Osaka Metro has announced a large-scale plan to redevelop the Yumeshima area, which will host the World Expo in 2025. Yumeshima (literally "dream island" and not to be confused with the similarly ...
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Fans of the anime Cowboy Bebop will jump at the chance to enter the world of their favorite 1990s anime TV series at two real-world locations in Japan. Making us feel somewhat old, Sunrise's ...
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The manga and anime franchise Cardcaptor Sakura has spawned a lot of spin-off merchandise over the years, and it now has its own cafe in Tokyo. The shojo manga about elementary school student ...
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Visitors to the Abeno Harukas in Osaka, Japan, can currently enjoy games of the classic game Tetris on a giant wall located on the top floor of the skyscraper. The game is projected onto a space ...
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Get in the mood for the 2020 Summer Olympics in a truly Japanese pop culture style!
Sailor Moon fans will rejoice at the news that a themed cafe is opening in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya this autumn with a special menu of burgers, curry, desserts, and other dishes. The Naoko Takeuchi ...
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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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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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It was touted as a "Japanese virtue" during the final speeches for Tokyo's 2020 Olympic Games bid and has become a ubiquitous buzzword ever since, but it seems that reality has some way to go before ...
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Relax in the bath while keeping the water warm and the things you need close at hand!
An underground station in central Osaka was converted into a temporary izakaya for four days. Located in the business district of the city, Keihan Nakanoshima Station is a terminus that connects ...
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American street artist DAAS has produced an awesome mural in Takatsuki City, a suburb of Osaka. Part of the Takatsuki Art Expo 2015, the mural was first featured on Street Art News. The ...
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Every year in Japan there are illumination and light displays at malls and other venues around the country. Many are elaborate. Most are expensive. But some are just out of this world. The Abeno ...
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Mon Place is a share house in Osaka's port district. Shared living facilities have been increasing recently in Tokyo. But this is a new take. It's shared living for single moms. Traditionally ...
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Dutch artist Jeroen Bisscheroux installed a brilliant swimming pool artwork in Osaka as part of the Namura Shipyard Creative Center Osaka's artist-in-residency program. "POOL loss of colour" was ...
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Just when you thought the Han-ryu boom must surely be over, along comes an even more ambitious development. Though the fad for Korean girl groups seems now to have passed in Japan, the K-pop boys ...
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Play hunt the lost ship in Osaka this weekend. At the Creative Center Osaka (the former Namura Shipyard) there will be a "Vanished Ship Plan" event on January 27th. Participants will be divided ...
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