In 2014, many noted the death of gyaru culture as two of the prominent hostess and gyaru fashion magazines -- Koakuma Ageha and egg -- closed down. Then in 2015, something seemed to give and there ...
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Capsule hotels are one of the most iconic things about Japan but are an increasingly rare breed now since their old business model started to be undercut by all-night internet cafes. They are also ...
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Which Japanese fashion model do you look like? That's the tempting question asked by Dare Who?, a website that allows you to upload your portrait and then let it analyze and calculate your closest ...
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Shiseido has teamed up with photographer and film director Mika Ninagawa to make a Tsubaki-themed public bathhouse. The Tsubaki-yu celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Tsubaki haircare brand ...
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Retro Japanese schoolgirl clothes perfect for loungewear
In a blatant attempt to attract women who like good beer, an event will be held on February 20th in Harajuku with bicep-baring male servers. Macho Craft Beer Bar features three hunky men who will ...
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Woman Act is a slightly awkwardly named Kanagawa Prefecture initiative aimed at bringing "women more and more into the main role". A worthy cause, we would all agree, in Japan's acutely ...
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Half British, half Japanese. That alone would set Hana Tajima apart from most, but she is also a Muslim convert (at the age of 17) and a fashion designer and blogger. Tajima has teamed up fast ...
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A landmark court ruling has left feminist campaigners fuming, while also offering some succour and glimpses of future change. In a suit brought forward by a group of women and one couple, the ...
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A must-have for board game enthusiasts and fans of Japanese crafts
Ever since 1987, Japanese bra maker Triumph International Japan has released a concept bra inspired by something topical twice a year. What with everything that has happened this year, you might ...
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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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On Monday, Japan was hit by an earthquake: the most eligible man in the country announced he was finally no longer a bachelor. Actor and singer Masaharu Fukuyama (46) wed actress Kazue Fukiishi ...
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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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Relax in the bath while keeping the water warm and the things you need close at hand!
Nail art is big in Japan. So is Purikura, the "print club" photo booths where you can take inventive shots with your friends. Combine the two and you should have a recipe for success. At least, ...
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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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Ten types of stylish wearable smart accessories designed by current female college students have been unveiled. The designs are the results of a project run in partnership between Recruit ...
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