Will the nuclear disaster effect the 2020 Olympics?

It has been 9 years since that nuclear disaster effected Fukushima. I know a lot of people worried for many months after the incident but even now, still there is worry over the radiation and toxic...

posted by  BarbaraEbara | 7 months ago | 1 comment

Why Japanese TV Shows Are So Weird?

At some point in life we’ve all thought “why Japanese TV shows are so weird” but are they really? Japanese TV Shows are well known throughout the world as being weird, over the top, obnoxious and s...

posted by  ssj1236 | 7 months ago | 3 comments

BABYMETAL To Release 'Live At Tokyo Dome' In April www.blabbermouth.net

Japanese pop-metal sensation BABYMETAL will release "Live At Tokyo Dome", on April 1. The 2 Blu-ray + 4 CD set captures the band's two September 2016 concerts at Tokyo Dome which saw BABYMETAL perf...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 7 months ago | 1 comment

A Japanese Steel Company’s Beautiful Briefcase www.spoon-tamago.com

Konstella is a new brand of stylish carrying cases made by Japanese steel company Toyo Steel. The Osaka-based manufacturer specializes in utilitarian lightweight steel products like tool boxes and ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 7 months ago | 3 comments

The ultimate act of love? The truth behind Japan's charaben culture edition.cnn.com

Adorable "kawaii" food is uniquely ascendant in Japan.
In eateries across the country, diners feast on dishes made to resemble Snoopy, Moomin, and Peter Rabbit. Bakeries sculpt sweet and savory tre...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 7 months ago | 4 comments

Japan's iconic giant Gundam fires its last shot in Tokyo www.cnet.com

The iconic giant Gundam that has protected citizens in Tokyo, Japan since 2009 is officially no more.

After its last show on March 5, the 59-foot (18-meter) tall RX-78 Gundam replica was officially...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 7 months ago | 1 comment

The Life-Size Gundam In Tokyo Will Be Replaced By The Unicorn Gundam This Fall www.forbes.com

Today marks the last day of the life-size Gundam in Tokyo, as it is now going to be dismantled. However, not only are there plans to create a life-size Gundam that walks by 2019 but we are also get...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 7 months, 2 weeks ago | 2 comments

First look at artwork by Yayoi Kusama at Ginza Six complex, opening spring 2017 www.japantrends.com

The center of the complex, which is set to open on April 20th, will also host an exhibition space overseen by Mori Art Museum’s Fumio Nanjo. The debut exhibition will be an installation by Yayoi Ku...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 7 months, 2 weeks ago | 1 comment

Every year, a Japanese village in northern Aomori Prefecture creates field-sized, living, 3D paintings made of coloured rice shoots. www.bbc.com

From ground level, it didn’t look like much. In fact, the scene looked like a lot of rural Japan: rice paddies with tender shoots in shades of green, rippling in the wind and stretching off into th...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 7 months, 2 weeks ago | 2 comments

8 Contemporary Japanese Novelists (Who Aren’t Haruki Murakami) blog.gaijinpot.com

When Japanese bookshops opened up at midnight on Feb. 24 for his book launch event, Haruki Murakami was back in the news and back on our shelves. Although no publication date has yet been set for t...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 7 months, 2 weeks ago | 2 comments


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