A couple of years ago, a rendition of Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal played on traditional Japanese musical instruments went viral. Is this the next example of this trend? The opening theme of ...
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Unveiled this week, the RidRoid CanguRo is a new robotic three-wheel personal mobility vehicle developed by Shunji Yamanaka from the University of Tokyo and Takayuki Furuta of the Future Robotics ...
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The Ganguro Cafe, which was a throwback tribute to gyaru fashion culture in Shibuya, will close on July 18th. Gyaru are practitioners of various types of fashion styles typically involving heavily ...
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The Baum Records is a baumkuchen (baum cake) of the type popular in Japan but with a major, and innovative, difference. Created by the Takamatsu-based confectionary maker La Famille as a unique ...
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A mini octopus that sits on your head! Its ten "tentacles" provide stimulation for your scalp!
We've all heard of conveyor belt sushi (kaiten-zushi), but what about conveyor belt desserts? That's the idea behind the new all-you-can eat dessert restaurant Maison Able Cafe Ron Ron, which opens ...
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Japanese YouTuber Nobita, who runs the channel Find Your Love in Japan, interviewed three self-professed virgins in Shibuya about their lifestyles. The media discourse about "sexlessness" in Japan ...
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It's no secret that the Japanese like to be organized -- and to do it in the most minimal way. The immense international success of Marie Kondo's "decluttering" methods is proof, though, that this ...
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If you can't get enough of a Pokémon fix from playing Pokémon Go around town, then you should be satisfied with the HelloPika, a talking Pikachu robotic toy that sits around at home always ready to ...
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Miniature paper trees made from paper
The latest major train station in Tokyo will open on the Yamanote Line, the JR railway link that forms a circular loop around the center of the city. In 2020, the twentieth station in the line ...
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Two of the best things about summer in Japan are the fireworks and the ice cream. Whether it is classic shaved ice kakigori desserts or any of the fantastic Japanese flavors like adzuki or matcha ...
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In Japan, Coca-Cola is more than just coke. In fact, one of it most successful products in the local market is its lineup of Georgia canned coffee. It also makes unique Japanese coke variations, such ...
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Nissin recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for a special type of drainer lid especially designed for its staple Yakisoba UFO instant buckwheat noodle product. If functions a bit like a ...
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The perfect combination of Japanese tea and rice
Tokyo's taxis are already somewhat special in terms of at least one quirky detail: the driver opens and closes the doors for passengers from the driving seat. However, this is a wholly different ...
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It was announced on May 22nd that a task force will push ahead with finalizing concrete ways to relocate a 1.2-kilometer elevated portion of the Shuto Expressway in Tokyo that currently covers ...
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Last week, Japanese whisky was in the news worldwide for reasons that might be described as both good and bad: an approaching Suntory whisky shortage due to the immense popularity of the brand's ...
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