The word of the year is "kamitteru". Every year, the publisher Jiyu Kokumin Sha organizes a prize for the buzzword or phrase that seemed to capture the zeitgeist or spread like wildfire around ...
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Recently Tokyoites were shocked by the first November snow in over 50 years, but spare a thought for those shivering folk who live on the northern island of Hokkaido. Need that slice of pizza in a ...
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Triumph's latest "zeitgeist bra" is the "First Woman Bra", which is inspired by freestyle wrestler Kaori Icho and politician Yuriko Koike, who this year became, respectively, the first female athlete ...
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The overseas media likes perennially to run stories about Japan that bemoan its low birth rate and point to "sexless youth" as the prime cause. Whatever the truth to this situation, such ...
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Third-wave curry, anyone? Opening November 2nd on one of the Yamanote Line platforms at Shibuya Station, Drip Currymeshi Tokyo serves rice and curry roux (curry-meshi in Japanese) with hot water ...
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A new commercial complex will open in the Tokyo district of Ginza in April 2017. Ginza Six is built on the site of the old Matsuzakaya Ginza department store running along Chuo-dori and will ...
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Tokyu Corporation, which operates several railway lines around Tokyo, has put up posters inside its trains trying to persuade female passengers not to put on or adjust their makeup. These posters ...
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As if the already announced massive four-part redevelopment of the Shibuya Station area by Tokyu and JR East was not enough, Tokyu's real estate and train subsidiaries have now finalized details for ...
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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!
Apparel brand Beams has produced a music video charting 40 years of Tokyo fashion and music culture. Forming one part of the Beams 40th anniversary project, Tokyo Culture Story, the video ...
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Have a meeting online but no time to do your makeup? No problem with this technology. Telecommuting has yet to catch on in Japan, where logging long hours at the office by your physical presence, ...
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With the exception of the recently elected Renho, leader of the Democratic Party, and Tokyo's new governor, Yuriko Koike, Japanese politics is a male-dominated affair. This is so chronic, in fact, ...
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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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