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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The umbrella that might just get you arrested!
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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Leading Japanese fashion brand has launched one of the most unusual collaboration ranges of the year with the Ziploc x Beams Couture lineup. Yes, that Ziploc. The Ziploc of the plastic storage ...
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The perfect vessel for relieving your stress levels!
Following the immense success of the first one, Japan will get a new Snoopy Museum in autumn 2019. Snoopy Museum Tokyo originally opened in Roppongi in 2016 for a limited period of time. The venue ...
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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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After unveiling the official mascots in February, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have now announced the names for the two characters. The pair of mascots, which were designed by Ryo Taniguchi and ...
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A couple of years ago, a rendition of Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal played on traditional Japanese musical instruments went viral. Is this the next example of this trend? The opening theme of ...
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Carry your umbrella around in a truly Japanese style!
The Ganguro Cafe, which was a throwback tribute to gyaru fashion culture in Shibuya, will close on July 18th. Gyaru are practitioners of various types of fashion styles typically involving heavily ...
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It was announced on May 22nd that a task force will push ahead with finalizing concrete ways to relocate a 1.2-kilometer elevated portion of the Shuto Expressway in Tokyo that currently covers ...
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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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