Well, here's a partnership we should have seen coming... In what cynics might decry as mere geek pop culture tailored for the Brutus-reading, CINRA.net-browsing Tokyo hipster, Hiroki Azuma -- the ...
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No more flabby anime fans. Stop watching Evangelion and get off the couch. You've got walking to do! That's what health gadgets maker Tanita is banking on with this Evangelion Digital Pocket ...
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The Japan Sport Council has selected the winning architect for building the new National Stadium Japan. There were 46 entries from architects around the world in the first stage, of which 11 were ...
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Lawson, Japan's second biggest convenience store, has a good knack of adapting itself to fit its surroundings, a kind of chameleon chain. We noticed one great example of this recently. Hikarie, ...
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Dust/pollen allergies and infection protection
Former Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara launched his new political party yesterday, The Taiyo no To (The Sunrise Party), ahead of the Lower House elections anticipated to be held soon. The name ...
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Japanese underwear brand Triumph regularly unveils a rather silly themed bra as a stunt advertise's its upcoming collection of clothing. For their new range the promo item is the Girls' Ishin Bra, ...
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Recently showcased at an expo in Nagoya, Hirobo's new helicopters can travel up to 100km/h (62mph) and fly for 30 minutes at a time. Being electric it is also very quiet and there are one-seater ...
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I guessed it just shows that whatever is happening politically or socially, some things are constant. Namely, carnal needs. Amidst all the riots, marine clashes and statesmen-spouted hot air in ...
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The Star Wars villain like you've never seen him before!
Working hard or hardly working. That is the question. Some people go to great lengths to construct homemade solutions to working or using your computer in a comfortable position (i.e. lying in ...
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GirlsAward, Japan's largest fashion and music event, has just opened a cafe and bar in central Shibuya run by dokusha moderu ("reader models" -- pseudo-amateur models who straddle the areas of ...
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It seems unless you are an ardent AKB48 fanatic purchasing thousands of copies of the same CD to boost your favorite girl's chances of appearing in the next single, if you are young in Japan, you ...
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Konkatsu is the "marriage-hunting" dating activity popular recently. Kind of like dating for the serious-minded. Well, it stands to reason that even otaku (which very broadly translates as "geek") ...
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If you’re going to have ice in your drink, shouldn’t it be eye-catching at least? The Ice Ball Mold is easy to use, has professional-grade quality, and makes perfectly seamless ice balls within seconds!
We've seen it around for a while overseas but we just read an interesting report about how so-called eyelash art is apparently starting to pick up more adopters among Japanese women in their twenties ...
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Last Sunday around current 40 female high school students (known as "JK", as in josei koukousei, not Rowling) helped plan and create a special shopping event aimed at fellow high school girls inside ...
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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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