What a great idea for both the winter and Valentine's Day! If you've ever wanted to hold your partner's hand while out and about in the cold -- here's your perfect winter accessory. Usually ...
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I suppose it was inevitable when a medium can give birth to themes as diverse as the life of the Buddha through to bestselling tales of flying pirates that eventually Japan's mainstream comic book ...
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Japanese figure culture is a lot more than just Akihabara shojo girl figurines. In recent years makers like Bandai have been releasing highly sophisticated figure models with around 30 movable ...
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Are you a fan of Ultraman and Ultra Seven? Do you have $30,000 to spare? Can you play the guitar? If you answered "Yes" to all of the above, you may want to get your strumming hands on the ...
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Official Summer Olympic Games souvenir baseball jacket
Play hunt the lost ship in Osaka this weekend. At the Creative Center Osaka (the former Namura Shipyard) there will be a "Vanished Ship Plan" event on January 27th. Participants will be divided ...
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Forget the retro charms of Instagram, transform the photos taken with your phone into a personal comic book strip instead! Manga Camera is an phone app that converts your regular image into a ...
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Former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama is perhaps best remembered for making outlandish eco claims to the UN, being the first DPJ premier, and suffering the infamy of being labelled as "loopy" ...
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Think you like Alice in Wonderland? Not as much as some people in Japan, it seems. If you think you are up to the challenge, the first Alice in Wonderland Test (Fushigi no kuni no arisu kentei) ...
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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.
Think Tokyo was cold yesterday in the snow? Well, it was literally freezing, yes, and the main streets were jammed with cars trundling along at the most cautious of speeds. I was almost taken ...
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Remote control or radio control toys are big the world over. As well as the usual planes, choppers, UFOs and flying "space balls", though, Japan's toy makers have given us some more... well, let's ...
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Japanese wrestling likely isn't the most natural choice for your look when you start up a new fashion brand. The sport (entertainment?) is a kind of a mix of martial arts and American-style wrestling ...
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How do you get new people into video arcades? That's the dilemma facing Japan's famed "game centers". The amusement centers are slowly but surely dying. Sales have been dropping annually for five ...
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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.
Remember the Tamagotchi? You know, the digital pet from Bandai that was all the rage when it was first released in 1996? It went on to sell 40 million units around the world but then the boom ...
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Think you like Evangelion? Think again. Not till you've created an Evangelion Angel out of cardboard that looks as good as this can you call yourself a real fan! Sure, you may be able to ...
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The Japan National Tourist Organization reported late last month that estimated numbers of visitors to Japan for November 2012 were 648,600, a 17.6% increase from the same month in 2011 and even up ...
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