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Shibuya Station gets a makeover – The old Tokyu Toyoko line terminal at Shibuya Station closes its doors after 86 years

The Tokyu Toyoko line, one of the most famous and important train lines in the Tokyo metro area, running between Shibuya and downtown Yokohama has had a major improvement at its Shibuya terminus, a benefit for many passengers, but a ti[...]
Shibuya Station gets a makeover – The old Tokyu Toyoko line terminal at Shibuya Station closes its doors after 86 years
Shibuya Station gets a makeover – The old Tokyu Toyoko line terminal at Shibuya Station closes its doors after 86 yearsShibuya Station gets a makeover – The old Tokyu Toyoko line terminal at Shibuya Station closes its doors after 86 yearsShibuya Station gets a makeover – The old Tokyu Toyoko line terminal at Shibuya Station closes its doors after 86 yearsShibuya Station gets a makeover – The old Tokyu Toyoko line terminal at Shibuya Station closes its doors after 86 years

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Gentlemen, it’s White Day. Are you prepared?

Last month, on Valentine’s Day, I wrote that in Japan, it’s a good day – the gifts are for the guys… But did you read the details in my post? In Japan (also in Korea) we have a special day called White Day. Please rea[...]
Gentlemen, it’s White Day. Are you prepared?
Gentlemen, it’s White Day. Are you prepared?

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EditNote – “SUKATTO” – A notebook made for ripping to relieve stress!

Japan is generally a peaceful place. But sometimes everybody has a little stress they need to release. Here is a product made specifically for that purpose – A notebook with pages designed to be easily ripped apart! The company s[...]
EditNote – “SUKATTO” – A notebook made for ripping to relieve stress!
EditNote – “SUKATTO” – A notebook made for ripping to relieve stress!

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CCP - ”MOCORO” – Microfiber robotic mop ball – When we clean, this is how we roll

Here’s a simple and fun way to clean up the dust around the house. “MOCORO” – CZ-560 – is a fluffy “microfiber mop ball” that rolls around by itself on the floor, picking up dust along the way.[...]
CCP - ”MOCORO” – Microfiber robotic mop ball – When we clean, this is how we roll
CCP - ”MOCORO” – Microfiber robotic mop ball – When we clean, this is how we rollCCP - ”MOCORO” – Microfiber robotic mop ball – When we clean, this is how we rollCCP - ”MOCORO” – Microfiber robotic mop ball – When we clean, this is how we rollCCP - ”MOCORO” – Microfiber robotic mop ball – When we clean, this is how we roll

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Yamato Noodle School – Intensive 7-Day Ramen chef school – Learn the Japanese noodle business

Sushi, tempura and teriyaki were the trailblazers of Japanese cuisine around the world. However, it is now ramen, and other Japanese noodles like soba and udon, that are gaining in international interest. Like Colonel Sanders’ fr[...]
Yamato Noodle School – Intensive 7-Day Ramen chef school – Learn the Japanese noodle business
Yamato Noodle School – Intensive 7-Day Ramen chef school – Learn the Japanese noodle businessYamato Noodle School – Intensive 7-Day Ramen chef school – Learn the Japanese noodle businessYamato Noodle School – Intensive 7-Day Ramen chef school – Learn the Japanese noodle businessYamato Noodle School – Intensive 7-Day Ramen chef school – Learn the Japanese noodle businessYamato Noodle School – Intensive 7-Day Ramen chef school – Learn the Japanese noodle business

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TAKARA TOMY A.R.T.S – Save energy with “Hietama-chan”! KAWAII~!!

“Hietama-chan” by Takara Tomy Arts is not just a colorful egg. They are 3 brothers and 3 sisters supporting you to save energy from inside of your refrigerator. When you open your fridge, Hietama-chan starts telling you [...]
TAKARA TOMY A.R.T.S – Save energy with “Hietama-chan”! KAWAII~!!
TAKARA TOMY A.R.T.S – Save energy with “Hietama-chan”! KAWAII~!!TAKARA TOMY A.R.T.S – Save energy with “Hietama-chan”! KAWAII~!!TAKARA TOMY A.R.T.S – Save energy with “Hietama-chan”! KAWAII~!!TAKARA TOMY A.R.T.S – Save energy with “Hietama-chan”! KAWAII~!!TAKARA TOMY A.R.T.S – Save energy with “Hietama-chan”! KAWAII~!!

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“mat;chocolat” by Masaki Matsushima – Put on a chocolate scent for your Japanese Valentine this year

In Japan, retailers are asking their customers: “Why don’t you be like chocolate for your loved one this year?” Masaki Matsushima’s perfume “mat;chocolat” makes you smell like dark chocolate with a h[...]
“mat;chocolat” by Masaki Matsushima – Put on a chocolate scent for your Japanese Valentine this year
“mat;chocolat” by Masaki Matsushima – Put on a chocolate scent for your Japanese Valentine this year“mat;chocolat” by Masaki Matsushima – Put on a chocolate scent for your Japanese Valentine this year

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Valentine’s Day in Japan – The gifts are for the guys!!…

Coming from outside of Japan, I was used to buying a nice gift for Valentine’s Day for my girlfriend. Sometimes I would get something nice from her, but definitely I needed to make sure that what I bought for her was nice or else[...]
Valentine’s Day in Japan – The gifts are for the guys!!…
Valentine’s Day in Japan – The gifts are for the guys!!…Valentine’s Day in Japan – The gifts are for the guys!!…Valentine’s Day in Japan – The gifts are for the guys!!…Valentine’s Day in Japan – The gifts are for the guys!!…Valentine’s Day in Japan – The gifts are for the guys!!…

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It feels like bread, it smells like bread, but it’s an iphone case

You’re on a diet and want to pretend you’re eating well?  Try one of these 3 Softbank iPhone 4S cases in the shape of a bun. If the fact that they’re just as soft as bread doesn’t convince you, the smell will do[...]
It feels like bread, it smells like bread, but it’s an iphone case
It feels like bread, it smells like bread, but it’s an iphone caseIt feels like bread, it smells like bread, but it’s an iphone case

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[HEALTH] Aromatherapy trends: herbal vaporization

Ancient records show that Asian cultures have been steaming and vaporizing medicinal herbs way back before Christ (end of 8 B.C. when recalling the oldest recording known to archived data). Mainly China, Indochina, Japan and Taiwan wer[...]
[HEALTH] Aromatherapy trends: herbal vaporization
[HEALTH] Aromatherapy trends: herbal vaporization[HEALTH] Aromatherapy trends: herbal vaporization[HEALTH] Aromatherapy trends: herbal vaporization[HEALTH] Aromatherapy trends: herbal vaporization[HEALTH] Aromatherapy trends: herbal vaporization

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Japanese boffins transformed a dog into a duck

So you had to possibility to swap your black iphone into a white one, but what if you liked to swap pets? If you ask anybody to name 1 country where crazy stuff comes from, chances are very high they’re going to reply you either [...]
Japanese boffins transformed a dog into a duck
Japanese boffins transformed a dog into a duck

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Japan music update: November 2012

Already November, a few weeks away from Christmas & New Year and that’s clearly showing in this month’s music charts. Quite obviously every girl group, boys band or sole performer out there wants to release their new album right no[...]
Japan music update: November 2012

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ISAMISA DESIGN STUDIO presents Cap with Detachable Hairpiece

The Wishing Cap sold by Isamisa Design Studio is a cap with a detachable hairpiece. “I personally have experienced hair loss due to undergoing cancer treatment. From this experience, I created this product with the goal of helpin[...]
ISAMISA DESIGN STUDIO presents Cap with Detachable Hairpiece

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K-on! movie released on Blu-ray today

A long awaited moment for many anime fans, and finally it is here: Kyoto Animation’s release of K-on! The Movie on Blu-ray. Outside of Japan you are currently limited to ordering the regular edition, but expect a special edition [...]
K-on! movie released on Blu-ray today

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Asia’s pop music is gaining worldwide exposure

Korean and Japanese pop music have been gaining a lot more visibility in recent years. A main factor for this success is the worldwide exposure they are gaining via popular internet outlets like Youtube, facebook and specialized Asian [...]
Asia’s pop music is gaining worldwide exposure

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Thai male arrested for selling 6 baby corpses

Officials have arrested a 28y old Thai man going under the name of Hun Chou Hong for posession of 6 human baby corpses in his hotel room. Hun Chou Hong was on holiday in Bangkok’s Chinatown district when police raided his hotel r[...]
Thai male arrested for selling 6 baby corpses

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Grappa : Dual-purpose shopping bag and emergency helmet

Grappa is a reusable eco-friendly shopping bag which also doubles a as a helmet in case of a natural disaster such as an earthquake. “Unlike usual disaster reduction products, the concept behind this is that you can carry it with[...]
Grappa : Dual-purpose shopping bag and emergency helmet

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Police finds 13Y old girl in Hyogo soapland after anonymous tip

As first reported by SankakuComplex, a soapland was shut down by police officials in the Hyogo prefecture after the discovery of a 13 year old girl who got employed as a prostitute. Let me first explain to the people not familiar with [...]
Police finds 13Y old girl in Hyogo soapland after anonymous tip

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K-pop agency CEO caught forcing male idols into harassment of female trainees

As reported by JpopAsia, CEO Jang Suk Woo who was arrested on April 10th on charges of sexual harassement turned out more shocking info. April 15th: Police confimed the rumors that the CEO of OWE (Open World Entertainment) named Jang S[...]
K-pop agency CEO caught forcing male idols into harassment of female trainees

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AKB48′s EVA01 announced graduation, bye bye Acchan.

Acchan, the nickname of singer/performer Atsuko Maeda, announced leaving the girls band AKB48. At the end of the final day of the AKB48 concert called “Gyoumu Renraku. Tanomu zo, Katayama-buchou!” Atsuko announced the hard [...]
AKB48′s EVA01 announced graduation, bye bye Acchan.

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Japanese dude smashes chicken wing bowl record in the US, 337 in 30 minutes

USA, Philadelphia – In a filled indoor arena on Friday, the city’s annual chicken wing eating extravaganza was about to start. Whilst being observed by 17 000 spectators, Takeru Kobayashi set a new record: 337 chicken wings[...]
Japanese dude smashes chicken wing bowl record in the US, 337 in 30 minutes

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China “Builds 30-Storey Hotel in 15 Days”

This is rather old news for many of you, but as I see that many people haven’t encountered this article on their local news broadcasts, we will post it here again. China’s latest boast is a 30 floor hotel built in only 15 days an[...]
China “Builds 30-Storey Hotel in 15 Days”

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