Women urged to get out of sumo ring www3.nhk.or.jp

Women trying to provide emergency treatment to a person who collapsed in a sumo ring were urged to leave it during a sumo event. The Japan Sumo Association later said the appeal was inappropriate i...

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Japanese AI Writes a Novel, Nearly Wins Literary Award bigthink.com

Authors beware, because an AI-written novel just made it past the first round of screening for a national literary prize in Japan.

The novel this program co-authored is titled, The Day A Computer W...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 3 weeks, 2 days ago | 0 comments


Junya Ishigami: 'I want to make the sky' www.theguardian.com

Imagine a world where buildings don’t exist. A place with no rustic cottages nor gleaming skyscrapers, no classicism nor modernism, no preconceived idea of what a house or an office block should be...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 3 weeks, 2 days ago | 0 comments


The Quiet then Makes a Sound: KAWS Opens New Show @ Perrotin, Tokyo www.juxtapoz.com

In Tokyo, KAWS presented 6 new works, with one large work taking up the entirety of the front gallery. At first, the work appears to be large swaths of abstraction, with beautiful color arrangement...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 month ago | 0 comments


Igor Oleynikov and Japanese author Eiko Kadono have won the 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Award publishingperspectives.com

Japanese author Eiko Kadono has written picture books and novels. Her best-known book is Kiki’s Delivery Service, first published in 1985 in Japan. According to IBBY, she has published some 250 ori...

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Meet COLOURFUUUL, Japan’s “first all foreign male idol group" www.sbs.com.au

Idol groups come and go in J-pop at a quick clip. A new one debuting isn’t particularly newsworthy unless they hail from one of the huge talent agencies in the country (think Johnny & Associate...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 month ago | 0 comments


Tokyo Just Got A New Godzilla Statue kotaku.com

While this statue isn’t life-sized, this is a fitting tribute to a giant of Japanese cinema.

The Shin Godzilla statue went up in Tokyo’s Hibiya, where Toho Studios was born. The plaza was previousl...

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Naoto Fukasawa inserts Issey Miyake store into 132-year-old Kyoto townhouse www.dezeen.com

Machiya are a type of townhouse that were once common in Kyoto but are now becoming scarce, as owners often shy away from conducting expensive repairs, and instead choose to build contemporary repl...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 month ago | 0 comments


Tower of the Sun reopens www3.nhk.or.jp

The iconic tower of the 1970 Osaka World Expo has reopened to the public for the first time in almost 50 years, following reinforcement work.

The 70-meter-tall "Tower of the Sun" was designed by th...

posted by  Yubi | 1 month, 1 week ago | 2 comments


Anti-Decluttering House in Miyamotocho www.spoon-tamago.com

Marie Kondo (or Konmari, if you prefer) and her decluttering empire has taken the West by storm. And it’s given Japan an image of ultra-minimalism where people live a simple lifestyle, free of all ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 month, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments

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