Japanese department store chain Parco has developed a new robot to assist in retail tasks. Co-developed by 08Works and Nihon Unisys, Siriusbot is reported to be the first robot of its kind to ...
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Tokyo's latest retail complex is Ginza Six, which opened in the eponymous district of central Tokyo on the location of the old Matsuzakaya Ginza department store. The shopping complex, which ...
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Chanel will open a pop-up space on Omotesando in March. Coco Cafe will be open at So-Cal Link Gallery from March 3rd until March 12th. The spacious-looking Coco Cafe will feature advance sales of ...
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Want your vegetables from somewhere with more personality than the usual supermarket or convenience store? Tokyo has a new designer greengrocer's where you can pick up some greens in a ...
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The Star Wars villain like you've never seen him before!
Book and Bed, the bookstore where you can stay overnight, welcomes guests to its new branch in Gion, Kyoto, on December 2nd. Somewhat confusingly called Book and Bed Tokyo Kyoto Branch, it is the ...
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Parco will open Gallery X By Parco, a new art space in Shibuya on December 9th. The temporary venue will host art, music and performance events in the heart of the commercial district. Gallery X ...
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A new commercial complex will open in the Tokyo district of Ginza in April 2017. Ginza Six is built on the site of the old Matsuzakaya Ginza department store running along Chuo-dori and will ...
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Who says romance is dead when you have digital projection technology? Luxury jewellery brand Tiffany has installed a special interactive installation in its Ginza flagship store. The somewhat ...
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Salt and water. That's all you need to power this superb quality lamp for emergencies when you don't have access to ordinary batteries or a regular power supply.
A new suit shop opens October 1st in Aoyama, offering bespoke clothing that can be ordered and customized from your phone. The oddly named Difference has created its own phone app in order to realize ...
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HMV continues to roll out its comeback strategies, and it has a decidedly analog flavor. The overseas music retailer has been owned in Japan by a subsidy of the convenience store giant Lawson ...
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Tokyo department stores are currently showcasing fashion retail and technology crossovers, including virtual reality and more. From August 24th to September 6th, the Irodorisai 2016 event at ...
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At the risk of become a news site exclusively about teamLab, another major development in the space of a week merits a new story about the interdisciplinary technology and design group. Hot on the ...
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Character computer keyboard wrist rest plush toy
While shocking acts of terror and murder have dominated the headlines domestically and abroad, the biggest trend of the year in Japan is probably virtual reality. We have already seen a host of ...
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Mercedes-Benz has opened a virtual showroom in central Tokyo. Potential car-buyers visiting the new space inside Daikanyama's T-Site, an upmarket bookstore by Tsutaya, do not get to experience the ...
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Last week we reported on the growing bookstore boom in Tokyo that has seen Book and Bed, a bookshop-hotel, become such a hit that its customized pajamas sell out in minutes. Book and Bed Tokyo ...
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