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A guide to Tokyo's Geeky Underworld

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - "Tokyo Geek’s Guide" is the most comprehensive guide ever produced to Tokyo's geeky underworld. It provides a comprehensive run-down on each major Tokyo district where geeks congregate, shop, play and hangout — from hi-tech Akihabara and trendy Harajuku to newer and lesser-k...

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Travel on the Pikachu train this summer in northeast Japan

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
All aboard the Pikachu train this summer!
If you loved the Pokémon concept cars by Toyota, how about a train next?
In 2012, the Pokémon With You project launched a Pokémon train in northeast Japan as part of a charity initiative to support children affected by the 2011 tsunami. Now...

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Tokyo Art City by Naked Immerses Visitors in Projection Mapping and Digital Recreation of Tokyo

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
“Tokyo Art City by Naked” is set to be the latest digital spectacle to take the capital by storm when it runs at Gallery Aamo inside Tokyo Dome from June 16th to September 3rd.
 
Mixing video, installation and projection mapping, the immersive exhibition is themed around the titula...

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JAL launches New Doraemon Plane Flights Between Tokyo, Beijing and Guangzhou

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Apparently in a move designed to compete with ANA’s popular Star Wars airplanes, Japan Airlines has launched a Doraemon-themed Boeing 787.
If you’re a Doraemon fan in Japan, you will want to book a seat on a JAL flight between Haneda and Beijing, or between Haneda and Guangzhou.
Th...

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Oita City Entices Tourists with Heartwarming Publicity Videos Starring Monkey

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
If the popularity of monkey parks and hot springs is any indicator, monkeys, particularly the Japanese macaque variety, are a sure way to attract visitors to tourist destinations throughout Japan. Oita City knows this well as the home of Mt. Takasaki Wild Monkey Park, so when it ca...

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English Brochure Highlights Tourist Spots, Ninja in Koka

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
 A variety of attractions are drawing visitors to Koka, Shiga Prefecture, including ninja experiences, shrines, Shigaraki ware pottery studios and a shukubamachi post station along the Tokaido road.
An English-language travel brochure has recently been published, featuring popula...

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Hatsune Miku Guides Travelers Around Japan’s Regional Food Delights

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) has recruited the virtual idol Hatsune Miku to promote Japanese food around the country.
Perhaps only in Japan would you get a non-existent character licensed to a government agency to advertise local cuisine to foreign...

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Nara Town Promotes Tourism with Flying Dog-drone Mascot, Yukimaru

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
The latest example of a regional Japan promotional video hoping to go viral is this one from Oji in Nara Prefecture, which features a flying dog.
The drone-dog flies around the area, “walking in the sky” as the video calls it. The idea for the video is inspired by Yukimaru, who was...

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City of Akashi to Give Tours to Attract New Residents From Tokyo

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
AKASHI, Hyogo — The municipal government of Akashi, Hyogo Prefecture, has launched a program to attract new residents to the city from Tokyo and its neighboring areas, giving people guided tours with free accommodations to show them the city and its charms.
If tour participants m...

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Main funeral ceremony for Prince Mikasa held at Tokyo cemetery

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JAPAN TIMES
 
The main funeral ceremony for Prince Mikasa, an uncle of Emperor Akihito who served as an officer in World War II and later spoke out about the importance of peace, was held Friday at a cemetery in Tokyo eight days after his death at the age of 100.
The ritual, called the renso no g...

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