Sumida Aquarium in east Tokyo will host a special exhibition produced by the artist Asami Kiyokawa using the fairy tales of beloved writer and poet Kenji Miyazawa. Kiyokawa, who is known for her ...
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Everyone knows that Japan has a lot of dolls: from luxury silicone sex dolls to Licca-chan and Hinamatsuri Festival dolls. Kigurumi is a kind of cosplay or costume play where participants dress up ...
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Japan's society is aging -- and rapidly. With the second-highest life expectancy in the world combined with a falling birth rate, the numbers of retirees and older citizens will only continue to ...
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The writer Manami Okazaki has carved out a solid name for herself in what are sometimes dismissively called "coffee-table books", but are at heart lovingly conceived and designed photo books or art ...
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The perfect vessel for relieving your stress levels!
The weekly magazine Shukan Bunshun has published allegations that the entertainer Rola is stuck in a 10-year "slave-like" contract with her agency. Though she is apparently suffering mentally and ...
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Given the ubiquitousness of AKB48 and its various members on advertising campaigns, music releases and television screens, you wouldn't think that Yasushi Akimoto needs a tax break. But that's what ...
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Remember the mayor of Beppu, who promised to build an actual hot spring amusement park with water rides if a promotional video went viral? The video hit the necessary one million viewers mark very ...
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A new museum will open in Meiji Shrine (or Meiji Jingu), the central Tokyo shrine linked to the Imperial Family that is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. Designed by Kengo ...
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To get and maintain the perfect visage, you don't need the cosmetic surgeon's knife. All you need is this unique mouthpiece.
Nintendo has created a surefire way to keep the kids content while waiting for a flight. Japan's biggest name in gaming has produced a free gameplay area, Nintendo Check In, at Kansai ...
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Japan's third-wave coffee revolution continues with the opening of Home, the first "share roaster" coffee shop in the country opening July in the hip neighborhood of Minami-Senba in Osaka. Managed ...
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Onitsuka Tiger has teamed up with Anrealage to produce a unique pair of augmented reality sneakers, which go on sale in Japan this week. To advertise the release of Monte Z, the footwear brand ...
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Although Japan has a prominent number of police substations around communities, locals often take pride in how their cities generally have less surveillance and security cameras than other major ...
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Nintendo is celebrating its legacy with this re-release of the Japanese Super Nintendo Entertainment System console in miniature.
Maker culture continues to grow in Japan with another base opening up, this time in Kyoto. FabCafe's new branch opens in the old capital on June 9th. Located on the ground floor of MTRL Kyoto, a ...
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Japan is the land of high tech, if you discount the national obsession with faxes. And you might also be forgiven for chuckling at that reputation as you peruse the funky but quite low-fi charms of ...
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Ribbonesia is the amazing art of Baku Maeda and Toru Yoshikawa. As the team's name suggests, it creates breathtaking ribbon art that showcases the beauty yet simplicity of the everyday ...
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