Tokyo welcomes the country's (and world's) first hand-drip green tea cafe, Tokyo Saryo, a modern, modish and minimalist affair tucked away in the sinuous streets of the popular Sangenjaya ...
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As more than 30,000 runners prepare for next month's Tokyo Marathon, those less inclined to take on a full 42 kilometers are gearing up for a run of an entirely different sort: Chocorun. Chocorun ...
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These days, it's not uncommon to find matcha green tea in cookies, cakes and ice cream, but this might be a first for ramen. Yes, you read that correctly: for the Cup Noodle Matcha Seafood Flavor, ...
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Panasonic has been testing a new autonomous delivery robot called HOSPI(R) at a hotel in Narita Airport. From January 14th to January 18th, Panasonic ran trials with HOSPI(R) at the ANA Crowne ...
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Sumo has come home as the first Japan-born wrestler for 19 years has been promoted to the rank of yokozuna, the highest in the sport. Following a meeting by the Japan Sumo Association on January ...
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By now you've probably heard of maid cafes, where patrons are served by young girls in maid costumes (who also sometimes iron customers' shirts). But what about a maid gym? One exists and is ...
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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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Tokyo Midtown will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a special installation, Fuji-san: Japan, the Beautiful Garden. Themed around Mt Fuji (Fuji-san in Japanese), it will feature a replica of ...
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From traditional instruments to the National Theatre mascot, you've never seen Piko Taro done quite like this. The curiously attired Piko Taro recently returned with a follow-up to his global ...
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Want your vegetables from somewhere with more personality than the usual supermarket or convenience store? Tokyo has a new designer greengrocer's where you can pick up some greens in a ...
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We've seen our fair share of character- and franchise-themed cafes over recent years, especially in Tokyo but also in other cities around Japan. Past examples include cafes for Miffy, Sailor Moon, ...
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When the top 20 releases of the year are dominated by AKB48 or male idol bands from Johnny & Associates, what can a rock band do to stand out? Harness wearable technology. The band One OK Rock is ...
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Panasonic has announced a new desktop companion robot that has human-like movements and communication skills. The unnamed concept robot was recently presented at CES2017 in Las Vegas between ...
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Toyota has announced a new concept car, Concept-i. The name combines the Japanese character for "love" (ai) with the letter "i". As this choice indicates, the car is inspired by the idea that future ...
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Piko Taro, the alter ego of comedian Daimao Kosaka, rocked Japan and the world with his indelibly catchy "Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen (PPAP)" video in 2016. Having inspired so many imitators and boosted ...
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