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Japan's New National Stadium Completed

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The main stadium of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has been completed.
An inspection of the new National Stadium ended at noon on Saturday. It followed the completion of building work in mid-November. Construction began three years ago.
The stadium features traditional Japanese...

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Luxurious Lounge Only Open To Couples Opens In Tokyo

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SORA NEWS
 
The unusual admissions policy has raised some eyebrows, but it’s very apparent that this space is meant to appeal to a specific clientele. 
 
We’ve seen dining establishments with interesting admissions policies pop up in Tokyo before, including this women-only restaurant and a pasta ...

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Unko Museum In Yokohama Offers Interactive, Colorful Exhibits All About Poop

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Joining such attractions as the long-running and popular Cupnoodles Museum, visitors to Yokohama this spring have another must-see destination to add to their itinerary, and it’s all about poop.
As reported by Kotaku, the Unko Museum (literally, Poop Museum) will open in Yokohama, ...

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Photographer Captures Amazing Images of Central Tokyo as Ghost Town Before Typhoon

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Typhoon Trami (Typhoon No. 24) brought intense winds to Tokyo on the night of September 30th, though damage was worse outside the city, including three reported fatalities. The capital wasn’t taking any chances, however, with major train lines shutting in the evening.
This had the ...

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Kou-an Glass Tea House by Tokujin Yoshioka Returns, Touring to Saga And Then Tokyo in 2019

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Tokujin Yoshioka’s Kou-an glass tea house was a huge success when it was shown in Kyoto in 2015. If you missed your chance to see it then or if you want to experience it again, it will be touring Japan from the end of this year.
Following its open-air exhibit at Seiryu-den in the T...

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Hugely Successful Snoopy Museum Tokyo to Relocate to Machida in 2019

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Following the immense success of the first one, Japan will get a new Snoopy Museum in autumn 2019.
 
Snoopy Museum Tokyo originally opened in Roppongi in 2016 for a limited period of time. The venue finally closes on September 24th, after having attracted huge crowds and publicity....

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New “Social Apartment” That Comes with Attached Movie Theater Will Open Soon in Saitama

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ROCKET NEWS
 
Fancy having a private 20-seat cinema at your doorstep? You can get exactly that for an affordable monthly rent of $525.
Renting an apartment in Japan can be expensive, and unless you plan on living with ghosts, it’s hard to find reasonably cheap accommodation with attached faciliti...

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Studio Alta Rooftop To Transform Into Hoop/City, New 3×3 Basketball Venue in Shinjuku

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
The Studio Alta shopping complex in Shinjuku that is one of the most popular meeting places for people in the west Tokyo commercial district will acquire a new addition on its rooftop from September 1st.
Open from 11am to 11pm, Hoop/City will feature a basketball court for playing ...

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Family Mart’s Instagramable Galactic Grape and Fantasy Peach frappes Warp Into Stores

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ROCKET NEWS
 
Family Mart’s newest drink campaign shoots for the moon and promises a rainbow of dreamy starshine flavors.
Whether you get taken in by the craze or not, there’s no denying the gravitational pull of a limited beverage. Starbucks Japan’s seasonal offerings make headlines almost every...

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Traditional Noh Theater Sushi Restaurant Opens in Tokyo

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Suigian is a new sushi restaurant in central Tokyo that combines classical performing arts with some of the finest dining the city has to offer.
Opening March 20th in Nihonbashi, the lunch and dinner menu features sushi and other traditional dishes that diners enjoy while watching ...

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