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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Shiseido has teamed up with photographer and film director Mika Ninagawa to make a Tsubaki-themed public bathhouse. The Tsubaki-yu celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Tsubaki haircare brand ...
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This is definitely the gray zone between cosplay and cosme. Japan's latest awesome face pack innovation is the Osamu Tezuka Face Pack. This time the skin-care mask transforms you into two ...
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It's not long until Halloween. Every year Shibuya transforms into a veritable smorgasbord of youngsters in wildly vibrant costumes, invading Scramble Crossing and Center Gai. But how about a ...
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The Mewgaroo Hoodie has a special "pouch" for your kitten or cat to snuggle up with you. And even better, the hoodie turns you into a cat too!
We're not going to lie to you: Japan has a history of producing some pretty unusual beauty gadgets. Some are hi-tech, some not so. Much mocked it may be, the industry is never less than innovative ...
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We think this might be one of the most original and ingenious beauty tools we've seen yet. And that's saying a lot. Japan is a nation that has produced a serious wealth of beauty items, from ...
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Could this be the most stylish new hair salon in Tokyo? Or the most hirsute coffee shop? Or both? SALON & is opening this March in Yutenji, a neighborhood in Meguro ward, Tokyo, as a ...
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Flamboyant rock band KISS continue to conquer Japan. The makeup-loving rockers have for years been a staple of both summer music festivals and mainstream advertising campaigns. And now they have ...
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Japan's most famous cat... on your dog!
The makers of the Kabuki Face Pack just keep on finding new source material for skin care tools that blow all the competition out of the water. Combining Japan's love for dressing up (cosplay) ...
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Shiseido has rolled out a new ad campaign featuring 50 selfies by Lady Gaga. Each selfie will be published in a different newspaper over two days this month: 46 were featured in national and regional ...
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You got the original Kabuki Face Pack. Then you got the Animal Face Pack, the Cats Face Pack, and the Fashion Face Pack. You probably also went and got the Hello Kitty Face Pack. Well, now how ...
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JapanTrendShop is having a sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, offering 10% off on all items in its online catalog. Just use the code blackfriday2014 or cybermonday2014 to claim a discount on ...
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The umbrella that might just get you arrested!
First we had the Kabuki Face Pack, a skincare tool based on genuine Kabuki make-up. This was a hit and was followed by the Animal Face Pack (a charity model based on a real tiger and panda in Ueno ...
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Not all beauty masks in Japan are of the animal or face pack variety. And while there are certainly some strange-looking (but still theoretically functioning) beauty gadgets out there, it doesn't ...
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Japan has its fair share of wacky but fascinating beauty gadgets. There are also lots of inventive cosme items too. For example, we've already had the Cats Face Pack, the Kabuki Face Pack, and the ...
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