Nintendo has announced its first ever permanent, dedicated store in Tokyo, set to open this autumn inside the new Shibuya Parco department store currently under construction. Details are slim at ...
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Sometimes it seems that you can't get away from Hello Kitty: everywhere you look, there's yet another unique product. Now there's another chance for fans of Sanrio's feline character to satisfy their ...
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Japanese comedy just got much more robotic. AIchan and GONta is a pair of robots, created to serve as a manzai-style stand-up comedy act. Developed by a special lab at Konan University, the two ...
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Love manga? Need accommodation in Tokyo? Then clearly you are going to love the new Manga Art Hotel, Tokyo, which is set to open in the district of Kanda this February. Further developing a ...
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The perfect combination of Japanese tea and rice
Osaka Metro has announced a large-scale plan to redevelop the Yumeshima area, which will host the World Expo in 2025. Yumeshima (literally "dream island" and not to be confused with the similarly ...
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On a moss wall between the city of Chichibu and village of Higashi Chichibu, an unknown artist has created incredible art on a moss wall inspired by the films of Studio Ghibli. Shared by ...
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Despite its embrace of digital tools and technology, Japan remains a DIY and crafts-based culture in many ways, as the popularity of maker culture sites, fab labs and hackerspaces in Tokyo and ...
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Japan's convenience stores are a constant source of wonder, from the rotating lineup of snacks and products they stock to the inventive services and gimmicks they regularly introduce. This latest ...
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The perfect vessel for relieving your stress levels!
The lingerie brand Triumph International has paid tribute to the soon-to-end Heisei period with a bra, skirt, and boots set. Various elements in the clothing reference social and cultural changes ...
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The Maison Hermès Ginza store is already one of the architectural highlights of the capital, thanks to its impressive glass walls. Now the Hermès presence in Ginza just got better with the Hermès ...
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The top buzzword for 2018 has been announced as "so da ne," meaning roughly "Yeah, that's it" and made popular by the Japanese women's curling team during the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in ...
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The former location for Aoyama Book Center is set to re-open next month as a new kind of concept bookstore, study space, and cafe. Bunkitsu will charge visitors a relatively high admission fee of ...
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Miniature paper trees made from paper
The first trailer for the upcoming Warner Brothers big-screen adaptation of Pokémon has been released and sparked an intense online response. Starring Justice Smith and Ryan Reynolds, the story ...
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Fans of Hideaki Anno's Neon Genesis Evangelion manga and anime series can drink toasts to their favorite characters from this month at a new themed bar. The venue will open on November 16th in the ...
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Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is seeking to restore public confidence in its decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant through offering a "virtual tour" of the site. The ...
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