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Japan Now Has a Line of Eyeglasses And Sunglasses Specifically Designed For Plus-sized Women

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Tokyo-based company creates glasses that aim to be flatteringly fashionable and comfortable for full-figured wearers.
In recent years, there’s been an uptick in plus-sized fashion in Japan. The country now has a monthly magazine dedicated to apparel for larger women, called La Farfa...

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Katazukemasu Desktop Organizer is Japan’s Latest Secret Tool for Decluttering Your Life

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
It’s no secret that the Japanese like to be organized — and to do it in the most minimal way. The immense international success of Marie Kondo’s “decluttering” methods is proof, though, that this punctilious approach can travel well and has a universal appeal.
King Jim is one of Ja...

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Make Your “Miracle Romance” Come True With This Anime-inspired Sailor Moon Ring

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In the name of the moon, pledge your eternal love to someone special with Usagi’s very own engagement ring from Mamoru! 
The 25th Anniversary Sailor Moon Project is the gift that just keeps giving, especially when teaming up with Premium Bandai to produce high-quality merchandise fo...

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Japanese Coast Guard Mascot Umimaru Turns 20, Lends Rank to Hello Kitty for Cute Merchandise

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Japan’s Coast Guard has been around for 70 years, and mascot Umimaru for 20 – so it’s high time for a Hello Kitty teamup!
Japan’s Coast Guard has been in action since the 1940s, and their list of responsibilities is vast as the ocean itself: not only do they help the police when cap...

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Maywa Denki Produces Kirby Version of Classic Otamatone Musical Instrument Toy

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Japanese musical gadgets and nonsense machine makers Maywa Denki have returned to their biggest and most enduring success with the Otamatone Kirby Version Musical Toy.
When the original tadpole-shaped Otamatone came out, the world was delighted by its novel design and unique therem...

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Starbucks’ Cool New Japan Geography Tumblers Will Take You On a Trip Around the Country

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Local sites and foods of five prefectures proudly displayed on mugs, bottles.
Japan has accepted Starbucks with open arms, to the point that the chain’s coffeehouses are now a common part of the urban landscape. Things are now coming full circle, with the sights of Japan serving as ...

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Take a Step Back in Time with The Sega Saturn Console Body Composition Monitor

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Sega has teamed up with Tanita, the leading Japanese manufacturer of weight measurement scales and healthcare device, to produce the Sega Saturn Console Body Composition Monitor.
As the name suggests, this is a genuine body composition monitor, offering accurate tracking and data o...

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Startlingly Real Sketches Draw Big Response

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
TOYAMA — Celebrities sketched with pencils by Shinichi Furuya, a 54-year-old company employee in Toyama, have become extremely popular among users of video- and photo-sharing websites.
His works have been introduced on TV programs and in other media.
“I figured I’d just give it a...

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New Illustrated Studio Ghibli Folding Fans: A Beautiful Way To Deal with Japan’s Summertime Heat

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Totoro, Jiji, and No Face are here to provide a cool breeze as you set out on warm-weather adventures of your own.
If you’re an anime fan who’s planning a trip to Japan, it’s pretty much a given that going to Donguri Kyowakoku, the chain of shops stocked with amazing Studio Ghibli ...

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New Makita Coffee Maker Runs on Power Tool Batteries

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
From sophisticated wooden coffee mills to robotic baristas, latte art, and green tea espresso machines, the Japanese coffee industry always seems to offer something new and interesting.
And now there’s the decidedly rugged-looking Makita Power Tool Battery Coffee Maker CM501DZ, whi...

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