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Country of Focus: Japan

The 6-day Asian Festival of Children's Content 2016 ended today at the atrium of the National library at Victoria street where one of the highlight is the Japan booth 


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Japan Food Town

Japan Food Town to open at Wisma Atria this July, bringing together rich Japanese culture and ingredients to Singapore. Slated to open on 16 July 2016 


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The Best Cheese Tart Ever

We all know that popular Hokkaido cheese tart Bake Cheese Tart has opened it first store in Singapore in April and we wonder why they are considerably “The Best Cheese Tart Ever” 


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Super Japan - Japanese Festival of Arts

Esplanade launches a new cultural festival, Super Japan - Japanese Festival of Arts, this May. The 10-day festival, 13 - 22 May 2016, will immerse the audience 


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YUZU ASIA TOUR 2016 Summer NATSUIRO

Japanese folk/pop duo YUZU will be celebrating their 20th anniversary, announces their very first Asia tour “YUZU ASIA TOUR 2016 Summer NATSUIRO” today 


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Kyushu Pancake coming soon

According to Kyushu Pancake Singapore Facebook page, the popular Japanese cafe will be opening its first Singapore outlet in early May at Thomson Road 


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Japan Pavilion @ FHA 2016

The largest and most comprehensive international trade event for the food and hospitality trade in Asia, Food and Hotel Asia 2016, open today at Singapore Expo 


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Fly to JAPAN!

As part of the SJ50 celebration, you can now fly to Japan at special anniversary price with Singapore Airlines, ANA and Japan Airlines 


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Robot Kitty Singapore

Can't get enough of Hello Kitty? Stop by at the Robot Kitty Singapore at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre this June 


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Fukushima Hula Girls

Japan Creative Centre (JCC) of The Embassy of Japan will be screening documentary "Fukushima Hula Girls" as part of its 45th JCC Cinema screening 


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What brings best sleep is only your pillow

The latest technology in Japan Technology, AiR is an innovative mattress that has an unique structure to enhance functions for quality sleep. From now till April 7 


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Your Secret Spa, Tokyo Sukkiri

Washlet is commonly referring to electric toilet seats with water spray feature for hygiene cleansing but this particular Premium "Eco-Showerlet"which is designed in Japan 


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Gallery Rare in Singapore

Japan’s pre-loved luxury goods company, Gallery Rare, has set up shop in Singapore with the aim of offering the largest collection of rare Hermes Birkin and Kelly bags in Southeast Asia 


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Washoku GOEN Newly-Opened 7th Outlet

Known for giving their diners the best bang for their buck with their ginormous serving, Washoku GOEN’s 7th Outlet at Clifford Centre, located in the Central Business District (CBD) 


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Feast of the Ocean - Singapore Restaurant Week

The iconic food event, Singapore Restaurant Week has returned for their 12th edition. With this year’s theme of ‘Feast of the Ocean’, Caffé B will be offering two three-course set menus for lunch and dinner 


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The Cat and Royal Rooster

Continuing the Namiki tradition of its delicate and fine depiction of Japanese emblems and mythological creatures on its fountain pens, Namiki unveils two new additions to the Chinkin Collection 


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Japanese Pork: The Secret to the Deliciousness

Over the last several years, Japanese food has become popular internationally. In particular, Japanese food itself definitely provides an outstanding nutritional values balance 


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Let’s Run to the Moon

The POCARI SWEAT Run returns for the fifth consecutive year with a special mission to complete where runners will combine their efforts to complete the final leg of POCARI SWEAT’s journey to the Moon 


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5th Japanese Restaurant Week

Eighty four Japanese restaurants in Singapore are participating in the 5th Japanese Restaurant Week which is held from 24 February to 8 March 2016 


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DRY wine for Sushi

Why not try CHOYA DRY with Sushi? In Japan, it is said that sake drinkers rarely eat sushi rice and this is probably due to the natural acidic nature of sake reacting with the vinegar 


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Learn Tonkatsu とんかつ with Spoonful

Supported by Japan Pork Producers Association, Singapore first mobile cooking studio, SPOONFUL.SG, will be hosting a Japanese Pork 3-course cooking class at Culinary On this March 


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CanJam Singapore 2016

CanJam Global is the premier headphone and personal audio expo and is produced by Head-Fi.org, the world’s largest website for headphone and personal audio enthusiasts 


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Craft to Taste, A Culinary and Mixology Series

Marina Bay Sands launches new masterclass series, Craft to Taste, A Culinary and Mixology Series, which will be held on Saturdays starting this March 


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KENTARO!! Leader of Tokyo Electrock Stairs

For the 11th year now, NUS Centre For the Arts will present NUS Arts Festival, the flagship arts season of the National University of Singapore. This year, there will be over 30 performances 


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No room for jealousy this Valentine’s Day

According to the 2015 Rakuten Shopping Secrets survey, one in four males in Singapore indicated feelings of jealousy when their partner receives a Valentine’s gift from an ex-partner 


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Oyako: Present To The Future

As a commemorative event to mark the 5th anniversary of the 3.11 Great East Japan Earthquake, the Embassy of Japan in Singapore - Japan Creative Centre (JCC) is pleased to showcase OYAKO: PRESENT TO THE FUTURE 


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MOSH! is now open

Imagination comes to life in Singapore’s first digital creative future space! Singapore’s very first immersive edutainment facility, MOSH!, that showcase state-of-the-art multimedia technology 


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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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World Whisky of the Year 2015

Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013 has been awarded “World Whisky of the Year” in the 2015 edition of Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible, scoring 97.5 marks out of 100 


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New Caffe B menu – A selection of Italian dishes with a Japanese touch

Caffé B bar has launched its latest 3-course set lunch menu this February, offering an exciting selection of Italian dishes with a Japanese touch, at an affordable price of just $20 


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鍵泥棒のメソッド Key of Life

Directed by Kenji Uchida and the cast includes Masato Sakai, Teruyuki Kagawa and Ryoko Hirosue, 鍵泥棒のメソッド Key of Life is a 2012 Japanese movie about an aspiring actor 


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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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SJ50 - 50 years of Singapore-Japan Diplomatic Relations

What is this SJ50 all about? Basically, 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Singapore. In celebrating this remarkable year in both nations 


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Hassle-free experience at Narita Airport

Narita Airport makes your shopping spree in Tokyo a hassle-free experience. Downtown Duty-free store purchased item Pick-up Counters were officially opened yesterday 


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RAKUGO 落語 with Diane Kichijitsu

The most famous English Rakugo performer from Osaka will be coming to Singapore to put up a special performance this February. Rakugo 落語 is a traditional Japanese art of comedy storytelling 


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Japan Facial BRA

We call it innovation! Accordingly to Japan Trend Shop, the Hourei Lift Bra is a strap that put on your face to help fight the smile lines (nasolabial folds) that may grow prominent with age 


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Japanese Fusion Cooking class

Calling all Japanese food lovers! Three hands-on cooking classes will be held this February where you get to learn traditional Japanese cuisines from Chef Mako Smith 


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Kuriya Japanese Market opened at Waterway Point

Freshness is quality when it comes to seafood. Something unique about Kuriya Japanese Market is their seafood and premium fish that are air flown from Japan thrice a week 


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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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関西 Kansai Travelling

You may be one of the travellers to Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe or in transit that contributed to a historical record high number of foreign passengers on international flights using Kansai International Airport 


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MOSH! Opening in Sentosa

Set to open in Sentosa in this February, MOSH! is Singapore’s first digital media edutainment facility offering visitors a unique play-to-learn experience 


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Ginza Sushi Ichi from Scott Square to Marriott

You may have heard of the award winning restaurant, Ginza Sushi Ichi, in Tokyo Japan. In fact, the restaurant had already been opened in Singapore since 2012 


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One Piece Run 2016

Organised by Infinitus and Avex Asia, One Piece Run marks Singapore’s first ever anime themed race where runners and anime fans come together at the Kallang Practice Track 


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Seasonal Sake, Seasonal Look

Founded in 1645 in central Kyoto, SHOUTOKU Company produces sophisticated handmade sake brewed according to the Japanese traditional method called "Junmai-Ginjo" 


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Caffe B’s set for the New Year

Diners can look forward to delicious Italian food with a Japanese touch with Caffe B’s latest three-course set lunch menu for the New Year. Known for their 


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Wasabi Cars

What makes a true car enthusiast? In Japan, there is someone who loves to go for interesting and odd car-spotting. He is none other than Daniel O'Grady 


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Singapore Contemporary Art Show

Singapore’s newest and most interesting art fair, Singapore Contemporary, will be held this January at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre 


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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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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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Swing Girls スイングガールズ [PG]

Swings Girls スイングガールズ is a 2004 Japanese comedy movie based on a group of high school girls who form a big band. Japan Creative Centre, JCC, will be screening the movie 


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Watch LIVE Tokyo New Year Eve 2016 Fireworks

Also known as Shogatsu 正月, New Year in Japan is one of the most celebrated events in most cities and urban areas across Japan which include concerts, countdowns, fireworks 


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Wanko Soba Challenge [Last Call]

How many bowls of soba can you slurp? This 2 January 2016, a Wanko Soba Challenge will be held at Liang Court shopping mall from 12 noon to 5pm. To win the challenge, participants have to consume 


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Salt-grilled Kinki fish 日本料理法

Kinki fish is commonly known as kichiji or キンキ in Japanese, is a seasonal rockfish and one of Hokkaido's super premium specialties 


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Narita Airport Goes VEGE

Narita Airport, Tokyo, has recently produced an original "Vege Logo" to help customers to discover restaurants that offer vegetarian menus 


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Times Square 2016 New Year’s Eve Celebration

1 Billion Viewers around world expected to watch TOSHIBA VISION in Times Square as the official sponsor for the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration. The iconic 60 seconds countdown to midnight 


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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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The sake from Tosa 土佐市

SUIGEI 酔鯨 which means “Drunken Whale” is sake from Tosa city土佐市 located in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. The sake has been enjoyed by many from all over the World Singapore 


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Rie fu ~ Life is like a boat ~

Japanese bilingual singer-songwriter, Rie fu, will be collaborating for the very first time with a local band (Goodfellas, one of Timbre’s resident bands) in her concert 


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World's biggest photography competition

With just days until the close of the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards, photographers from around the world are invited to submit their best pictures shot in 2015 for free 


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New Japanese Electronics Brand - UPQ

Designed in Tokyo, UPQ is a new Japanese consumer electronics start-up and an electronics brand that offers sophisticated and well-designed home appliances and furniture 


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Create Your Own Cocktail Japonism Concoction

Accordingly Wikipedia, Japonism which derived from the French Japonisme is the influence of Japanese art, fashion and aesthetics on Western culture 


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Japanese aesthetics but at a made-in-China price point

Headquartered in Tokyo and founded by Miyake Jyunya, the group’s chief designer, and a young Chinese entrepreneur, Miniso finally opened its door in Singapore with two outlets 


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Wanko Soba わんこそば Challenge

Wanko Soba  わんこそば is a type of Japanese soba noodles originating from Iwate Prefecture, Japan which consists of a small serving of soba noodles in a small bowl 


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Hello Kitty Run Singapore - a rain or shine event

The Hello Kitty Run Singapore is a rain or shine event returns for the second instalment. A new and exciting concept will be introduced this year with a first-ever Night Run 


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Time of Others (Art Exhibition)

Singapore Art Museum presents Time of Others – Contemporary Art from Four Museums across the Asia Pacific, a co-curatorial collaboration with Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo(MOT) 


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Choya won 4 medals in SF World Spirits Competition

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the largest, most influential international spirits competition in America, is judged by a prestigious panel of nationally recognized spirits experts 


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WAKUWAKU JAPAN coming to Starhub TV

Japanese content TV channel, WAKUWAKU JAPAN, which launched recently on Singtel TV (Channel 616) will be launching on Singapore’s leading pay TV operator StarHub TV in January 2016 


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Udon Making with Maru-Ten Udon

Have you tried to make Udon before? If not, we courage you to join the Udon making event organised by Spoonful in collaboration with Maru-Ten Udon. Participants get to see demo making 


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Maru-Ten Udon’s Handmade Udon x Christmas Udon

“I am never a huge fan of rice so I will always search for an alternative to get my carbs intake. Besides ramen, udon is one of my favourite form of carbs. Recently I have found an udon outlet..."


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Japanese Movies @ SGIFF 2015

As part of the 26th Singapore International Film Festival SGIFF, 5 Japanese films will be screened as part of the festival which will be held from 26th November to 6th December. Out of the 5 films 


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Rediscovering Rakugo

Rakugo is a 400-year-old traditional Japanese fine art of comic storytelling that started in the Edo Period. As a traditional art form, Rakugo performances are usually limited to a Japanese audience 


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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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UNIQLO X Star Wars

As part of UNIQLO’s MAGIC FOR ALL collaboration with Disney, UNIQLO will be launching its exclusive Star Wars UT collection in stores and online for Men’s and Kids' on 7 December 


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Savour the Festive Flavours of Maru-Ten Christmas Udon

Fast-expanding Japanese udon chain Maru-Ten Udon is dishing up a specially created Christmas udon just for the month of December. This limited edition festive dish 


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Yamagata Design Exhibition

Yamagata is famous for producing Kendama - a traditional Japanese toy made of wood that is very popular in Singapore among the kids and teenagers 


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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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JAL - Guide to Japan

JAL's awarded travel website "Guide to Japan" is now available on mobile. Since its launch in 2005, the website has become a popular travel information section under JAL global website 


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Ikkan Art Gallery: MADCAP MACABRE

Ikkan Art Gallery presents a showcase of paintings by 4 Japanese artists, Mamoru Tsukada, Tetsuya Ishida, Ai Shinohara and Masaya Chiba, each painting providing incisive commentary on society 


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Skechers Sundown Festival feat. INKT

Asia’s leading music event, Skechers Sundown Festival, returns on 21 November for its seventh consecutive year with a lineup of Asia’s biggest hip hop and rock artistes including Japan’s INKT 


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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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Chef Yamashita’s Christmas cake

Christmas is around the corner and besides turkey and ham on the dining table; a Christmas cake would make its appearance compliment all your Christmas goodies 


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Live-stream: Singapore vs Japan World Cup Qualifier

After Four-times Asian champions Japan was held to a surprising goalless draw with Singapore at home in June 2015, the SAMURAI BLUE (Japan national football team) promised to fight back 


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Discover Maru-Ten’s Udon

Since Maru-Ten opened its first shop in June 2015, the udon brand has been growing at a fast pace to provide 'simple yet delicious' noodles to many 


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Get Behind the Scenes with Perfume

Popular globally for their new wave techno-pop songs, sophisticated dances and live performances, Japanese techno-pop group Perfume has won legions of followers from anime fans and dancers 


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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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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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Japanese F&B Franchise Opportunities

The Franchising & Licensing Asia (FLAsia) 2015 expo was held at the MBS Sands Expo & Convention Centre last week from 29 – 31 October 2015 with local and International brands taking part 


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Japanese F&B Franchise Opportunities

The Franchising & Licensing Asia (FLAsia) 2015 expo was held at the MBS Sands Expo & Convention Centre last week from 29 – 31 October 2015 with local and International brands taking part 


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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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Machicon 街コン returns

Machicon returns, but this time, it will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at Publika Shopping Gallery. For the first time in Malaysia, Grabit, a mobile app in Malaysia together with HaiJapan 


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Marina Bay Sands’ Raising The Bar

From November, cocktail enthusiasts can enjoy discounts on signature tipples at restaurants across the integrated resort. Marina Bay Sands’ Raising The Bar campaign, which officially launches on 28 October 


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Little Miss Bento: Totoro Sushi Class

In celebrating Sushi Day on 1st November, top local bento artist, blogger and cookbook author, Little Miss Bento, will be teaching you the making of ‘kawaii’ Totoro sushi 


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Naoki Takenouchi: Light & Shadow of Woodcut Print

Japan Creative Centre is pleased to present an exhibition by Japanese Artist Mr Naoki Takenouchi (竹之内 直記), which will showcase and explore new creativity and innovation of Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printings 


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Basic ways to drink Choya

Umeshu is a liqueur designed to be enjoyed casually, and it can be drunk in a variety of ways. Here, we introduce four few basic ideas for how to enjoy CHOYA based on their recommendation 


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Halloween ハロウィーン Macron Making Class

In recent years, Halloween ハロウィーン has become increasingly popular in Japan as young people continue to accept American culture. Coming this October, Candylicious will be hosting Spoonful's Halloween 


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Finest and the freshest @ Oishii Japan 2015

Visitors to Oishii Japan this year can look forward to sampling a wider range of the best natural produce from the freshest vegetables and fruits to premium grade meats and seafood 


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Listen to Haruki Murakami Music Beyond Words

“Listen to Haruki Murakami Music Beyond Words” musical concert performed by Haruki Murakami, who is celebrated the world over as one of Japan's most renowned modern writers, will be held 


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SUUPAA JAPAN スーパージャパン

In promoting the new channel exclusively for Japanese contents in Singapore, titled WAKUWAKU JAPAN, a full day carnival and a club event - SUUPAA JAPAN (スーパージャパン)


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Oishii Japan Returns

The return of the 4th edition of Oishii Japan, with representation from 42 out of 47 prefectures in Japan, will be held at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre 


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Gold Yamadanishiki Junmai, with added gold flakes

Yamada Nishiki 山田錦 is a short grain of Japanese rice which is commonly use in high quality sake by sake brewers for its ability to absorb water and dissolve easily 


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酔鯨 Suigei Sake Salon

Suigei Sake Salon which is located in front of GINZA SUSHI-ICHI Singapore is one of the places in the heart of Singapore to enjoy the finest sushi and the best sake 


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Marina Bay Sands unveils Patisserie Platine

Renowned chef Tetsuya Wakuda from the award-winning restaurant Waku Ghin has launched the brand-new Patisserie Platine at RISE Lounge, offering 18 types of intricate pastries and petit cakes 


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Matcha 抹茶 Sweet Classes

Matcha 抹茶 (Green Tea) is famous for its health benefits and taste delicious by itself, as well as in almost anything - meals, drinks and desserts. Two classes will host this October 


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EMPORIUM SHOKUHIN

Look out for Singapore’s first Japanese food shopping and dining destination with all-under-one-roof concept featuring a Japanese gourmet grocer, live seafood market 


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Kaku-Uchi Sake Bar

Like any places worth its salt while Singapore has many good places to try the drink, you may wish to try this new sake bar in the basement of Isetan Supermarket at Orchard Road 


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Kakure @ Scotts Road 「By Strictly Ours」

Kakure, which means Mystery in Japanese, is a boutique bar by the team behind Ki-Sho. Kakure now sits right above Ki-Sho, on the second level. Designed to look like inns and homes 


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Nishikawa-ryu: The Artistry of Odori

Odori is an exuberant form of traditional dance that began as public street performance in 17th-century, Edo-period Japan. Closely related to kabuki, which only has male performers 


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Celebrating Sake Day with Lewin Terrace

1st October is declared World Sake Day as it marks the start of a new sake-brewing. As part of the “Kanpai Singapore” event, an exclusive sake experience will be held at Lewin Terrace 


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Futomaki 太巻 Demonstration

Futomaki 太巻 or thick rolls is one of the common Japanese cuisine that is a large cylindrical piece covered with Nori 海苔 (Seaweed) and usually between five to six centimeters in diameter 


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New Caffé B’s Delectable Set Lunch

Caffé B, known for its delectable Italian fare with a Japanese touch introduces their new three-course menu with a complete new look featuring new, innovative items made fresh daily by the culinary team 


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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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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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Artist Talk Nibroll ~ On the Recorded Image ~

Japan Creative Centre and Nibroll, a dance company based in Tokyo, will be hosting the Artist Talk “Nibroll” ~ On the Recorded Image ~ this September by Mr Keisuke Takahashi, a visual artist, and Ms Mikuni Yanaihara 


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Japan Night @ Saint Ma

Saint Ma, a Garden Dining by IndoChine, is nestled perfectly in Suntec City Sky Garden and it is also the only place in the whole vicinity that provides a unique and huge outdoor garden setting 


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鶏金 Torikin - Review by Strictly Ours

"Established in November 2014, Torikin is one of a few unique Japanese restaurants in Singapore that offers Kyushu cuisine. Kyushu is considered an "undiscovered gem" by tourists and is known not only for its rich history..."


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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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Ghouls Night Out at Caffé B

The social dining and bar at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands that marries the best of Italian culinary traditions with the artful finesse of Japanese culture will be launching four specialty concoctions 


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チョーヤ Choya in Sentosa

On the unseasonably cool days, beach volleyball enthusiast and party goers had participated at the Choya Beach Volleyball & Party event on August 15 and 16 


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エクストラコールド Asahi Super Dry Extra Cold Bar

Can I have a glass of 'sub-zero' beer? Accordingly to several online reports, local consumers are expected to see an Asahi Super Dry Extra Cold Bar by end of 2015 


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Bryson Andres + Duke of Pianeet Live Concert

YouTube sensation, electric violinist Bryson Andres and Billboard Japan’s No.1 top classical album Anime Pianist Yui Morishita 森下唯 perform for the first time in Singapore 


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Time to vote | Your vote counts

While General Election 2015 is heating up in Singapore, there is another voting campaign alongside. From today till 9 September, UNIQLO will be holding an online poll 


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フルーツとハーブのお酒 Fruit and herb Liqueur

For Healthy Everyday Living, Yomeishu aims to enrich people’s healthy lifestyles. One Yomeishu product is the Fruit and Herb liqueur which is a ‘beauty liqueur’ 


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清酒 Sake Festival Singapore 2015

The Sake Festival Singapore hit up over last Saturday at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre featuring some 47 participating sake breweries, F&B stalls and other Japanese products 


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Macaron マカロン Making Class

The most popular Macaron マカロン Making Class is back at Candylicious this coming September! In the 2 hours class, participants get to learn the secret in making the sweet pastry 


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鶏金 Torikin - Dine at Hakata restaurant

A media tasting was hosted at 鶏金 Torikin on 25 August where invited bloggers and Instagrammers were treated to a fine array of food and beverages at the Hakata restaurant 


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Namiki Limited Edition Kabuto

Only 170 pieces of Namiki Limited Edition Kabuto will be made available worldwide!! Namiki, Japan’s leading brand in Maki-e 蒔絵 (Japanese lacquer art) fountain pens 


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Choya Cooking Studio チョーヤ梅酒料理教室

For the first time ever, a Choya Cooking Studio event was hosted in Singapore at Candylicious @ Vivo City last evening in celebrating Spoonful 


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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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Canon PhotoMarathon 2015 (Photos)

Held on 22 August at Hall C of the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, the 13th instalment of the region’s largest photo competition, Canon PhotoMarathon 2015, was an annual calendar highlight 


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New Majestic Hotel x Flaneur 5.0: Faris Nakamura

Located in the heart of Chinatown, the New Majestic Hotel features an emphasis on strong design, local culture and the Arts. From the open concept period-inspired lobby 


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Experience Chindonya チンドン屋

On 12 August, Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore, presented a rare and unique Japanese street performance known as Chindonya チンドン屋 by Chindon Tsushinsya 


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Eat At Seven 七

The Sky Garden of Suntec city at Level 3 features the new seven exciting Japanese food concepts, under one roof, that offers offer diners with multi-concept japanese cuisines 


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Grand Culinary Adventure at Epicurean Market 2015

As the region's finest food purveyors, award-winning restaurants and wine experts get ready to give guests an unforgettable culinary experience, the 3 day Epicurean Market 


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Choya Cooking Studio (Event)

Coming this 26 August, an exclusive Choya Cooking Studio will be held at Candylicious @ Vivo city in conjunction with first year anniversary of Spoonful.sg – Singapore first cooking mobile organizer. 


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Highlights from Cho Omakase Japanese Restaurant

What to order at CHŌ OMAKASE? Located at 14 Lorong Telok, behind Boat Quay, CHŌ OMAKASE is a casual Omakase dining restaurant helmed by home grown talent, Chef YK Chong 


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ゼリー梅酒 Plum wine jelly for the first time in Japan

Have you come across a jelly-like plum wine from Japan? Yes, here’s one such liqueur in Singapore which is the ゼリー梅酒 Ikegame Shuzo Jelly Umeshu 


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Niigata Rice Tasting Event

A Niigata Prefecture rice tasting event was held at the Novotel Singapore on 31 July 2015 featuring both local Onigiri F&B and Niigata exhibitors. Niigata boasts Japan's biggest harvest of rice 


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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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GOEN’s Ultimate Curry Rice Challenge!

Dare to take up the challenge to finish GOEN’s Ultimate Curry Rice under 10 minutes together with a friend or buddy? Here is the opportunity at GOEN 


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Liang Court brings you Summer Festival & Food Trail

At the Liang Court's Summer Festival, 3 Aug – 6 Sept, shoppers stand a chance to win a summer getaway to Japan (a pair of Air Tickets to Japan), travel vouchers and AsiaMalls shopping vouchers and more 


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My Father is the Grand Master

In commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of Enshu Sado School at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore will be screening 


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New Casual Omakase Dining Restaurant

Located at the corner of central business district, Lorong Telok, CHŌ OMAKASE is a new 30-seater casual omakase dining restaurant. After six years of heading Bushido 

 


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Japan Summer Festival

One of the Japan’s largest summer festivals has kick-started in Aomori Prefecture yesterday with the Aomori Nebuta Matsuri 青森ねぶた祭り. Renowned internationally and designated as a significant 


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Alice Nine’s second solo concert in Singapore

As part of Alice Nine’s Asia tour this year, the Japanese rock band will be back in Singapore for their second solo concert and will be on 24th and 25th October 


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Savour Asahi Super Dry @ Boruto

August will see the newly opened Boruto, which means vault in Japanese, presenting a four course menu at $75++; part of a series of exclusive collaborative menus presented by Asahi 


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材料 Online Grocery

Online grocery shopping portal, Zairyo.sg, which launched last November, offers authentic Japanese food supplies with convenience to local consumers. As the direct importer and distributor 


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Naoko Tosa | TOSA RIMPA: The Places You Will Never Visit

Ikkan Art Gallery is pleased to present its second solo exhibition of Japanese media artist, Naoko Tosa, from Fukuoka, Japan. Following her projection mapping exercise at the Kyoto National Museum 


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Okayama Fair – Fruit Kingdom

Japan is known for producing fruits of the highest quality, and the best of them comes from Okayama prefecture, famous for being Japan's "Fruit Kingdom" 


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Kao marks 50th year in Singapore

Leading Japanese manufacturer of consumer products, KAO, which was founded over 120 years ago in Japan, marks its 50th years in Singapore last Friday 


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Experience Japan!

If you are looking for awesome Japan travel deals, the Travel Revolution 2015 Fair @ Marina Bay Sands are one event you can visit. The travel fair features major tour agencies like 


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More than Just a Buffet

With Kuishin Bo returns to Suntec City, diners can now enjoy over 20 seasonal items to indulge in; on top of the already extensive range of quality seafood, sashimi 


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UNIQLO Yukata for Women & Girls

UNIQLO takes traditional Japanese Yukata to the world on July 31. A traditional Japanese casual cotton summer kimono with signature Japanese colors and pattern 


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WA-SHOKU ~ Beyond Sushi ~

As part of Japanese film festival 2015 and Japan Creative Centre's JCC Cinema programme for July, the movie, WA-SHOKU ~ Beyond Sushi ~, will be screening 


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Rev Up The Night Races With Caffe B

Starting from 20th August to 20th September 2015, Japanese Italian Restaurant & Bar, Caffé B, will be introducing two F1-inspired cocktail creations to rev up 


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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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Traditional Crafts and Sake of Ishikawa

The Japan Creative Centre, Embassy of Japan & Ishikawa Prefecture is proud to present the exhibition ‘The Origin of Harmony’ featuring traditional Wajima lacquerware by Tohachiya 


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Cafe-Meal MUJI @ MUJI Paragon

Singapore’s first outlet ‘Café&Meal MUJI’ set to open in the bustling Orchard Road at MUJI Paragon on September 5, 2015. With 23 outlets in Japan, two in Hong Kong 


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Kuishin Bo returns

Japanese buffet brand, Kuishin Bo (meaning food connoisseur) returns to Suntec City with its newest restaurant re-opened on May 15, 2015. Since its first opening in 2001 


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Go Mizutaki – Hakata cooking style

Mizutaki 水炊き is a Nabemono (or Nabe) style dish where a selection of meat and vegetables are cooked in a large pot and served right at the dining table. This hot pot dish is usually 


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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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Knowing Masumi Yumedono 大吟醸 夢殿

Specially made for National competition, Yumedono 大吟醸 夢殿 is the champion sake of Masumi and had been awarded Gold Medal under the Daiginjo A class 


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LiSA LiVE is Smile Always

As one of Japan's most watched up-and-coming singers, LiSA is the modern-day pop princess, with her voice, style, and personality captivating both Jpop and anime fans alike 


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Albirex Niigata FC (Singapore) Victory

Albirex Niigata FC (Singapore) walked away with their second League Cup trophy when they met opponent Balestier Khalsa FC at the Jalan Besar Stadium last evening 


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MBS delivers Scoops of Hope

For the first time, Marina Bay Sands’ family of celebrity chef restaurants have joined hands to craft exclusive gelato flavours for Scoops of Hope 


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Where is JJ.com Fish Mart?

JJ.com Fish Mart is a no frills Japanese eatery, offering quality sushi takeaways and casual dining located at The Central. Relocated from Vivo city since 2014, the restaurant offers fresh seafood 


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Kawaii Deco Sushi

In collaboration with the launch of Little Miss Bento's new book, Kawaii Deco Sushi, an exclusive deco sushi workshop conducted by Ms Shirley Wong was held at Candylicious last evening 


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Japanese Film Festival Singapore 2015

The annual Japanese Film Festival returns with a total of 37 screenings at the National Museum of Singapore. This year’s festival will be screened in two periods 


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Singapore SAKE Festival 2015

The Singapore sake festival returns this year featuring over 150 labels of regular sake, seasonal sake as well as shochu 焼酎. Sake brewers representing the brands will also be flying to Singapore 


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Boruto : The new Japanese tapas and sake bar

Look out, new Izakaya bar in town! Styled as a modern izakaya, the double-storey new Japanese tapas and sake bar, Bōruto, takes up residence in South Bridge Road 


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Furoshiki 風呂敷 Workshop

Furoshiki is a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth traditionally used to transport clothes, gifts, or other goods. With more than 1,200 year-old history, the oldest wrapping cloth was used 


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UTme! and UNIQLO Street Tales Media Preview Party

UNIQLO launched UTme! and UNIQLO Street Tales in a media preview party at Bugis+ on July 3, 2015, which was attended by over 150 guests from media and trade 


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Home Party pop-up store

From July 9 to 24, kapok at National Design Centre will be hosting Bob Foundation’s Daily Bob “Home Party” where the pop-up store will exhibit and retail Japanese design collective’s homeware 


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Hands-on Cooking @ Tomi Sushi Echigotei

At Tomi Sushi Echigotei, one can enjoy sushi, sashimi, skewers and Niigata of distinctive cuisine where live seafood imported directly from Japan. On July 11 


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Sumiya opens at Suntec City

Sumiya, which in literal translation means charcoal (sumi) house (ya), exudes old school Japan with an enthralling touch. Sumiya opens its second outlet 


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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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Katanashi An - Savour Asahi Super Dry

Throughout the month of July, Izakaya hotspot Katanashi’s second outlet at Boon Tat Street helmed by Chef Yuta Yumauchi, will offer a selection of delightful dishes in a five-course 


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The Providore: Bread Master Class

The Providore presents 4 days of Baker Murata's Baking Series this July with Chef Atsushi Murata in both English and Japanese classes. With 20 years of baking experience, Chef Murata 


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Designer Koyama Shigeto / Manga Artist Yoshiyuki Sadamoto

Get ready for a heart-thumping pop culture extravaganza at the Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention this September! Taking flight on 12 and 13 September 


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#Better Than Mom @ IPPIN

Better than mom’s home cooked food is what Ayumi Fujishiro wants to introduce at her IPPIN Café Bar since October 2014. The café at Mohamed Sultan road 


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FIRST CABIN Akihabara

Demand for capsule hotels in Japan is growing popular due to rising hotel rates and increasing number of visitors to the country. One highlight is the FIRST CABIN Akihabara in Tokyo 


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GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS TRY

Have you visited the Gundam Docks at Singapore? Behind-the-scenes artistes from Japan, GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS TRY main voice cast and Japanese rock band BACK-ON, made a special appearance 


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Journey with Yomeishu 「By Strictly Ours」

Yet, like many in our generation, we steered away, or at least I did, from these herbal liqueurs as the appeal wasn’t there. They come across as something for the older generation 


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World Heritage in Japan Exhibition

World Heritage in Japan Exhibition will be held in Singapore at Japan Creative Centre from June 22 to July 9, 2015. In this exhibition, visitors will be treated to a collection of photographs 


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Sales of PEPPER (ペッパー)

Pepper, the humanoid robot by Aldebaran Robotics and SoftBank Mobile designed with the ability to read emotions, went on sale in Japan last weekend. With 1,000 units available for purchase 


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Attention all Crayon Shin-Chan クレヨンしんちゃん fans!

Be the first to catch the film of Crayon Shin-Chan ‘My Moving Story - Cactus Attack’ in Singapore! Fans now have a chance to view Crayon Shin-Chan’s hilarious antics 


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Ebizo Ichikawa XI returns to Singapore

Ebizo Ichikawa XI, scion of Japans oldest kabuki family, returns to Singapore with Japan Theatre 2015 to revive one of Kabuki’s greatest plays on the 17th and 18th of October 


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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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Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival

The Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival world tour is coming to Singapore this September and the two days event will showcase the best of Japanese pop culture to fashion-conscious audience 


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Which is your FLAVOURite?

When was the last time you had taken instant noodle? Nissin Foods (Asia) had recently launched a new series of packaging for its 12 flavors of cup noodles and of these 


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Types of Japanese Sake (Nihonshu)

There are several different types of sake, and we hope this article can help you to understand four basic criteria used to place sake into the traditional categories such as daiginjo, junmai 


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Pikachu mascot store appearance

Yesterday, a range of eight Pokémon UNIQLO t-shirts (UT) for Boys were launched at 18 selected stores and online. Customers will receive an exclusive Pokémon sticker set 


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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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The new Smart B-Trainer unveil @ Expo

Sony is launching the the new Smart B-Trainer™, a device that advises runners on their exercise regime and plans, at Sports & Fitness Asia 2015 


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Noriben - The Recipe for Fortune のんちゃんのり弁

Japan Creative Centre, Embassy of Japan in Singapore, presents JCC Cinema 33: ‘Noriben - The Recipe for Fortune’ on Saturday, June 7, 2015. Directed by Akira Ogata 


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Ippin Cafe Bar

If you weren’t specifically looking for IPPIN CAFE BAR, you could pass right by this unpretentious space along the swanky Mohamed Sultan Road. Located at 18 Mohamed Sultan Road 


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Behind the scenes with Eitaro Ogawa

Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI) is proud to present its annual special exhibition titled “As We Never Imagined: 50 Years of Art Making”, a broad showcase of over seventy works 


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LINE Friends Pop-up Store

LINE Friends Pop-up store returns to Singapore, for the second time, at 313@Somerset, located at the mall’s Atrium on Level 1 from June 8 to July 5, 2015. Favourite LINE character mascots 


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Gundam Sensation @ Singapore

One of the world’s largest showing of the iconic Gundam sensation has landed in Singapore for a month-long treat for fans, local and regional visitors. The exhibition will run from 4 to 28 June 2015 


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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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JAL HAPPIRKA Offers

Japan Airlines continues Hokkaido Campaign on its overseas website covering 26 regions to introduce exclusive offers to worldwide customers. Followed it’s successfully launched in 2014 


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Savour Asahi Super Dry

Asahi Super Dry presents a series of exclusive collaborative menus from July to September 2015 at three Japanese F&B establishments Katanashi An, Boruto and E.Pachi 


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Kanpai, Hakkaisan from Niigata

In Japanese, Tokubetsu 特別 means “special” and let discover how Hakkaisan Tokubestu Junmai is special in many ways. Brewed in one of the premier and most famous sake brewing regions 


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UNIQLO X Hana Tajima Collection

UNIQLO will launch a special modest wear collection, UNIQLO X Hana Tajima, on July 3 2015, in collaboration with Hana Tajima, a UK-born fashion designer and blogger 


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Marina Bay Sands’ Epicurean Market

The culinary revelry of Epicurean Market will return for the third consecutive year and the three-day food and wine extravaganza will be held on August 14 - 16 at Marina Bay Sands 


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Sony l The Sam Willows - Live the Change

As part of Sony’s Road to Zero environmental initiative, Sony has collaborated with up-and-rising Sony Music Artiste, The Sam Willows, in an effort to spread awareness around environmental conservation 


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About N'EX Tokyo

Planning your next trip to Tokyo? Enjoy great saving with N’EX! Known as Narita Express 成田エクスプレス, N'EX is a limited express train that provides access from Narita Airport to major stations 


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Win a pair of air tickets to Hokkaido*

UNIQLO will be participating in the Great Singapore Sale for the first time since it launched in Singapore in 2009. To kick start this sales festival, shoppers will receive a Scratch & Win card 


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Learn なま Nama Chocolate with Chef Yamashita

Attention chocolate lovers, this is your opportunity to learn the making of famous Nama Chocolate with Chef Yamashita in June. なま ‘Nama’ literally means raw or fresh in Japanese 


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Japan Day Project @ Cannes

Seven Japanese films were selected to screen at 2015 Cannes Film Festival. At the film festival, the Japan Day Project set up a Japan Pavilion and held various events and attractions 


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Choya Cocktails @ Neon Pigeon (By Strictly Ours)

[Article from Strictly Ours] Made from the ume fruit, Choya is an all-natural traditional Japanese liqueur that requires a year to produce. The ume fruit has been commonly mistaken as plum 


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Gundam Docks at Singapore

Japan’s most successful robot franchise is coming to Singapore! Bandai Namco Asia, one of the leading toy makers and arcade, mobile and home video game publishers in Japan 


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Sachiyo Live @ Blu Jaz Cafe

Tickets are over 80% sold out! Singapore Meets Japan Music Project is back and this year it will be held at Blu Jaz Cafe on Thursday, 28 May. The music project is about fusion music collaboration 


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Wagyu delicacies and Modern Japanese Dishes

EN Grill & Bar at Mohamed Sultan Road launches new menu which focus on serving Japan’s No. 1 and award winning Motobu Wagyu beef as one of the main ingredients. These fresh wagyu 


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Chef Arako and her Macaron Making Class

Macaron are delicious light, mini meringues French dessert, involving a series of sophisticated techniques that take time and practice to perfect. On June 6, Candylicious 


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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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Spice Up with Monster Curry

The fourth Monster Curry outlet set to open on June 5 at Vivo city following three successful opening at 313 Somerset (opened in April 2012), Ion Orchard in 2012 


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OMOHARA TV (オモハラ TV)

Omotesando 表参道 and Harajuku 原宿 are well known state-of-the-art city of pop culture in Japan and these 2 districts have great influence not only in Japan 


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The Grilled Pork rice bowl from Hokkaido

The traditional cuisine from Obihiro, a city in Tokachi Sub-prefectureof Hokkaido Prefecture in Japan, is here in Liang Court. Butadon which literally translated as pork rice in English 


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Cookie House Decorating with Chef Arako

Unleash your creativity and create a unique and interesting design with this cookie house. On this May 30, Japanese lifestyle blogger, Chef Arako, will be conducting 


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Shinoharu Rakugo 落語

Shinoharu Tatekawa, the third disciple of Shinosuke Tatekawa, who is one of the up-and-coming Rakugo performers in Japan will be coming back to Singapore to stage his traditional Japanese comic 


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Flipside 2015: Thank You Tezuka (Japan)

Over ten days from May 29 to Jun 7, Esplanade presents Flipside 2015 and the festival celebrates the lighter side of the arts through mime, street theatre, physical comedy 


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トイレ Restroom finder

Finding the nearest restroom on the road may be the toughest thing most drivers face. To help address this problem, Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor, Japan, is launching its 


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Choya Umeshu: Love you very Maccha

Choya Umeshu launched 3 new cocktails concoction exclusively at Neon Pigeon on Thursday and a special visit by the CEO and President, Mr Shigehiro Kondo, of Choya Umeshu Co., Ltd 


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Yasashii やさしい Hands-on Cooking

Yasashii やさしい literally means gentle, sweet or kind and any one wonders ‘Yasahii’ can be eaten? This May 31, Spoonful will be hosting a Japanese Yasashii hands-on cooking 


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滝沢歌舞伎 - Tickets are selling fast

Tickets are selling fast! Takizawa Kabuki, a high-production Japanese stage show, marks its 10th year with a six-day extravagant premiere in Singapore. 


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Eshima Ohashi Bridge 日本江島大橋

There has been recent news about the scariest-looking bridge in Japan that connects Sakaiminato City of Tottori Prefecture and Yatsuka-cho (Daikon Island) of Shimane Prefecture 


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Screen Gems: Like Father Like Son そして父になる

Golden Village Screen Gems is a continuing series that brings back to the cinema films that are critically acclaimed, had limited theatrical runs, or simply worth catching it on the big screen again 


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New store at Changi City Point

UNIQLO set to open its 23rd store at Changi City Point this Friday and the new store will be covering an approximately 629 square metres of floor space 


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Flipside 2015: Primitive by enra (Japan)

Led by video artist and director Nobuyuki Hanabusa, enra is a visual performance troupe from Japan comprising versatile performers with diverse backgrounds in ballet, martial arts 


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Be Movement bringing you the unforgettable island in Japan

“Step into an abandoned island that looks like a Battleship from afar. Go back in time to the densest mining town ever built in that era. Witness how nature claims back a concrete fortress” 


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さらりとした梅酒 Choya Umeshu Sarari

Located in Osaka, CHOYA first started as a wine-grape grower in 1914 and it began to produce Umeshu, a traditional Japanese ume fruit liqueur, in 1959. Today CHOYA is the No.1 Umeshu 


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The Crying Room for HER

A hotel in Tokyo is offering ‘crying rooms’ for only female guests where they can 'cry' or ‘de-stress’ in private. A campaign launched till August 31, the rooms at Mitsui Garden Yotsuya hotel 


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Neon Pigeon – The Izakaya Concept

At the corner of the Keong Saik Road, Chinatown, there is a modern Izayaka concept restaurant which may not be familiar to many. To be exact, this Japanese restaurant which opened early 


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Zentai Art Exhibition: Invisible Whole 3

Come this May 23, Zentai Art Exhibition: Invisible Whole 3 will be held at Japan Creative Centre in conjunction with Zentai Art Festival by Ms Yuzuru Maeda 


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A visit to Prime Gyu-Kaku @ Chijmes by ANDMOREFOOD

Decent bbq-it-yourself wagyu (and more) at this newly-refurbished outlet of the gyu-kaku chain at chijmes. The once-chapel has been redone, with a long stretch of mid-ranging japanese restaurants 


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孤独のグルメ - Gourmet of Loneliness

Based on a popular Japanese cuisine comic book written by Masayuki Kusumi and Jiro Taniguchi, Solitary Gourmet 孤独のグルメ is a Japanese television drama series about a lonely businessman 


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Kumamoto Oysters クマモトオイスターは

Known for their sweetness and sweet fruity flavor, these Kumamoto Oysters クマモトオイスターは, also known as Crassostrea Sikamea, were originated in Kumamoto Bay 


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Japanese Speech Contest

The Japanese Speech Contest 2015 日本語スピーチコンテスト is open for registration and this annual competition is held for Japanese language learners to contest in public speaking 


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Japan 'Connected-free' Wi-fi

With more foreign tourists visiting Japan, the country is launching free Wi-Fi spots to allow visitors to get connected and make their travel more convenient. With 11 languages available 


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Beauty born, not made: Sori Yanagi

The retrospective ‘Beauty born, not made: Sori Yanagi’, is a showcase of the life, works, and philosophy of Japanese product designer, Sori Yanagi, and his exhibition will held at Lim Hak Tai Gallery 


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白鹿 Hakushika Memorial Museum of Sake, Hyogo Prefecture

Lies in the city Nishinomiya 西宮市 of Hyogo Prefecture located in the Kansai region on Honshu island are some Japan's popular tourist attractions that include Shukugawa Park 


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Natural Mineral Water from Mt. Fuji

Discover Mt. Fuji 富士山 water in Singapore! Premium Fuji is 100% natural water and non-heated that comes from clean water source 200m below ground of Mt. Fuji 


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Suntory Whisky 3D on the Rocks

Japanese advertising agency TBWA\Hakuhodo had created an innovative ways to enjoy Suntory whisky with the concept of '3D on the Rock' 


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Real Escape Game (Singapore) Returns

Real Escape Game (REG) in Singapore returns with its first island-wide edition and it will be held every Saturday and Sunday in June 2015 


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Japanese photographer takes 3rd prize

The Honorary Jury of the world’s largest photography competition has awarded Japanese photographer Yoko Naito third prize in the Professional Travel category 


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Shogi Workshop By Ms Madoka Kitao

Shogi 将棋 also known as Japanese chess is a two-player strategy board game. On Saturday, May 16, a Shogi workshop will be conducted by Ms Madoka Kitao at the Japan Creative Centre 


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JUN & AI 純と愛

Staying at a hotel can be an enchanting experience! Jun & Ai 純と愛 is a Japanese television drama series debuted in 2012 and it will be screened every Saturday, 8pm 


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懐石料理 Kaiseki Experience

Besides the eight winning recipes that will be showcases at The Line as part of its Mother’s Day buffet spread, diners can also celebrates Mother’s Day on May 10 at the hotel’s restaurants 


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Orion Happy Park オリオンハッピーパーク

Orion beer which is still unknown to many locals is the fifth largest beer brewery in Japan. Founded in 1957 in Nago city 名護市 located in the northern part of Okinawa Island 


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Okinawa Resort Mall

If you are visiting Okinawa, this could be interesting to you. AEON MALL Okinawa Rycom which is the largest shopping center located in Kitanakagusuku, Nakagami District, Okinawa 


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Japan’s popular cooking studio is FINALLY here

At last the long wait is over and ABC Cooking Studio (ABCクッキングスタジオ) will officially open on Friday, April 24, at Takashimaya Shopping Centre Level 3 


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The Curious Passenger, Beam from Thailand

In the upcoming episodes of The Curious Passenger 行きたがりーノ, rediscover the charms of Japan through the eyes of special guest, Beam from Thailand, as she follows host Hidetsugu Shibata 


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Onsen + Tattoo

In Japan, visiting tourists or locals with tattoo are often refused entry to an onsen 温泉. However, in recent years, some of the hot springs begins to accept entries 


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Discover Choya Extra Series 50ml set

Have you noticed a change recently in Choya Extra Series 50ml set packaging? The shape of the cluster pack has been changed in order to reduce packaging damage 


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An Evening Soiree with Suntory Whiskies

One highlight of this year Gourmet Japan is the evening party with Suntory Whiskies at 1-Altitude Gallery & Bar located at 1 Raffles Place, Level 63 


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New Menu Launch @ En Grill & Bar

The Japanese En Grill & Bar that features three unique spaces an open-concept kitchen and communal dining area, an elegant indoor lounge and an alfresco dining area 


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Dream of Buttery 胡蝶の夢

Japan's entertainment group, BIG FRIEND, will be performing live this June for the first time in Singapore. Comprises of musician, comedian, actors and members in a variety of fields 


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TOTO Toilet Gallery @ Narita Airport

Japanese toilet manufacturer TOTO will be opening a restroom gallery at Narita Airport to promote its products and technologies to visiting tourists. Located at Narita Airport 


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Gourmet Japan returns with its biggest line-up of events

Gourmet Japan returns once more with 22 activities over 6 weeks and featuring the original Iron Chefs from Japan. The fourth edition of Gourmet Japan aims to celebrate and showcase the cuisine 


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Star Wars T-Shirts collection

A collection of 23 UNIQLO T-Shirts (UT) featuring submissions for its Star Wars-themed UT Grand Prix 2015 T-Shirt design competition will be launched across selected stores in Singapore 


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Mazda-designed Bicycle and Sofa Unveiled

Mazda-designed artworks were unveiled on the eve of opening the event “Mazda Design: The Car as Art,” in the Italian city of Milan on April 14 including “Bike by KODO concept” and “Sofa by KODO concept” 


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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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Super-rugged Tough TG-4 cameras

Olympus launches the new stylus tough TG-4 compact digital camera today and the new flagship model in its acclaimed “Tough” range of ruggedised digital compacts 


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Mikito Ozeki: facing the afterimage

Ikkan Art Gallery presents its second solo exhibition ‘facing the afterimage’ with Japanese artist, Mikito Ozeki, from Nagoya, Japan, from 8 May to 6 June 2015. Following the Ozeki’s presentation 


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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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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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The Garden of Words 言の葉の庭

Japan Creative Centre opens invites for their 31st JCC Cinema screening this April two animated films, Voices of a Distant Star (ほしのこえ) and The Garden of Words (言の葉の庭) 


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ABC Cooking Studio SINGAPORE

The wait is nearly over... ABC Cooking Studio Singapore to open at Takashimaya Shopping Centre this month and it will host a grand opening for the store on Friday, April 24 


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Ladies may prefer Masumi 'Sanka' 山花

Masumi sake, founded by the Miyasaka Brewing Company in 1662, has a long and interesting story with over 350 years of history. Masumi had done well enough to gain the praise 


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Udo Chan’s Trip ウドちゃんの旅してゴメン

Udo Suzuki ウド鈴木, also known as Udo, is a popular Japanese comedian loved by people of all ages in Japan.  In the new and exclusive Premiere 


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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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Attack All Around (AAA) Sold Out Concert

The award-winning 7-member Japanese pop group, Attack All Around (AAA), held their first concert in Singapore at *SCAPE, The Ground Theatre (Level 2), last Saturday 


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Wine Tasting with Award Winning Sommelier Daisuke Kawai

Mr Daisuke Kawai won the ‘Top Wines Best Sommelier of the year’ at the Singapore World Gourmet Series Awards of Excellence 2013, will be conducting a special wine tasting


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料理教室 ABC Cooking Studio To Open

ABC Cooking Studio from Japan will be opening in Singapore on 24 April and the studio will be located in the heart of Orchard Road, Takashimya Shopping Centre 


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Over 400 years of herbal liqueur-making

Yomeishu is a herbal liqueur that was first produced over 400 years ago in 1602 in Ina Valley, Shinshu, by founder Sokan Shiozawa out of a desire for a healthier lifestyle 


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Audi April Fools' Day gift

In honor of the Japanese rice-eating culture and exclusive only for Japan, the Audi A8 5.5 features the world’s first rice cooker in the rear sheet console which is exclusively designed 


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Amazing Juicy Japanese Wagyu

Huber’s Butchery is a specialty meat store in Singapore that is poised to redefine the standards of average meat counter through the use of exceptional service 


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HIBIKI V - 祝い太鼓 Celebration (Concert Postponed)

HIBIKI V concert has been rescheduled to Sunday 20 September 2015 in respect to National Mourning for the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew.  Tickets holders who are not able to attend the new concert date 


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The Curious Passenger 行きたがリーノ

Rediscover the charms of Japan through the eyes of a foreigner every Friday at 8.00pm on Hello! Japan TV channel.  Follow host Hidetsugu Shibata, a member of comedy unit ‘Untouchable’ アンタッチャブル 


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Gyu-Kaku grills up 100% Purebred Wagyu from 鹿児島

Popular Japanese Yakiniku (barbeque) chain Gyu Kaku has launched a new menu offering Kuroge Wagyu beef 黒毛和牛 directly imported from Kagoshima 鹿児島 


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Shangri-La Hotel welcomes Guest Farmer at Nadaman

Nadaman at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore welcomes certified vegetable sommelier, Ms. Fusae Enomoto to enhance the current seasonal menu with organic produce air-flown from her own farm 


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What is ABC Cooking Studio

ABC Cooking Studio from Tokyo was founded in 1987 and it operates over 130 studios in Japan which offer a more casual and friendly environment where people can enjoy themselves 


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First Pokemon Store

The first Pokémon store will be opening at Narita Airport on 29 April 2015 and is located on the 4th floor of the Main Building at Terminal 2. The store is a place for customers to experience 


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Night de Light ナイトdeライト

Japanese Christian rock band, Night de Light, will be performing LIVE for the second time in Singapore for 2 nights. Formed in Sapporo city, Hokkaido in 2006, the four-member band features 


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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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わ WAH is for Wagyu

Discover the new innovative wine from Jacob's Creek! WAH (わ) is specifically designed to complement Japanese cuisine ranging from sushi and sashimi to yakitori and Wagyu beef 


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Pollen Sake Dinner Featuring Nagai Shuzo

For two evenings this April, POLLEN will be hosting the Nagai Shuzo sake pairing dinner featuring a gastronomic seven-course tasting menu crafted by Executive Chef Colin Buchan 


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Sing, Salmon, Sing! うた魂 ♪

The April’s movie pick of the month from Hello! Japan, SING! SALMON SING! うた魂 ♪ is a 2008 Japanese comedy about a school choir competition starring Kaho as Kasumi Ogino 


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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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Choya and Samurai

Choya has been introducing a commercial TVC in Hong Kong since 2014 promoting its Choya Classic range – Classic, Shiso and Honey. The TVC features a couple of Samurai 'fighting' 


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Goodbye for now… Tokyu Plaza Shibuya 東急プラザ 渋谷

After 49 years, the popular Tokyu Plaza Shibuya 東急プラザ 渋谷 near Shibuya Station in Shibuya ward 渋谷区, Tokyo, will be officially closed at 6.00pm today


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Japanese Sakura Beer Garden – KAMPAI!

Cherry blossoms or Sakura are forecast to start opening around this period in March from the Kyushu region to Tokyo and full bloom is expected approximately one week later 


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Feeling the Street (Celebrate some of the world’s best buskers!)

Japanese automobile manufacturer, TOYOTA, launches ‘FEELING THE STREET’, a global street music initiative, on 18 March 2015. Every single day around the world, we are seeing 


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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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DJ HIROKING: The No.1 DJ in Dance Style Street Dance magazine

HIROKING, hailing from Tokyo, Japan, is rapidly becoming one of the best known DJs in Asia. He is renowned for having the full support of Street Dancers all over Japan 


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The Limited Edition Audio-Technica headphone

Japanese audio equipment manufacturer, Audio-Technica, will be unveiling the Limited Edition dark green ATH-M50x headphone at the four days IT Show 2015 from 19 March 


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HANAMI Garden Party 2015 @ CHIJMES - CANCELLED

CHIJMES the famous dining and bar spot will be holding a special HANAMI Garden Party event this March with picnic area, flea market and performances featuring Japanese Buyo dance 


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Exploration of Japanese-French fusion

Lewin Terrace is a Japanese-French fusion restaurant specializing in both Japanese and French culinary techniques and a produce-driven approach. Located at Fort Canning, the restaurant is imbued 


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Pure Japan Asia 日本調査隊

The new and exclusive Pure Japan Asia TV series will be introducing Japan's charm that you may have yet to experience. The Pure Japan Asia’s team is pulling out all the stops to bring you a full blast of laughter 


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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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Ume are not Plum

Ume is often mistaken for plum which is in the same group, namely Rosaceae Prunus. These two fruits have very different characteristics in which Ume has an acid content 


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The Kabuki 歌舞伎 Fashion - Launching end March

Presenting Japan's traditional culture as world pop culture, UNIQLO will be collaborating with Shochiku Co. to launch the 'Shochiku Kabuki X Uniqlo Project' through Kabuki and clothes 


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Discover Planet Ocean II 大海球紀行 Ⅱ

Let oceanic journalist, Masakazu Nagata, who has surveyed the seas of 70 countries around the world, to guide you to discover the ocean through this new episode ‘Discover planet ocean II The Currents of Life 


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Waku Ghin: Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants

Marina Bay Sands’ culinary finesse was recognized as the best in the industry as Waku Ghin by Tetsuya Wakuda was awarded at the 9th place in the annual Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 


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Hot Spring Girls 温泉女子

Bathing at Onsen 温泉 (Natural hot springs) is one of the world's greatest pleasures and is part of any traveler’s trip not to be missed. Japan boasts some of the best natural hot springs 


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Hibiki 響 V by HIBIKIYA

HIBIKIYA reaches out to the Singapore society with its rich Japanese cultural activities through performances, events and workshops like Taiko 太鼓 (Japanese drum) and mask dances 


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UT | Japanese Graphic print T-shirts

UNIQLO launches its Spring/Summer 2015 UNIQLO T-shirt (UT) line, for male and female, with 35 graphic themes from iconic characters, to designs inspired by international businesses 


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「崇光」 SOGO TST

I believe most of us have heard about SOGO, a large Japanese-style department store that offers excellent shopping experience and good memories. Although the store is no longer existed in Singapore 


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Japan’s cat island (News video)

More than 120 cats rule the village in Japan's Aoshima Island where only as many as 20 residents currently live, outnumbering humans 6-to-1. Thirteen kilometers off the coast of Ehime prefecture 


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Sunday Cooking at Ramen Isshi

Ramen Isshi is famous for Kuro Ramen which is one of the newest styles of Hakata Ramen topped with savory Mayu (Black garlic oil). The restaurant has consistently ranked at the top for ramen in Nakasu 


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Discover White Oak Akashi

Akashi whisky is perhaps the least known of Japan’s whisky. Being the first in Japan to obtain the license of distilled spirits in 1919, the founding White Oak distillery is one of the oldest 


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Hello Kitty Fanatics

SingPost celebrates Singapore’s 50th year of independence with Limited Edition SG50 Hello Kitty plush collectibles and MyStamp Folder. One highlight include the set of 5 plush collectibles 


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Happy Birthday to the World’s oldest living person

According to Guinness World Records, 5 March is the 117th birthday of Japan's Misao Okawa, the world's oldest living person. Born in 1898 in Tenma district 


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The Japanese bartenders @ SGCocktail Week

Singapore Cocktail Week is a celebration of the dynamic Singapore cocktail scene and from 7 to 14 March 2015; the eight-day festival will be showcasing local bartenders and award-winning guest bartenders 


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Hanami Garden Party 2015

Over 9 days in March, festive goers will get an opportunity to experience Hanami Garden Party 2015 at CHIJMES - an outdoor festival showcasing the best of Japanese art, culture 


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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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Owl cafe?

Cat cafés may be a past for now. What have taken Japan by storm are the Owl cafés and one highlight is Fukuro Sabo Owl Café located in the Kokubunji city 国分寺市, Tokyo 


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High-end decoration and home fashion exhibition

MAISON&OBJET ASIA returns to Singapore for its second edition at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre this March and the exhibition will feature high-end decoration and home fashion  


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Limited Edition Pens from Japan – 113 pieces worldwide

This Limited Edition Mont Blanc pen, from Japan, will be available in only 113 unique pieces worldwide. What is so special about this pen? 


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MUJI 無印良品 to Relax

Muji Global had recently published a TVC ‘MUJI to Relax’ to promote their Sofa Beads and app that almost make their viewers feel relaxed and have the temptation to buy 


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Harajuku Fashion Walk Singapore

Harajuku Walk Singapore is a bi-monthly fashion parade initiative that features individuals dressing up in different street styles and sub-cultural fashions in urban Singapore 


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Nikon Image Space (One Thumb Up)

A photo storage service for everyone who loves photos. The Nikon’s smart device app for online photo sharing, compatible for both iOS and Android devices, is renewed 


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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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Japan Airline goes Cheongsam

Good Morning! Ladies and Gentlemen. Welcome aboard Japan Airlines flight JL 712 bound for Tokyo, Narita International Airport. Your cabin crew are here to ensure you have an enjoyable flight 


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Discover: Takashimaya’s Fukubukuro

Fukubukuro, 福袋, Prosperity bag, Mystery bag or Lucky bag is a traditional Japanese New Year custom where merchants usually fill their products, pack into grab bags and sell them 


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AMEZAIKU 飴細工 : The traditional Japanese art of candy sculpture

In conjunction with Hina Matsuri (Japanese Doll Festival) which is celebrated on 3rd March in Japan, Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore will be presenting 


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Wearable Banana… Edible too!

The world's first edible wearable device was unveiled at the recent Tokyo Marathon 2015 which is one of the largest Marathon events in Japan. The device can measure the runners' heart rate 


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Sakura サクラ Spring Celebration

Cherry blossoms take place as early as January in certain places like Okinawa Island 沖縄本島 while some may bloom as late as May at Hokkaid Island 北海道. In most cases, the cherry blossom season 


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Syun by Chef Hal Yamashita

Resorts World Sentosa opens new Japanese celebrity chef restaurant ‘Syun’ last month in partnership with renowned Japanese chef Hal Yamashita from Kobe, Japan 


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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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OSHIN [おしん] MARATHON!

Oshin is a Japan's all-time most popular TV drama will be screening over the Chinese New Year period on Hello! Japan. The drama, starring Nobuko Otowa, Yûko Tanaka, Ayako Kobayashi 


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Hina-matsuri 雛祭り

Also known as Doll Festival, Hina-matsuri 雛祭り is a festival to give blessings to girls and wish for their good health and happiness and is celebrated each year on 3 March 


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Shabu Shabu しゃぶしゃぶ with Premium air-flown meats

Besides having the signature Tonkotsu soup base that is rich in collagen, the new Japanese Hot Pot Restaurant, Shabu Tontei, also features premium air-flown meats from Japan and US 


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How to serve Hakushika 白鹿 sake

Outside of Japan, most people have the image that sake must be served warmed but in actuality, whether or not to warm sake should be up to the type of sake served 


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LAST CHANCE : Moving Light, Roving Sight

Moving Light, Roving Sight, an exhibition that brings together an array of digital, video, new media and sound works by internationally renowned artists will be ending this Wednesday 


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Nanto Night: What you had missed

A Nanto Night was held yesterday evening at Tomo Izakaya at Clarke Quay which showcased the delicacies of the city which include Pickled red turnip, Buckwheat noodles, White Shrimp tempura 


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Shabu Tontei: Abundance Kani Suki Set

Within the newly renovated Shokutsu Ten Japanese Food Street (Jurong Point Shopping Mall) is Shabu Tontei, a new concept offering a selection of hot pot and cooked food 


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Lanterna Pop-up Store

For the very first time outside Japan, Tokyo-based accessory brand, Lanterna, is now available in Singapore for a limited period! Since its establishment in 2009, Lanterna has been very popular 


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Welcome on-board Epson!

Epson had recently announced a long-term global partnership with the 2014 FIA Formula One World Champions, the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team 


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Penang Summer Party 2015

For the first time ever in Georgetown (Penang, Malaysia), Penang Anime Matsuri - Summer Party 2015 will be held on 23 and 24 May 2015. Activities in the 2-day event include Akihabara X town 


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The Fox Village in Japan

Unknown to many, there is a Fox village located in Japan's Miyagi Prefecture where visitors can get close to foxes and choose to feed them. The Zao Fox Village, locates at mountains near Shiroishi city 


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What is Sake Bomb?

If you have been out drinking at Japanese restaurants or bars, chances are you have heard of Sake Bomb or Sake Bombing. Commonly known as beer cocktail, Sake bomb is some kind of fun game 


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ELEVATOR TRAP 悪夢のエレベーター

Stay tuned for the movie-of-the-month TONIGHT on Hello! Japan TV channel, Elevator Trap (悪夢のエレベーター) is a 2009 movie directed by Keisuke Horibe and starring Masaaki Uchino 


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My Sweet Choya Cafe

My Sweet Choya Cafe was opened last December in Omotesando, an avenue located in Shibuya and Minato, Tokyo. The cafe that featured all-things-Choya 


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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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Kensai Food Promotion

All Kensai Festival has just started at Isetan Scotts supermarket to offer Singaporean a variety of food from the Kensai region, Japan. The 10-days festival includes demonstration from Edosan Yamatoya 


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Festive Warehouse Sale

As the Chinese Lunar New Year is drawing near, Kuriya Japanese Market is proud to present the first Festive Warehouse Sale offering close to 100 items ranging from frozen seafood to meats 


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The Black Gold Ramen

From 17 February 2015 till mid-May, Men-ichi Ramen will be serving ‘Black Gold’ specials in their latest menu features new noodles and broth with squid ink 


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Over The L’Arc-en-Ciel

L‘Arc-en-Ciel is considerably one of the most influential Japanese bands in history with record sales in the millions and has large international fan base. Being the first Asian band to headline 


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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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Valentine Special: Sake and Japanese food lovers

On the eve Valentine Day, a unique meet-up event cum workshop will be held at Ippin Café Bar featuring 5 types of sake and 2 types of Japanese Otsumami おつまみ 


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Ines de La Fressange Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

UNIQLO launched the Ines de La Fressange Spring/Summer 2015 Collection last Friday which marks the third collaboration between UNIQLO and Ines de Le Fressange 


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All Kensai Festival Arrives!

Kansai 関西 lies in the southern-central region of Japan's main island Honshu which includes the prefectures of Mie, Nara, Wakayama, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo and Shiga 


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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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Happy for Men l Women

It's time to set your calendars to that special day in February as you get ready to celebrate Valentine's Day. The Bar at Waku Ghin will be launching specially crafted cocktails for couples 


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HELLO! JAPAN on Singtel TV

Hello! Japan will be airing on Singtel TV channel 261 from today, 30 January. As the first and only 24-hour HD Japanese commercial entertainment channel for Singtel TV viewers 


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男前豆腐: Why is Tofu famous in Kyoto?

Kyoto produces one of the highest qualities of Tofu in Japan and Tofu is also the representative of the city food culture. Made from good quality soybeans and a huge quantity of spring water 


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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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天海食堂: What's on the Menu?

Test Kitchen is a concept where new Japanese brand will be on board every two weeks to introduce new Japanese cuisine while getting consumers’ feedback before they decide to launch offically 


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Nanto 南砺市 Night In Singapore

Nanto 南砺市 is a city located in Toyama Prefecture of Japan and is a host to many amazing sights like Gokasan Village which is a UNESCO World Heritage site 


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Ramen Champion Singapore 2015

Ramen Champion Singapore hosted its 4th year of competition, RAMEN CHAMPION TASTING COMPETITION 2015, bringing the best ramen brands from Japan and Hong Kong for a fiery contest last week 


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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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Mambo Fiesta: Party at En Grill & Bar

To relive your memories of the '80s and retro nights, En Grill & Bar Japanese Restaurant at Mohamed Sultan road will be hosting a Mambo Fiesta party


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Orion Ichiban Sakura オリオン いちばん桜

Toward the end of winter each year, Orion Beer will be launching limited edition brew, Ichiban Sakura, to celebrate the bloom of cherry blossoms as Okinawa hosts the earliest Sakura 


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Season of Hamachi ハマチ

Hamachi ハマチ, commonly known as the Japanese amberjack or yellowtail, is delicate fish raised specifically for sushi and sashimi in Japan and is rich in in Omega-3 fat 


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LAST CALL: Tempura cooking by chef Ueda

Cooking is fun and easy when you know the chef’s secret. Due to high demand, a hands-on Tempura cooking class by Chef Ueda, Executive Chef of Ebisu-Tei Japanese restaurant, 


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This logo indicates Tax-Free Shop

Under the new Japan tax-free system which was introduced since October last year, the number of items eligible for tax exemption has been increasing. The number of tax-free zones has been expanded 


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Spring 2015 COOLPIX cameras

Photography for the everyday is made more fun and fashionable with the new Nikon Spring 2015 COOLPIX digital cameras - Chic, Compact and Capable. The latest COOLPIX cameras come with sleek looks 


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One Million Yen Girl 百万円と苦虫女

Directed by Yuki Tanada, Hello! Japan’s Movie Pick-of-the-Month, ‘One Million Yen Girl’, will be screened on Sunday, 25 January 2015, at 9pm on Starhub TV channel 149. The 2008 Japanese movie 


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Kyoto Food Fair in Singapore

The first Kyoto Food Fair will be held in Singapore at Tampopo @ Liang Court and Tampopo Grand from 5 to 11 February 2015. One highlight includes the famous Wagyu beef 


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Ohmine Shuzou from Yamaguchi, Japan

Yamaguchi 山口 also known as the Western Kyoto in Japan is famous for its nature, Onsen (hot springs) and cuisine like Fugu (Blowfish) and Kawarasoba (Roof-tile noodle) 


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The KOMANEKO こまねこSeries

Japan Creative Centre (JCC) will be showing two series of KOMANEKO entitled ‘Komadori Eiga Komaneko’ (こま撮りえいが こまねこ) and ‘Komaneko No Christmas: Maigoni Natta Present’ 


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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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Real Hokkaido snow coming to Singapore

At the Tampopo Hokkaido Fair from 29 Jan to 4 Feb 2015, Creative Food Concept (best known as Tampopo group) will be organizing its 3rd Hokkaido Snow event for two day 


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Test Kitchen @ Singapore (Tenkai Shokudo 天海食堂 is now open)

For the first time in Singapore, a Japanese Test Kitchen concept is launched to introduce new Japanese brands and cuisine to local diners. Once every two weeks, new brand will setup 


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Wagyu Coooking Class @ Akari

Akari Japanese Dining & Bar offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere and an a la carte menu boasting over 70 different traditional and contemporary Japanese dishes 


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A Deep Sea Future City Concept – Could this be real?

The concept for a Deep Sea City of the Future, Ocean Spiral, may materialize by Shimizu Corporation, which is a leading Building, Civil engineering and Construction firm 


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Secrets of Kyoto and Hot Spring Navigator

Starting from January, two brand new series will be screening on Hello! Japan TV channel on every Wednesday. Secrets of Kyoto Unveiled 極上の京都 will be shown at 9pm 


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Kuromame 黒豆 Swiss Roll

Kuromame literally means black soybeans in Japanese, is often served as a symbol of health in Osechi Ryori お節料理 which is a special selection of Japanese cuisine 


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Coming-of-Age 成人の日

Coming-of-Age Day 成人の日 is a Japanese holiday held annually on the second Monday of January. Celebrations are often held mark young men's and women's transitions into adulthood 


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Meet Ms Aiko Chihira

Toshiba had finally unveiled Ms Aiko Chihira, a talking and singing android robot, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015) in Las Vegas last week. According to Toshiba's spokesperson 


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Beauty of Japanese Dance 舞 by Master Guraku AKIFUSA

Nihon Buyo 日本舞踊 refers to the traditional Japanese Dance which originates from the Edo period and it has a long history which encompasses with many other dance forms 


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UTAGE! New Music Variety Show

J-pop or Japanese pop music is one aspect of Japanese culture and one of Japan's biggest exports. Starting from January, a revolutionary new music variety programme hosted by SMAP’s Masahiro Nakai 


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How fun is Orion Beer (Outside Singapore)?

We have heard many about Japanese beer, yet Orion Beer is something we can explore. In Asia and outside Japan, one place where Orion Beer carried out interesting activities is Hong Kong 


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A sad sayonara from Lowrys Farm ローリーズファーム

It is hard to say goodbye as Lowrys Farms announced the withdrawal of their 7 retail stores and another sister brand, Global Work, from Singapore. According to Lowrys Farm Singapore Facebook page 


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Pay me (back) my KIRIN Beer?

In US, a beer maker, Anheuser-Busch InBev, was made to refund its Americans consumers who had purchased Kirin between 25 October 2009 and 17 December 2014 


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LifeWear Spring/Summer 2015 collection

UNIQLO LifeWear Spring/Summer 2015 collection is here and it will be launched progressively from January 2015 at all UNIQLO stores island wide. The LifeWear concept was first launched 


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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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Yasashii Japanese Cooking

Besides being a cafe offering mixed cuisines, pastas and desserts, Dulcet & Studio at Liang Court is also known for its cooking studio. In this January, two Yasashii Japanese cooking events  


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Owl cafes are the latest craze

What’s next after cat cafe concept? Cat cafe may be old news in Japan and Owl cafes are taking over as the latest craze. One includes 'Fukuro no Mise' cafe in Tokyo where you can enjoy coffee 


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Ikkan Art Gallery presents - Moving Light, Roving Sight

Ikkan Art Gallery is proud to present 'Moving Light, Roving Sight' exhibition from 22 January to 18 February 2015. Moving Light, Roving Sight brings together an array of digital, video 


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Apple Japan’s 2015 FUKU Bag

An Apple store in Japan joined in the Japanese New Year tradition, Fukubukuro, last Thursday - giving its customers with great discount on Apple products and accessories 


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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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Nikka, anyone?

At the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) 2014 edition this year, we saw some whisky brands walking away with major awards and one of them included the Nikka whisky from Japan 


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Celebrations ushered in 2015

New Year is definitely one of the most important traditional holidays celebrated in Japan, and today, Liang Court and Meidi-Ya supermarket ushered in 2015 with Taiko Drum, Shishimai 


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A look at Tokyo and Kanagawa Buffet Specials

Expect a tantalising selection of specialties from Tokyo and Kanagawa at Kuishin Bo restaurants in Great World City and Jurong Point from 5 January to 29 March 2015. One highlight is the Monja Yaki 


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Go! Love Live! 2015 ~Dream Sensation! ~

Come 2015, μ’s 5th Anniversary Concert will be screened LIVE from Japan at Golden Village VivoCity and screening will be held over two days with the full voice cast putting on 


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The Southern Beauty from Iwate

Iwate is the second largest prefecture in Japan after Hokkaido, blessed with fertile land and beautiful nature. Famous for producing great rice and has high quality source of fresh spring water from various mountains 


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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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Have you gotten your Fukubukuro?

With 4 days left to the New Year, Fukubukuro or lucky bags (or even known as mystery bags) are a special New Year’s treat for Japanese people. One of the fun New Year’s activities 


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Join Fukusuke 福助 this Japanese New Year

In celebrating the Japanese New Year or commonly known as 正月 or Shogatsu, Liang Court will be introducing Fukusuke 福助 and a series of activities from 26 December to 11 January 2015 


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Super Doll Licca-chan goes on flight with ANA

All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA) unveiled a new collection of Licca-chan dolls in their new flight attendants uniforms on Christmas day. Also known as リカちゃん Rika-chan 


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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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メリークリスマス l Tokyo Tower LIVE Cam

Ho! Ho! Ho! May your Christmas sparkle with moments of love and laughter. May it bring you joy, happiness and everything else you deserve. Have a Merry Christmas! 


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Japanese Cuisine 京ごはんたべ

Kyoto is often said to be where Washoku, or traditional Japanese cuisine, originated from. Even in a city like Kyoto where the beauty of every season fully manifests itself in the scenery in the streets 


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A cosy ambience for great food and drinks

Considerably a fusion of French and Japanese sushi and tapas bar, Chotto Matte offers a new dining experience by combining delicately prepared Japanese dishes with the best of European influences 


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What you missed last week: クロマグロ Kuro Maguro

A Live Bluefin Tuna クロマグロ cutting show was presented last Friday at En Japanese Dining Bar @ Alocassia. Chef Ganeko Yutsuki specially flew in from Okinawa to showcase his cutting skills 


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Motobu Beef in Singapore?

Motobu beef has reached our shore this December and is available exclusively at En Group of restaurants. Also known as High Quality No. 1 Wagyu from Okinawa, what is Motobu beef actually? 


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Enjoy enjoy Okinawan-style HANAMI (Cherry Blossom viewing)

Many of us will probably travel from March to April to attend the Cherry Blossom festivals in main island, Japan. Guess where you can attend in January? Yes, Japan’s first cherry blossoms 


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Kuishin Bo Tokyo and Kanagawa Buffet Specials

Come January, a selection of specialties from Tokyo and Kanagawa will be available at Kuishin Bo restaurants in Great World City and Jurong Point. Diners can dig into the Hamaguri Chanko Nabe 


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Time to stock up Japanese whisky?

Lovers of Yamazaki, Hakushu and Hibiki whisky, Japanese whisky producer Suntory Liquors had recently announced they will be raising its whisky price by 20% from 1st April 2015 


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[Invitation]: LIVE Bluefin Tuna cutting show

In collaboration with En Group, Hai Japan will be giving away 4 pairs of lucky winners to the LIVE Bluefin Tuna cutting show at En Japanese Dining Bar @ Alocassia on Friday, 19 December 


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The legend of 白鹿

Unknown to many, the sake brand ‘Hakushika’ 白鹿 which literally means ‘white deer’ in English came from an old Chinese legend during the Tang Dynasty. The brand name was chosen to represent 


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The Chef of South Polar 南極料理人

Catch movie pick of the month, The Chef of South Polar, on Hello! Japan (StarHub TV Ch 149) this 28 December, Sunday, at 9pm. The film is based on the autobiographical essay 


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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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Couples will be banned from this restaurant!

A restaurant in Japan will be denying entry of couples on Christmas Eve this year. As part of the ‘Anti-Loneliness’ trend in Japan, the spaghetti restaurant, PIA PIA 


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New Wave of Japanese Architecture

The Japan Creative Centre, Embassy of Japan and Tokyo University of Science are proud to present a lecture entitled 'New Wave of Japanese Architecture: Design, Technology and Education' 


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The World First Full-Frame Camera

Sony unveiled the α7 II - the world’s first full-frame camera with optical 5-Axis image stabilisation designed for a full-frame image sensor. The α7 II features optical 5-axis image stabilisation 


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Finally! Free Wi-Fi when you travel in Japan

Most travelers in Japan have difficulty to find good Wi-Fi hotspots in places like cafes or shops and many of them required monthly subscriptions or internet provider’s log-in page in Japanese 


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Awamori: Another Japanese distilled beverage

We know much of Sake and Shochu but not many of us are aware of this Japanese distilled beverage called Awamori (泡盛). Pronounced as ‘A-wa-mo-re’, it is an alcoholic beverage distilled exclusively 


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Largest airport food court in Japan

The new retail facilities in Terminal 3 at Narita International Airport is set to open on 8 April 2015 to enable travelers with easy, smooth and enjoyable shopping and dining experience


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Shinoharu Rakugo: 5th Singapore Solo Tour 2015

Shinoharu Tatekawa, one of the up-and-coming Rakugo performers in Japan, will be back in Singapore and promises to pack a lot of laughs into his performances. His fifth solo tour in Singapore 


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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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Amazing event! Just look at the crowd

The largest edition of South-east Asia’s most anticipated Jpop and Anime Festival, Anime Festival Asia 2014, was held last weekend at the Suntec Singapore convention & exhibition centre 


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Spoonful Sunday Cooking of Ramen ラーメン and Gyoza 餃子

Join Spoonful's Sunday Cooking at Ramen Isshi and get to learn the secret of making great tasting Ramenラーメン and Gyoza 餃子 (Japanese dumpling) 


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AAA(トリプル・エー)is coming to Singapore

AAA (トリプル・エー) stands for Attack All Around is a 7-member Japanese pop group and they will be coming to Singapore as part of their Asia Tour 


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Japanese films @ SIFF 2014

The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is the largest and longest-running film event in Singapore and this year, the festival will run from 4 to 14 December 2014 


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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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Kikusui Sake in a POUCH?

A Niigata 新潟 sake brewery has recently made sake portable and lessen the hassle on the opening and closing of bottle cap. Known as the Kikusui smart pouch 


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Singapore to Hong Kong to Osaka

As Japan and Hong Kong are popular destinations for many, the new route by Jetstar Japan will give Singapore travellers another service option into Osaka, Japan, via Hong Kong from 2015 


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Christmas log cakes in Green Pumpkin Style

Japanese bakery, Green Pumpkin, goes exotic this Christmas with a totally new approach to traditional log cake by introducing Au Chocolat Yule Log and Aux Fruits Yule Log 


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Man 'chopped' 145 packages of noodles

In the city of Nagano prefecture, Japan, a no doubt stressed 50 year old man was arrested after destroying an incredibly large number of noodles in a supermarket. Using his bare hands 


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Jidaigeki 時代劇 films on Hello Japan!

This December, HELLO! JAPAN brings you a selection Japan’s most entertaining content and one highlight includes one of Japan’s most culturally important genres Jidaigeki 時代劇 


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Stand By Me Doraemon ドラえもん

Doraemon is here! The wait is finally over. The 96 minutes movie 'Stand by Me Doraemon' will be screened in cinema on 11 December 2014 in Japanese with English and Chinese subtitles 


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Superb value Donburi Sets (Must-Try)

Koji Sushi Bar at 3 Pickering Street focuses on quality fresh sea produce, speed and affordability in the day to cater to office crowd. Lunchtime crowd can look out for the superb value Donburi sets 


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Best Japanese Dining @ Epicurean Star Award

Two Japanese restaurants walked away with three Awards at the annual Restaurants Association of Singapore (RAS) Epicurean Star Award Gala Dinner held last week 


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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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Cocktails at The Bar at Waku Ghin

Indulge in luscious holiday treats this season with two festive cocktails at the Bar at Waku Ghin. In celebration of this holiday season, two new cocktails had been created 


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What's Your View?

Sony has recently launched the ‘WHAT’S YOUR VIEW?’ regional campaign to capture two distinct photographic perspectives through the lenses of Sony’s sleek α5100 and α6000 cameras 


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'I love you' in 47 different ways

It may be easy to say 'I Love You' in Japanese like 好きです suki desu, 愛しています aishite imasu or 愛してる aishiteru to your loved ones.  How about saying that in the dialects...


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Enjoy Masumi per shot glass

Only at Kensai Kitchen, diners get to try out Masumi sake per shot glass at $6.90 or 3 glasses promotion at $16.00. ‘Kensai’ in Japanese is represented by two characters 健菜 


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Learn culinary skills from Chef UEDA (Ebisu-Tei)

Get opportunities to learn authentic Japanese hand-on cooking by Ebisu-Tei Exectuvie Chef Ueda this coming December. Located at Kampong Bahru, Ebisu-Tei is a Japanese cuisine restaurant 


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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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Inside Koji 糀 Sushi Bar (New Opening)

Opening at Pickering Street, Koji Sushi Bar is a new trendy and casual Japanese Sushi/Sashimi restaurant that caters to office crowd during the day with offering of fresh quality, speed 


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Naoko Tosa: Space Flower on The Big Picture

If you have missed the Space Flower exhibition at Ikkan Art Gallery which was held from 5 Sept to 1 Nov, you still have the opportunities to view 3 video installations by Japanese media artist 


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LINE GAME is now 2 years old!

In celebration of LINE GAME 2nd anniversary, LINE will be hosting the event “LINE GAME Thanks You for 2 Years!” for a total of 28 games within the LINE GAME service, including LINE Pokopang 


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Sex Change Day セクスチェンジ・デー

A Yoshida high school in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, held an unusual event on 11 November 2014.  The activity and the day have been dubbed as “Sex Change Day” where male and female students exchanged uniforms 


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At Rakuten Japan Gourmet Festival

For the first time in Singapore, the 10 days Rakuten Japan Gourmet Festival features a variety of delicious desserts, patisserie, confectioneries and other delights from some 47 Japanese prefectures 


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INDIGO BLUE PROJECT is here!

On this 28 November, UNIQLO will be launching the ‘UNIQLO INDIGO BLUE PROJECT', a premium denim collection inspired by authentic Japanese indigo denim and traditional weaving and dyeing techniques 


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What you missed last weekend: WEAVER (Japan)

Skechers Sundown Festival closed with 16 Asian artistes cross 11 countries last Saturday night at Marina Promenade. One Asian group included the sensational Japanese piano rock band, WEAVER 


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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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Exquisite Sushi and Kaiseki Restaurant at OUE Tower

Sushi Mieda is an exciting sushi and Kaiseki restaurant located at Level 10 OUE Tower, Singapore. The Japanese restaurant showcases excellent-quality sushi and Kaiseki creations 


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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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Tokyu Hands Singapore's 2nd Store

After its successful launched at Westgate in September, Japan's creative life store, Tokyu Hands 東急ハンズ シンガポール店, opened it second outlet at Orchard 


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Sushi Lovers: Pacific Bluefin Tuna is at risk of extinction

The Pacific Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus orientalis), クロマグロ, which is often used in sushi and sashimi dishes, is becoming harder to get and more expensive. Due to the increasing demand, the Bluefin Tuna 


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Hokkaido Fair returns at Meidi-Ya

MEIDI-YA Supermarket's Hokkaido Fair returns with a selection of seasonal Hokkaido buys from 21 November to 4 December 2014. Grab the opportunities to enjoy irresistible seafood bento from Hokkaido 


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Sneak Peek: Okinawa Beer Tower (Giveaway)

A sneak peek into the new beer tower of Orion: The National Beer of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. These three litres beer tower will be launching from mid-December 2014 in Singapore together with Hong Kong, Australia 


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New TOYOTA's fuel cell sedan powered by HYDROGEN

Toyoto Motor has recently launched a fuel cell sedan 'Mirai' in Tokyo, a next-generation environment-friendly vehicle powered by HYDROGEN. The fuel cell sedan will go on sale in Japan 


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This camera goes perfectly with your White Christmas

The Sony new white edition α6000 is an addition to its existing selection of black and titanium models, which were launched earlier this year. Featuring the same cutting-edge functions as the original model 


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UNIQLO worldwide giveaway campaign*

UNIQLO will be giving away 200,000 HEATTECH thermal innerwear to selected applicants across 15 countries and regions, twice as many items compared to previous years 


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Captured! Moments in Japan

'Captured ! Moments in Japan' by Gail Pantin is a display of sketches and paintings with all the sketches created using a Japanese brush pen. The exhibition will be held at Japan Creative Centre 


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Desigual Semi-naked Party 2014 東京 Tokyo

Semi-naked parties have been organised by Spanish clothing brand, Desigual, for several years now and since 2005, the parties took place in big cities like Paris, Madrid, Milano and other countries including Japan 


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ASIMO, Honda's Humanoid Robot, Goes on a Tour

Earlier this year, Honda's ASIMO, the world's most advanced humanoid robot, visited New York City to take in some of the iconic sights in the city. The newest version of ASIMO had completed a successful 


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SAIGENJI Singapore Tour 2014

Bon Gout Music (ボングウミュージック) is proud to present SAIGENJI Singapore Tour 2014, a three-day performance from 27 - 29 November 2014. The passionate Japanese performer, SAIGENJI 


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Rakuten Japan Gourmet Festival

Japan's number one online shopping mall, Rakuten, will be hosting Singapore's first Japan Gourmet Festival at WAttention Plaza this November. The popular festival in Japan since 2010 will be featuring top merchants 


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Asanoya Bakery opens today, 2pm to 11pm

Opening to public from 2pm to 11pm today, everyone get to enjoy 20% off all bread and beverages, whilst stock last, at the newly opened Asanoya bakery café at Wilby Central 


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The Original Japan National Stadium

After winning the bid to host 2020 Olympic, Tokyo’s new 80,000 seat stadium, near Yoyogi Park, is set to host the opening and closing ceremonies in addition to football, rugby and other international competitions 


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Enjoy sake with Hinoki Masu

What is the appropriate way to enjoy sake? Most people are familiar with drinking sake in small porcelain cups but few are yet aware that sake may be enjoyed with different kinds of cups such as Masu


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Unforgotten OSHIN

Many may have forgotten Oshin but the hot favourite Japanese Serial TV drama is back and it will be screening from 8 December 2014, Monday to Friday, at 7pm on HELLO! JAPAN 


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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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Money / Flower : An Ant Colony

Japanese conceptual artist Yukinori Yanagi held his first solo exhibition, entitled ‘Money / Flower’ in Singapore and Southeast Asia at Michael Janssen Gallery located at Gillman Barracks 


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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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Famous Japanese Bakery opens in Singapore

Asanoya, a popular Japanese bakery in Japan for over 80 years, will be opening its first outlet outside of Japan in Singapore on 15 November 2014. With 10 bakery stores across Japan, the Singapore bakery cafe 


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Canon PhotoMarathon XII Results

The region’s largest photo competition, Canon PhotoMarathon 2014 (Singapore) took place on 1 November and let's take a look at the winning works 


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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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Canon PhotoMarathon returned on 1 November

The annual Canon PhotoMarathon made a Big Return on 1 November, providing over 2,500 photography enthusiasts an opportunity to showcase their photography prowess and skills in Singapore 


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Artistic Impressions by Shunji Matsuo in pictures

Mr Shunji Matsuo’s expertise and reputation are internationally recognized in the fashion world. Over 40 years working with hair and fashion trends, Mr Matsuo is also a passionate painter 


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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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One Wonderful Day Which Cannot Be Forgotten

Tomio Koyama Gallery Singapore presents an exhibition of new 13 paintings by Japanese Artist Toru Kuwakubo. In his first solo exhibition in Singapore, the sea and its shore are the most depicted motifs 


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UNIQLO launches new collection for Kids

UNIQLO is proud to announce the 14 November launch of a new kids’ line, UU, in collaboration with fashion brand UNDERCOVER. The Japanese casual wear retailer has brought back the ‘UU’ Kids' line 


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Cafe Ma Maison マ・メゾン

Opened at Liang Court since 30 July, Café Ma Maison under the same family of Ma Maison restaurants from Nagoya Prefecture offers a variety of seasonal homemade 


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Yamaha Motor unveils two new YZF-R1 Supersport motorbikes

Yamaha Motor unveiled its new flagship YZF-R1 and high-end YZF-R1M supersport motorbikes at the 03 November press event of the EICMA international motorcycle show 


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The Curious Passenger and more this November!

Rediscover the charms of Japan through the eyes of a foreigner. Follow host Hidetsugu Shibata (柴田英嗣), a member of comedy unit ‘Untouchable’, as he travels around with a foreigner in a mini bus 


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Limited Edition: The finest, ripest, most beautiful ume for CHOYA

The limited edition Choya Ume Wine Nouveau, a sweet fruit wine, is produced only once-a-year in autumn and there is only 54,000 bottles (9,000 cases) worldwide this year 


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Toyota Classics Charity Asian Tour moved audience

Toyota Classics, a regional Corporate Social Responsibly (CSR) program by Toyota, debuted its 25 Anniversary Charity Asian Tour with a successful one-night only concert 


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Niigata Fair weekend in pictures

In conjunction with the Niigata Fair at Isetan Jurong, the traditional Oni-daiko (鬼太鼓) performances from Sado-island in Niigata Prefecture were held last weekend 


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Craving for burgers?

Smokehouse is a retail and self-service Japanese BBQ restaurant for serious meat lovers. To cater for lunch time crowd, the restaurant at Great World City had recently launched 


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20% Bigger and Juicier?

MOS Burger Singapore had recently launched their new Premium Wagyu Demi-Glace Burger and so, what is this new burger about? With improved better quality wagyu patty 


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Hello Kitty 4.2km Run

The world's most famous feline character, HELLO KITTY, celebrated her 40th birthday with an inaugural Hello Kitty Run held at Sentosa yesterday. More than 17,000 participants 


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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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Masumi Dining Experience

Jointly organised with Masumi sake and Liang Court, Hai Japan is proud to present 8 days Masumi Dining Experience from 17 ~ 27 November 2014. Sake lovers get to 


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かんぱいKanpai with Keith Norum

We were pleased to have Miyasaka Brewery’s ambassador, Keith Norum, at Kensai Kitchen last evening to share about the Masumi Sake premium range 


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The first ever niconico KUNIKAIGI outside of Japan

Niconico which means ‘to laugh’ or ‘to smile’ in Japanese is Japan’s largest video-sharing site with approximate 42 million registered members and 2.3 million paid members 


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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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Niigata Fair: 28 Oct – 6 Nov

The Niigata fair will be held at Isetan Jurong East Supermarket, B2, from 28 Oct to 6 Nov featuring food demonstration and sampling from Tomi Sushi, Samurice 


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Japan's biggest sensation (makes a comeback!)

The Japanese shrimp-filled Ebi burger was first introduced to Singapore in November 2013 for a limited period. A year on, McDonalds' Ebi burger is making a comeback and bringing along 


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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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Whisky Live Singapore: Nikka whisky

In the fifth edition of the Whisky Live Singapore, Nikka whisky featured its flagship brand TAKETSURU Pure Malt, award-winning blended malt name in honor of its founder and offered fascinating cocktails 


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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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This Beer Tower could be yours!

Simply like Hai Japan on facebook, from now till 23 November 2014, and you could stand to win this exclusive Beer Tower. One winner only! 


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Tune in Tokyo

Award-winning Sky on 57 restaurant unveils new cocktail menu inspired by fresh Asian ingredients and premium spirits awaits. Designed by Marina Bay Sands’ in-house mixologist Lucas Swallows 


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Anisong-singer World Audition

Anisong-singer World Audition will be held at South East Asia’s largest Japanese popular culture event, Anime Festival Asia 2014 (AFA2014), to discover the next breakout Anisong-singer 


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Henri Charpentier’s dessert performance

At the Dempsey Hill’s 4,400sqf dessert salon (seating capacity of 50 guests indoors and 30 guests at the alfresco area), renowned French-inspired Japanese patisserie, Henri Charpentier 


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SoftMachine: The Trailer Show

As part of da:ns festival 2014, ‘SoftMachine: The Trailer Show’ is an exhibition of contemporary dance documentaries, the research process and interview archives from Singapore, Indonesia, India, Japan 


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What you missed at a-nation last Saturday

a-nation Singapore, the first overseas concert in South-east Asia for Japan’s largest summer festival ‘a-nation’, held a successful showcase for a crowd of 2,000 last Saturday 


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JAL’s Guide to Japan

Since its launch in 2005, ‘Guide to Japan’ has become a popular travel information section on Japan Airlines’ website, JAL.com, across 26 regions 


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Ayumi Hamasaki and m-flo

Performing artistes Ayumi Hamasaki, as well as m-flo, attended the 「a-nation singapore」media conference yesterday afternoon. They will be joining 5 other artistes from Japan 


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Short Tour inside Oishii Japan

In 2013, Oishii Japan attracted close to 6,000 trade and public visitors from 24 countries. This Saturday, 18 October 2014, the ASEAN’s largest dedicated Japanese F&B tradeshow will open to Public 


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Solid Gold features DJ Izoh (威蔵), Japan

Solid Gold features DJ Izoh (威蔵), Japan, with KoFlow on this Saturday, 18 October, at Velvet Underground, Zouk Club. DJ Izoh started DJ from the age of 15 and had claimed DMC World Final champion 


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Oishii Japan 2014

Oishii Japan 2014 opens yesterday with the largest showcase of authentic Japanese food and beverages featuring 266 exhibitors from 32 Prefectures of Japan across 6,000 sqm 


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Contemporary Green Tea Cocktail Creations

Designing your own mixologist cocktails isn't hard. Creating a cocktail using green tea may sound interesting but not simple. At the recent Oishii Japan 2014 press conference 


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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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Sake Festival Singapore

The Sake Festival Singapore 2014, in its second edition, took place last Sunday at Suntec Convention Centre, featuring over 30 booths of sakes


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Zero 零 at this Halloween

The Japanese live-action ‘Fatal Frame’ film, known in Japan as Zero 零 and in Europe as Project Zero, is based on the best-selling horror game of the same name 


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Henri Charpentier at Dempsey Hill

Popular French-inspired Japanese Patisserie, Henri Charpentier, opened its first store in Singapore at Dempsey Hill last week. Since opening its first shop in Japan in 1969


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Artistic Impressions by Shunji Matsuo

The ‘Artistic Impressions by Shunji Matsuo’ exhibition will showcase 40 paintings and over 20 sculptures and headdresses created by Mr Matsuo 


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Mojito or Gin? Try Choya cocktail recipes

Whether you are making a Mojito or Gin cocktail for yourself, there are several options for these concoctions. One of these recipes includes Choya 


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More Than Just A Curve

Sporting a gentle curvature that offers a natural sense of depth and realism and an all-new 4.2 channel Multi-angle Live Speaker system, Sony first curved 4K Ultra HD TV


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Image & Illusion from the Yokohama Museum of Art

For the first time, the Singapore Art Museum concurrently features three exhibitions, in partnership with the Singapore International Photography Festival, Deutsche Bank, and Yokohama Museum of Art 


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Haru's Journey 春との旅

Haru's Journey (春との旅), a Japanese film released in 2010, is about a retired fisherman taking his granddaughter, Haru, on a road trip to visit his various siblings


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URBAN SWEATS by Alexandre Plokhov

UNIQLO partnered with Alexandre Plokhov (designer for Helmut Lang) to launch URBAN SWEATS, a capsule collection of comfortable and affordable sweat wear for Men, Women and Kids


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Let's Get Rich!

LINE mobile platform has recently introduced a new television commercial for its latest game, LINE Let's Get Rich. Since its launch on July 8 2014, LINE Let's Get Rich has been climbing up


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The Greatest Thief of 3 Generations

Currently screening in cinemas, Lupin The Third (Lupin III鲁邦三) is a Japanese action film based on the iconic manga by Monkey Punch, featuring Shun Oguri, Tetsuji Tamayama, Gō Ayano


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Japan’s largest summer festival 'a-nation'

GENERATIONS, a dynamic vocal and performance group from Japan, will be joining a number of Japanese artistes at a-nation singapore, the first overseas concert in South-east Asia


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Where are you Doraemon?

The largest Doraemon exhibition ‘100 Years before the Birth of Doraemon’ was held last summer in Hong Kong. The exhibition featuring 100 cute Doraemon


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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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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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Space Flower by Naoko Tosa

Ikkan Art Gallery presents Space Flower, an exhibition of new works by internationally renowned Japanese media artist, Naoko Tosa. Tosa’s new series of works pays homage to Rimpa


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Japan, Mixed Culture & High Fashion

Japan Creative Centre (JCC) is proud to present the ‘4th Sustainable Fashion Design Contest Exhibition’. The objective of the competition was to create an opportunity


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Car-L meets the lions

Recognised industry leader in travel and wildlife photography, Nikon New Zealand Ambassador’s Chris McLennan, will be in town at the Nikon’s 'I AM FULL FREEDOM'


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Choya Umeshu - The Eatable Liqueur

While many might find it hard to relate an alcoholic liqueur to that of desserts, the Choya desserts are quite a favourite among many. Choya can be used as the flavouring agent


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Buy direct from Japan!

Buyee is a new Japanese buying and bidding service that allows you to bid on Yahoo! Japan Auctions or to make purchase on Yahoo! Japan Shopping from overseas


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The latest Slim & Stylish digital voice recorder

The latest ICD-TX650 digital voice recorder from Sony is only as wide as your thumb yet packed with new features that ensure audio recordings are crystal clear


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Flash Mob Marriage Proposal (Viral Video)

This amazing YouTube video shows how a man stunned his girlfriend by proposing to her in public, with his hired flash mob choir at Osaka Station City


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WEAVER (Japan) to perform at Skechers Sundown Festival

Catch WEAVER, a sensational Japanese piano rock band, in Singapore at the Skechers Sundown Festival on 22 November. WEAVER was originally a four member band formed


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Special Preview and a Legendary Marathon

A story is only as good as its ending. In this spirit, Golden Village is giving Rurouni Kenshin fans the opportunity not only to be one of the firsts to watch RUROUNI KENSHIN:THE LEGEND ENDS


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Watch The Easygoing Police, Global Messenger and more

Watch The Easygoing Police! drama marathon on this Hari Raya Haji, 4 October,  from 8am to 6pm. Based on the book ‘The Easygoing Police’, written by Kei Nitadori


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SPANK! Official Launch with Dj Shigeki

Dj Shigeki’s signatory night, SPANK! gets a stamp of approval with it’s Official Launch this Friday at Club Kyo. Shigeki owns the stage on this new Friday nighter


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Thumb Extension Stylus (Designed in Japan)

If your smartphone or tablet is too big for your hand, try this Thumb extension stylus that extends your 'finger' by about 15mm more and help you where you can’t reach at


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2014 SUPER GT (Round 7)

Round 7 of the 2014 AUTOBACS SUPER GT will be held on 4 and 5 October 2014 at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram, approximately 400km north-east of Thailand's capital of Bangkok


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UNIQLO Fall/Winter 2014 Denim Collection

UNIQLO denim is designed for men and women of all ages and this season's new cuts simplify comfort and style for flexible ease - superior looks, durability, and comfort


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Hello Kitty 40th’s Anniversary Celebration

Hello Kitty, the beloved pop icon created to inspire happiness around the world, is kicking off a year of festivities to celebrate her 40th Anniversary. One of the celebrations will be held at


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ALPHA (da:ns festival) with Lighting Designer Takayuki Fujimoto

Another world premiere at this year da:ns festival - ALPHA, a pole dance duet between Daniel Kok and Eisa Jocson, will see them collaborating with Lighting Designer Takayuki Fujimoto


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New Nikon D750 and COOLPIX S6900

Nikon has recently launched the new D750, the smallest and lightest Nikon FX-format camera, and the new 16.0 megapixel COOLPIX S6900 for those looking to capture beautiful


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Intermezzo (World Premiere) at da:ns festival

One highlight of the ninth edition Esplanade’s da:ns festival is the world premiere Intermezzo by Singapore Dance Theatre, featuring a triple bill of contemporary works by choreographers such as Toru Shimazaki, chief professor of dance at Kobe College


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Re-Launch: Olympus’ Flagship OM-D E-M1

Olympus’ Flagship OM-D E-M1 model re-launches with enhanced features for professional photography and a new silver coloured option. Second generation firmware for the E-M1 brings


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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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UNIQLO: Best of +J Collection for Fall/Winter 2014

In response to overwhelming customer demand, UNIQLO will be re-launching its exceptionally popular +J Collection on 3 October 2014. Over five seasons from Fall/Winter 2009, +J collection


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Anime Festival Asia 2014: I Love Anisong Mega Anime Music Festival

Anime Festival Asia, the region’s most established experiential festival for Japanese Popular Culture, will be held from 5 to 7 December 2014 at Suntec! The festival will span over


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Support the Samurai Blue on 14 Oct (Japan V Brazil)

Catch Asian Champions Japan take on five-time World Cup winners Brazil in the International Friendly match at the National Stadium. The event, part of the Gillette Brazil World Tour


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Masumi 真澄 Welcome You

Get invites to attend exclusive Masumi sake event in Singapore? Like us on Facebook and be our fan on  www.facebook.com/likehaijapan as we will be bringing you


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Masumi 真澄 Welcome You

Get invites to attend exclusive Masumi sake event in Singapore? Like us on Facebook and be our fan on  www.facebook.com/likehaijapan as we will be bringing you


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Sentō (銭湯) is getting popular!

In the Ōta city (大田区) of Tokyo Metropolis, public bathhouses (also known as Sentō) are gaining popularity with tourists. With more than 693,717 populations living in 59.46 kilometres square area


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New Ultra-portable Wireless Speakers

Meet the three new Ultra-portable wireless speakers from SONY that allows users to bring their music along wherever they go – indoor or outdoor


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Teppei Kaneuji Endless, Nameless (Constructions)

Award-winning Japanese artist Teppei Kaneuji’s Endless, Nameless (Constructions) Art exhibition will be held at STPI (Singapore Tyler Print Institute)


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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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Suntory Beer Buffet

Benjamin Franklin once said ‘Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy’. Join the two hours Suntory Beer Buffet at SaVanh Bistro + Lounge (by IndoChine group) on 16 September


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A taste of Waku Ghin

Grab your opportunity to meet award-winning Chef Tetsuya Wakuda (Waku Ghin) in person at the Epicurean market held at Sands Expo and Convention Centre


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Spotted: Meiji Milk Cow (Soft toy)!

Do you prefer the milk or the cow (Soft toy)?  We want both! Spotted at Epicurean Market, 2nd annual food & wine fair by Marina Bay sands, CP-Meiji booth is located at Booth M19.


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Spotted: Shiseido Ultimune

If this is a real gigantic Ultimune, we wonder how long will it last... Spotted outside Robinsons The Heeren at Orchard Road. Pop by at Shiseido counter for an ultimate refreshing experience


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Nikon is the official camera of SIPF 2014

Nikon Singapore is proud to be the official camera of the 4th Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) 2014. The photography festival is a biennial event gathering creative minds


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For Old Times’ Saké

Hakushika Junmai Ginjo Sake falls under the authentically traditional range of Hakushika Sakes. It is fermented for a long stretch of time under a cold climate to ensure a flavorful smooth texture


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CoCo ICHIBANYA opens its 4th outlet in Singapore

With nearly 1,300 outlets across the world, CoCo ICHIBANYA, Japan’s most famous curry house, opens its fourth outlet in Singapore at Westgate. Located at level 1, the outlet is the first café-style concept


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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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Pioneer launches CD receivers

A leader in aftermarket car electronics, Pioneer launches two new digital media and nine CD receiver models this September. Pioneer’s new products line-up deliver greater performance


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Toyota Classics Singapore 2014

Toyota Classics returns to Singapore on 30th October to start off its 25th Anniversary Charity Asian Tour featuring world-renowned Covent Garden Soloists Orchestra


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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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What you may have missed at the DJ Night

Held last Saturday at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Marina Bay Sands, STGCC hosted DJ Night featuring 3 top Japanese DJs, Inu, D.watt and sasakure.UK


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Shogi Workshop by Madoka Kitao

The Japan Creative Centre, Embassy of Japan is presenting a Shogi Workshop this summer conducted by Ms Madoka Kitao who is a professional shogi player


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Being Born (Umareru うまれる) documentary film

The screening of the documentary film 'Being Born' (Umareru うまれる) and the lecture 'Children after the Great East Japan Earthquake' by Nanako Oba will be held in Singapore


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Okinawa Lucky Draw

To commemorate direct flights from Singapore to Okinawa, the Okinawa Prefecture Government is giving away air tickets and accommodation to Okinawa


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Cosplayers : Asian Pop Culture Stars

Catch Kakkoi cosplayer Lenneth XVII (above) and Kawaii cosplayer Aliga at STGCC 2014, a two-day event held at Marina Bay sands. Priced at $19 for a one-day pass and $25 for a two-day pass


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A Design Film Festival 2014 Returns

DFFSG2014, Singapore’s premier design film festival, will run from 05 to 14 September, at Shaw Theatres LIDO. Organised by Anonymous, the festival is open to the public


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Japan's Idea Superstore

4 September - Japan creative life store, Tokyu Hands, officially opens today. Shop and be inspired by new and popular Japanese products in their first store in Singapore


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Turn your creativity into dollars with LINE stickers

With more than 490 million users, LINE Creators Market allows individuals and businesses to create and sell original and innovative stickers to all LINE users


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Black version M.Zuiko Digital lens

The Premium range M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f2.0 wide angle lens from Olympus is now available for sale in black as a standard line item


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Fall Winter 2014 with fashion icon Ines de La Fressange

UNIQLO will be launching a second special collaboration with French fashion icon Ines de la Fressange for Fall Winter 2014 (FW14), available from this 5 Sept 2014 at selected stores


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What to expect from Edo Pop exhibition

A visit to STPI was an experience to explore the beauty of ukiyo-e prints from Edo Japan (1615-1868) and ukiyo-e inspired works in today’s globalised world. Ending on 13 Sept


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Autumn Fair 秋のフェア

Supported by HaiJapan and other media partners, the Autumn Fair for Expat will be held at Raffles Town Club on 14 and 15 October 2014. Apart from Japanese sakes and craft beers

 


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Go Japan! Tailored plan for travel to Japan

Exclusively at NATAS Holiday 2014, Tenet Sompo Insurance is offering 45% off TravelJoy Single Trip plan with free limited edition luggage tag


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Japan Theater

Experience the stylized movements and showmanship of Kabuki and the refined drama of Noh on stage together for the first time


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UNIQLO to launch the first SEA E-Commerce

Targeted to launch early September 2014, Singapore will be the first Southeast Asian country to introduce UNIQLO’s E-commerce (desktop) and M-commerce (mobile) platforms


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FUJIFILM X30 Pre-Order

FUJIFILM launched the new FUJIFILM X30 premium compact digital camera at FUJIFILM Studio yesterday. Now in its third generation, the X30


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SAKE Festival Singapore Returns

ORIHARA proudly presents the return of Sake Festival Singapore 2014 at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition centre this October


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Hello Kitty Run Phenomenon - Singapore, Taiwan, Japan

The world’s most famous feline character, Hello Kitty, will celebrate her 40th birthday on 1st November 2014 with an inaugural Hello Kitty Run Singapore


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STPI Open House : Expect Japanese ukiyo-e themed activities

For the first time, STPI Open House will be held over two days due to popular demand. This is a rare chance to make your own art works in STPI’s world-class workshop


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Casio EDIFICE Festival of Speed

Experience the thrill of the racing season, EDIFICE Festival of Speed, at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza this weekend. Participate in the Go-kart race and Racing Stimulators challenge


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A look at the fountain pen collections

The three days ‘Maki-e Art Exhibition’ held at Japan Creative Centre (JCC) ends today. Namiki showcased some of its finest and most exclusive limited edition fountain pen collections


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LINE Launches Official Account for Manchester United

LINE, the world’s leading mobile platform with more than 490 million users, has recently announced the launch of an Official Account for the world famous football club, Manchester United


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Winning look: The Ugly Duckling

The Grand Final of shu uemura brave beauty art make-up competition 2014 was held last Friday, 15 August, at the VivoCity with top 8 finalists competing on stage


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World’s Smallest Interchangeable Lens Camera*

The Sony’s pocket-sized α5100 is the world’s smallest interchangeable-lens digital camera that boasts a big APS-C sensor plus a built-in flash and Wi-Fi


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Interactive projection & dazzling visual showcases

Epson returns to transform the community into instant artists at Aliwal Arts Night Crawl with engaging interactive projection and dazzling visual showcases on Friday, 15 August 2014.


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Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno

Golden Village is inviting fans of anime blockbuster RUROUNI KENSHIN: KYOTO INFERNO to dress up and look their best at a cosplay party. Participants will get to witness Himura Kenshin


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Kushi Dining Bar Refreshes Menu

Kushi Dining Bar, which pioneered the concept of premium Japanese Ala-Carte Buffet in Singapore, has refreshed its buffet menu with a range of returning old favourites and new delights


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The Enchanted World of Hayao Miyazaki

West Winds Presents The Enchanted World of Hayao Miyazaki on 13 September at the Esplanade Concert Hall. Join West Winds as we pay tribute to Hayao Miyazaki


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Detective Conan: Dimensional Sniper

Exclusively showcase at Cathay Cineplexes from 7 August, 'Detective Conan: Dimensional Sniper' is a Japanese anime movie with English and Chinese subtitle.


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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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First-Class seiyuu Tomokazu Sugita

This year STGCC will see the debut appearance of Tomokazu Sugita, a famous seiyuu (voice actor) best known for voicing many memorable roles in various Japanese anime


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Outstanding A4 Departmental Scanner

Epson, a world leader in digital imaging and print solutions, has once again received top honours as it has been awarded Buyers Laboratory’s (BLI) 2014 Summer ‘Pick’ award


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AirAsia is now on LINE!

AirAsia is now on LINE, the world’s leading mobile platform which has over 490 million users in 230 countries. The airline will be sharing news, exciting new promotions and contests


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Niigata food lover!

A Niigata Prefecture Products PR Corner will be setup in Singapore at Tomi Sushi Novena Outlet from 25 August 2014. Niigata is also known as the top rice producing region


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UNIQLO to open four new stores

UNIQLO to open four new stores in Singapore by end of the year, bringing the total to 22 stores. Earlier this year, three new stores were opened


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Line-up of Bags

Enhance your photography experience with Canon’s exclusive line-up of bags. Providing digital SLR and compact camera users with a wider variety of camera accessories


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UNIQLO LifeWear Fall/Winter 2014

UNIQLO LifeWear Fall/Winter was first introduced in 2013 and the LifeWear concept reflects UNIQLO’s aim to offer well-designed, high-quality, and functional apparel


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Newest additions to Canon’s PowerShot line-up

Equipped with ZoomPlus technology, both PowerShot SX520 HS and SX400 IS are capable of extending their zoom range up to 84x and 60x respectively to capture high quality


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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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Red Dot: Best of the Best awards

Sony walked away with 14 awards at the Red Dot Design Awards 2014, where the Xperia Z™ Ultra and Cyber-shot™ DSC-QX10 / DSC-QX100 were recognised with the ‘Red Dot: Best of the Best’ awards


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Signature dishes of issho izakaya

At the 2127 square feet issho izakaya @ Sports Hub, Master Chef Takayuki Fukushima presents an extensive menu of Japanese dishes infused with western inspirations


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Be a shu fanatic

Enjoy a lifetime of rewards and privileges when you join shu uemura membership. By spending S$120 worth of products in a single receipt at any shu uemura counters


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Reds and Whites

Celebrate Singapore's 49th birthday with UNIQLO and express your love for Singapore. Wear it on your sleeves with a selection of latest styles


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Win Sake Set and Exclusive Dining Treat

This August, we are giving away one sake set and an exclusive Dining Treat (for two pax) to one lucky facebook fan. Simply LIKE US on Facebook and nothing else... Winner will be notified via facebook email on 01 Sept 2014.

 


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Oishii Japan returns

Oishii Japan returns for its third edition, bringing you on a journey to discover a variety of quality Japanese ingredients. The ASEAN’s largest dedicated Japanese F&B event


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Sambaso

SIFA 2014 - Sambaso is an ancient divine dance performed by kyogen masters across two generations, Japanese Living National Treasure Mansaku Nomura, and his son Mansai Nomura


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Chabuton’s regular Ramen

Chabuton, with a total 24 Ramen restaurants in Japan, Thailand and Singapore, emphasizes on reasonably priced, authentic and premium Japanese ramen that is superior in taste


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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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Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints

STPI is proud to present 'Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints' which reveals the beauty of ukiyo-e prints from Edo Japan (1615-1868) and ukiyo-e inspired works


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Issho Izakaya: Japanese Drinking & Dining Restaurant

Issho Izakaya, a Japanese drinking and dining restaurant, is now opened Kallang Wave @ Sports Hub. ‘Issho’ means ‘to gather’ and the restaurant offers


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imageCLASS goes SOHO

The latest Canon’s imageCLASS LBP6030w offers wireless capabilities to make mobile printing a breeze. Launched on 21 July, the compact A4 monochrome 


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Yukata Workshop

The Japan Creative Centre, Embassy of Japan and JETAA (Japan Exchange and Teaching programme Alumni Association) Singapore are delighted to present a Yukata workshop


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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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Dream Park: A Nikon D810 Film

The new 36.3-megapixel Nikon D810 boasts the versatility and performance for stunning shots also has the ability to record Full HD video. Nikon D810 is now available


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Chado: The Art of Japanese Tea ceremony

Chado, the Way of Tea, is often regards to the way of boiling water, making tea and offering it to others while serving with a respectful gratitude. The traditional tea ceremony


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Enjoy Asahi (Super Dry) Draught at Canvas

Asahi Super Dry is on tap at the new and upcoming lifestyle and entertainment venue: Canvas Singapore. Set to open officially on 30 July, CANVAS Singapore is a lifestyle


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Always: Sunset on Third Street - 3

For the 27th session, Japan Creative Centre will be screening 'ALWAYS: Sunset on Third Street - 3' on Saturday, 26 July 2014. Directed by Takashi Yamazaki, the movie set in 1964


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Savour! Signature Food Trail

At Savour! signature food trail by Liang Court, you can enjoy 3 set-meals + 1 quick bite + either 1 beer or drink at only S$40 from any 5 out of 25 F&B outlets


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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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Chabuton, a Prestigious Ramen Chain from Japan

3 July - Chabuton opened its first outlet in Singapore at Somerset 313. Featuring recipes by the first ramen chef who achieved a Michelin star, authentic Japanese ramen


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Re-enter Japan’s low cost carrier market

1 July - AirAsia entered a deal with Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, Octave Japan, Noevir Holdings and Alpen to establish AirAsia Japan. Led by Odagiri Yoshinori, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia Japan


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Stand a chance to win tickets

10 July - Nikon is the official camera sponsor for the upcoming friendly match between Italian Serie A champions, Juventus Football Club and Singapore Selection


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A hip new shopping zone

Look out for J.Avenue - A hip new shopping zone at Cube with stylish and pocket-friendly buys. Located at Level 2, the new zone will feature around


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Singapore-Bangkok-Fukuoka route takes off

26 June - Jetstar Asia becomes the first low fares carrier to operate flights between Singapore, Fukuoka via Bangkok and the new daily flight service


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Drum Tao is back!

Drum Tao is back this September at Marina Bay Sands, MasterCard Theatre with their brand new production - SEVENTEEN SAMURAI. Compared to any other show, TAO: SEVENTEEN SAMURAI has


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Tai Parfait fusion dessert

29 June – Japanese Taiyaki sweet store, Tai Parfait, is now opened in Singapore at Bugis Junction. The Singapore outlet is their first overseas flagship store and


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Machicon 街コン Returns

For the third time in South East Asia, Machicon Singapore hosted over hundred male and female participants at 12 participating restaurants in Liang Court on Monday evening. The third edition was held exclusively


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Yayoiken opens fifth outlet

Following its four successful restaurants in Singapore, Yayoiken opens fifth outlet at The Star Vista last Friday. Located at #02-01/02, the Japanese restaurant continues


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Japanese automobile at The Cars@Expo

6 July - The Cars@Expo, the biggest one-stop car-mart event in Singapore, was held at Singapore Expo Hall 5. It featured new and pre-owned vehicles


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The World’s Slimmest 1TB HDD*

The world’s slimmest 1TB Portable HDD* is currently available in Singapore. With its premium, high quality and durable design, the sleek and elegant HD-S1A is the perfect companion


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UT Grand Prix 2015 T-shirt Design Contest

UT Grand Prix 2015 T-shirt design contest kicks off 14 July with Star Wars as the theme. UNIQLO has selected Star Wars as the 2015 theme for its annual UNIQLO T-shirt (UT)


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Toast to Summer at Nadaman

Known for its relaxing effect and tangy sweetness, Umeshu is a refreshing Japanese liqueur made from steeping green plums in sugar. With its light alcohol content


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MUJI to GO

Launched officially on 3 July, MUJI to GO is an exclusive travel store only found in Airports around the world that focus on the basics essentials needs for mobility and comfort


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New Nikon D810, a full-frame digital SLR camera

The new Nikon D810, a full-frame digital SLR camera, is designed to enable photographers the opportunity to unleash their potential and produce extremely high-definition


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Celebrate HaiJapan one month launch

To celebrate HaiJapan's one month launch, one lucky facebook fan will be picked and win Shu Uemura cosmetic hamper worth S$135. The giveaway hamper comprises of


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EOY Cosplay Festival 2014

Catch popular anime characters and comic superheroes come to life at the Marina Barrage on 2 & 3 August! EOY Cosplay Festival is one of the largest annual Cosplay


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Show your support for Albirex Niigata FC Singapore

Despite the 3-4 defeat at home ground last night in the RHB Singapore Cup Quarter Final 1st leg against Brunei DPMM FC, let continue to cheer for the White Swan


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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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Summer Hokkaido Fair 2014

The 9th edition Summer Hokkaido Fair is held at Tampines Mall from 27 Jun to 6 Jul 2014. Sample a variety of gourmet specialties from Hokkaido confectioneries, Assorted Fresh Chinmi, Seasoned Salmon & Roe


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FUJIFILM launches high magnification zoom lens

16 June - FUJIFILM XF18-135mm Lens will be available from July 2014 in Singapore at a suggested retail price of S$1399.00.


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Japanese Kit Kat Matcha hits neighbourhoods

[Hai Discover] - Not many people are aware that Japanese Kit Kat Matcha (Green Tea Flavor) from Japan has hit our shores, mainly in the neighbourhoods. The green tea flavored Kit Kat comprises


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Uniqlo New Store at Kallang Wave

27 June – UNIQLO opens its 18th store at Kallang Wave, the new retail mall in the Singapore Sports Hub. Located at #01-69 to 72, the new opening store launches exclusive offers


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Making new Japanese friends in Singapore

Making new Japanese friends in Singapore will be much easier after you have watched this video produced by the Ninja Girls. The group comprises of 3 Japanese ladies


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Ultra compact 35mm full- frame interchangeable-lens camera

Sony’s new α7S model puts extraordinary sensitivity, low noise and spectacular 4K video quality into the hands of professional photographers and videographers


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Japanese Film Festival 2014

Japanese Film Festival 2014 presents 24 films from 26 June to 12 July 2014 at the National Museum of Singapore. Organised by The Japan Foundation, Japan Creative Centre


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Limited Edition OLYMPUS OM-D E-M10 camera kit

The OM-D E-M10 Limited Edition Kit contains the world's slimmest* standard zoom lens, M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ, on a body that uses synthetic leather materials on the grip


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Hello! Japan July Highlights

Watch ‘Big Fish! Kanto Off - Shore Fishing Club’, ‘Maple Story’ and ‘My Little Nightmare’ (Drama Marathon) exclusively on Hello! Japan in July; and also introducing four new series


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Shirokiya opens at CHIJMES

12 June - Shirokiya opens second outlet at CHIJMES following its first successful flagship restaurant at Cuppage Terrace. Shirokiya, which specialises in serving exquisitely prepared Izakaya-style of food


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International Cosplay Day Singapore 2014

International Cosplay Day Singapore 2014 celebrates ‘Heroes & Villains’ in anime, comic books, manga and video games, and takes place on 24th August


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ANFCS moves up to second place in the table

22 June – Albirex Niigata FC (Singapore) won three consecutive games for the first time in this S-League season by beating Courts Young Lions 4:2


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Beauty of KŌGEI: Art Crafts in Japan

21 June – Yesterday marked the last day of 3 week exhibition ‘Beauty of KŌGEI: Art Crafts in Japan’ at the Japan Creative Centre (JCC). The craft exhibition was organized by


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Telephoto zoom lens to empower EOS M users

17 June - Canon, a world leader in digital imaging, is proud to introduce the EF-M55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM; the long-awaited telephoto zoom lens for its EOS M series of cameras.


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The New Model T

2014 - UNIQLO has appointed NIGO, a Japanese innovator in street fashion and founder of brand A BATHING APE® as its first Creative Director for UT brand


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Books Paradiso for Kinokuniya Privilege card members

From today till 30 June 2014, Kinokuniya privilege card members enjoy 20% off* storewide and valid at all Kinokuniya Singapore stores. Members can also enjoy


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Nihonshu: The art of sake making and tasting

16 June - Nine sake masters from Japan gathered and revealed their age-old traditions in sake making at Marina Bay Sands. More than 30 Japanese sake from breweries with a collective experience of 1673 years


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Michelin-star Chef Yuichi Kamimura

Setting the bar high from 1 to 5 July, Michelin-star Chef Yuichi Kamimura will showcase his culinary talent at Xperience, the signature restaurant and bar from Sofitel So Singapore


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Look out for Limited Edition Waterproof Walkman®

Get ready to look stylish with the Sony limited edition waterproof Walkman® NWZ-W273S which comes in two luxurious colours - Premium Black and Premium Red.


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Nikon 1 J4 cameras are now available for sales

16 June - The Nikon 1 J4 cameras are now available for sale at all authorized Nikon Dealers island wide. The new Nikon 1 J4 is a lightweight and stylish member of the Nikon 1 family


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F.A.M Cosplay singles competition

15 June – One highlight of this year Funan Anime Matsuri is the Cosplay singles competition where cosplayers stand to win up to $350 worth of CapitaVouchers. Yesterday was the last day


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Football Fever Giveaway: Samurai Blue’s Mascots

Japan is bringing Pikachu and his pals to Brazil. Pikachu, along with 10 other Pokémon were selected as the official mascots of Japan National Football Team for the 2014 World Cup.


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Nikon Photo Contest Returns

The Nikon Photo Contest has been held since 1969 to provide an opportunity for photographers around the world to communicate and to enrich the photographic culture for professionals and amateurs alike.


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Kampai! Enjoy Japanese Beer at Beerfest Asia

Beerfest Asia 2014 - Japanese beer enthusiasts can look forward to visit six participating exhibitors that sell Japanese beer like Asahi, Coedo, Hitachino Nest, Kirin


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STGCC : First line-up of pop culture personalities

STGCC stands for Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention, is back for its 7th year and recently announced their first line-up of six top-notch pop culture personalities.


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Albirex Niigata (S) thrashed opponent 7:1 at home ground

11 June - Albirex Niigata Singapore FC moved up to fifth place of S.League table after beating Woodland Wellington FC by 7:1 at Jurong East stadium.


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Canon commemorates 25 years since launch of EOS-1 series SLR cameras

10 June – Yesterday, Canon commemorated the 25th anniversary of the EOS-1 series, the flagship-model EOS series of interchangeable-lens cameras


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Enjoy double rebates this Great Singapore Sale 2014

Enjoy double rebates this GSS (Great Singapore Sales 2014) with your UOB JCB Platinum card with no minimum spend required. From now till 31 august


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Albirex Niigata FC Singapore held to 1-1 draw

8 June - On Sunday, Albirex Niigata FC Singapore was held to a 1-1 draw by Balestier Khalsa FC in the S.League; with Soichiro's first goal of the season


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Like Hai Japan on facebook to win one pair 5D4N trip to Tokyo

To celebrate the launch of HaiJapan.com, we are giving away one pair of all-paid expenses trip 5D4N to Tokyo. Simply LIKE Hai Japan on facebook


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Hair Jam, Not Hair Jam

Enjoy fuss-free styling with a new, lightweight and non-sticky texture! Gatsby launches Hair Jam in three different styles


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2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, organised by the World Photography Organisation, is now open for entries. 


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Kagoshima Wagyu Beef Steak Set (Grade A4 quality)

Introducing Sumiya JUNE super value lunch treat, including two menu sets that come with limited number of serving daily and three new set menu. Premium Kagoshima wagyu beef steak served


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Funan Anime Matsuri 2014

The cosplay event is back for the second year at Funan DigitaLife Mall from 9 – 15 June 2014. Experience a week of Japanese pop culture


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Official launch of Cocktail Night by Choya

The official launch of Cocktail Night by Choya took place last Friday, 30 May, at Bar Cannary by the pool, located at Level 4 Grand Park Orchard. The by-invitation-only event was organised


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Chochin Design: Art of Japanese Paper Lantern

Lit of Chochin, Japanese paper lanterns, along outdoor of Tomo Izakaya @ Clarke Quay. These traditional lanterns are usually hung outside of Japanese restaurants


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FIV五 - We are turning 4!

FIVE Izakaya Bar @ 16 Collyer Quay turned 4 years old on 20 May. Hundreds of guests were invited to attend the birthday celebration


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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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Voice Mechanics by Maywa Denki (Japan)

Calling themselves a company instead of an art group, Maywa Denki’s live performances are designed for you to experience the sounds of their ingenious musical instruments in all their glory...


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Have you try Okinawa Beer?

Have you try Okinawa Beer? Try Orion Beer distributed by Whistler Wine & Spirits Pte Ltd. Orion draught beer is currently sold at Club A, Club B.


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tricot Asia Tour 2014 Live In Singapore

Tricot is a Japanese alternative rock band formed in Kyoto in Sep 1, 2010. The band consists of 3 female founding members, Ikkyu Nakajima, Motoko “Motifour” Kida, and Hiromi “hirohiro” Sagane.


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FANCL Stores Closure in Singapore

FANCL Asia (Pte) Ltd had recently announced the closure of its stores in Singapore due to the company restructuring plan. All FANCL stores will cease operation by end...


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Hinamatsuri, Japanese Dolls Festival, at Liang Court

Returning for the second consecutive year, Liang Court celebrates the tradition of Hinamatsuri, Japanese Dolls Festival, from 14 Feb to 3 March...Returning for the second consecutive year, Liang Court celebrates the tradition of Hinamatsuri, Japanese Dolls Festival, from 14 Feb to 3 March...


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