The new Liberal Democratic Party government has announced a new "Cool Japan" cultural campaign with a proposed budget of 50 billion yen funded from fiscal 2013's budget. The bill is to be submitted ...
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In spring 2013 Japanese women's fashion will surely be dominated by a vintage and retro look. We've been searching some shops and catalogues for great examples of the new season's ...
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Miki Dezaki, a Japanese American who teaches at a high school in Japan, has already made a name for himself with his YouTube videos about homosexuality and more fun ones in which he parodies his ...
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Akihabara is well-know for its maid culture. Who hasn't heard about those girls in cute costumes serving their customers in the typical moe-style? But there are various concepts. One of the latest ...
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It's a tough job market out there, especially in the current economic climate, with Japan recently posting a massive trade deficit. We don't envy people looking for work. It's common to have ...
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Six designers from luxury fashion brands have got together to create a "Cocktail Collection" at Table 7 at Shibuya Hikarie. The different cocktails include phoenix from Christian Dada, Tribe by ...
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JT, ostensibly a tobacco company, has launched a new fifth version of its intriguing carbonated drink Komezukuri. The name means "making rice" and naturally this is a fizzy beverage made using ...
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JapanTrends is currently looking for bloggers to help us cover all the things we find interesting in Japan: Products, fashion, shopping, food, design, entertainment, subcultures... and more! We ...
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The Neko Cup will totally transform the fun you can have at the beach or in a sandbox.
Another Valentine's Day-themed post for all you romantics out there, just in time for February 14th in some parts of the world! Here's a couple nice Japanese romantic apps we have found -- surely ...
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Ideal for Valentine's Day if you're a computer boffin, IO Data, an electronics manufacturer in Ishikawa prefecture, is offering its customers a free gift to get them in the mood for February ...
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Good news for all campaigners for a healthier and more representative fashion industry. Japanese magazines already seen to have a rag for every possible niche, hobby, social tribe and more -- and ...
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Japanese weddings. All the ladies in their finest, particularly the unmarried ones, desperate to prove that they haven't been left on the shelf. All the guys in their pricy suits that will be shed as ...
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Qusca is part of a recent boom in "third spaces" (i.e. not work or home) that allow you to sleep or rest in private. Internet cafes have for years now been as much about overnight accommodation and ...
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Japanese homes can be on the smaller side so sometimes there is a need to double-up and save space. Plants in particular, though very pleasant in the home, can consume a fair bit of room. How ...
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A Lego hotel is currently being constructed in Carlsbad, California but fans in Japan will only have to wait until 2016 before they get their own chance to stay in a Lego-themed deluxe suite. The ...
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