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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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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A must-have for board game enthusiasts and fans of Japanese crafts
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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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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The popular Q-pot Cafe is celebrating the start of 2016 -- the year of the monkey in Japan -- with some themed special items on their menu. Available only from January 3rd to January 11th, the New ...
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We've seen grapefruit and maca beer and even cherry blossom-flavored beer, but how about green tea beer? Green Tea Restaurant 1899 Ochanomizu (the numbers are pronounced "ichi hachi kyu kyu") has ...
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