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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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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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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Stress relief inspired by traditional Japanese sports
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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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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Just what every busy person needs in their wardrobe: a way to neutralize odors from coats, jackets and other items of clothing just by hanging them up
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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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 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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Product designer Shizuka Tatsuno has teamed up with Daikura, a bizen-yaki pottery studio. The result of this collaboration is a stunning and very practical ceramic carafe especially made for water.
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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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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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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