In need of some holiday cheer? Fed up with all the bad news stories clogging up on your feed? Then take a gander at something that is bound to make you smile: the Running Christmas ...
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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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Japan attracts all kinds of foreign resident, from the dilligent student of Kanji or karate to the sleazy women-hunters of Shibuya and Roppongi, and the lost souls who seem to have stumbled into the ...
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Self-indulgent geekdom gone mad or an inventive play on an otaku motif? A little while ago there was some buzz about a "flashing skirt" created by Kamakura-based Kayac Inc's Kiyoyuki ...
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Japan's most famous cat... on your dog!
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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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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There is Christmas, and then there is Christmas in Japan. Christmas in Japan is actually really all about Christmas Eve. And forget churches and family time. It's more of a date night than ...
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Karaoke is an ever-evolving social activity. In recent years we've seen karaoke-for-one services springing up, karaoke rooms transform into a fashion pop-up shop, and even a karaoke-convenience store ...
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The perfect vessel for relieving your stress levels!
If you passed through Shibuya yesterday evening or night you cannot have failed to notice that it was Halloween. A bustling and manifold place at any time of the year, on October 31st it burst into ...
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Maid cafes in Akihabara have almost become a cliche of themselves, catering for the curious tourist as much as the genuine enthusiast. But cosplay restaurant subculture apparently still has some ...
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Halloween is about to be upon us again. Japan is the land of cosplay so for the locals, dressing up needn't be restricted to just October 31st. That said, these days there are lots of Halloween ...
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Okay, we don't know if this qualifies as a "trend". It may only be one inventive person. But it got us thinking nonetheless: Is this cute or creepy? The realm of Japanese kawaii has certainly ...
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Batman no longer lives in Gotham. He's fighting crime in Japan! Japanese social media has been abuzz with some amazing images of Batman driving in his Batpod along the highways in the Tokyo ...
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Japanese people like to dress up. Various commentators like to point to social phenomenon like cosplay (literally, "costume play") as examples of how people seek escape in role-playing and ...
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The World Cosplay Summit 2013, the international cosplay event being held this year for the eleventh time, will take over Nagoya from July 27th to August 4th. Cosplayers from all over the ...
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