The word of the year is "kamitteru". Every year, the publisher Jiyu Kokumin Sha organizes a prize for the buzzword or phrase that seemed to capture the zeitgeist or spread like wildfire around ...
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Track Top Tokyo opens in a waterfront warehouse in Shinagawa this weekend, featuring art, bike racing, film screenings and more. Open from August 27th to August 28th, it is the Asia's first ...
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The top 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games sponsors have joined together to support the Japan team heading to Rio with a special branded Yamanote Line train. Sponsored by 15 companies, the ...
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Monocle has declared Tokyo the world's "most liveable city" for the second year running. The magazine says: This city of 13 million nurtures a balance of hi-tech efficiency and traditional ...
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Japanese pet products like to do things differently! These fun and flexible boxes allow you to build a maze for your cat to explore.
Dogged by problems since preparations began, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics now face another potential scandal. The Guardian has revealed a mysterious payment made to a Singaporean bank account linked to a ...
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The controversy over the new National Stadium to be built for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics rolls on and on. After Kengo Kuma's design was chosen in the second contest that became necessary when Zaha ...
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In need of some holiday cheer? Fed up with all the bad news stories clogging up on your feed? Then take a gander at something that is bound to make you smile: the Running Christmas ...
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The winner of the design competition to find a replacement for the much-troubled New National Stadium is Proposal A, designed by Kengo Kuma. The new stadium will be the prime venue for the 2020 ...
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The Hooters takeover of Tokyo continues. After all, in a country where female "companions" are a common sight at booths at almost any professional expo or trade fair, not least the Tokyo Game ...
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On October 9th, Nike Japan renovated its 15-year-old store in Kichijoji, the well-to-do area of west Tokyo, as Tokyo's first Nike branch specializing in running. The newly reopened Nike Kichijoji ...
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Nike is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its range of Air Jordan 1 shoes with a special event, Museum 23 Tokyo. Running from October 16th-18th, the free event will be held unusually at a public ...
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Adidas have teamed up with a student from Aoyama Gakuin University to create a new sports accessory. The Cosmetic Bag, a special compact tote bag set, goes on sale from September 1st, priced ...
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Carry your umbrella around in a truly Japanese style!
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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It was meant to be the triumph of the 2020 Olympic Games. But now it's going to be naked. The controversial New National Stadium, the centerpiece of the Tokyo Games, will not be ready for the ...
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How do you promote cycle racing, a sport that rarely gets much of a look-in from the baseball-obsessed media? Easy. You sex things up and push cute girls to the forefront. Girl's Keirin is a ...
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