider of exciting new services, or dangerous tools for potential terrorists? For the upcoming G7 summit in ...
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This article by Tiffany first appeared on Tokyo Cheapo. Golden Week refers to a cluster of holidays from late April to early May: Showa Day (April 29), referring to the previous emperor’s ...
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Transform into Monkey D. Luffy and Red-Haired Shanks with these brilliantly original skin-care face masks!
Buddhism is making a comeback (if it ever went away), in unusual places. From Buddhist bars -- the most famous of which is Vowz in Yotsuya -- to the "monk delivery service" available on Amazon ...
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The new 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games logo has been announced. The official logo was confirmed today as "Harmonized Chequered Emblems," which was Design A in the shortlist and arguably ...
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Japan's Snoopy craze is about to hit fever-pitch with the opening of Snoopy Museum Tokyo in Roppongi on April 23rd. Asannounced last year, the venue features exclusive exhibits of Charles M. ...
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In 2014, many noted the death of gyaru culture as two of the prominent hostess and gyaru fashion magazines -- Koakuma Ageha and egg -- closed down. Then in 2015, something seemed to give and there ...
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Stress relief inspired by traditional Japanese sports
To coincide with an art exhibition inside Roppongi Hills, a new Sailor Moon cafe opened on April 16th serving special drinks and meals themed around Naoko Takeuchi's manga and anime. The Chibiusa ...
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The Mori Art Museum opened the current iteration of its "Roppongi Crossing" series of exhibitions. Organized every three years, the exhibition is the largest of its kind in Japan devoted to ...
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Mori has made its mission to create "cities-within-the-city" complexes, most notable in Roppongi but also in Aoyama with the Omotesando Hills. In mid-2014 Mori Building opened the Toranomon Hills ...
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Forget digital campaigns. Right now in Japan there is a lot of buzz about how companies are coming up with exciting, interactive ways to advertise their products in stations and other public places ...
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The umbrella that might just get you arrested!
Hitachi has announced a new humanoid robot EMIEW3, set for production in 2018. With a name inspired not by the similar-sounding bird but rather the word "excellent", EMIEW3 enhances the technology ...
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Although many bemoan the state of the Japanese music industry, at least the talented people tasked with making the music videos seem to be keen on pushing boundaries. "Ponpara Pecorna Papiyotta" ...
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Coca-Cola has announced the "sumaho" (smartphone) vending machine. Though the name suggests a vending machine that sells phones, it is actually one that connects with a smart device and a dedicated ...
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