The best watch for travel! Japanese watchmaking

The wristwatch is an indispensable part of your trip, as it lets you check flight and train departure times as well as the estimated time of arrival for your next sightseeing destination. There are...

posted by  Yubi | 2 years, 4 months ago | 0 comments

Neko Atsume - weirdly popular game -?????-

This game is a strange phenomenon - it is only available in Japanese (at least for now) but it is hugely popular in the West. The gameplay is also quite strange - you place food and toys for cats t...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 years, 4 months ago | 2 comments

Exotic Plants From Around the World, On Display In Tokyo
all photos by Naohiro Tsukada

Seijyun Nishihata is a plant hunter. He travels around Japan and the world collecting exotic, magical plants. That doesn’t sound like a real job but actually it ve...

posted by  RamenRyan | 2 years, 4 months ago | 0 comments

Ping Cars Vol.13: Retro Moto showcases Tokyo’s custom motorbikes

In the late 1990?s Japan experienced a craze for custom bikes called “street trackers”. Bikers would customize their rides to make them minimal but speedy like dirt biker racers. This was quite dis...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 years, 4 months ago | 0 comments

The Japanese Workers Who Live in Internet Cafes

For 10 months, Fumiya, a 26-year-old Japanese security guard, has been living in a 24-hour internet cafe. In a tiny cubicle where he can barely stand, he sits hunched over a glowing screen, chain s...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 years, 4 months ago | 6 comments

Judging a (Manga) Book by its Cover: Japanese Manga Book Design

This month Manga Night has chosen five manga that showcase great comic book design.

They say you should never judge a book by its cover and yet we are all guilty of doing this. There is even a wor...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 years, 4 months ago | 0 comments

Yokokuhan: a short film shot in the backstreets of Tokyo using YouTube’s new 360-degree perspective

Ever wanted to experience the perspective of a race car driver? Or the detective in a murder mystery? Well YouTube is making it possible. It was just 3 months ago when the video streaming service a...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 years, 4 months ago | 0 comments

Economical Tickets / Official Tokyo Travel Guide GO TOKYO

These IC transport cards, which are interchangeable all across the country, can be used for traveling on major railways and busses in the metropolitan area. If you buy a new card with an advanced p...

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Samurai Nicknames, Monikers, Aliases, and Pseudonyms

When I studied abroad in Japan I was not the only Adam in my program, so in an effort to differentiate my friends dubbed me “Megane,” due to my spectacular specs. Nicknames are quite common in Eng...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 years, 4 months ago | 0 comments

Hafu | the mixed-race experience in Japan

With an ever increasing movement of people between places in this transnational age, there is a mounting number of mixed-race people in Japan, some visible others not. "Hafu" is the unfol...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 years, 4 months ago | 6 comments


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