Your perfect Japanese holiday – Nakajima Tatemono in Tokyo

Foreigners coming to Japan think they can only find Japanese style rooms with Onsen and local, delicious Sushi shops at “really traditional places” like Kyoto. Tokyo, with it’s flashy lights and no...

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Harajuku Guide

Takeshita-dori Street, Harajuku, Tokyo Green and pleasant Harajuku is Tokyo's most established center of street fashion. While other areas rival it in terms of hip, Harajuku still reigns when it co...

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Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes: Japanese Anatomy Vocabulary 101

You know what’s more embarrassing than falling on your butt in front of everyone in Japan? Not knowing how to say butt in the first place.

You know what’s more anxiety-inducing than giving a speec...

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Granbell: A New Design Hotel Opens In Shibuya
the main lobby of the newly renovated Grandbell Hotel Shibuya | all photos by Nacasa & Partners

Want to stay in room that only comes to life when the lights are turned down? What about a ro...

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Japanese robot vacuum cleaner that chats to you as it cleans the carpet - and even texts you pictures of your home

These small cleaning robots are getting more and more popular, especially among girls and women who stay alone.

You can even control Cocorobo from your iPhone and ask it questions A new Japanese r...

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Retro gaming on Akihabara Electric Town tour dangerousprototypes.com

If you are a fan of retro games (console/famikon/PC), Super Potato is the place to go.

In an ode to Sjaak's experience hacking retro games, Tayken took us on a wild tour of Super Potato. This stor...

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So long, and thanks for all the fish dangerousprototypes.com

ON JANUARY 5th, in a pre-dawn ritual going back decades, a handbell rang to mark the year's first auction at Tsukiji, Tokyo's sprawling fish market. The star attraction was a glistening 200kg tuna,...

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Tsukiji: The world's largest, busiest fish market content.time.com

The world's largest, busiest fish market has long been a favorite destination for jet-lagged tourists with predawn hours to fill. But the main reason for going at 5 a.m. is to catch the live tuna a...

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Henn-na Hotel: World’s First Fully Robot-Staffed Hotel Opens in Japan www.spoon-tamago.com

In Japan there’s now a hotel you can stay in without ever having to deal with another human being. Instead, robot attendants – a miniature, a humanoid and a dinosaur – will greet you and check you ...

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Tokyo bans drones in public parks weeks after radioactive quadcopter lands on prime minister's roof www.techinasia.com

Yes, you read that correctly. In a classic case of one idiot ruining the fun for everyone else, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government today banned the use of radio-controlled helicopters and drones in ...

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