Further proof if any was needed that Japanese craftsmanship, especially for things on a smaller scale, is both uncannily good as well as surprisingly inventive. Following the ship model made from ...
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No sooner had JR East announced the name of the new station along the Yamanote Line as Takanawa Gateway, igniting much surprise and criticism, than Japanese netizens turned the naming choice into a ...
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Typhoon Trami (Typhoon No. 24) brought intense winds to Tokyo on the night of September 30th, though damage was worse outside the city, including three reported fatalities. The capital wasn't taking ...
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Japan's long traditions of craftsmanship and so-called monozukuri manifests in the modern age in various ways, from its automobiles to its latte art. There are some more avenues for that spirit of ...
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The ludic Japanese Twittersphere strikes again. Japanese Twitter users like to play tag games where they post a picture of someone (typically someone famous or currently in the news spotlight) and ...
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Who says Japanese politics is boring? With the recent passing of the controversial security bills, there has plenty to get excited about. Protesters have demonstrated in their tens of thousands ...
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After the immense controversy over the 2020 Olympic stadium design (scrapped over rising costs) and official logo design (scrapped after designer Kenjiro Sano was accused of plagiarism multiple ...
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The debacle over the new Tokyo National Stadium is the gift that keeps on giving. Not a week goes by without yet another government U-turn or yet another bump in the already inflated budget. ...
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Well, it didn't take long. The threat by IS to execute two Japanese hostages, Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto, in retaliation to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's pledge in Israel to help fight Islamic ...
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Twitter Japan has announced the top ten hashtags and top ten trends for Japan in 2014. Anime-related hashtags accounted for four of the top ten, while number 8 was taken by a hashtag for Gravure ...
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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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