The top buzzword for 2018 has been announced as "so da ne," meaning roughly "Yeah, that's it" and made popular by the Japanese women's curling team during the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in ...
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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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The former location for Aoyama Book Center is set to re-open next month as a new kind of concept bookstore, study space, and cafe. Bunkitsu will charge visitors a relatively high admission fee of ...
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The umbrella that might just get you arrested!
The first trailer for the upcoming Warner Brothers big-screen adaptation of Pokémon has been released and sparked an intense online response. Starring Justice Smith and Ryan Reynolds, the story ...
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Fans of Hideaki Anno's Neon Genesis Evangelion manga and anime series can drink toasts to their favorite characters from this month at a new themed bar. The venue will open on November 16th in the ...
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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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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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Nintendo character computer keyboard wrist rest plush toy
If you loved the Hello Kitty Shinkansen bullet train, then you will adore the new Toei Shinjuku Line trains. Operator Keio will deck out certain Shinjuku Line trains in a Hello Kitty theme, starting ...
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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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Japan's long traditions of craftsmanship and so-called monozukuri manifests in the modern age in various ways, from its automobiles to its latte art. There are some more avenues for that spirit of ...
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Miniature paper trees made from paper
Renowned Japanese streetwear designer Hiroshi Fujiwara has chosen an unusual new brand for his later collaboration: Pokémon. The Nintendo franchise will team up with Fujiwara for the Thunderbolt ...
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Tokujin Yoshioka's Kou-an glass tea house was a huge success when it was shown in Kyoto in 2015. If you missed your chance to see it then or if you want to experience it again, it will be touring ...
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Japan's troubled relationship with tattoos continues with a new minor scandal when the celebrity Ryucheru posted selfies on Instagram of his new tattoos on August 19th. Ryucheru (Ryuji Higa) is a ...
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