Tokujin Yoshioka has designed the packaging for a bold new line of skincare products by Japanese organic cosmetics brand THREE. Released domestically on February 21st next year, the new series, ...
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Karaoke continues to evolve. From wedding cosplay karaoke services to karaoke boxes combined with convenience stores, the archetypal modern Japanese leisure activity has survived so long because it ...
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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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Japan's most famous movie monster will steal your money!
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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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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Nintendo is celebrating its legacy with this re-release of the Japanese Super Nintendo Entertainment System console in miniature.
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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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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These "ear pets" are mini dogs that come in two halves: one for each ear!
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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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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