For as long as I can remember, comic books have been tightly wrapped in plastic covers, refusing to reveal their content to any passersby in a bookstore. It hasn't been too long since convenience ...
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Ligna, a company which operates a portal site of nightclubs and their employees across Japan, has released Club Diary, a 2014 planner that is specifically designed for nightclub hostesses. If ...
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Since 2009, World Vision Japan, a non-governmental organization, has been hosting Love Cake Project, a seasonal charity program to provide food aid for kids in Africa. In this project, ...
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It's that time of the year. Ever since I was a little kid, I have been told the same lesson. Make sure you wash your hands and gargle when you get home. And if you ever get a cold, be sure to ...
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Unique cleaning device for small items by Akihabara gadget masters Thanko
December 1st marks the beginning of job hunting for all college students across Japan currently in their third year of study. They are expected to graduate in March 2015, and start their jobs in the ...
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Here in Japan, you can get a decent meal for (arguably) as little as 500 yen. Some people choose to spend the same amount on a cup of coffee at a café or on the go. Of course, there is no right or ...
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As the name tells itself, LowCarbonLife.net provides yet another possible solution for saving the earth. Online they have a variety of furniture on sale, but it's neither the design nor the ...
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On November 23rd, Studio Ghibli's latest film Kaguyahime no monogatari (The Tale of Princess Kaguya) was released in all theaters across Japan. I have already seen a number of reviews so far, ...
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The Star Wars villain like you've never seen him before!
Sometimes I just wonder. Japan is such a small country (geographically speaking, at least), so why do they even have to divide themselves into forty-seven prefectures and compete against each ...
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Nippon TV's Song for Japan might seem like a typical singing contest except for the fact that none of the contestants are Japanese. It's a contest that is exclusive to foreigners, presumably for the ...
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Out of all forty-seven prefectures in Japan, which do you think is the most appealing? Since 2006, Brand Research Institute has been conducting an annual survey, one of the biggest kinds in Japan, ...
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It used to be that Gashapon capsule toys were ostensibly just for kids who wanted to collect and play with small toy items and character figures from their favorite anime, games and comic book ...
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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.
Apparently this was not news. A couple of days ago one of my colleagues handed me a copy of a Yomiuri newspaper article, saying "as you probably know already." Know what? Then I saw the headline ...
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If you are already familiar with Snapchat, SeeSaw is nothing new. We could very much say that SeeSaw is a Japanese version of this photo messaging app that lets you decide how long your photos can be ...
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It must be really hard to be a smoker these days. I grew up in a household where smoking was a big part of daily disturbance. For example, my father used to be a heavy smoker and after every meal he ...
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