It's been a hot and humid summer, prompting many fears about the safety of athletes and others at the 2020 Olympic Games that are now less than two years away. On a more everyday level, however, ...
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After it was announced to a feverish reception in May, full details and images are now available of the accommodation at the new Peanuts Hotel following its highly anticipated opening on August ...
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Ending long months of speculation, the director of 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games opening and closing ceremonies has been named as Mansai Nomura, an actor from the traditional theater world of ...
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Tamiya has produced a self-assembly robotic toy with a difference: it's a centipede. Test your engineering skills by putting this Tamiya Centipede Robot together and then letting it slither ...
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To get and maintain the perfect visage, you don't need the cosmetic surgeon's knife. All you need is this unique mouthpiece.
Formerly one of the biggest advertisers in Japan, Tokyo Electric Power Company ceased running TV ads in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster in 2011. Now it has returned to television screens ...
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After unveiling the official mascots in February, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have now announced the names for the two characters. The pair of mascots, which were designed by Ryo Taniguchi and ...
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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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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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Nintendo is celebrating its legacy with this re-release of the Japanese Super Nintendo Entertainment System console in miniature.
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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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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