Karaoke continues to evolve. From wedding cosplay karaoke services to karaoke boxes combined with convenience stores, the archetypal modern Japanese leisure activity has survived so long because it ...
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Apparently not put off by Takeshi Kitano's viral send-up of him last year, President Donald Trump has been visiting Japan on the first leg of his Asian tour. In addition to enjoying golf with ...
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Nestlé Japan has installed a new vending machine in Kyoto that lets you create personalized Japanese Kit Kat chocolates. The Travel Memories Kit Kat vending machine is located inside the Omiyage ...
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After yet another typhoon in a very rainy October spoiled the weekend closest to Halloween, thousands of people in Tokyo seized the chance to celebrate All Hallows' Eve on October 31st itself despite ...
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The growth of Halloween cosplay, especially gatherings in major public areas such as Shibuya, has been one of the most marked trends in Tokyo in recent years. If you don't fancy dressing up in a ...
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There's an old joke that the Japanese internet comprises 50% food and 50% cats. This campaign by Okawa City probably won't do much to change this reputation: it's clearly made to indulge feline ...
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Japanese department store chain Parco has developed a new robot to assist in retail tasks. Co-developed by 08Works and Nihon Unisys, Siriusbot is reported to be the first robot of its kind to ...
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Tokyo Signs is a new series of products launched by our friends at Tokyo-based design and web development studio Bento Graphics. As any visitor or resident will attest, every alleyway or ...
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Retro Japanese schoolgirl clothes perfect for loungewear
In the varied and colorful world of Japanese coffee, consumers today can opt for canned coffee from a vending machine, a cheap cup of regular joe from the 7-Eleven, something more expensive from ...
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The fashion brand Stella McCartney has shot a stunning new promotional video in Japan. Directed by the fashion filmmaker Marie Schuller, the video advertises the Stella McCartney autumn-winter ...
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Bandai has created a communication robot based on the mechanical mascot robot that appears in the popular anime series Mobile Suit Gundam. Showcased at this month's technology expo CEATEC Japan ...
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Japanese education tends to get a bad rap. Class sizes are large and the learning famously leans towards passing tests with only the "correct" answers rather than encouraging student participation or ...
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Psychic VR Lab, which operates the fashion virtual reality service STYLY, has teamed up with label chloma to create what is touted as the world's first mixed reality fashion event. Running from ...
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Star designer and artist Tokujin Yoshioka has collaborated with MHD Moët Hennessy Diageo to produce two special limited-edition Dom Pérignon bottles. On sale at department stores in Japan from ...
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When gravure idol (glamor model) Miyako Akane kickstarted a new body painting cosplay subculture back in June, certain sections of the web went nuts. While this is hardly a genuine trend -- a handful ...
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