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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Nintendo has been riding high of late, thanks to the popularity of Pokemon Go and the release of the Nintendo Switch. Now there's another way to show your love of Japan's most famous name in video ...
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East Japan Railway Co. has debuted a new luxury sleeper train to offer travelers a journey in style across northern Japan. Train Suite Shiki-shima is painted in champagne gold and departed Ueno ...
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The world's first VR footwear and gloves with haptic feedback to enable users to feel the virtual world!
Twice a year the lingerie maker Triumph International announces a "concept bra" inspired by trends in the Japanese zeitgeist. By turns amusing and innovative, past bras include one based on ...
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Tokyo's latest retail complex is Ginza Six, which opened in the eponymous district of central Tokyo on the location of the old Matsuzakaya Ginza department store. The shopping complex, which ...
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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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Cheshire Cat, Red Queen, Mad Hatter skin-care masks
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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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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The Star Wars villain like you've never seen him before!
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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