Next month, phone company KDDI will hold the "The morphology of mobile phones" exhibition to celebrate the art, design and innovation of their in-house design team: the au Design project. Running for ...
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The classic Studio Ghibli anime Kiki's Delivery Service has been resurrected with a quasi-sequel, though sadly without the participation of director Hayao Miyazaki and his studio. Part of a ...
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Maker culture continues to grow in Japan with another base opening up, this time in Kyoto. FabCafe's new branch opens in the old capital on June 9th. Located on the ground floor of MTRL Kyoto, a ...
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Fans, your prayers have (almost) been answered. Studio Ghibli has negotiated with Aichi Prefecture on the location of a Ghibli theme park, set to open sometime in 2020 -- mostly likely in time for ...
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Inspired by Japan's "beer girl" baseball match vendors
What next after PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen)? In the wake of the success of the viral hit of 2016, the comedian Piko Taro has tried to extend his popularity with a guest appearance in a K-Pop hit ...
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How can a credit card company find a new way to advertise its services? In Japan, it would seem to mean by forming an idol group. Higashi-Ikebukuro 52 is not the latest "sister group" spin-off of ...
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Foreigners detained at immigration facilities in Tokyo and Nagoya have gone on hunger strike to protest their long detentions and conditions. Last week, some 40 detainees started a hunger strike ...
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Tokyo's latest retail complex is Ginza Six, which opened in the eponymous district of central Tokyo on the location of the old Matsuzakaya Ginza department store. The shopping complex, which ...
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Relax in the bath while keeping the water warm and the things you need close at hand!
When governor Yuriko Koike came to power she quickly set about making sweeping changes from her predecessor's administration. She put the controversial move of Tsukiji Market to Toyosu on ice. She ...
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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 "beer girls" (uriko) at baseball games are a somewhat iconic image of sporting events in Japan. They can be found walking around the stands with beer backpacks, always ready to pour you out a ...
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How cool is this grandma? Cool enough to do a perfectly choreographed "kome dance" (rice dance) with two other female performers (approximately 40 years younger) in kimono. If you eat plenty of ...
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To get and maintain the perfect visage, you don't need the cosmetic surgeon's knife. All you need is this unique mouthpiece.
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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The new retail and commercial complex Ginza Six was announced last autumn, designed by Yoshio Taniguchi and featuring shops, offices, a rooftop garden and Noh theater. The center of the complex, ...
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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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