Ben & Jerry's is encouraging people to participate in the upcoming election for the new governor of Tokyo by giving away free ice cream to anyone who announces on social media that they will ...
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A new photography exhibition showcases sexual diversity in Japan. "Out in Japan: 1,000 Portraits" opened at Spiral in Minami-Aoyama on July 12th, featuring portraits taken by Leslie Kee, a ...
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A muscular male "performance team" will bring their brawny charms to Tokyo for the first time this summer. ALLOUT will open a special "muscles cafe" in a venue on Omotesando on July 30th. All 230 ...
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Kota Hatachi of BuzzFeed News Japan has investigated a bizarre and unsettling case where Tokyo police seemed to link Airbnb with foreign terrorism. Shibuya police put up an illustrated poster ...
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These "ear pets" are mini dogs that come in two halves: one for each ear!
We have been following recent developments in the Tokyo book store world with interest. From gimmicks like Book and Bed Tokyo -- a bookstore-themed hotel -- and the actual opportunities to stay ...
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The upcoming election on July 10th for the House of Councillors will be the first time that 18- and 19-year-olds will be able to vote in Japan. This means there are 2.4 million new youth votes up ...
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Monocle has declared Tokyo the world's "most liveable city" for the second year running. The magazine says: This city of 13 million nurtures a balance of hi-tech efficiency and traditional ...
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Everything seems to be about tourism these days -- and how to cash in on the boom. This has led to foreign-language-speaking staff and tax-free counters at major stores in Tokyo. We reported ...
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Japan Trend Shop offers the most original lineup of Japanese products on the internet. From beauty gadgets to designer household items, cosmetics, food, pet products, and electronics... Something new for everyone!
After already breaking records for inbound tourism last year, the government hopes to double the number to 40 million by 2020. So far this year, more than 10 million non-Japanese visitors have ...
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Bandai is targeting women in their twenties and thirties with its latest venture. Otona Joshi Biyori (literally, Adult Girls Beautiful Weather) will open on June 24th in Tokyo Character Street, a ...
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One of Tokyo's most iconic railway stations is set to lose its beloved exterior and poky atmosphere. JR East plans to overhaul JR Harajuku Station with a new, larger station building and major ...
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The latest bizarre marketing campaign by a Japanese beer brand purports to turn you into a voyeur spying on a beautiful girl's life. Can Shiten shows the world from the perspective ("shiten" in ...
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Japan's most famous cat... on your dog!
This summer there will be an Upper House election in Japan and for the first time, those aged 18 and 19 can vote. To raise awareness of this new enfranchisement, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government ...
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On May 19th, Katsuya Okada unveiled the new logo of the newly formed political party, the Minshinto. The Democratic Party, as it is called in English, was formed out of the merger of two other ...
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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made a political song and dance out of his apparent efforts to create a "a society in which women shine". However, it seems not everyone got the memo that female ...
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