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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Get in the mood for the 2020 Summer Olympics in a truly Japanese pop culture style!
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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Okay, folks. We've found the funnest thing to do in Tokyo right now and best of all, it's right in the center and it's even artistic. Head on down to the Louis Vuitton store on Omotesando, where ...
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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.
We recently heard about how one down and out old love hotel got a face lift and a whole new lease of life. Tokyo Style CC, a company which organizes building renovations, chose a love hotel in ...
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Tirol are one of the funkiest of local sweets and likely one of the most "Japanese" due to their compact size and pop design wrapping. They can usually be found temptingly in a small cardboard ...
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The contour Coca-Cola bottle has to be one of the most iconic beverage vessels in the world. But even when something is that established, it doesn't mean it can't be given new life sometimes when ...
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Just when you think you are getting sick of all the retro iPhone cases out there on the market -- cases that look like old cassettes and so on -- along comes something new which adds a bit of style, ...
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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.
Monteroza, a major nationwide Japanese izakaya chain operator, is currently offering a discount for customers with name connections to the five pilot characters from the anime series Neon Genesis ...
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Remember the Necomimi that apparently moved per your brain waves? Well, now neaurwear has come up with the Shippo, a "brain controlled tail". Using the same viral marketing campaign as before ...
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We all like the feeling of sleeping beside your loved one, right? Well, how about those times when your said companion is not nearby or even if you don't have someone at all -- but you still want ...
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