In the varied and colorful world of Japanese coffee, consumers today can opt for canned coffee from a vending machine, a cheap cup of regular joe from the 7-Eleven, something more expensive from ...
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Star designer and artist Tokujin Yoshioka has collaborated with MHD Moët Hennessy Diageo to produce two special limited-edition Dom Pérignon bottles. On sale at department stores in Japan from ...
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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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Unique cleaning device for small items by Akihabara gadget masters Thanko
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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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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Japanese horror movie-inspired beauty masks
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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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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Salt and water. That's all you need to power this superb quality lamp for emergencies when you don't have access to ordinary batteries or a regular power supply.
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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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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