In 2014, many noted the death of gyaru culture as two of the prominent hostess and gyaru fashion magazines -- Koakuma Ageha and egg -- closed down. Then in 2015, something seemed to give and there ...
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Musician and fashion guru Hiroshi Fujiwara opened a new concept store, The Park-Ing Ginza, in an underground parking lot on March 24th. The parking lot is located underneath the Sony Building at ...
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Half British, half Japanese. That alone would set Hana Tajima apart from most, but she is also a Muslim convert (at the age of 17) and a fashion designer and blogger. Tajima has teamed up fast ...
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Japanese fast fashion retailer GU has created what it claims it the first "new sensation video" in Japan with onomato mix by GU. The video, which is online as an app until January 5th, allows you to ...
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To get and maintain the perfect visage, you don't need the cosmetic surgeon's knife. All you need is this unique mouthpiece.
Ever since 1987, Japanese bra maker Triumph International Japan has released a concept bra inspired by something topical twice a year. What with everything that has happened this year, you might ...
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If you thought the SpongeBob SquarePant and Yummy Mart was bizarre enough, wait till you see this. Yummy Mart's latest branded clothing line is Coca-Cola. The five items -- including a bra ...
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Another season, another overseas retailer or brand tries to crack Japan. This time it's Accessorize, a retailer who will be very familiar to British readers as a leading fashion accessories retail ...
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The Damegi Suit may very well be the ultimate clothing item for lazy folk who want to lounge around at home all day long. The fleece-style pajamas, whose name means "no-good wear", covers your ...
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The umbrella that might just get you arrested!
Sonia Rykiel has opened a new store in Aoyama, the designer fashion district of central Tokyo. Located at the former Jil Sander Navy flagship address, the shop features a unique interior with ...
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Turn your clothes into letters to be sent in the mail. That's what fukutegami does. The clever concept was launched on the crowdfunding platform Readyfor? and cleared its target of ¥550,000 ...
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When "hostess bible" Koakuma Ageha closed down last year, it seemed like the end of an era for Japanese fashion magazines. But then it relaunched under new management and the status quo was ...
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Ten types of stylish wearable smart accessories designed by current female college students have been unveiled. The designs are the results of a project run in partnership between Recruit ...
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A must-have for board game enthusiasts and fans of Japanese crafts
Almost a year after we blogged that iconic gyaru and hostess subculture magazine Koakuma Ageha was closing down comes some unexpected good news: Ageha is returning. Last year was a gloomy one ...
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For such a ubiquitous apparel chain, UNIQLO demonstrates a healthy tendency to innovate. Every year its UT t-shirts change and it always works with a massive range of designers and famous franchises ...
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UNIQLO spin-off GU recently held a kabe-don event at its Ginza branch as a promo for a holiday season sale. Does the idea of having a hot guy leaning up against you inside a clothes store, ...
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