Japan's first tourist information center with an art center facility attached is to open in Shibuya in December. The ground floor of Shibuya FUKURAS, one of the buildings forming part of the massive ...
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As relations between Japan and South Korea continue to sour, resulting in a boycott of Japanese products and the cancellation of a major art exhibition, the latest issue of weekly magazine Shukan ...
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From Arnold Schwarzenegger to Woody Allen, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Tommy Lee Jones, the list of Hollywood celebrities who have come to Japan to appear in TV commercials and advertising campaigns is ...
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Car maker Nissan has developed the ProPilot Golf Ball, a ball that automatically corrects the trajectory and pilots itself into a hole on the course. While this might seem rather to defeat the ...
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A pair of super comfy cushions designed specifically for hugging or resting your head on, Pokemon fans will adore these character plushies.
Piko Taro (or PIKOTARO) of "Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen" fame has a new song and music video. While Japanese comedian/musician Daimaou Kosaka has struggled, not unexpectedly, to recreate the lofty ...
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Japanese udon is one of the staples of the diet but did you know that it also makes for very comfortable bedding? Huh? Okay, not quite. But the thick wheat flour noodles were the unlikely ...
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Anyone with an Instagram or YouTube account can become a celebrity these days. And sometimes you don't even need to be human. In fact, Japan has something of a tradition of turning animals into ...
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An artwork dealing with the historical comfort women issue has ignited one of the biggest scandals in the Japanese art world. Created by a South Korean husband-and-wife team, Statue of a Girl of ...
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Nintendo is celebrating its legacy with this re-release of the Japanese Super Nintendo Entertainment System console in miniature.
Starbucks Coffee Japan has teamed up with Hiroshi Fujiwara's fragment design to offer a special series of collaboration cups and instant coffee sets on sale at branches of Starbucks in Japan and ...
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Japanese summers are hot -- and we mean seriously hot and humid. So it's not such a surprise that local innovators have come up with various gadgets to keep cool during the dog days. Our favorites ...
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It is now exactly one year to go until the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games open in Tokyo. After a rocky start, including the cancellation of the stadium design and change of logo, preparations are ...
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The Neko Cup (literally "cat cup") is a beach and sandbox sleeping cat sand sculpture toy. The hollowed-up cup mold, available in white, black, or beige, lets you make sand sculptures of sleeping ...
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Combining cute cats with traditional clogs, the Nyarageta are the perfect addition to any summer day spent out and about in the sunshine.
The bubble tea fad looks set to continue with the opening of a tapioca "theme park" in the Harajuku area of central Tokyo from August to September. Tokyo Tapioca Land will appear inside the ...
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A train in Kyoto decorated with the limbs of the Thousand-armed Kannon is now transporting tourists around sightseeing spots in the city. Featuring some eighty gold-colored arms bent in the poses ...
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The Shibuya club and "party salon" Trump Room is to close on July 13th with a four-day party. Loved and loathed seemingly in equal measure, it is undeniable that Trump Room is (or now, was) a ...
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