Something special happens when anime music meets classical music. As was true with the classical music concert renditions of the Ghibli, Final Fantasy, and Super Mario soundtracks, the music becomes ...
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Sado Island, the rustic s-shaped landmass off of Japan's western coast, is known for a lot of things. Heavy metal music is not traditionally one of them. As part of a campaign to attract visitors, ...
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If the popularity of monkey parks and hot springs is any indicator, monkeys, particularly the Japanese macaque variety, are a sure way to attract visitors to tourist destinations throughout Japan. ...
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This April, fashion brand Pac-Store is teaming up with Harajuku's Kawaii Monster Cafe for a special collaboration event featuring Pac-Man in all his yellow-headed glory. The Pac-Man x Kawaii ...
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Relax in the bath while keeping the water warm and the things you need close at hand!
127 million people live in Japan. 5.5 million vending machines live there too. That's about one for every 23 people, and it hasn't been until recently that they've started to communicate with one ...
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The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) spotlights art and design-related attractions in a new travel guide 99+1 JAPAN: Traveling through Art, Design, and Architecture and an accompanying ...
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Kudos to Japanese electronics company Nidec for conceiving the Motorize Smart PET Bottle, perhaps mankind's most unnecessary invention since the shoe umbrella. What is it? It's a phone-activated ...
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Since their 2005 debut, music group Perfume has been steadily pumping out the hits with songs including "Linear Motor Girl" and "Polyrhythm." Now twelve years later, members Nocchi, A-chan and ...
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Customizable designer e-paper wristwatch
In Tokyo, white button-down shirts are about as ubiquitous as the poorly concealed nipples underneath, and, according to a 2013 survey, most folks do not welcome the sight. One might suggest simply ...
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From the company name to its conspicuous advertisements, Tokyo-based go-kart rental service MariCar basically screams "It's-a me, Mario!" and, according to a lawsuit filed last Friday, Nintendo is ...
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At a glance, Japan's roadways would seem plenty dangerous: a high pedestrian count, non-existent bike lanes, an increasingly elderly population behind the wheel, Pokémon Go. But despite the slew of ...
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When you're surrounded by nearly 14 million people, you have to get creative about how you de-stress. Fortunately, a new and utterly unique event is debuting this month for those eager to escape ...
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The Star Wars villain like you've never seen him before!
If drawing attention to a Japanese city or region is the purpose of the yuuru-kyara mascot, consider Mr. Kure's mission accomplished. This blue, kanji-emblazoned fuzzball may well be the most fly of ...
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The only thing cooler than intergalactic alien robots that transform into muscle cars and big rigs are ones that transform into outdated (but stylish!) mobile phones. A collaborative effort ...
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When historians look back on the evolution of the Japanese language, they'll look to January 26th, 2017 as the day kanji died. Because on that day in history, Google launched Word Lens in Japanese, ...
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