Anyone who has ever been on a train in Tokyo will know how crowded and frustrating it can be at times. But there is a fun side to the hell of the rush hour or last train. Sometimes you ...
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Being free of all the suffocating pressures and cringing of the Judeo-Christian traditions, the Japanese are often remarkable open about sex. So it comes as no surprise that a special bar has ...
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Sometimes it seems there is a cafe for every theme in the pulsating, organic mass that is the city of Tokyo. From cat cafes to robot ones in Kabukicho, Gundam eateries, maid cafes and more... every ...
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Outspoken Osaka major Toru Hashimoto has become the latest person to weigh into the dispute over Takeshima, the islands claimed by Korea and known there as Dokdo or Tokto. In a public debate on ...
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For those times when need your own space after a major emergency, you don't need luxury to get the job done. World Space agrees and that's why they have come up with the Sleep Box, a new ...
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Okay, so the news has been rather grim in Tokyo of late. Earthquakes. Tidal waves. Nuclear meltdown. Radiation clouds. Etc etc. But trust the Japanese to come up with some novel and often ...
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If you're feeling hungry and just want something substantial but easy to prepare, then take a look at what Japanese office workers will be using this autumn to keep themselves going on the hard daily ...
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Dentsu Japan's (and Asia's) leading ad agency houses itself in a fortress in Shimbashi, near Ginza. If you thought London's Shard was monolithic, think again! Dentsu is so big that when it ...
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These "ear pets" are mini dogs that come in two halves: one for each ear!
Fashion brand amadana has come up with this pseudo eco bag, the BAGTTERY, part power source and part quasi-luxury apparel. It sounds like a character from Game of Thrones but it is meant, you've ...
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A few years ago the Japanese media started using the phrase "guerilla rain" (gerira gouu) to describe massive, short downpours of rain. Japanese summers are known for their sudden bursts of ...
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What happens when the eroticism of Kabukicho meets the tech boffins of robotics industry and the cosplay and otaku cultures of Harajuku and Akihabara? You get the Robot Restaurant, built at a ...
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Jins, one of Japan's big spectacles sellers, set up the country's (the world's?) first vending machine for glasses earlier this year in July. The first ones were in Tokyo Bay and three other ...
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Sing to improve your abilities and also exercise your body!
"You will experience a totally new cool art aquarium space where you can enjoy the beautiful kingyo in the stylish performance of Edo at Tokyo Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall." Okay, we can forgive the ...
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