"Work, Nap, Work, Beer!" is the driving concept behind Kyoto's new coworking space andwork Kyoto. Set to open this month in the central Kawaramachi district, andwork Kyoto combines the comforts of a ...
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And then there were five. Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has selected five finalists for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics license plate design contest. Now the ...
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Japan's third-wave coffee revolution continues with the opening of Home, the first "share roaster" coffee shop in the country opening July in the hip neighborhood of Minami-Senba in Osaka. Managed ...
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Although Japan has a prominent number of police substations around communities, locals often take pride in how their cities generally have less surveillance and security cameras than other major ...
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The perfect vessel for relieving your stress levels!
The Japanese summer is hot and humid, which can be extremely unpleasant for those unfortunate souls who have to travel the Tokyo public transport system during the peak rush hour. Sweaty bodies and ...
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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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Is this Japanese diaper commercial sexist, misguided or innocuous? Advertising the Moony brand of diapers, the "moms don't cry" commercial by Unicharm Japan was actually released in December last ...
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Japan's most famous movie monster will steal your money!
Nintendo has been riding high of late, thanks to the popularity of Pokemon Go and the release of the Nintendo Switch. Now there's another way to show your love of Japan's most famous name in video ...
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Twice a year the lingerie maker Triumph International announces a "concept bra" inspired by trends in the Japanese zeitgeist. By turns amusing and innovative, past bras include one based on ...
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Japanese beer commercials are somewhat notorious for their ubiquitous use of celebrities. The standard approach is to feature a well-known face holding up a glass of cookie-cutter lager and gulping ...
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Asian drivers. Yes, we all know the stereotypes. But the sad truth is that road traffic safety is a problem in Japan because of the combination of narrow streets, especially in Tokyo and other ...
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The Mewgaroo Hoodie has a special "pouch" for your kitten or cat to snuggle up with you. And even better, the hoodie turns you into a cat too!
Japanese advertising tends to consist of merely hiring some ubiquitous celebrity and having them hold the product in question. This lazy and mind-numbing approach has become the default for almost ...
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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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The transformation of Shibuya continues with the opening of Shibuya Cast on April 28th. Following the opening of Shibuya Hikarie in 2012 and the upcoming openings of multiple other complexes ...
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