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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When news reports emerged at the start of the month that a research institute in Japan was "importing" the deadly Ebola virus in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, many cynics were quick to ...
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The umbrella that might just get you arrested!
Since Japan is apparently a nation of workaholics and no one really seems to think this is a problem, railway operator JR East is attempting to meet the demand for spaces for professionals on the go. ...
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The former Mitsubishi Morgan Stanley employee Glen Wood who alleges he was punished and dismissed for trying to claim his lawful right to paternity leave has released a video asking for support ahead ...
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Many Japanese fashion magazines are suffering from declining sales. To boost their economic prospects and keep creditors at bay, publishers may attempt new directions and types of content, or ...
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The Sanrio Gift Gate Asakusa Store opened in late April in the heart of Tokyo's top tourist destination, immediately attracting attention for its large Kitty-chan facade. Sanrio also offered Hello ...
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To get and maintain the perfect visage, you don't need the cosmetic surgeon's knife. All you need is this unique mouthpiece.
A few weeks ago we showcased the incredible craftsmanship that transformed a Nissin Cup Noodle packet into a Japanese astronaut figure. The latest example of this trend we have spotted is this ...
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Last year's fatal summer raised serious concerns about the safety of holding the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo during July and August. With temperatures this month already breaking records, all eyes are on ...
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On May 1st, the era name changed in Japan from Heisei to Reiwa when Naruhito ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne as the new emperor. Unlike the previous changeover of emperor, which was marked by a ...
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Japan and especially Tokyo are generally regarded as expensive places to live in terms of the cost of rent for a decently sized place. However, the knock-down-and-rebuild approach to residential ...
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The perfect vessel for relieving your stress levels!
Back in 2010, the Internet briefly went wild about the Potechi no Te and Popcorn no Te, two grabber toys from Takara Tomy that seemed like the perfect tool for coach potatoes too lazy even to pick up ...
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Further proof if any was needed that Japanese craftsmanship, especially for things on a smaller scale, is both uncannily good as well as surprisingly inventive. Following the ship model made from ...
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As we begin the Reiwa era from today, May 1st, it is an ideal time to look back over the past three decades of life in Japan that comprised the Heisei period. Beauty brand Shiseido here presents ...
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