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Simple Heart Drawing Test May Help You Tell Someone’s Age

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ROCKET NEWS
 
Who knew those little doodles in your notebook could reveal so much about your generation?
We’ve all done it. We’ve all drawn hearts. We’ve filled pages with them when we should’ve been learning how to square numbers in math class. Whether you want to admit it or not, we know there ...

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A Smart Life in The Digital Era: IoT Technology Comes of Age in Experimental House of The future

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
KYOTO — These days, I have been getting more and more chances to experience the internet of things (IoT), which means internet-connected devices and objects that can be controlled remotely.
Recently I visited an experimental “smarthouse” at Kyoto Sangyo University in Kyoto that, ...

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Make And Wear Your Own Armor: Suit Up Like a Samurai With Some Everyday Materials (and a little patience)

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Samurai warriors’ protective gear, called katchu in Japanese, is not only part of an old Japanese tradition but also the fruit of skilled craftsmanship. Katchu includes yoroi (body armor), kabuto (helmet) and other protective wear. It can be fun to view various katchu items on di...

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Japanese Male Governors Experience Life As a Pregnant Woman

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
With the exception of the recently elected Renho, leader of the Democratic Party, and Tokyo’s new governor, Yuriko Koike, Japanese politics is a male-dominated affair.
This is so chronic, in fact, that things can be just a short step away from outright misogyny, as Ayaka Shiomura f...

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Gundam Virtual Reality Experience Puts You in Hand of Giant Robot

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
A new virtual reality attraction brings the world of the Gundam anime series to life in 360-degree vision.
After donning a headset and stereo headphones, visitors can experience seeing the world from the point of view of Gundam’s gigantic hand.
It is a new addition to VR Zone Proje...

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Track Top Tokyo Has Food, film, and Asia’s First Wooden Banked Cycling Track

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Track Top Tokyo opens in a waterfront warehouse in Shinagawa this weekend, featuring art, bike racing, film screenings and more.
 
Open from August 27th to August 28th, it is the Asia’s first portable wooden banked track. The miniature velodrome offers a 50-meter loop for visiting ...

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Dragon Quest Video Game Billboard in Shinjuku Station Charges Up Your Phone

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
This is a trend that continues to grow and surprise us: large-scale ads and billboards, especially in train stations, with a “physical” or interactive gimmick. From “huggable” columns to others that dispense free candy or posters that can be scratched away to reveal something under...

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Try a Bite of Emergency Food at Gunma Volcano Restaurant

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
MAEBASHI — Visitors shouldn’t expect regular food at a restaurant that has opened near Mt. Asama. The items served here are an array of emergency meals that are tastier than many people might think.
The restaurant, called Kazan, is housed within the Asama volcano museum in the vi...

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Interactive Digital Installation Wizards teamLab Transcend Boundaries in Omotesando

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
The creative unit teamLab is already making a big splash this summer with its incredible digital flowers installation in Odaiba.
 
If that’s not enough for you, you could also catch teamLab’s exhibition at Omotesando Gyre from August 9th to September 25th. Entry to “teamLab: Transc...

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Ride the Godzilla bus in Shinjuku

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
With the release last Friday of the first Japanese-produced Godzilla film since 2004, Godzilla is currently everywhere and anywhere.
From a slew of new tie-in products to whisky products and department store promos and a hotel in Shinjuku, there’s no escaping the roar of Japan’s mo...

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