Kawasaki Halloween 2012 happened yesterday (Sunday, October 28), the annual Halloween-themed cosplay extravaganza in the Kanagawa city just outside Tokyo. With some 3,500 people appearing in ...
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Fans of the Japanese anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica can now saddle up on a motorcycle decorated in the themes of the cult anime and manga. All right, so it's an electric scooter and is ...
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The media is reporting that notorious Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara is resigning from his role as head honcho of the capital city in order to form a new party and try to become prime ...
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There is already such a pantheon of RC driving and flying toys out there, you wonder where else there is to go for makers. Well, Kyosho have come up with this globe-like Space Ball, a ...
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We've been a fan of Yuri Suzuki's work for a while now. The Japanese designer is a bit of a globe-trotter, though he is largely based in the UK. He's also a toughie to pin down. A sound artist? A ...
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So if you hated the way that a minor subcultural activity like injecting saline into your forehead was blown up (no pun) into a mainstream beauty "trend" by foreign media, then check out this latest ...
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With obvious echoes of the 1995 Aum Shinrikyo subway sarin attack while killed 13, last night at just after midnight a mysterious can-like object exploded on Tokyo's Marunouchi Line, one of the major ...
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(With apologies for the second film-related post in as many days.) Kicking off tomorrow is the 25th Tokyo International Film Festival. This year's line-up includes everything from Cirque du ...
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Miniature paper trees made from paper
Koji Wakamatsu, one of the giants of Japanese cinema, has sadly and suddenly died after being struck by a taxi while crossing a street in Shinjuku. He was 76 and still very active. Like many of ...
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A Japanese tabloid has published a June 2008 picture of Shinzo Abe, president for the second time of the opposition Liberal Democratic Party, showing the politician alongside former Arkansas Governor ...
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Pairy was announced in June, a special iPhone and Android app just for a couple to communicate between themselves. Pairy is not a pioneer in a global sense but it might provide solutions to local ...
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Just when you think you've got a grasp on all the myriad collaborations, tie-ups and spin-offs, along comes some more to confound you. NTT Docomo's new winter range of phones includes one for the ...
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The world's first VR footwear and gloves with haptic feedback to enable users to feel the virtual world!
The folks at DigInfo have put together this nice report on a Japanese robot that can recreate the detailed brushstrokes of human calligraphy using a Motion Copy System. While the whole get-up may ...
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Following its rather naff "Cool Japan" campaign of recent years where it tried to harness the overseas popularity of manga and anime and, er, Arashi (yes, quite) to attract international otaku (just ...
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The other day we were having a bite to eat at a kaiten sushi (conveyor belt sushi) chain called Kappa Sushi. We were impressed by their nice "express service" for specially ordered slices of raw ...
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