Japan has just won the World Cup-of robot soccer

The Japanese are now soccer world champions. Robot soccer champions, at least. Some of the most advanced soccer players in the world convened in central China to compete in a grueling competition, ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 9 months ago | 1 comment

Makoto Asano Carves Smiley Faces Into Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Cups
a bearded smiley face carved from Haagen Dazs’ kinako kuromitsu flavor

Some artists create on canvases. Others use wood. But if the medium presents itself to the artist, it can really be anythi...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 9 months ago | 0 comments

Japan's Monomy wants you to design fashion accessories via smartphone

Monomy is an iOS app that offers an online marketplace for creatives, allowing people to make accessories they like with ease using smartphones. The platform was recently launched by Fun Up, the To...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 9 months ago | 0 comments

Questioning Japanese Creativity: Is Japan Really Creative?

Ukiyo-e. Kabuki. The Shinkansen. Akira Kurosawa. Haruki Murakami. Hello Kitty. Attack on Titan.

So, is Japan really creative? It seems like such a silly question. Why even bother to ask it?

I ima...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 9 months ago | 1 comment

Amusement Parks | The Expat's Guide to Japan

Tokyo and its surroundings are home to more theme and amusement parks than one could ever, as a foreign visitor, imagine. Already the is divided into Tokyo Disney Land and Tokyo Disney Sea, making ...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 9 months ago | 0 comments

Japan's Rakuten Inc launches cheap smartphone service

TOKYO Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten Inc said it will offer a cut-rate smartphone service for about a third of the monthly fees charged by the country's three dominant operators, adding to incre...

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Police to restrict pedestrian access to Shibuya crossing on New Year's Eve

TOKYO - The Tokyo Metropolitan Police plan to limit pedestrian access to Shibuya's famous scramble crossing to avoid potential trouble from rowdy revelers on New Year's Eve. Every year, thousands o...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 9 months ago | 1 comment

Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto Elevates Balloon Art to New Heights
a sea horse (left) and mandrill (right) created from balloons

We want Masayoshi Matsumoto at our next birthday party! Although, admittedly, it may be difficult to get the kids to request things...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 9 months ago | 2 comments

Guide to Japanese Teas

Green tea is the main type of tea that is produced and consumed in Japan. There are many kinds of green tea produced in Japan. Japanese teas are generally classified according to their type of cult...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 9 months ago | 0 comments

Anime Art Schools in Japan

I made the experience, that young foreigners coming to Japan have a high interest in Manga (comic book art) and Anime (animated cartoons). Usually this is the first step into Japanese pop-culture a...

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