Design Art Tokyo kicks off this week, transforming the city into an open air museum www.spoon-tamago.com

Beginning this Friday, October 23, 2020, the annual Design Art Tokyo descends upon the city, transforming retailers and cafes and all sorts of venues into galleries. For 12 days, Tokyo becomes an ope…

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Seasonal Winds of Change Blow Through the Colorful Paintings of Ayune Shojima www.spoon-tamago.com

Japanese painter Ayune Shojima creates colorful oil paintings filled with flora and fauna that seemingly overflow from the canvas. In her new series titled “Circle of Wind,” Shojima illustrates the s…

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Akiya: Vacant Houses in the Japanese Countryside for a Steal tokyocheapo.com

Do you yearn for a home in the Japanese countryside, far from the hustle and bustle of big city life? An akiya (abandoned house) may be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. What is an akiya? Quit…

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Tokyo Shibuya Crossing Live Webcam

Tokyo Shibuya Crossing camera is placed over the main crossing area looking downward. You are able to see the main shopping areas and the famous Shibuya Station, the busiest rail in Japan. See the cu…

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Japan’s Lost Generation Is Still Jobless and Living With Their Parents www.bloomberg.com

Japan has an estimated 613,000 middle-aged hikikomori, a term usually used to describe socially withdrawn adolescents who hole up in their bedrooms, according to the results of a government survey re…

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A Look at Tokyo Torch akihabaranews.com

Mitsubishi Estate has provided concept images of its Tokyo Torch development, planned to open near Tokyo Station before the end of the March 2028. It’s most prominent feature, the 63-story Torch Towe…

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Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch

During a surprise announcement today, Nintendo revealed the latest Mario Kart — and it’s an unexpected one. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is a racing game, but one where players use their Switch to d…

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Pour one out for the iconic Sega building in Akihabara www.theverge.com

Sega Akihabara 2nd, the multifloor haven filled with arcade cabinets and gacha games, closed in late August after being open for 17 years. The building served as perhaps the most recognizable landmar…

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Big in Japan: giant Gundam robot makes its first moves in Yokohama www.theguardian.com

It stands just over 18 metres tall and weighs 25 tonnes. And, after years of painstaking work, a life-size Japanese Gundam robot has just proved to its legions of fans that it really can move.


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The iconic Labi store in Shinjuku is closing in October www.timeout.com

In the past couple of months, Tokyo has seen a slew of new openings and major renovations as well as closures. One of Tokyo’s oldest amusement parks, Toshimaen recently closed to make way for a new H…

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