If you thought Piko Taro was silly enough when he made his viral hit Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen, you were probably surprised when he started appearing in mainstream TV commercials. You were probably ...
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There is a major shortage in hotel rooms as Tokyo continues to experience a tourism boom. This has led to all sorts of novelties, from Airbnb's advance in the local market to even love hotels ...
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The classic Studio Ghibli anime Kiki's Delivery Service has been resurrected with a quasi-sequel, though sadly without the participation of director Hayao Miyazaki and his studio. Part of a ...
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As previously reported, VR Zone Shinjuku opens this summer as Tokyo's latest virtual reality entertainment facility. Produced by Bandai Namco, the large space in Kabukicho features a range of VR ...
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Fans, your prayers have (almost) been answered. Studio Ghibli has negotiated with Aichi Prefecture on the location of a Ghibli theme park, set to open sometime in 2020 -- mostly likely in time for ...
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All aboard the Pikachu train this summer! If you loved the Pokémon concept cars by Toyota, how about a train next? In 2012, the Pokémon With You project launched a Pokémon train in northeast ...
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What next after PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen)? In the wake of the success of the viral hit of 2016, the comedian Piko Taro has tried to extend his popularity with a guest appearance in a K-Pop hit ...
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"Tokyo Art City by Naked" is set to be the latest digital spectacle to take the capital by storm when it runs at Gallery Aamo inside Tokyo Dome from June 16th to September 3rd. Mixing video, ...
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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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Cheshire Cat, Red Queen, Mad Hatter skin-care masks
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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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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