For some people, the best reward in life are sweets. Pleasure-seeking as we all are, marathon runners are no exception. Sponsored by International Sports Marketing, Sweets Marathon might sound like a ...
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On September 17th, Yahoo! Japan announced the launch of their new project, Hands on Search. Combining their 3-D database and digital printing technology, this search engine enables you to ...
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What's the most stupid thing you've ever done at a part-time job? If there was such competition, we would probably never run out of participants. This past summer, we saw a great number of young ...
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In general, most Japanese people are known as hard workers. While work, by definition, is something we do to make a living, the great majority of salarymen in Japan seem to consider their work to be ...
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Just when we thought technology would replace everything, we hear about an event like iPhone Creative Festa and meet people who say -- not just yet! Perhaps we all have this inner desire to be ...
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With the recent release of their 32nd single, "Koi suru Fortune Cookie," AKB48 has once again proven their monopoly in Japan's music industry. After hitting the physical and digital shelves on August ...
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There seems to be a trend in Japan where everything gets turned into a collective activity. Just to name a few, we have shu-katsu (job-hunting or even death-hunting!) and kon-katsu (spouse-hunting) ...
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This coming winter, Japan's iconic cosmetic brand, shu uemura, will celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of its beauty boutique in Omotesando in central Tokyo with the Christmas collection "Six Heart ...
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The Mount Fuji Eraser is a fun and clever way to bring this icon of Japan into your home or work stationery set. As you use the cuboid eraser, the shape of Fuji gradually comes into view and you find yourself holding Japan's most famous peak.
On August 19th, Sega, one of Japan's biggest gaming companies, and BBC Earth celebrated the grand opening of Orbi Yokohama. Located inside Mark Is Minatomirai, a shopping complex in Yokohama, Orbi ...
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At first, it was sensational. Then it became a trend. Now we've all had enough. Someone has been there, and someone else has done that. This summer, Japan witnessed a great number of youngsters ...
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A little while ago we introduced a plucky newbie yuru-kyara mascot, Funassyi. As a native of Funabashi in Chiba Prefecture, he has been striving to revitalize the local culture and economy of the ...
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In less than two weeks, we will find out the host city for the 2020 Olympics. Will Tokyo make it? With each city holding its own strength and weakness, I still don't think that we have come up ...
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Pocket-sized, waterproof Pokemon-themed camera
On July 30th, in Yoyogi, Tokyo, a group of people gathered to talk about business. At first glance, it might have looked like a typical business conference, with more than a hundred people getting ...
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Yoshimoto Kogyo, one of the biggest entertainment companies in Japan, will host a one-of-a-kind talk show in Shibuya in September, featuring a group of hafu comedians. The theme of the "Hafu ...
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Recently we learned that all public elementary schools and middle schools in Matsue, a city in Shimane prefecture, have been asked by the city's board of education to put A-bomb manga series Hadashi ...
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