Foreigners detained at immigration facilities in Tokyo and Nagoya have gone on hunger strike to protest their long detentions and conditions. Last week, some 40 detainees started a hunger strike ...
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Tokyo has a new landmark, but it's not in the center of the city and it's certainly not a sight you might immediately associate with Japan's capital. A popular elephant called Hanako now has a ...
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Japanese beer commercials are somewhat notorious for their ubiquitous use of celebrities. The standard approach is to feature a well-known face holding up a glass of cookie-cutter lager and gulping ...
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Asian drivers. Yes, we all know the stereotypes. But the sad truth is that road traffic safety is a problem in Japan because of the combination of narrow streets, especially in Tokyo and other ...
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Japanese horror movie-inspired beauty masks
The pioneering film director and video artist Toshio Matsumoto has died, aged 85. He passed away on April 12th in Tokyo from intestinal obstruction, local media has reported. Matsumoto was well ...
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The transformation of Shibuya continues with the opening of Shibuya Cast on April 28th. Following the opening of Shibuya Hikarie in 2012 and the upcoming openings of multiple other complexes ...
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The popular chain of designer capsule hotels 9 Hours will open a new branch and its first ever in Tokyo. The hotel opens on March 22nd in north Shinjuku's Okubo area, just two minutes' walk from JR ...
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Despite all the media fanfare and money spent on advertising the campaign, the jury is still out on whether Premium Friday was a success or flop. The campaign launched by METI (the Ministry of ...
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Kirin Ichiban's machine puts an ice cap on your beer and helps keep your beverage cooler for longer!
Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) has recruited the virtual idol Hatsune Miku to promote Japanese food around the country. Perhaps only in Japan would you get a ...
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The latest example of a regional Japan promotional video hoping to go viral is this one from Oji in Nara Prefecture, which features a flying dog. The drone-dog flies around the area, "walking in ...
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Given the large increase in inbound tourist numbers in Japan, local authorities and service operators are on the lookout for ways to improve communication with all these newcomers. Experiencing ...
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The Japan Magazine Publishers Association (JMPA) has released new data of magazine sales for October-December 2016 that reveal a major decline for Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump, one of Japan's ...
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Stress relief inspired by traditional Japanese sports
Further cementing his place as the top star in Japanese architecture today, Kengo Kuma will next design a luxury hotel in Ginza set to open in early 2020. In addition to designing the new Yamanote ...
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Sumo has come home as the first Japan-born wrestler for 19 years has been promoted to the rank of yokozuna, the highest in the sport. Following a meeting by the Japan Sumo Association on January ...
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Tokyo Midtown will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a special installation, Fuji-san: Japan, the Beautiful Garden. Themed around Mt Fuji (Fuji-san in Japanese), it will feature a replica of ...
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