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 Japane…

posted by  Yubi | 5 years, 1 month ago | 3 comments

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 Graphic…

posted by  RamenRyan | 5 years, 1 month 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 T…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 5 years, 1 month 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 comm…

posted by  RamenRyan | 5 years, 1 month 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 ca…

posted by  Yubi | 5 years, 1 month ago | 2 comments

Japanese Lacquer Ware

Japanese Craft using Lacquer Real Japanese lacquer is an organic substance made from the sap of the urushi tree (Rhus verniciflua). The sap is collected by scratching the tree and it then is refined …

posted by  Yubi | 5 years, 1 month ago | 0 comments

Kumu: A New Gallery in Tokyo To Showcase Craftsmanship From Around Japan

Kumu (written ??, in Japanese) means to connect or unite. And it’s the name of Noriko Konuma’s new gallery space nestled in the Bakurocho neighborhood Northeast of central Tokyo. True to their name, …

posted by  banzaitokyo | 5 years, 1 month ago | 1 comment

Hatsune Miku iDoll is singing, dancing mini robot

Regular readers will recall the iDoll, a mini robotic doll prototype by Hakuhodo and Yukai Engineering. In another effort to promote the prototype and expand its commercial prospects, the designers h…

posted by  Yubi | 5 years, 1 month ago | 0 comments

You Can Get WHAT in a Vending Machine in Japan??

Vending machines in Japan often amaze foreigners, because of the range of products they offer. The saying goes "the only thing you cannot buy in a vending machine is another vending machine"…

posted by  Yubi | 5 years, 1 month ago | 0 comments

My recap of the 2016 3D printing exhibition in Tokyo - Aniwaa

This article is written by Pierre-Antoine, co-founder of Aniwaa and post-doctorate researcher at Tokyo Institute of Technology ( ) on the topic of 3D printed interfaces for virtual reality applicatio…

posted by  Yubi | 5 years, 1 month ago | 0 comments


Find links to the most interesting articles about contemporary Japanese culture and technology and get your questions about Japan answered directly from Akihabara, Tokyo! If you have any questions about the website, get in touch:

Our categories:

Science & Technology Art & Culture Gadgets Auto & Transportation Anime & Manga Gaijin Lifestyle

Recently registered users: