Singaporean photographer Leslie Kee (41) has been arrested by Tokyo police on suspicion of distributing obscene imagery, a development that will surely ignite a fierce debate over the freedom of ...
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Shinto, the native Japanese (quasi-?)religion, has never been averse to merchantile environs. Major corporations have their own shrines (jinja) and department stores may often have one on their ...
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A special music video for the release in Japan of Alicia Keys' new single, Girl on Fire, has been made by the photographer and film director Mika Ninagawa. The special collaboration is officially ...
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There are some things that, no matter how long I say here, I still just can't get my head around. The preference for natto. Honey on pizza. The appeal of SMAP. Japanese people have some ...
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The singer and model Kyary Pamyu Pamyu last night (January 29th) performed a concert at Sojoji temple in Shiba Park in the brightly lit shadows of Tokyo Tower, where 1,500 invitees had gathered for a ...
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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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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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Dust/pollen allergies and infection protection
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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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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