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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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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The perfect combination of Japanese tea and rice
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 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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Japanese horror movie-inspired beauty masks
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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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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Japan's most famous movie monster will steal your money!
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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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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