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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Earlier this year, we wrote about fashion guru Hiroshi Fujiwara's new project, The Park-In Ginza, a unique retail concept space located in the parking lot underneath the soon-to-be demolished Sony ...
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The umbrella that might just get you arrested!
We have been following recent developments in the Tokyo book store world with interest. From gimmicks like Book and Bed Tokyo -- a bookstore-themed hotel -- and the actual opportunities to stay ...
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After already breaking records for inbound tourism last year, the government hopes to double the number to 40 million by 2020. So far this year, more than 10 million non-Japanese visitors have ...
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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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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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Retro Japanese schoolgirl clothes perfect for loungewear
The cheap yen has helped inbound tourism in Japan sour and nearly 20 million visitors came to Japan last year. Most are Asian, especially Chinese, and while they do come here to sightsee and eat the ...
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Ginza Mitsukoshi has opened the first airport-style duty-free store in Japan. The only place in Japan that has previously been allowed to host such retail facilities outside of airports is Okinawa, ...
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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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To speed up service for customers from overseas, Shibuya 109 and 109 Men's have introduced a new duty-free POS system called RefundPro. While the hike in the sales tax from 5% to 8% affected ...
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Carry your umbrella around in a truly Japanese style!
Here is the first glimpse into the refurbished "book-themed" Muji Yurakucho, the largest Muji store in the world. Fashion Snap was there to cover the press opening. As we reported ...
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We were recently in the Muji in Yurakucho and noticed that half the store was empty of stock, and other areas were closed off completely. Prominent signs apologized for the "changeover" work taking ...
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Pass the Baton has opened a new designer thrift store in the heart of Kyoto. Located a short walk from Shijo Station in Gion, the old part of Kyoto, inside a 120-year-old wooden machiya ...
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