It has become popular for regional cities and prefectures to product publicity films in the hope that they go viral. Many of these are aimed at increasing tourists, whiles, like the one made by ...
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The previously announced new Yamanote Line stop between Shinagawa and Tamachi stations will be designed by Kengo Kuma, said JR East on September 6th. Set to open provisionally in spring 2020, ...
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HMV continues to roll out its comeback strategies, and it has a decidedly analog flavor. The overseas music retailer has been owned in Japan by a subsidy of the convenience store giant Lawson ...
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Designs for the official 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games commemorative coins have been released. There are two designs: one for the Olympic Games and one for the Paralympic Games. On the front, ...
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The umbrella that might just get you arrested!
The Pokémon Go phenomenon has reached such stratospherical levels that it is even starting to influence people's romantic lives. A Japanese company has announced it will hold Pokémon Go ...
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The Japanese fashion magazine industry continues to suffer. After the closure of prominent gyaru culture titles Koakuma Ageha, egg and Happie Nuts, another major magazine is closing down. The ...
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It's the end of an era as Donbareya, the cup noodle restaurant on one of the platforms for the Yamanote Line at JR Shibuya Station, has closed. Offering Donbei instant noodles for hungry ...
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The rise, rise and rise of Blue Bottle continues. After its much-hyped arrival in chicly run-down Kiyosumi-Shirakawa in 2014, it swiftly went more metropolitan with branches in Aoyama and ...
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The Star Wars villain like you've never seen him before!
Shiseido Beauty Creation Center has announced the results of its street survey on female hair and makeup trends in Tokyo. It surveyed 300 women aged in their twenties and thirties between late ...
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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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Japan's most famous movie monster will steal your money!
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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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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