Japan is currently enjoying a massive boom in inbound tourism, set to continue through the Rugby World Cup and at least until the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo next summer. One issue, however, with ...
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It's 40 years since Doraemon first burst onto TV screens in Japan and the blue robotic cat hasn't looked back since. Next year also marks five decades since Fujiko F Fujio originally created the ...
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Fans of Makoto Shinkai's blockbuster anime Weathering with You will definitely want to seek out the Weathering with You Cafe. In keeping with the anime's themes, the cafe menu features many ...
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The Rugby World Cup is almost upon us and this year it is hosted in various locations in Japan. Though Typhoon Faxai has delayed some preparations after it roared through Tokyo and affected Haneda ...
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Japan's first tourist information center with an art center facility attached is to open in Shibuya in December. The ground floor of Shibuya FUKURAS, one of the buildings forming part of the massive ...
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As relations between Japan and South Korea continue to sour, resulting in a boycott of Japanese products and the cancellation of a major art exhibition, the latest issue of weekly magazine Shukan ...
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From Arnold Schwarzenegger to Woody Allen, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Tommy Lee Jones, the list of Hollywood celebrities who have come to Japan to appear in TV commercials and advertising campaigns is ...
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Car maker Nissan has developed the ProPilot Golf Ball, a ball that automatically corrects the trajectory and pilots itself into a hole on the course. While this might seem rather to defeat the ...
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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.
Piko Taro (or PIKOTARO) of "Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen" fame has a new song and music video. While Japanese comedian/musician Daimaou Kosaka has struggled, not unexpectedly, to recreate the lofty ...
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Japanese udon is one of the staples of the diet but did you know that it also makes for very comfortable bedding? Huh? Okay, not quite. But the thick wheat flour noodles were the unlikely ...
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Anyone with an Instagram or YouTube account can become a celebrity these days. And sometimes you don't even need to be human. In fact, Japan has something of a tradition of turning animals into ...
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An artwork dealing with the historical comfort women issue has ignited one of the biggest scandals in the Japanese art world. Created by a South Korean husband-and-wife team, Statue of a Girl of ...
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Boxed set of exclusive Japanese chocolate snacks
Starbucks Coffee Japan has teamed up with Hiroshi Fujiwara's fragment design to offer a special series of collaboration cups and instant coffee sets on sale at branches of Starbucks in Japan and ...
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Japanese summers are hot -- and we mean seriously hot and humid. So it's not such a surprise that local innovators have come up with various gadgets to keep cool during the dog days. Our favorites ...
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It is now exactly one year to go until the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games open in Tokyo. After a rocky start, including the cancellation of the stadium design and change of logo, preparations are ...
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