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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Chanel will open a pop-up space on Omotesando in March. Coco Cafe will be open at So-Cal Link Gallery from March 3rd until March 12th. The spacious-looking Coco Cafe will feature advance sales of ...
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Ever wondered how quickly junior high school fashion changes in Japan? Look back over the shifts in junior high school (known as "JK" in Japanese) fads from 2016 to 2015, 2008, 2000, 1995, 1980 ...
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Experience Doraemon in virtual reality. That's the irresistible idea behind Bandai Namco's Doraemon VR attraction. The manga and anime character Doraemon is famous for having an "Anywhere Door" ...
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Japanese pet products like to do things differently! These fun and flexible boxes allow you to build a maze for your cat to explore.
The latest stars in an advertising campaign for mobile phone provider SoftBank is the unlikely pairing of Canadian singer Justin Bieber and comedian Piko Taro of PPAP fame. So far only ...
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What's the secret to improving Japan's somewhat notoriously poor English-speaking levels? More English conversation schools? Native speakers installed in every elementary school? Speed-learning ...
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Panasonic has been testing a new autonomous delivery robot called HOSPI(R) at a hotel in Narita Airport. From January 14th to January 18th, Panasonic ran trials with HOSPI(R) at the ANA Crowne ...
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By now you've probably heard of maid cafes, where patrons are served by young girls in maid costumes (who also sometimes iron customers' shirts). But what about a maid gym? One exists and is ...
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Japanese horror movie-inspired beauty masks
In 2015, ANA generated interest worldwide and a collective jaw-drop when it announced three Star Wars airplanes for its fleet. Evidently the planes in Star Wars-themed exteriors are popular and ...
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From traditional instruments to the National Theatre mascot, you've never seen Piko Taro done quite like this. The curiously attired Piko Taro recently returned with a follow-up to his global ...
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Want your vegetables from somewhere with more personality than the usual supermarket or convenience store? Tokyo has a new designer greengrocer's where you can pick up some greens in a ...
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We've seen our fair share of character- and franchise-themed cafes over recent years, especially in Tokyo but also in other cities around Japan. Past examples include cafes for Miffy, Sailor Moon, ...
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Nintendo character computer keyboard wrist rest plush toy
When the top 20 releases of the year are dominated by AKB48 or male idol bands from Johnny & Associates, what can a rock band do to stand out? Harness wearable technology. The band One OK Rock is ...
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Panasonic has announced a new desktop companion robot that has human-like movements and communication skills. The unnamed concept robot was recently presented at CES2017 in Las Vegas between ...
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Piko Taro, the alter ego of comedian Daimao Kosaka, rocked Japan and the world with his indelibly catchy "Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen (PPAP)" video in 2016. Having inspired so many imitators and boosted ...
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