Following the 2013 bikes and other merchandise, HRM Goodsmile Racing Bike Project has created three new snazzy Hatsune Miku racing bikes. The Racing Miku Hatsune Miku GT comes in three models: ...
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Glico's Papico ice cream has upped the marketing for its summer campaign and this apparently means appealing to the inner moe in every Japanese consumer. The frozen snack has relaunched with new ...
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Move over AKB48. There's a new idol group in town and they've got pigtails. In fact, that's their main asset. The "Japan Twin Tail Association" has been around for a little while, promoting their ...
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Artist Takashi Murakami has directed the music video for virtual idol Hatsune Miku's song, "Last Night, Good Night (Re:Dialed)". It has also been re-mixed by Pharrell Williams, whose "Happy" has ...
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The Star Wars villain like you've never seen him before!
Vending machines come in all shapes and sizes, and seem to sell everything from books to snacks, drinks, used panties and more. But how about a vending machine that lets you have a private dance ...
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Another day, another intriguing Hatsune Miku collaboration. From expensive opera productions to every piece of merchandise an otaku can get his hands on, Hatsune Miku is not just a virtual idol, ...
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When Sharp first released its Cocorobo, the world was pretty impressed. Here was a low-cost robotic vacuum cleaner that could respond to its owner's commands and be controlled by Android and iPhone ...
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Japan is a country that seems to inspire more than its far share of stereotypes and myths. The overseas media is also complicit in perpetuating many of the images of Japan that make it seem weird, ...
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Boxed set of exclusive Japanese chocolate snacks
Movie adaptations of video games rarely work. For every Silent Hill and Resident Evil there's a Final Fantasy, Super Mario Bros. or Prince of Persia. But things go better when Hollywood isn't ...
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AKB at the ASEAN summit... Did we think we'd see the day? It's come, also confirming that they (or their successors) will almost certainly be main stage at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games opening ...
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It's long been no secret that otaku and other "undesirables" are targeted by overseas governments keen to suppress what they consider a subculture that veers into the realm of "child ...
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While the crowds were flocking to see the latest innovations in the Japanese automotive industry for the Tokyo Motor Show, there was another big car event in Odaiba last week. As Nissan and Toyota ...
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Get in the mood for the 2020 Summer Olympics in a truly Japanese pop culture style!
Thunderbirds, the classic Sixties puppets TV show created by the late Gerry Anderson, is still quite popular in Japan. We reported last year, for example, on the Thunderbirds-themed restaurant in ...
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While the world goes mad for Christmas, anime fans are gathering in Akihabara for the Fuyu no Rajikan Matsuri 2012 (Winter Radio Kaikan Festival 2012), where so-called "itasha" (cars decorated with ...
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Gundam nabe, anyone? In these colder months locals in Japan tend to indulge in some nicely warming nabe hot pots. But perhaps just plain ol' regular ingredients like onions, mushrooms and so on ...
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