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Watch a Century of Japanese Animation in Under 15 Minutes

  • Category:Experience
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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ROCKET NEWS
 
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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Ishikawa Hot Spring Will Wrap Your Face in Gold Leaf for The Ultimate Luxury Facial

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - For generations, the artisans of Ishikawa Prefecture, located in the Hokuriku region along the northern coast of Japan’s main island of Honshu, have been renowned for their skill with gold leaf.
Ishikawa-produced gold leaf covers Japan’s famous Golden Pavilion, and in more r...

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Pipe Organist Satoko Kawagoe: One Japanese Woman's Drive to Carve a Career For Herself

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Though entrepreneurship and the gig economy are seeing an uptick in Japan, full-time roles in large and established Japanese companies remain the employment of choice for most job-seekers in
Tokyo. Satoko Kawagoe, however, was willing to forgo that security to pursue a caree...

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Sony Wearable Neck Speaker SRS-WS1 Offers Personal, Intuitive and Immersive Sound Experience

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
The Wearable Neck Speaker SRS-WS1 is a new release from Sony that immerses you in a personal audio experience.
Ergonomically designed, this wearable sound device is ideal for watching movies, playing games, or listening to music. Each SRS-WS1 has two speakers integrated into the li...

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Mini robot RoBoHon Now Teaches You How to Brush Your Teeth

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
If you find it hard to encourage your kids to clean their teeth properly, then RoBoHon is here to help. Sharp has announced a new app for the robot designed to improve dental hygiene awareness.
Working in tandem with the smart toothbrush GUM Play by Sunstar, RoBoHon will tell you h...

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Super Mario and Princess Peach Wedding Registration Forms Make Matrimony Super in Japan

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ROCKET NEWS
 
The first couple of Nintendo grace the legally binding documents.
Nintendo’s Super Mario and Princess Peach have known each other for a long time. Their first face-to-face meeting, at the end of the original Super Mario Bros., came 32 years ago, so most would say they’ve had plenty ...

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