Toyota has announced a new concept car, Concept-i. The name combines the Japanese character for "love" (ai) with the letter "i". As this choice indicates, the car is inspired by the idea that future ...
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Asics Japan will open a new sports facility in spring 2017 in Sumida, east Tokyo. Suggestions for the future facility's name are currently being accepted by the general public until mid-January. ...
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People sometimes say that the niche magazine market in Japan is so strong that everything has its own dedicated publication. That may no longer be the case as the publishing industry continues to ...
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Is it a musical instrument? Is it a coffee maker? Or just a wacky Rube Goldberg machine? Well, it's kind of all three. At the Nescafe Harajuku cafe from December 2nd until December 25th, ...
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Inspired by Japan's "beer girl" baseball match vendors
Japanese artist and design extraordinaire Tokujin Yoshioka will create a new prism-themed installation at Shiseido Gallery in central Tokyo. Once again Yoshioka is returning to his regular ...
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A Moomin theme park will open in Saitama, on the outskirts of Tokyo, in spring 2019. Moominvalley Park will join a "Scandinavian village" theme park set to open in autumn 2018 as part of metsä, a ...
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West Japan Railway Co. (JR West) will debut a luxury sleeper train in June 2017. First announced in 2014, the Twilight Express Mizukaze is billed as "a hotel rolling through the beautiful Japanese ...
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Recently Tokyoites were shocked by the first November snow in over 50 years, but spare a thought for those shivering folk who live on the northern island of Hokkaido. Need that slice of pizza in a ...
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Japan's most famous movie monster will steal your money!
Book and Bed, the bookstore where you can stay overnight, welcomes guests to its new branch in Gion, Kyoto, on December 2nd. Somewhat confusingly called Book and Bed Tokyo Kyoto Branch, it is the ...
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We have noted before the trend for regional cities in Japan to produce promotional videos in the hope that they will go viral and ultimately rake in tourist yen. Some are successful, such as the ...
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Parco will open Gallery X By Parco, a new art space in Shibuya on December 9th. The temporary venue will host art, music and performance events in the heart of the commercial district. Gallery X ...
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Triumph's latest "zeitgeist bra" is the "First Woman Bra", which is inspired by freestyle wrestler Kaori Icho and politician Yuriko Koike, who this year became, respectively, the first female athlete ...
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Character computer keyboard wrist rest plush toy
The northern Japanese prefecture of Akita, which is famous for its eponymous canine breed, has produced a promotional music video with a song constructed entirely from the barking of Akita ...
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Third-wave curry, anyone? Opening November 2nd on one of the Yamanote Line platforms at Shibuya Station, Drip Currymeshi Tokyo serves rice and curry roux (curry-meshi in Japanese) with hot water ...
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Just when you thought the Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen viral phenomenon was fading away, along came a widely reported press conference at the FCCJ in Tokyo to boost the ratings, and now news that Piko ...
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