Japan's convenience stores are a constant source of wonder, from the rotating lineup of snacks and products they stock to the inventive services and gimmicks they regularly introduce. This latest ...
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If Tokyo has one enduring image abroad it’s that everyone and everything is rushing. In the mornings, high-heeled women in skirt-suits can be seen running down the sidewalk towards the train ...
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At first, it was sensational. Then it became a trend. Now we've all had enough. Someone has been there, and someone else has done that. This summer, Japan witnessed a great number of youngsters ...
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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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Carry your umbrella around in a truly Japanese style!
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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