The Nintendo game character Kirby now has its own pop-up cafe and official store. Kirby Café and store opens August to September in Osaka, with a concurrent store opening in Nagoya's Parco ...
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One of the big stories this year so far has been virtual reality. From a VR board game to virtual reality gaming centers around Tokyo, the fever will surely keep on building until the release of ...
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In a unique mix of analog and digital culture, the Mask of Anubis pairs a virtual reality headset with a multi-player board game. Working with a dedicated iOS and Android app, the ...
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Nintendo is reaching back into its history for its latest release, bringing the 3DS LL handheld console out in a Super Famicom design. The Super Famicom (marketed as Super NES outside Japan) was ...
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The umbrella that might just get you arrested!
Get ready for the most unlikely classical music event (and instrument) Japan has perhaps ever seen. Ultraman Symphony Concert 2015 happens at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Concert Hall on November ...
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You might think in our CGI world today there would be no time for retro science fiction where guys dressed up as hairy monsters and others as suited superheroes. But you'd be wrong. Ultraman ...
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Shiseido's Hanatsubaki digital archive is a fascinating glimpse back into Japan's cosmetics advertising past. Drawing on the graphic design and ads featured over the years in Hanatsubaki, ...
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What in some countries would be merely retro or even geeky, in Japan can be mainstream and inventive. The Ultraman franchise continues to innovate and expand despite its age. As promotion for the ...
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Japan's most famous movie monster will steal your money!
The Tower of the Sun is one of the great icons of postwar Japan and the Showa era. The huge sculpture is a kind of totem pole that was created by artist Taro Okamoto as one of the signature ...
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When you think of summer in Japan you will usually come up with a stream of images of matsuri festivals, firework displays, flash rain storms, and sweaty Tokyo trains. What you probably won't get is ...
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Retro is still going strong, it seems. If you're a fan of Ultraman baddies, then head on down to Kawasaki in March to visit the Kaijyu Sakaba. Not surprisingly, it is themed around the kaiju (or ...
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Thunderbirds, the classic Sixties puppets TV show created by the late Gerry Anderson, is still quite popular in Japan. We reported last year, for example, on the Thunderbirds-themed restaurant in ...
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The perfect vessel for relieving your stress levels!
Hungry Ultra Seven fans, get ready. If your very own Ultra Seven guitar wasn't enough for you, there is even now a special hashed beef dish especially for your retro diet. It may need no ...
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Are you a fan of Ultraman and Ultra Seven? Do you have $30,000 to spare? Can you play the guitar? If you answered "Yes" to all of the above, you may want to get your strumming hands on the ...
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Sometimes it seems there is a cafe for every theme in the pulsating, organic mass that is the city of Tokyo. From cat cafes to robot ones in Kabukicho, Gundam eateries, maid cafes and more... every ...
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