The Japanese fashion magazine industry continues to suffer. After the closure of prominent gyaru culture titles Koakuma Ageha, egg and Happie Nuts, another major magazine is closing down. The ...
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Japanese fashion brand Trove has created a series of what it calls Wa-Robe items ("wa" meaning Japanese). The most exciting of these are three Star Wars Hanten, coming in designs featuring Master ...
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One of the things we enjoy doing at Japan Trends is not only observing actual news and trends, but also how trends are reported and generated by the media, both Japanese and international. What is ...
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Celebrating 45 years of the work of fashion designer, the rather too obviously titled "Miyake Issey Exhibition: The Work of Miyake Issey" at the National Art Center, Tokyo runs until June ...
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Japanese pet products like to do things differently! These fun and flexible boxes allow you to build a maze for your cat to explore.
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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Transform into Monkey D. Luffy and Red-Haired Shanks with these brilliantly original skin-care face masks!
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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Carry your umbrella around in a truly Japanese style!
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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