No sooner had JR East announced the name of the new station along the Yamanote Line as Takanawa Gateway, igniting much surprise and criticism, than Japanese netizens turned the naming choice into a ...
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JR East has unveiled the name for the new station on the Yamanote Line, which opens provisionally in spring 2020 and fully by 2024. The station is to be called Takanawa Gateway, announced the ...
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Starbucks is opening its first Starbucks Reserve Roastery branch in Japan in 2019 at a location in the trendy Tokyo district of Nakameguro. Designed by the architect Kengo Kuma, the branch will open ...
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The morning after the night before begins in earnest now, as Tokyo's Halloween craze faces a setback. Following the events of Saturday, which saw five people arrested and chaotic scenes in ...
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Japan's most famous movie monster will steal your money!
The tolerance for Halloween in Tokyo may be on a knife edge after some revellers in Shibuya caused vandalism and overturned a vehicle, resulting in arrests over the weekend. Halloween has ...
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The artistic collective Chim Pom (or Chim↑Pom) will open a "Ningen Restaurant" (human restaurant) in Shinjuku's Kabukicho district for two weeks in the soon-to-be-demolished Kabukicho Book Center ...
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Typhoon Trami (Typhoon No. 24) brought intense winds to Tokyo on the night of September 30th, though damage was worse outside the city, including three reported fatalities. The capital wasn't taking ...
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They say everything in Omotesando is twice as expensive (if not more) than the rest of Tokyo. Here's further proof if any was needed. Luxury brand Cartier has opened a special pop-up convenience ...
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It's still several weeks until the cosplay madness of Halloween is upon the city but it seems that Tokyo is already getting into the spooky mood with some help from Google. The tech giant opened a ...
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After it was announced to a feverish reception in May, full details and images are now available of the accommodation at the new Peanuts Hotel following its highly anticipated opening on August ...
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Ending long months of speculation, the director of 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games opening and closing ceremonies has been named as Mansai Nomura, an actor from the traditional theater world of ...
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Unveiled this week, the RidRoid CanguRo is a new robotic three-wheel personal mobility vehicle developed by Shunji Yamanaka from the University of Tokyo and Takayuki Furuta of the Future Robotics ...
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The umbrella that might just get you arrested!
Last week, Japanese whisky was in the news worldwide for reasons that might be described as both good and bad: an approaching Suntory whisky shortage due to the immense popularity of the brand's ...
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If you're a fan of Charles M. Schulz's endearing Snoopy character, then you will want to book a room at the Peanuts Hotel, which opens in Kobe, west Japan, on August 1st. The hotel, whose slogan ...
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The prolific and award-winning photographer Nobuyoshi Araki has become one of the first major cultural figures in Japan to become embroiled in the MeToo movement. KaoRi, who was once frequently ...
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