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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Retro Japanese schoolgirl clothes perfect for loungewear
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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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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The Star Wars villain like you've never seen him before!
A new inexpensive hotel will open in Kansai International Airport in March 2017 in the style of a capsule hotel. Guests to the tentatively named First Cabin Kansai Airport in the Aeroplaza complex ...
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One of the biggest stories of 2015 was the opening of the "robot hotel", Henn na Hotel, in Sasebo, where guests are served by artificial staff. The "Strange Hotel", as its name literally means, ...
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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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Animal cafes continue to develop in Japan. Not content with just cat cafes of all varieties, there are also cafes with rabbits and hedgehogs. One of the most popular types of animal cafe is the ...
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Transform into Monkey D. Luffy and Red-Haired Shanks with these brilliantly original skin-care face masks!
Capsule hotels are one of the most iconic things about Japan but are an increasingly rare breed now since their old business model started to be undercut by all-night internet cafes. They are also ...
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Opening March 5th, BnA hotel Koenji is "a project that turns the entire creative city of Koenji into an art hotel." Bed & Art Project's new facility is self-proclaimed as the "wackiest new ...
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Yanagawa City in Fukuoka Prefecture has created Sagemon Girls, its new promotional video featuring over 1,000 performers. The formidable number of extras is the highest ever for such a marketing ...
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