If drawing attention to a Japanese city or region is the purpose of the yuuru-kyara mascot, consider Mr. Kure's mission accomplished. This blue, kanji-emblazoned fuzzball may well be the most fly of ...
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Further cementing his place as the top star in Japanese architecture today, Kengo Kuma will next design a luxury hotel in Ginza set to open in early 2020. In addition to designing the new Yamanote ...
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When historians look back on the evolution of the Japanese language, they'll look to January 26th, 2017 as the day kanji died. Because on that day in history, Google launched Word Lens in Japanese, ...
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In 2015, ANA generated interest worldwide and a collective jaw-drop when it announced three Star Wars airplanes for its fleet. Evidently the planes in Star Wars-themed exteriors are popular and ...
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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!
West Japan Railway Co. (JR West) will debut a luxury sleeper train in June 2017. First announced in 2014, the Twilight Express Mizukaze is billed as "a hotel rolling through the beautiful Japanese ...
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The Tokyo Metro Ginza Line will start offering subway passengers free wi-fi on trains from December 1st, aimed particularly at visitors from overseas. Tokyo Metro partners with NTT Broadband ...
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Book and Bed, the bookstore where you can stay overnight, welcomes guests to its new branch in Gion, Kyoto, on December 2nd. Somewhat confusingly called Book and Bed Tokyo Kyoto Branch, it is the ...
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We have noted before the trend for regional cities in Japan to produce promotional videos in the hope that they will go viral and ultimately rake in tourist yen. Some are successful, such as the ...
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World Nomads recently paid a visit to Tokyo, creating a video with a decided focus on the "weird" side to Japan's capital. In a whirlwind seven minutes, the video takes us from a hidden vibrator ...
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The northern Japanese prefecture of Akita, which is famous for its eponymous canine breed, has produced a promotional music video with a song constructed entirely from the barking of Akita ...
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Tokyoites get to watch Godzilla come alive and shoot its atomic breath down over the unsuspecting denizens Kabukicho from the top of a building. But if you want to beat that experience, then ...
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Tokyo Cheapo, everyone's favorite guide to living or visiting Tokyo on a budget, has a made a great video introducing one of the city's best neighborhoods. Shimokitazwa, as Tokyo Cheapo say, is "a ...
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Japan's most famous cat... on your dog!
It was touted as a "Japanese virtue" during the final speeches for Tokyo's 2020 Olympic Games bid and has become a ubiquitous buzzword ever since, but it seems that reality has some way to go before ...
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Capsule hotels continue to evolve and transform. Long the preserve of curious tourists and cheap travelling workers, the capsule hotel was never priced out by internet cafes and the like until ...
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Memu Earth Hotel in Hokkaido, northern Japan, may be the most unusual hotel in Japan right now. Forget gimmicks like robots, book stores and capsules, Memu Earth Hotel relies just on Mother Nature ...
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