82-year-old DJ thrills crowds on Tokyo's club scene www.thestar.com.my

By day, Sumiko Iwamuro (pic) runs a Chinese restaurant, where she has worked for six decades making "gyoza" dumplings, while by night, she spins records at Tokyo clubs under the moniker DJ Sumirock.

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Naha firm to open miniature model theme park in Okinawa www.japantimes.co.jp

A company based in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, is aiming to open a theme park in the prefecture around 2022 featuring exhibitions of famous cities around the world using miniature models.

The attract...

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Samurai parade held in Kofu www3.nhk.or.jp

About 1,300 people dressed as samurai warriors have paraded in a city in central Japan to celebrate a 16th-century warlord.

The parade in the streets of Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture on Saturday is pa...

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Ghost in the Shell Review www.ign.com

This review of Ghost in the Shell from ign isn't completely negative, but lookng at other sources like RottenTomatoes where it got only 2 stars it is probably safe to say that the movie is not a hu...

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Yosakoi: Why It’s My Favorite Japanese Festival blog.gaijinpot.com

Yosakoi is a dance that originated in Kochi prefecture, on the southern island of Shikoku. It grew out of awa odori, a traditional dance style and festival from neighboring Tokushima prefecture. Aw...

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Doraemon Gadgets Modified for Daily Use otakumode.com

This tote is the perfect size for holding a bag of toast. Although it might not be the ultimate mnemonic aid you expected, at least the eating part still stands.

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NAKED Gives Hanami a High-Tech Twist at Nijo Castle otakumode.com

Kyoto’s Nijo Castle may be known as one of the city’s most traditional tourist spots but cutting edge artist NAKED is about to bring the area into the modern age for cherry blossom viewing season. ...

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A Sculpture of a Buddhist Deity Made From 20,000 Beetles www.spoon-tamago.com

Located roughly an hour north from central Tokyo is a fairly nondescript government building: Itakura Town Hall in Gifu prefecture. The building houses a small gallery that counts among its collect...

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Japanese artist carves these intricate patterns using regular vegetables www.instagram.com

A Japanese artist carves vegetables publishing his works for everybody to see and use (if needed). The line in the description says: "carving

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JAPAN 99+1 Project Promotes Design-centric Travel tokyocheapo.com

Want to add a more creative touch to your trip to Japan? While famous for temples, cherry trees, and street fashion, Japan is becoming more and more known as a destination for design-centric travel...

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