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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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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The Japanese media and entertainment world can be almost Stalinist in its approach to damage control. When a celebrity is arrested for an infraction, and especially if it involves drugs or illegal ...
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This is certainly a novel way to get people's attention. Japan's leading airline ANA has turned to kabuki to liven up the standard pre-flight safety demonstration. As you would expect when kabuki ...
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The old capital of Kyoto is associated first and foremost with classical culture, but what about androids? The temple Kodaiji in Kyoto has installed Mindar, the world's first android version of ...
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If you are caught short of power for your mobile phone while out and about, your options are often limited to buying an expensive portable battery unit or, in the case of certain, service providers, ...
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While the weather in Tokyo is still rather chilly, spring is just around the corner, which means one thing more than any: the arrival of the cherry blossom. Along with the white and pink petals, ...
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Joining such attractions as the long-running and popular Cupnoodles Museum, visitors to Yokohama this spring have another must-see destination to add to their itinerary, and it's all about ...
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These "ear pets" are mini dogs that come in two halves: one for each ear!
For some years now, the slum areas of Japanese cities like Sanya in Tokyo and Kamagasaki (now officially known as Airin) in Osaka have experienced a curious form of gentrification, led by the rise of ...
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The artist junaida has created a dazzling, beguiling children's book that readers of all ages will love. Unfolding across 46 pages and designed by Hal Udell, Michi depicts a series of vibrant, ...
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Final Fantasy fans looking to get hitched in the near future may want to consider a ceremony that marries them to their hobby as well as their spouse. The Final Fantasy XIV Wedding service will be ...
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Tokyo Station is not only the most famous rail terminus in Japan's capital, it is also one of the city's best-loved buildings and landmarks. First opened in 1914, it was recently restored to its full ...
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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
No sooner had JR East announced the name of the new station along the Yamanote Line as Takanawa Gateway, igniting much surprise and criticism, than Japanese netizens turned the naming choice into a ...
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JR East has unveiled the name for the new station on the Yamanote Line, which opens provisionally in spring 2020 and fully by 2024. The station is to be called Takanawa Gateway, announced the ...
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Starbucks is opening its first Starbucks Reserve Roastery branch in Japan in 2019 at a location in the trendy Tokyo district of Nakameguro. Designed by the architect Kengo Kuma, the branch will open ...
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