People recently got very angry about the "kimono incident" at Boston Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), which was canceled after being called "racist" by protesters. The event allowed visitors to try on a ...
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Contributing further to the continuing public discourse in Japan about gay rights and same-sex marriage, the first volume of Otouto no Otto (My Brother's Husband) was published as a paperback on May ...
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It's a dangerous game to throw the racism card around but this development has succeeded in getting that reaction from most corners. A photo showing a behind-the-scenes shot from an upcoming Fuji ...
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A proposal to give recognition same-sex couple has been submitted to Shibuya City, one of the wards in central Tokyo. A bylaw proposal will be submitted to the ward congress in March which would ...
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As now know, freelance journalist Kenji Goto was murdered by members of the Islamic State last week, following the similar beheading of his acquaintance Haruna Yukawa, the wannabe military ...
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Shota Mori is a performance artist who became famous for his Taxi Driver-inspired "iPhone quick draw" system. Now he has starred in a funny parody web ad for @nifty, a real estate portal ...
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Former Gravure model and television personality Ayaka Ichinose (34) and actress Akane Sugimori (28) have announced that they are a couple and will marry in Tokyo next April. This follows the news ...
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Google has shared shared the top search terms in Japan for 2014. Here are the top search terms, which were of course originally in Japanese and so vary slightly from the translation or English ...
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Following last year's top trends and major buzzwords and memes, we are going to take a look back at the big trends and topics for 2014 in Japan. We already examined some of the main Twitter buzz of ...
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Eating or going out alone needn't be restrictive in Japan. Single diners these days can choose from Yakiniku Korean BBQ meals especially designed for one or even Nabe hot pot meals. Fancy ...
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Happy New Year, readers. 2014 is the Year of the Horse and while we are still in the grips of the cold winter, things aren't nearly as chilly as they are in parts of America right now. We ...
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Another year, another packed calendar of trends. What were some of the main ones that caught our eye throughout the past twelve months? Olympics Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympic Games ...
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Buildable, customizable Nintendo characters theme watch
There seems to be a trend in Japan where everything gets turned into a collective activity. Just to name a few, we have shu-katsu (job-hunting or even death-hunting!) and kon-katsu (spouse-hunting) ...
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On July 30th, in Yoyogi, Tokyo, a group of people gathered to talk about business. At first glance, it might have looked like a typical business conference, with more than a hundred people getting ...
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Though this may sound just like another of those "Wacky Japan" stories, there's something more tender and profound at work here. With its chronically aging population and declining birth rate, ...
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