Next year, Kalita will be 60 years old, and in those six decades Kalita has become one of the world's leading brands in pour-over coffee. From its humble beginnings as a coffee filter company, Kalita ...
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Japan's third-wave coffee revolution continues with the opening of Home, the first "share roaster" coffee shop in the country opening July in the hip neighborhood of Minami-Senba in Osaka. Managed ...
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The "beer girls" (uriko) at baseball games are a somewhat iconic image of sporting events in Japan. They can be found walking around the stands with beer backpacks, always ready to pour you out a ...
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127 million people live in Japan. 5.5 million vending machines live there too. That's about one for every 23 people, and it hasn't been until recently that they've started to communicate with one ...
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Japan Trend Shop offers the most original lineup of Japanese products on the internet. From beauty gadgets to designer household items, cosmetics, food, pet products, and electronics... Something new for everyone!
Kudos to Japanese electronics company Nidec for conceiving the Motorize Smart PET Bottle, perhaps mankind's most unnecessary invention since the shoe umbrella. What is it? It's a phone-activated ...
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Tokyo welcomes the country's (and world's) first hand-drip green tea cafe, Tokyo Saryo, a modern, modish and minimalist affair tucked away in the sinuous streets of the popular Sangenjaya ...
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Films have a habit of attracting strange marketing stunts, though this is quite an incongruous one indeed. Godzilla and whisky? Yes, Japan is the land of Godzilla and also the land of great ...
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The third-wave coffee boom in Japan continues with Minedrip Coffee, which has opened on the rooftop of Shinjuku Lumine NEWoMAN. NEWoMAN, which itself only opened in March, already has an insanely ...
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Japanese horror movie-inspired beauty masks
The latest bizarre marketing campaign by a Japanese beer brand purports to turn you into a voyeur spying on a beautiful girl's life. Can Shiten shows the world from the perspective ("shiten" in ...
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Oh, dear. A big Japanese corporation has done it again: made a marketing campaign that is causing offense to some. Kirin is promoting its recently relaunched tea product Namacha with a new online ...
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If you have ever attended a baseball or other sports event in Japan, you will likely have spotted the "beer girls", also known as uriko. These happy-go-lucky ladies can be seen lugging large kegs of ...
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Taisin has created another superb ice sphere mold. The FLX65 Sphere, Heart, Star Ice Ball Mold has three alternate 65mm molds so you can vary the shapes you make to go in your glass and keep your ...
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Relax in the bath while keeping the water warm and the things you need close at hand!
In about a month Japan's is going to be pink: cherry blossom pink. The sakura season -- in particular, cherry blossom viewing and picnics -- is such a cultural phenomenon that that almost every ...
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If Tokyo has one enduring image abroad it’s that everyone and everything is rushing. In the mornings, high-heeled women in skirt-suits can be seen running down the sidewalk towards the train ...
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If you’ve been to Japan you’ve seen them: Brightly lit vending machines with rows of beverages lined up, each facing the passerby and beckoning to be sampled. Maybe you’ve noticed the coffee ...
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