Back in 2015, we wrote about the Meisho Movie Realization Teppo Ashigaru Sandtrooper figures that were an awesome combination of Japanese history and Star Wars. Bandai's Tamashii Nations line of ...
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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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There are only a few more months left of the Heisei period, which will end when the current emperor abdicates and his son takes over. The era name will change to an as-yet undisclosed new one and, ...
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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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A pair of super comfy cushions designed specifically for hugging or resting your head on, Pokemon fans will adore these character plushies.
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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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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Here's a serious improvement on the "obligation chocolate" that is wrecking Valentine's Day for many in Japan: Nestlé Japan has returned with another brilliant chocolate snack for the local market ...
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The perfect vessel for relieving your stress levels!
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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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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Coca-Cola continues its exploration of unique new flavors and tastes with another beverage exclusive to the Japanese market. The Coca-Cola Peach is a fruity version of the coke we have all come to ...
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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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Inspired by Japan's "beer girl" baseball match vendors
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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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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