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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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Japanese Virtual Reality Entertainment Attractions Expand Nationwide, Overseas

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Japanese virtual reality continues to thrive and expand in the entertainment industry.
Following the success of the pilot VR Zone facility in Tokyo Bay and then the recently opened space in Shinjuku, where attractions include Mario Kart, Bandai Namco is now launching further VR Zon...

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Mourners in Japan Stay Close to Deceased Loved Ones with Augmented Reality Graves

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Japan’s society is aging — and rapidly. With the second-highest life expectancy in the world combined with a falling birth rate, the numbers of retirees and older citizens will only continue to rise.
Things are changing socially to cope with this seismic shift, not least tax hikes ...

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First-ever Electronic Taiko Developed with Help From World-famous Japanese Drum Troupe

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ROCKET NEWS
 
Kodo drummers help modern technology blend with one of Japan’s most traditional instruments.
Taiko, Japanese drums, have a centuries-long cultural legacy. Often heard at Japanese festivals and religious ceremonies, their driving, primal sound occupies an important place in the natio...

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Rodeo Boy Exercise Fitness Machine Uses Horseback Riding Motion to Deliver Home Fitness

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
A few years ago we noticed a lot of online chatter about Japanese fitness machines that recreated rodeo-style motions. People sniggered because they seemed wacky or even suggestive. But they work — and Japanese manufacturers continue to borrow the all-American idea of rodeo to prod...

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Pepper Serves Free Drinks at SoftBank Store Robot Cafes

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Visitors to SoftBank stores in Tokyo and many other areas around Japan would have likely encountered the small white robot Pepper.
The humanoid robot, co-developed by Aldebaran Robotics with the telecommunications giant, can also be spotted at various other stores and hotels in Jap...

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