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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Cheshire Cat, Red Queen, Mad Hatter skin-care masks
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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Salt and water. That's all you need to power this superb quality lamp for emergencies when you don't have access to ordinary batteries or a regular power supply.
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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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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The world's first VR footwear and gloves with haptic feedback to enable users to feel the virtual world!
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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