The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Logo Has Been Withdrawn After Plagiarism Accusations

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic logo was meant to represent unity. Instead, it was officially withdrawn on Tuesday after allegations of plagiarism against the designer, Kenjiro Sano. Sano maintains his desi...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 8 months ago | 4 comments

An Illustrated Poster of the 25 Most Popular Types of Ramen in Japan

The number of ramen shops in Japan are at a historic high with about 35,000 shops throughout the country serving up the beloved salty soup and noodles. But given its vast proliferation, both with...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 8 months ago | 0 comments

The death and digital resurrection of Japan's used panty vending machine

This post is a fairly comprehensive answer to one of the "burning" questions from young male foreigners :-p

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posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 8 months ago | 1 comment

Learn 50 Japanese Words in One Day to Use at Tokyo Disneyland

While visiting any foreign country it's always a great idea to learn a few words to use during your visit. Locals appreciate the effort when hearing someone attempting to speak their native languag...

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Papa’s Maze 1 & 2 (Limited Time Set)

It’s been exactly 1 year since we released Papa’s Maze 2.0. To commemorate, we’re offering both the original (1.0) and the newer version (2.0) for a special price this week only!

In 1983 Mr. Nom...

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Three dead, more than 800 taken to hospital amid heat wave | The Japan Times

At least three elderly people died and more than 800 people, including four schoolchildren, were taken to the hospital Tuesday, apparently suffering from heat stroke or heat exhaustion, as the Japa...

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Chappie: the human shaped graphic design system is now an app
the chappie app allows you to configure your chappie avatar

What is graphic design? We often think of it in the form of advertisements, books or magazines. But AIGA (American Institute of Graph...

posted by  RamenRyan | 1 year, 8 months ago | 0 comments

la kagu: an Old Book Warehouse in Tokyo Renovated Into a Multipurpose Space
photos by Keishin Horikoshi / SS Tokyo courtesy kkaa | click to enlarge
the old book warehouse

The Shinchosha publishing company has maintained a warehouse in the Kagurazaka neighborhood of...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 8 months ago | 0 comments

Sculptures of Kids Made From Books to Bring Librarians Back Into Libraries
all photos courtesy Miharu Matsunaga | click to enlarge

We carry our childhood books with us to adulthood: the morals, the lessons, the values. In fact, “books shape who we are” has become a co...

posted by  RamenRyan | 1 year, 8 months ago | 2 comments

Be dazzled by Tokyo's illumination displays

Dazzling illuminations are a signature winter sight in Tokyo / Illuminations in the clear winter air of Tokyo are majestic and romantic. Walking along an avenue lined with brightly decorated trees ...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 8 months ago | 2 comments


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