Last week the Japanese media was caught off-guard by the announcement that the actress Emi Takei and singer Takahiro from the pop group Exile had got married, and that Takei is ...
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Japan is suffering from a phenomenon known as "umi-banare" -- literally, "moving away from the sea" -- whereby fewer and fewer people visiting Japan's beaches to take advantage of one the country's ...
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The fundoshi revival continues now with this luxury update on the classic Japanese undergarment. Librement Kobe has created two 100% silk satin fundoshi lingerie items, one for men and one for ...
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The capsule hotel renaissance continues unabated as 9 Hours opens up a new branch in Kanda, Tokyo, exclusively for women. Long the quirky preserve of budget travelers and eventually edged out by ...
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Gotta catch them all! Or should that be: gotta wear them all? With the Pokemon Face Packs you can improve the quality of your skin and also transform into your favorite Pokemon monster at the same time
Is this Japanese diaper commercial sexist, misguided or innocuous? Advertising the Moony brand of diapers, the "moms don't cry" commercial by Unicharm Japan was actually released in December last ...
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Twice a year the lingerie maker Triumph International announces a "concept bra" inspired by trends in the Japanese zeitgeist. By turns amusing and innovative, past bras include one based on ...
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Ever wondered how quickly junior high school fashion changes in Japan? Look back over the shifts in junior high school (known as "JK" in Japanese) fads from 2016 to 2015, 2008, 2000, 1995, 1980 ...
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Coin laundries are hoping to spruce up their image in Japan by transforming into cafes. The trend is being set by such venues as Eco Wash Cafe, a large and stylish laundromat in Fuchu City on the ...
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Unique cleaning device for small items by Akihabara gadget masters Thanko
Triumph's latest "zeitgeist bra" is the "First Woman Bra", which is inspired by freestyle wrestler Kaori Icho and politician Yuriko Koike, who this year became, respectively, the first female athlete ...
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Tokyu Corporation, which operates several railway lines around Tokyo, has put up posters inside its trains trying to persuade female passengers not to put on or adjust their makeup. These posters ...
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Have a meeting online but no time to do your makeup? No problem with this technology. Telecommuting has yet to catch on in Japan, where logging long hours at the office by your physical presence, ...
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With the exception of the recently elected Renho, leader of the Democratic Party, and Tokyo's new governor, Yuriko Koike, Japanese politics is a male-dominated affair. This is so chronic, in fact, ...
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Japan's most famous movie monster will steal your money!
At the risk of become a news site exclusively about teamLab, another major development in the space of a week merits a new story about the interdisciplinary technology and design group. Hot on the ...
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The Japanese fashion magazine industry continues to suffer. After the closure of prominent gyaru culture titles Koakuma Ageha, egg and Happie Nuts, another major magazine is closing down. The ...
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Shiseido Beauty Creation Center has announced the results of its street survey on female hair and makeup trends in Tokyo. It surveyed 300 women aged in their twenties and thirties between late ...
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