We all know conveyor-belt sushi (kaiten-zushi). But what about conveyor-belt sweets? For a limited time only, that experiment is coming to Tokyo -- and just in time for Valentine's Day, ...
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Toyota has partnered with Amazon, DiDi, Mazda, Pizza Hut and Uber to form the e-Palette Alliance, forming a broad hardware and software ecosystem for utilizing advanced mobility technology to better ...
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New Year in Japan has many traditions, from the food to household decorations. Television is part of the ritual of Oshogatsu, perhaps most famously the NHK music show Kohaku. Another perennial ...
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Japanese anime might be most famous for the likes of Your Name or Studio Ghibli's offerings, but it actually has a history that goes back 100 years. This video, produced by the Association of ...
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Just what every busy person needs in their wardrobe: a way to neutralize odors from coats, jackets and other items of clothing just by hanging them up
The first tryvertising gel nail concept shop opened in Japan on December 13th. JellyNail is located in Daikanyama, the high-end retail district on the edge of Shibuya. Customers can drop in and ...
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°C (pronounced "Doe-shi" and meaning "degrees Celsius") is a new transit service that combines a luxury Finnish-style sauna and designer accommodation. The first branch opens in Ebisu, central ...
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The candidates for 2020 Tokyo Olympics official mascots have been announced. There are three pairs of mascot finalists, selected from 2,042 entries submitted by the general public. They include ...
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Japan will finally gets its first ever permanent Pokémon cafe, opening in the central Tokyo district of Nihonbashi in 2018. The new Pokémon Center Tokyo DX and Pokémon Cafe are scheduled to ...
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Visitors to the Abeno Harukas in Osaka, Japan, can currently enjoy games of the classic game Tetris on a giant wall located on the top floor of the skyscraper. The game is projected onto a space ...
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While Kyoto is usually the place in Japan best known for traditions and cultural heritage, visitors to Tokyo who want to experience this firsthand can enjoy a stay at hotel koé from February next ...
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Say goodbye to sizes. Japanese e-commerce platform ZOZOTOWN has released the fitting room of the future in ZOZOSUIT, which promises to be a revolutionary body measurement device. The ZOZOSUIT uses ...
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Toyota has announced the its latest humanoid robot, the T-HR3. The third generation in a series that Toyota has been developing for many years, the new robot has the ability to mimic human ...
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Relax in the bath while keeping the water warm and the things you need close at hand!
Students in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, have created dinosaur sculptures using rice straw from farmers affected by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. There are six straw dinosaurs on ...
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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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