Makoto Shinkai's anime Your Name (Kimi no Na wa) has been the biggest film of the year in Japan, so it was surely only a matter of time before we had some spin-off cafes. These tie-in spaces have ...
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Another teaser trailer has been released for the Hollywood live-action film adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. Before you get too excited, it's still just a teaser at this point but offers a ...
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The Guest Cafe & Diner at Shibuya Parco has been one of the main venues hosting the regular pop-up cafes that have proved popular marketing tools in recent years, especially in Tokyo. By now, the ...
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A new virtual reality attraction brings the world of the Gundam anime series to life in 360-degree vision. After donning a headset and stereo headphones, visitors can experience seeing the world ...
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Customizable designer e-paper wristwatch
This week, a major Studio Ghibli retrospective exhibition opens in Roppongi Hills, covering all of the studio's 22 anime feature films. The Ghibli Expo runs July 7th to September 11th, and ...
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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time cafe will open at Guest Cafe and Diner inside Shibuya Parco, offering a menu inspired by director Mamoru Hosoda's famous animes like Summer Wars, Wolf Children, The ...
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Japan's Snoopy craze is about to hit fever-pitch with the opening of Snoopy Museum Tokyo in Roppongi on April 23rd. Asannounced last year, the venue features exclusive exhibits of Charles M. ...
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To coincide with an art exhibition inside Roppongi Hills, a new Sailor Moon cafe opened on April 16th serving special drinks and meals themed around Naoko Takeuchi's manga and anime. The Chibiusa ...
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Unique cleaning device for small items by Akihabara gadget masters Thanko
The ludic Japanese Twittersphere strikes again. Japanese Twitter users like to play tag games where they post a picture of someone (typically someone famous or currently in the news spotlight) and ...
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This article by Lily Crossley-Baxter first appeared on Tokyo Cheapo. I have never met a single person who didn't cry during that first montage of UP, and I hope I never do. Pixar has consistently ...
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The final weekend saw Comiket take over the Odaiba bay area, as thousands of cosplayers, dojinshi readers, and manga fans descended on Big Sight for the three-day festival. Japan's video game, ...
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Take three cups, add some clever drawing and cutting, plus a fair amount of skill... and then you can create your very own animated One-Punch Man comic, a sort of modern-day kamishibai-style rotating ...
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Retro Japanese schoolgirl clothes perfect for loungewear
Universal Studios Japan is cashing in on Japan's soft power, hoping to attract new domestic crowds to the Osaka theme park as well as inbound tourists familiar with Japan through its pop ...
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Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang will be arriving in Roppongi in March 2016. The Snoopy Museum, the second in the world, is opening in Roppongi for a limited two and a half ...
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The Chinese government has cracked down on Japanese anime, banning the broadcast online of 38 titles via various Chinese websites and online services. There is no suggestion that it is because ...
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