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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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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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thing cooler than intergalactic alien robots that transform into muscle cars and big rigs are ones that transform into outdated (but stylish!)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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Tokyo welcomes the country's (and world's) first hand-drip green tea cafe, Tokyo Saryo, a modern, modish and minimalist affair tucked away in the sinuous streets of the popular Sangenjaya ...
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As more than 30,000 runners prepare for next month's Tokyo Marathon, those less inclined to take on a full 42 kilometers are gearing up for a run of an entirely different sort: Chocorun. Chocorun ...
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These days, it's not uncommon to find matcha green tea in cookies, cakes and ice cream, but this might be a first for ramen. Yes, you read that correctly: for the Cup Noodle Matcha Seafood Flavor, ...
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