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International Idol Supergroup “KUROFUNECHAN” To Perform First and Final Concert On December 14

International Idols In Japan Assemble For a One Time Performance as Kurofune-chan. The Nick Fury of the group, Alice, is leaving Japan next years.

‘White Day’: a new poem from ume’SHHU

It’s been several months since we announced the publication of the Japanese angsty poetry collection, Molasses and Shochu, but we wanted to share this new addition by Phoebe Amoroso also…

Look far, Look close: Abstract Art you should make definite plans to see

ohnna works to mirror her own experiences and the elements she finds in her surroundings through the current series. Through the work there is an emphasis on how stories can…

Songs Of Winter Denial

Julie Yukiko (雪子) Buisson aka Ukico has much in common with Snow-White, other than just her name, which literally means “child of the snow”—she is charming, peaceful, a beautiful woman…

The Muji Hotel: Where Japanese Consumerism Meets Cute With Zen Minimalism But They Don’t Make Out

By Kaori Shoji  I am at the reception counter of Muji Hotel – the much touted and long awaited hotel produced by Muji, Japan’s popular minimalist clothing and household products…

DME lives! Sunday Night (February 10) Celebrate The 3 Day Weekend at XEX Nihonbashi

3 hours of music, dance, DJs and drinks. Also featuring special guests, The Dream Team, with a singer alleged to be the second-coming of Whitney Houston. Feature live performances by…

We’re Stuck With ‘The Last Samurai’ While Everyone Else Gets Crazy Rich

Hollywood executives hear the word 'Asians' and immediately conjure an image of sweating maidens in rice paddies, or yakuza with swords in Shinjuku, or maidens and yakuza hooking up in…

HOW TO BE ICONIC: Onitsuka Tiger’s World Domination Strategy

限界に挑む会社として継続的な経済成長を達成し、グローバルリーチを支えるための構造を整備するオニツカタイガー。世界征服する日は近い。This past year Onitsuka Tiger celebrated the 50th anniversary of the original Mexico 66, arguably the flagship and best-selling shoe from the storied Japanese brand — The company touts it…

Snake Venom, Bee Toxin, Horse Oil, Snail Slime: Saving Face in Japan is Icky Fun

Japan is a country where saving face is paramount—even if that means covering it with snake venom, bee toxin, horse oil, or snail slime. One company in Japan has been…

Make Up Your Mind…by October 30th. aMaz(e)ing art by Ian Anderson

The opening reception party for the show "Make Up Your Mind" was held on October 21st, featuring a living painting performance with guest artist, dominatrix and fashion designer Lehysl. Using…