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Shop Kawaii! Get That Japanese Style in Harajuku

If you’re in Tokyo and you are looking for splashes of color, hop on a train and make your way to Takeshita-dori in Harajuku – where you’ll see the most colourful people and their equally captivating style. Aside from crepes, Harajuku is a proud melting pot of style. Japan street style is often described with…

Omotesando The Japanese Champs-Élysées

The city of Tokyo has many different attractions, it can go from the modern hyper-developed styles to the unique and traditional one. And Tokyo has different attractive atmosphere by each area. If you want to go to meido cafe, you would go to “Akihabara” But, if you want shopping or looking for fashionable places, I…

Warm Biz −the Winter version of Cool Biz

In an attempt to reduce electricity consumption, the Japanese Ministry of Environment launched in 2005 the Cool biz campaign. Being very efficient and also quite popular, the winter equivalent was considered to be launched too: Warm Biz. Rules The idea is to save electricity by not having to use so much the heating function of…

Checklist: 6 Essential Things to Consider in Packing for Japan Travel

Have you ever asked yourself what should be in your luggage when you travel to Japan? Aside from your beauty regimen, toothbrush, handy dictionary/translator, passport, and money. Well, below is a checklist for what to bring when going to Japan. 1. Address jp.fotolia.com/ Always bring with you the full address of the hotel or place…

4 Basic Items for Men’s Summer Fashion in Japan

Unlike the girls, boys normally are simpler in their style. Therefore, their fashion mostly is based on the color or the model of their shirts or pants. However, Japanese boys have different taste in the accessories they choose like the shoes or bag. So what actually their styles look like? Soft Color T-shirt Almost all…

Why Wear a Mask in Japan?

When I first came to Japan as a visiting relative, I was surprised to see so many people wearing masks. “What’s going on? Is there an epidemic?”, I curiously asked my sister who is married to a Japanese and has been living in Japan for many years. And she explained that in Japan, it is…

Colorful Japanese Vehicles That Will Make Your Car Look Like a Rusty Can

Itasha Trend Have you had a chance to see colourful Japanese cars covered in characters? Well, that is what they call “Itasha” (痛車). These cars can easily be found in big city centres, mostly in otaku’s main areas such as Akihabara (Tokyo), Nippponbashi (Osaka), and Osu (Nagoya). Word “Itasha” comes from Japanese for “Italian car”…