We've seen our fair share of character- and franchise-themed cafes over recent years, especially in Tokyo but also in other cities around Japan. Past examples include cafes for Miffy, Sailor Moon, ...
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Bandai is targeting women in their twenties and thirties with its latest venture. Otona Joshi Biyori (literally, Adult Girls Beautiful Weather) will open on June 24th in Tokyo Character Street, a ...
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Get married with Hello Kitty! Well, not quite. But the latest licensed merchandise from Sanrio is pretty unusual. It's a marriage registration form. Yes, you can now commit yourself ...
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Go hunting for Shaun the Sheep in Omotesando this June in a special art and charity event called "Shaun in Japan". The Shaun-hunting event has already been a success in the Aardman Animations ...
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Unique cleaning device for small items by Akihabara gadget masters Thanko
Hello Kitty is no stranger to spin-offs and tie-ups. But this one is pretty innovative. Sanrio's iconic cat character has teamed up with Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company for an exhibition in ...
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First we had the Kabuki Face Pack, a skincare tool based on genuine Kabuki make-up. This was a hit and was followed by the Animal Face Pack (a charity model based on a real tiger and panda in Ueno ...
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Recently many people were excited by the artist-designed rooms at the Park Hotel Tokyo that let guests stay in spaces incorporating calligraphy and matsuri-inspired colorful murals. We'll have to ...
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Sometimes it can seem that Hello Kitty, Sanrio's popular cat character, is everywhere. Her cute iconic image adorns a nearly Mt Fuji-sized mountain of merchandise, from clothes to books, pens, ...
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The Mewgaroo Hoodie has a special "pouch" for your kitten or cat to snuggle up with you. And even better, the hoodie turns you into a cat too!
Japan Rail knows how to attract customers. In between rolling out snazzy new bullet trains and other technological advances, it periodically customizes JR Yamanote Line trains to look like a ...
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The second Canadian pop star to run afoul of Japan this week! Following Justin Bieber's innocent visit to a certain shrine in central Tokyo, now comes Avril Lavigne's music video where she pines for ...
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It's hard to believe that Sanrio's most successful creation and Japan's most famous cat is 40 years old! It's true, Hello Kitty turns 40 this year and to celebrate Sanrio is teaming with Bandai to ...
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Just into our online store, Takara Tomy and Sanrio have got together to give us an amazingly kawaii combo of Licca-chan and Hello Kitty. There are two versions in this "Daisuki" (Love it!) series. ...
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The perfect vessel for relieving your stress levels!
This is sure to get fans of Sanrio's popular feline character super excited. Behold, folks, the Hello Kitty Color Contact Lens, a pair of violet-colored contacts with the Hello Kitty character ...
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