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Luxurious Sleeping Beauty Taxi Service Awaits All Princesses in Tokyo

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ROCKET NEWS
 
When you get that urge to pamper yourself like a princess while traversing the big city.
Are you a tired lady after a long day at work? Don’t feeling like waiting for Prince Charming to give you a lift? If you live in the vicinities of Tokyo’s 23 special wards, Mitaka, or Musashino ...

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Universal Studios Japan’s Monster Hunter attraction lets you use a secret “Sailor” anime weapon

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ROCKET NEWS
 
Hint: It’s a surprise collaboration with another hit Japanese franchise with a lunar theme!
As if there aren’t already enough reasons to visit Universal Studios Japan, they’ve been really kicking it up a notch with their the Cool Japan series of pop culture-related attractions in re...

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Find Out How Lucky You’ll Be in The Year of the Dog with This Witty Online Fortune Teller

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ROCKET NEWS
 
Good luck or bad luck, you’ll probably get a good laugh out of your fortune either way.
Have you ever been to a shrine or temple in Japan and seen the little papers tied onto trees or wire fences? Those are bad fortunes, knotted up to keep the ill luck stuck to that place and not to...

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Narita Airport Starts Free Cultural Event Series with Kimono-wearing, Manga Creator Experiences

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The Tokyo-area’s much-maligned international air hub is giving us a new reason to actually enjoy going there.
It seems like Narita Airport should be loved by travelers. After all, as the primary hub for international flights into and out of Japan, its serves as both the exciting gat...

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Happily Playing a Lonely Heroine: Suzu Hirose Finds Empathy for Lead Role in TV Mystery Drama

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Harika Tsujisawa is nicknamed Hazure, which means “drawing a blank.” Abandoned by her parents and having no home, the 19-year-old introduces herself using her nickname. But her life takes a sudden turn when she meets a woman who has found piles of money hidden under the floor of ...

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Watch a Century of Japanese Animation in Under 15 Minutes

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Japanese anime might be most famous for the likes of Your Name or Studio Ghibli’s offerings, but it actually has a history that goes back 100 years.
This video, produced by the Association of Japanese Animations’ [sic] Anime Next 100 promotional project, introduces an incredible 12...

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Play a Giant Game of Tetris Tower on Roof of Skyscraper in Osaka, Japan

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Visitors to the Abeno Harukas in Osaka, Japan, can currently enjoy games of the classic game Tetris on a giant wall located on the top floor of the skyscraper.
The game is projected onto a space measuring 12 meters (nearly 40 feet) in height and 3.5 meters (11.4 feet) in diameter. ...

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Tokyo Has a Special Rescue Bus for Drunks Who Fall Asleep On The Last Train During Party Season

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Slipped into a comfortable beer nap and missed your stop?
TheOversleeping Rescue Bus is here to help!
Public transportation companies in Japan pride themselves on precision and punctuality. This is, after all, the country where a train leaving 20 seconds early is grounds for an offi...

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FirstVR Headset and UnlimitedHandLite Controller Pushes Into New Virtual Reality Territory

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
We previously wrote about the initial release of the UnlimitedHand haptic wearable controller in 2015.
We are pleased to see that start-up H2L’s development on the prototype continued, now configuring it to work with a new pair of virtual reality goggles, the FirstVR.
 
Though ther...

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Women Sing Songs with Male Anime Character Panels at Karaoke in Tokyo

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Karaoke continues to evolve. From wedding cosplay karaoke services to karaoke boxes combined with convenience stores, the archetypal modern Japanese leisure activity has survived so long because it is always coming up with more novel ways to commercialize singing.
Cosplay costumes ...

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