When governor Yuriko Koike came to power she quickly set about making sweeping changes from her predecessor's administration. She put the controversial move of Tsukiji Market to Toyosu on ice. She ...
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Bridgestone has announced the latest in its line of "airless tires" that do not require inflation, this time adapting the technology for bicycles. The second generation of the Air Free Concept was ...
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Japanese advertising tends to consist of merely hiring some ubiquitous celebrity and having them hold the product in question. This lazy and mind-numbing approach has become the default for almost ...
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Family restaurant chain Coco's has teamed up with android and robotics creator Hiroshi Ishiguro to offer tabletop robots that can entertain diners while they wait for their orders. The small ...
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These "ear pets" are mini dogs that come in two halves: one for each ear!
The "beer girls" (uriko) at baseball games are a somewhat iconic image of sporting events in Japan. They can be found walking around the stands with beer backpacks, always ready to pour you out a ...
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The spring in Japan means many things: the start of the new fiscal and academic year as well as the arrival of the cherry blossom season. The sakura blooms, transforming parks and other areas into ...
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How cool is this grandma? Cool enough to do a perfectly choreographed "kome dance" (rice dance) with two other female performers (approximately 40 years younger) in kimono. If you eat plenty of ...
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In need of a rest? Get some shut-eye in the heart of Tokyo and on a luxury bed by France Bed at the Nescafe Harajuku cafe space from March 16th until March 26th. Part Nestle coffee showroom and ...
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The American ice cream brand Häagen-Dazs will open a new high-end "ice cream lounge" in one of the most chic areas of Tokyo serving cocktail-style desserts. To promote the release of the ...
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It is almost time for the anniversary of Japan's greatest postwar natural disaster, the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that struck northeast Japan on March 11th, 2011. The tsunami caused unprecedented ...
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The latest virtual reality gaming venue to open in Tokyo is VR Zone Shinjuku. It is set to open at the former Shinjuku Tokyo Milano site in summer 2017. Kabukicho's Tokyo Milano closed in December ...
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The new retail and commercial complex Ginza Six was announced last autumn, designed by Yoshio Taniguchi and featuring shops, offices, a rooftop garden and Noh theater. The center of the complex, ...
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Japanese horror movie-inspired beauty masks
Japan is famous for its toilets. Japan is also famous for its crafts. So why not combine the two? Well, someone did. Japanese toilets are somewhat renowned for their technology ingenuity, from the ...
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It's almost time for the traditional festival of the Hinamatsuri, also known as Doll's Day or Girls' Day. This is when ornamental dolls representing the emperor and empress from the Heian period are ...
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After teasing us with a preview and some hilarious-looking images, the first SoftBank commercials in the Justin Bieber "super student" campaign have finally been released. It features the Canadian ...
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