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Tokyo 2020 Olympics Preparation: Revamping of the JR Harajuku Station

The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics is a largely anticipated event that will take place in a couple more years. In preparation for this grand event that will be watched worldwide, it had been announced on the 8th of June, 2016, that the JR Harajuku Station will be undergoing renovation. View this post on Instagram Harujuku…

The Pokémon General Election Results are here and Pikachu isn’t the Champion!

The results for the Pokémon General Election are out! The Pokémon General Election is the first of its kind and it is pretty much like a popularity poll. Although Pokémon popularity polls had been held before, it had not been done on such a grand scale before. This round, the popularity poll included all the…

Japanese Real Estate Company Makes New Homes for Hermit Crabs

Japan is no stranger to creativity, and a Japanese company called Suumo has deployed a form of creative advertising which also helps nature. Suumo is a real estate agent which provides information to people who are looking to buy or rent homes in Japan. With the help of professor Katsuyuki Hamasaki and some students from…

Celebrate Studio Ghibli’s 30th Anniversary at This Exhibition in Roppongi Hills!

Studio Ghibli needs no introduction as it is famous worldwide for churning out many hit anime films such as Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Grave of the Fireflies, Princess Mononoke, and Howl’s Moving Castle. To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the founding of Studio Ghibli, there will be a large-scale retrospective exhibition opening in Roppongi…

Calling All Fans of Mamoru Hosoda’s Work! Visit the Tokikake Cafe This Summer!

Mamoru Hosoda is an anime director who is known for his works like The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children and The Boy and the Beast. To celebrate the 10th year anniversary of his award-winning anime film entitled The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, there will be a café called Tokikake Café…

Check Out these Tasty-Looking Masterpieces by Japanese Lego Master Tary Nobu!

Lego has made its place into the hearts of many as a common childhood (and sometimes adulthood) toy. Although, many may even recall painful memories of accidentally stepping on to lego pieces that have been left lying around on the living room floor. However, Lego has always been a basic platform for the creative imagination!…

Are Bright Futures Ahead For Same-Sex Couples in Japan?

In this new era, there is a growing amount of acceptance and understanding towards same-sex relationships. Western countries, while still facing opposition from some, are generally more open-minded in this matter. In June 2015, same-sex marriage was legalized in all the 50 states of America. Japan is a pretty open-minded country in regards to certain…

Check Out Japan’s 54-Year-Old Eternal Idol Seiko Matsuda Modeling Triumph’s Latest Lingerie!

In a global society where we generally only see young attractive models plastered all over billboards, magazines, TV, and so on, it’s nice to see an exception to this in Japan with the latest Triumph International lingerie commercial featuring the beautiful 54-year-old ‘Eternal idol’, Seiko Matsuda (松田聖子). Brief background on Seiko Matsuda Seiko Matsuda has…

Check Out the Creative Traditional Japanese Portrayal of Captain America and Iron Man!

With the recent hype around the Hollywood movie, Captain America: Civil War, a Japanese Twitter user, @takumitoxin, recently created a beautiful illustration creatively capturing the fight between Captain America and Iron Man. What stood out especially is that the illustration was created in a way that resembles the traditional Japanese art style, ukiyo-e! Captain America…