You've heard the one about the Tower of Babel. But what the 350-meter wooden tower? The somewhat cryptically named W350 is set to be the tallest wooden structure in the world, standing 350 meters ...
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The manga and anime franchise Cardcaptor Sakura has spawned a lot of spin-off merchandise over the years, and it now has its own cafe in Tokyo. The shojo manga about elementary school student ...
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The first thing to learn about Valentine's Day in Japan is that it's only for women to give to men. The guys are supposed to reciprocate on White Day, or March 14th. Moreover, it's not just for ...
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The native Japanese religion of Shinto might well be an ancient faith, but it's rarely concerned about violating a "sacred" image. People eat and drink at shrines. And now two miko shrine maidens ...
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They say that there's an app for everything. In Japan, it can sometimes seem like there's a music idol group for everything. Virtual Currency Girls (Kasotsuka Shojo) is a new music idol group ...
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Mori Building will partner with teamLab to open the Mori Building Digital Art Museum: teamLab Borderless this summer at Palette Town in Odaiba, Tokyo Bay. Set to become one of the major ...
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Of the 83,000 people in the 23 wards of Tokyo who reached the legal age of adulthood in Japan this year, around 10,000 -- or one in eight -- is classified as foreign, reports NHK. This is largely ...
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On New Year's Eve, the center of Shibuya was closed to traffic and people flocked to the area to welcome 2018. Though it is more traditional to celebrate the arrival of the New Year by eating soba ...
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A mini octopus that sits on your head! Its ten "tentacles" provide stimulation for your scalp!
New Year in Japan has many traditions, from the food to household decorations. Television is part of the ritual of Oshogatsu, perhaps most famously the NHK music show Kohaku. Another perennial ...
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Japanese anime might be most famous for the likes of Your Name or Studio Ghibli's offerings, but it actually has a history that goes back 100 years. This video, produced by the Association of ...
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The initial team of people who will supervise and direct planning for the opening ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games has been announced. The officially confirmed eight ...
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Tokyo can sometimes seem less of a city than a polymorphous, ever-changing organism. Each month brings new buildings and infrastructure, all in the name of a constant cycle of construction, ...
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Relax in the bath while keeping the water warm and the things you need close at hand!
Tokujin Yoshioka has designed the packaging for a bold new line of skincare products by Japanese organic cosmetics brand THREE. Released domestically on February 21st next year, the new series, ...
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The candidates for 2020 Tokyo Olympics official mascots have been announced. There are three pairs of mascot finalists, selected from 2,042 entries submitted by the general public. They include ...
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The organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games have sent information to elementary schools in Japan, offering students the chance to participate in a vote for the official 2020 ...
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