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Pepsi Sakura ペプシサクラ

In the past, PEPSI Japan had released seasonal and limited edition offering such as Pepsi Baobab ペプシバオバブ in 2010 and Pepsi Ghost ペプシゴースト in 2015 

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Thursday, 11 February 2016

Kit Kat sake キットカット 日本酒

Another Japanese KitKat flavor launched... This time is a sake-flavored Kit Kat 「キットカット 日本酒」 that launches nationwide today in Japan. The new waffle bar 

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Monday, 01 February 2016

Mac Chocolate Potato For You?

Curly fries, Waffle fries, Garlic fries and Truffle fries - how many types of French fries have you tried? The newest menu item at Japanese McDonald’s is their world-famous fries 

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Thursday, 21 January 2016

Record High 200kg Bluefin Tuna

At the popular Tsukiji fish market’s first and final New Year auction, a 200kg Bluefin Tuna was sold at for record high 14 million yen, approximate SGD 169,000 

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Wednesday, 06 January 2016

Washi 和紙Japanese Paper Body Towel

Washi is a style of paper from Japan and have you heard about the two-sided cotton and paper towel from Japan? Accordingly to Japan Trend Shop, the award-winning Washi Japanese Paper Body Towel 

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Monday, 04 January 2016

Winter Illumination 2015-2016

Christmas time is here again and here are some attractions of the Winter Illuminations (light-up) venues in Japan that light up the streets and building in Tokyo 

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Thursday, 24 December 2015

Japan’s 48-piece Nuggets…

McDonald's restaurants in Japan is releasing a 48-piece bucket of Chicken McNuggets tomorrow that features idols from the Japanese pop idol group NGT48, short for Niigata48 

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Monday, 30 November 2015

Luxury Kit Kat Gold Bar

Kit Kat lovers - Limited edition gold Kit Kat Bar will be hitting this festive season at selected boutique chocolate stores in Japan. Nestlé Japan will only be selling 500 of these “Sublime Gold” Kit Kat 

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Monday, 23 November 2015

The world next great passenger jet

Hitting one of the news headlines last week was the world's next great passenger jet - the Japanese Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ). Being Japan's first commercial jet in half a century 

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Monday, 16 November 2015

Japan Robot Taxi - COOL concept

Japan is launching a "Robot Taxi", self-driving taxi service, by next year with the aim to have thousands of fleet in service for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The taxi service is a joint venture 

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Thursday, 05 November 2015

Hello Kitty x CHOYA Umeshu

Choya introduced a special edition Hello Kitty x CHOYA Umeshu 650ml with limited quantity during the Hong Kong Food Expo in August 2015. Following the successful launched of CHOYA 

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Tuesday, 03 November 2015

SHIBUYA オトナ HALLOWEEN 2015

One Halloween party in Japan started early ahead last week but was strictly for adults only. Held last weekend at Shibuya, Japan, the Shibuya Otona Halloween Party was designed for adults 

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Friday, 30 October 2015

Purin, the double record holder Beagle

According to Guinness World Records, Japanese 9-year-old female Beagle broke the record for the most number of balls caught by a dog with the paws in one minute 

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Monday, 21 September 2015

Bon Odori 盆踊り

Bon Odori is a style of dancing performed during Obon and is originally a form of Nenbutsu folk dance to honour the spirits of their ancestors. Now, the Bon Odori festival has become a celebration 

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Saturday, 19 September 2015

World's Largest Rice Paddy Art - Saitama

The Tambo Art of Gyoda rice paddy in Gyoda city (行田市) in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, marked its eighth year this year; and the Saitama rice paddy art had finally been recognized 

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Thursday, 10 September 2015

Asakusa Samba Carnival Parade 「浅草サンバカーニバル」

If you are travelling to Tokyo this weekend, this could be your opportunity to visit Japan’s largest carnival parade in Asakusa 浅草 district 

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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Wi-Fi at 3,776-meter peak

Overseas climbers to the iconic Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain and one of UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage Sites can now access free Wi-Fi services 

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Monday, 10 August 2015

Strange Hotel in Japan

Be greeted by robotic dinosaur and service staff when you step into the lobby of Henn-na Hotel in Japan! Located in Sasebo city of Nagasaki Prefecture, Henn-na hotel which mean ‘Strange hotel’ 

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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Ruby Roman ルビーロマン grapes

Latest headlines from Japan include news about these Ruby Roman ルビーロマン grapes. What are these Japanese grapes that had been sold for a record one million Japanese yen 

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Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Fast Faster, Fastest maglev train

Can you imagine sitting on a super-fast train without falling from the seat? Yes, a Japanese maglev train 超電導リニア has set a Guinness World Record by travelling at 603 km per hour 

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Monday, 29 June 2015

でんすけすいか Densuke watermelon

Asahikawa 旭川, located in the center of Hokkaido, is the island's second largest city after Sapporo. Though the city is not known as a tourist destination 

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Thursday, 18 June 2015

Bar with Penguins, Drink with Penguins

We previously wrote about the Owl cafe in Japan and what seems to be in the limelight among pet cafes is the Penguins Bar. Yes, Penguin Bar Ikebukuro is the only bar in Tokyo 

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Monday, 15 June 2015

Japan Wine Festival 2015 @ Tokyo

With the growing interest of Japanese food culture, attention to Japanese wines has also increased outside Japan. Organised by Japan Wineries Association, Japan held its first Nihon Wine Matsuri 

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Friday, 05 June 2015

The Expensive 夕張メロン Yubari Melon

These melons are so expensive… Grown in the city of Yubari, in Sorachi Sub-prefecture, of Hokkaido, 夕張メロン Yubari Melon has glowing orange flesh, great sugar content 

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Saturday, 23 May 2015

Mango Miyazaki 宮崎

What are these mangoes from Miyazaki 宮崎 that create a stir online recently? Miyazaki mangoes are some of the worlds finest and sales of these mangoes usually commences from April 13 

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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Full Cherry Blossom at Hanamiyama

Hanamiyama Park 花見山公園 has grown to be one of the Japan's popular Cherry Blossom (Hanami) viewing spot which is located outside central Fukushima city 

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Monday, 13 April 2015

Apple Watch™ Preview

In Japan, tech fans got their first look this Friday morning at Apple’s most personal device - Apple Watch™. Customers in Japan are among the nine lucky countries where they can try on 

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Friday, 10 April 2015

What do u think about this BURGER video?

In Japan, McDonald’s has recently introduced the new Chicken Teritama burger for a limited period. This unique and delicious burger comes with a Teriyaki chicken and mayonnaise sauce 

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Tuesday, 07 April 2015

World’s first Kit-Kat Bar Sandwich

A fast food restaurant chain in Japan has recently introduced the World's first Kit-Kat bar sandwich and it costs only 220 yen (approximate SGD 2.50) 

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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

No Whopper, No Life (Only in Japan!)

Only in Japan. To seduce new grill-beef burger fans, Burger King Japan will be introducing Whopper grilled beef burger-scented cologne across Japan and this will be sold only on 1 April 

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Monday, 23 March 2015

The DOLLs village of Japan

Scary or not, in the remote Nagoro village situated in the city of Miyoshi of Tokushima Prefecture, the number of residents is far fewer than scarecrows. As of last year, there are only 37 residents 

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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

The Art of Making Japanese Mochi 餅

Japanese rice cake, Mochi 餅, is one of the traditional delicacies essential to Japan New Year's celebration and Mochi-tsuki 餅つき, literally means Mochi Pounding, is an important Japanese ceremony 

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Saturday, 14 March 2015

The Beauty of Nature of this hometown

You probably won't be able to guess where this place is. Situated at the foot of Japan's Central Alps, a highland 800 meter above sea level, and surrounded by the Southern and Central Alps 

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Friday, 06 March 2015

Yummy! New KFC Potato chips...

We naturally think of Kentucky Fried Chicken when someone mentions crispy fried chicken. Likewise, potato chips to Calbee. In Japan, Calbee is collaborating with KFC for the 3rd time to launch 

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Monday, 02 March 2015

World’s Largest SUSHI Mosaic

A new Guinness World Record was created for the world's largest sushi mosaic on 31 January 2015 in Fukui Prefecture 福井県, Japan. Measured at 41.99 square metres, 25,823 pieces of sushi was arranged 

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Thursday, 26 February 2015

Most Snowmen: New Guinness World Record

Situated in the north of Nagano Prefecture, location of the 1998 Winter Olympics, Iiyama City is known for its untouched natural scenery. The city has a rich food culture and beautiful natural landscapes 

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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Japan's First Robotic Hotel

Japan will open the first hotel that is operated by android robots. The two-story hotel, named as ‘Henn na’ which means ‘Strange Hotel’ in Japanese, will be opening on 17 July 2015 

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Friday, 06 February 2015

Japan's 'Konkatsu' Apartments

In Tokyo, the concept of 'Konkatsu' or 'Matchmaking apartment' may help to solve the problems of Japan's lonely singles. The fashionable one-bedroom apartment comes with spacious kitchen and a dance POLE 

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Tuesday, 03 February 2015

Plum Blossom Festival Kicks Off

Perhaps most people know about the popular Cherry Blossom in Japan but not Japanese Plum Blossom. As beautiful as Cherry Blossom, Plum Festival is also one of the key features in Japanese culture 

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Saturday, 31 January 2015

Yokohama 横浜市: Japan Beer City

Yokohama 横浜市 is Japan's second-largest city, after Tokyo, and is probably the Beer City of Japan, according to Yokohama Beer Magazine. Besides being home to Japan's first commercial brewery, Kirin Beer 

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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Oh! KFC Japan out of fries (too)

Another fast food restaurant brand in Japan became the latest casualty of French fries shortage due to a labour dispute that affects the potato exports from West Coast 

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Sunday, 25 January 2015

Get set, Go Sapporo Snow Festival

The Sapporo Snow Festival which began in 1950 is currently one of Japan's largest winter events and has been attracting a growing number of visitors from Japan and tourists each year 

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Sunday, 18 January 2015

Discover Towadako Winter Story

If you are planning a trip to Japanthis winter, take the opportunity to discover Towadako (Lake Towada) Winter Story...

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Thursday, 08 January 2015

One.8 billion NENGAJO delivered?

Tokyo - Japan Post had recently announced that they had delivered more than 1.81 billion Nengajō 年賀状 on New Year’s Day. Can you imagine that? 

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Sunday, 04 January 2015

Enjoy celebration at Saigon

Together with Christmas celebration, and to welcome the New Year, Sapporo Beer hosted the ‘Sapporo Silver D7’ lighting decorations at Ban Nguyet (Crescent) Lake in District 7 

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Monday, 29 December 2014

1.2km long Marunouchi Illuminations

Lies between Tokyo station and the Imperial Palace, there is one prestigious and largest office district in Japan called Marunouchi 丸の内. Led by Mitushishi Estate, Marunouchi undergone a major facelift

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Thursday, 25 December 2014

Oh, only small-sized fries sold here!

McDonald's Japan announced it will stop selling medium and large French fries at over 3,100 outlets nationwide from this Wednesday With the delay import of fries caused by 

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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

This is Tokyo Tower (Christmas Illumination)

As the symbol of Tokyo, the Tokyo Tower stands 333 meter tall and has two observation decks. The main observatory deck at 150 meter commands a 360 degree view 

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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Osaka Christmas illuminations

There are more than 10 districts of Christmas illumination that can be enjoyed in Osaka, Japan, from now till 25 December 2015. Just alone Umeda district and within walking distance 

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Monday, 08 December 2014

One tourist spot NOT to miss

According to 2014 ranking by world's largest travelers' review site, Trip Advisor, The Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center in the Asakusa district of Taito ward, is among the BEST FREE 

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Tuesday, 02 December 2014

Midtown Christmas 2014

If you are heading to Tokyo for your Christmas holiday, try visiting the ‘Starlight Garden’ at Tokyo Midtown which is a city within the city in the center of Tokyo's Roppongi district to enjoy the tasteful illumination 

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Thursday, 27 November 2014

Kawaii E-VINO launching for housewives

Yamaha Motor will be launching its new electric commuter model E-VINO from December 2014 in Taiwan which offers great combination of practicality and affordability. The main users of electric scooters are office workers and housewives 

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Sunday, 23 November 2014

The Perfect Snow in Niseko, Hokkaido

You can catch this ski video on the best snow on earth. Located on the northern island of Hokkaido, approximately 2 hours from Chitose Airport, Niseko is one of the best ski resorts in Japan 

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Saturday, 22 November 2014

World's First Pizza (Hut) Cat Store

Pizza Hut Japan had launched a Pizza Cat store in August which is apparently run entirely by cats! The 4 crews, namely Tencho, Hime, Dora, and Detch, did everything from order taking, floor cleaning 

 

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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Battery Jacket for iPhone6

Another innovative product from Thanko Inc., the industry leader in gadgets from Japan has recently launched a lightweight Battery Jacket for iphone 6 that make charging and synchronization easier 

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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Sorry, this bra is not for sale!

Triumph Japan had recently created a special bra that reflects social values and practices in Japan with the use of latest technology. Known as Triumph ‘Close Sister Bra’, ‘Nakayoshi sister bra' or ‘Good friend sister bra' 

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Monday, 10 November 2014

Discover the oldest mountain railway in Japan

Since its operation in 1919, Hakone Tozan Railway is one of the few full-scale mountain railways in Japan. A train ride from Hakone-Yumoto to Gora (stations) is exceptionally beautiful 

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Friday, 07 November 2014

The longest sushi roll in Japan

At the Kesnnuma fishing port on the northeastern coast of Japan, Kesennuma city located in Miyagi Prefecture, nearly 1300 people took part in the making of the country's longest sushi  

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Saturday, 01 November 2014

PEPPER to sell Nescafé in Japan

Nestlé Japan will soon be using a humanoid robot to sell Nescafé coffee machines to enhance brand engagement with consumers. The humanoid robot, known as Pepper, 

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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Warm your food with USB

You can now enjoy your food anytime without the use of microwave oven! Designed by Thanko, one of the industry leaders in gadget from Japan, this lunch box pouch comes with a built-in USB 

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Monday, 27 October 2014

Most Grand Halloween Event

The most grand costume parade in Japan is perhap the La Cittadella's Kawasaki Halloween Parade in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture. Since 1997, the annual Halloween parade 

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Saturday, 25 October 2014

World's Largest Fireworks

Held in the city of Konosu in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, a new Guinness World Records had been set for the World's Largest Aerial Fireworks Display 

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

A slice of ‘Chilled' camera

Spotted! These cameras that come with cute and compact designs and available in various colors are on beautiful display in refrigerators, featuring the entire line up

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Monday, 06 October 2014

The Peninsula (Hotel) in Pink

In Japan - The Peninsula Tokyo becomes a shining pink landmark every October, a campaign by The Peninsula Hotels, to raise both awareness and funds for Breast Cancer

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Friday, 03 October 2014

KURO Diamond or KURO Pearl (Black 黒 Burgers)

Burger King Japan officially introduced two Black burgers at its outlets yesterday, totally black. The bun, cheese, wrappers and tray are all black except for the meat

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Saturday, 20 September 2014

Art Aquarium, Night Aquarium

In Japan – Two unique Art aquarium exhibitions are currently held at Nihonbashi, a business district in Tokyo and Nagoya, capital of Aichi Prefecture

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Monday, 15 September 2014

Would you board this plane (together)?

Would you board this plane together with these Sumo Wrestlers? Twenty nine Sumo Wrestlers from Hakkaku-Beya (八角部屋) took the same flight from Itami Airport

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Thursday, 11 September 2014

Orion Beer Fest, Three venues, Four nights

The annual Orion Beer Festivals were held at three venues over four nights at Ishigaki Island (12 July 2014), Miyako Island (3 August 2014) and two nights on Okinawa main island

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Tuesday, 09 September 2014

Kasara Niseko Village Townhouse: Opening 1 Dec

YTL Hotels will be launching KASARA, a new luxury hotel brand in Niseko Village in Hokkaido, Japan on 1st December this year. Situated at the foot of Mount Niseko Annupuri

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Sunday, 31 August 2014

LEGOLAND Japan to open in Nagoya

In Japan - New LEGOLAND theme park to open in the city of Nagoya in the second quarter of 2017, adding to a total of six LEGOLAND parks in five countries

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Monday, 25 August 2014

山の日 Yama no Hi, August 11

Japan is to introduce a new national holiday called Mountain Day (山の日 Yama no Hi) on August 11, taking the annual tally to 16. As a new annual Japanese non-working public holiday

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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Tokyo Street's 3rd Anniversary

In Malaysia - Pavilion Kuala Lumpur celebrated Tokyo Street's 3rd Anniversary with three days of ‘Sweetest Celebration’. Tokyo Street has established itself as the go-to destination

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Saturday, 16 August 2014

Muji (Shanghai) launches Madras style

In China – Muji (Shanghai) launches a series of Madras clothing, towels, pouches and stuff toys with typical patterned texture and plaid design

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Tuesday, 05 August 2014

Welcome to Okura Prestige Bangkok

In Thailand - The Okura Prestige Bangkok, opened in 2012, is a stylish, elegant, luxurious and contemporary five-star hotel located at the heart of Thailand's capital city

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Thursday, 31 July 2014

Toilet!? - Human Waste & Earth's Future

A special exhibition 'Toilet!? - Human Waste & Earth's Future' is currently held at Tokyo by the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

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Friday, 25 July 2014

Staying in a capsule Hotel

What to expect when staying in a capsule hotel in Japan? A look inside the new nine hours hotel at Narita Airport that opened on 20 July 2014

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

The opening of 9h nine hours Narita Airport

20 July - 9h nine hours opens in Narita Airport Terminal 2 offering travelers quality sleeping accommodation. With the demand for accommodation and short stay facilities

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Zoo Jeans Made by Animals - Must Watch!

In Japan - Zoo Jeans are the only jeans on earth designed by dangerous animals - shredded by lions, tigers and bears. Zoo Jeans is an initiative of the 'Mineko Club' volunteer group of zoo supporters

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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Launch of AirAsia X and Thai AirAsia X new routes

AirAsia X, Malaysia’s leading low-cost, long-haul carrier will commence 4 times weekly flights from Kuala Lumpur to Narita (Tokyo) while Thai AirAsia X, Thailand’s first low-fare

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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Square watermelon from the city of Zentsuji

The demand for square watermelon is growing across Japan and overseas. First produced about 40 years ago, farmers of Zentsuji region in the Kagawa Prefecture found a way to grow watermelon in glass mold.

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Monday, 30 June 2014

OMOTENASHI, The Japanese way of hospitality and service

Pronounced as O-Mo-Te-Na-Shi. The word became popular in Japan after Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games bid ambassador, Christel Takigawa, had mentioned in her speech

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Wednesday, 11 June 2014

No excuse to be late (again)!

There's no excuse for you to be late (again) when you are walking along Shanghai Huaihai road. The human-sized Casio G-Shock display

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Thursday, 15 May 2014

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