We first wrote back in 2014 about Babymetal's quest to conquer the world after they were covered by the online edition of UK fashion magazine i-D. At the time, the part gothic Lolita idols, part ...
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In a unique mix of analog and digital culture, the Mask of Anubis pairs a virtual reality headset with a multi-player board game. Working with a dedicated iOS and Android app, the ...
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After taking over an underground concourse in Shinjuku Station to great success in March, Sanrio's Pompompurin character is back with another "huggable" advertising campaign to celebrate his 20th ...
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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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To get and maintain the perfect visage, you don't need the cosmetic surgeon's knife. All you need is this unique mouthpiece.
While originally a western custom, April Fools' Day has now become something of a tradition recently for Japanese brands and services to trick us with seemingly incredible new products or ...
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Remember Makoto Azuma? He's the flower artist who launched bonsai into space. Now Azuma has got together with Fendi to create a unique flower shop inside the brand's Ginza store. Open until ...
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Which Japanese fashion model do you look like? That's the tempting question asked by Dare Who?, a website that allows you to upload your portrait and then let it analyze and calculate your closest ...
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Namco opens VR Zone Project i Can on April 15th in Diver City Tokyo Plaza, Odaiba, as a virtual reality technology entertainment complex. It will run until mid-October, offering head-mounted ...
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Japanese pet products like to do things differently! These fun and flexible boxes allow you to build a maze for your cat to explore.
Musician and fashion guru Hiroshi Fujiwara opened a new concept store, The Park-Ing Ginza, in an underground parking lot on March 24th. The parking lot is located underneath the Sony Building at ...
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What were the lyrics to that song? Know this in real time with the Lyric Speaker, which displays the lyrics to songs it plays through a neat interface in the speaker itself. The lyrics are ...
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Japanese homes are not the largest of places so any appliance that combines more than one function is going to be popular. Sharp's Plasmacluster Mosquito Catcher Air Purifier Katori Kuusei does ...
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Maker culture spaces, fab labs and hackerspaces have been springing up all over Tokyo in recent years, offering designers (both established professionals and aspiring amateurs) the chance to share ...
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The perfect vessel for relieving your stress levels!
The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there. LP Hartley wrote those words as the opening of The Go-Between, a very English novel about very English themes. But the message ...
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We've seen a lot of themed cafes in Tokyo recently but most are franchises with established merchandise and anime lines, such as Miffy or Rilakkuma, to name just two recent examples. Sega Networks ...
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There's a joke that a meme is only truly a meme when it gets adapted for porn. We've been covering the kendama boom that first emerged overseas and is now unfolding in Japan, resulting in special ...
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