No sooner had JR East announced the name of the new station along the Yamanote Line as Takanawa Gateway, igniting much surprise and criticism, than Japanese netizens turned the naming choice into a ...
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Japan's long traditions of craftsmanship and so-called monozukuri manifests in the modern age in various ways, from its automobiles to its latte art. There are some more avenues for that spirit of ...
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The ludic Japanese Twittersphere strikes again. Japanese Twitter users like to play tag games where they post a picture of someone (typically someone famous or currently in the news spotlight) and ...
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Take three cups, add some clever drawing and cutting, plus a fair amount of skill... and then you can create your very own animated One-Punch Man comic, a sort of modern-day kamishibai-style rotating ...
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Who says Japanese politics is boring? With the recent passing of the controversial security bills, there has plenty to get excited about. Protesters have demonstrated in their tens of thousands ...
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After the immense controversy over the 2020 Olympic stadium design (scrapped over rising costs) and official logo design (scrapped after designer Kenjiro Sano was accused of plagiarism multiple ...
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Suntory, hoping to cash in on the Olympic buzz, had planned to give away 22 types of tote bags which they proudly advertised as being designed by Kenjiro Sano. The deal has been hit by fresh ...
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The debacle over the new Tokyo National Stadium is the gift that keeps on giving. Not a week goes by without yet another government U-turn or yet another bump in the already inflated budget. ...
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Weekly Shonen Jump custom box and 20 preloaded games in a console inspired by the original Japanese version of the Nintendo Entertainment System
Google Japan has opened YouTube Space Tokyo, a production studio for YouTube users to film, edit and create original videos. Made in partnership with film studio Toei, the space also features a ...
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Well, it didn't take long. The threat by IS to execute two Japanese hostages, Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto, in retaliation to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's pledge in Israel to help fight Islamic ...
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Google has shared shared the top search terms in Japan for 2014. Here are the top search terms, which were of course originally in Japanese and so vary slightly from the translation or English ...
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Twitter Japan has announced the top ten hashtags and top ten trends for Japan in 2014. Anime-related hashtags accounted for four of the top ten, while number 8 was taken by a hashtag for Gravure ...
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To get and maintain the perfect visage, you don't need the cosmetic surgeon's knife. All you need is this unique mouthpiece.
At first, it was sensational. Then it became a trend. Now we've all had enough. Someone has been there, and someone else has done that. This summer, Japan witnessed a great number of youngsters ...
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Forget the retro charms of Instagram, transform the photos taken with your phone into a personal comic book strip instead! Manga Camera is an phone app that converts your regular image into a ...
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Pairy was announced in June, a special iPhone and Android app just for a couple to communicate between themselves. Pairy is not a pioneer in a global sense but it might provide solutions to local ...
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