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Bringing the Mammoth Back to Life : How Japan is Making De-Extinction Cool for Kids

Currently showcasing at the Miraikan, Japan’s premiere space for cutting-edge technology, is “The Mammoth.” This special exhibition is bringing never-before-seen remains of mammoths and other extinct animals to the public eye. Previously buried underneath the frozen wastelands of Siberia, paleontologists worldwide are rushing to the region to save these perfectly preserved specimens. With the advancement…

Japan’s Mission To Revive the Woolly Mammoth

While Japan is typically seen as a temperate island country known for sweaty summers and chill winters, its large geographical range belies this stereotype. As you travel up north along the island of Hokkaido and surrounding territories, you’ll see how cold Japan can become in places. There are even a few places where permafrost develops,…

Japan Media Arts Festival Showcases a Variety of Unique Artworks

Over the month of June 2019, the 22nd Japan Media Arts Festival was held across various venues on Odaiba Island in Tokyo. The main venue for the show was at the Miraikan, a museum that hosts exhibits dealing with many aspects of natural history such as the past and humanity’s impact on the earth. From…

Into All Kinds of Toys? The International Tokyo Toy Show Is Perfect for You!

Just like any other country, Japan started with traditional toys. These are folk toys reflecting each region’s custom, history, and legend. Later on, modern toys emerged. The toy industry grew rapidly due to the country’s strict quality verification system. Although the number of children in Japan is rapidly decreasing, Japanese toys continue to maintain a…

Enjoy a Hot Spring Bath While Cherry Blossom Viewing at This Event in Odaiba!

If hanami (花見) or cherry blossom viewing seems like the perfect setup for your ideal romantic escapade, think of how much more romantic it would be if you spend it while bathing in a hot spring. Yes, you read that right. Tokyo’s (東京) popular hot spring spot in Odaiba (お台場), Ooedo-Onsen Monogatari (大江戸温泉物語), recently launched…

The Ultimate Survival Guide For This August’s Comiket 90 In Tokyo!

First things first, Comiket is for anime, manga, and gaming fans. But this doesn’t mean that those curious minds who merely want to check out the hype of Japan’s pop culture are not allowed to come close. NatsuComi (Summer Comiket) is an open Doujin Sale event that features original, fan-made manga available for purchase. So…

Must-Visit Interactive Digital Art Installation in Tokyo This Summer!

If you are visiting Japan during the summer, be sure to check out this really cool art installation which will be a major attraction at Tokyo Bay. DMM.PLANETS Art by teamLab is the result of the collaboration between Fuji TV and DMM which is an online retailer. View this post on Instagram When you catch…

Calling All Meat Lovers: Get Ready for a Succulent Meat Fest at Niku Fes 2016!

All around the world, many people appreciate a well-balanced meal because it contributes to living a healthy lifestyle. However, there are times when a particular dish is so delicious that there is a tendency to go overboard and overeat. This may not be an excuse use by everyone, but a lot of the time dishes…

Experience Virtual Reality Games With Bandai Namco’s Virtual Reality Zone!

With all the advancement and crazes happening involving technology, surely no one wants to get left behind. Gamers, in particular, also want to experience the latest in gaming which is Virtual Reality (VR). But one thing that may hold us back from getting this tech in our homes might be the price. Luckily for those…