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Three Indonesian labels are set to be showcased at the Amazon Fashion Week in Tokyo, held in the Japanese capital from March 19-24. Two Indonesian designers are included in the 2018 Autumn/Winter showcase "Asian Fashion Meets TOKYO (Indonesia)", namely Anandia Putri Harahap's IKYK (I Know ...
In the partnership, Hotel Suehiro in Tokyo's Ota Ward has started performing check-in, check-out and front desk services for guests of minpaku, which are currently permitted in limited areas across Japan but will become more widespread in June when a new law comes into force. So, despite helping a local ...

Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Tokyo stocks are seen moving on a weak note this week due to an expected absence of major fresh buying incentives. Last week, the benchmark 225-issue Nikkei average on the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 207.31 points, or 0.97 percent, to end at 21,676.51 on Friday.
The Yomiuri ShimbunA visual presentation featuring Katsushika Hokusai's ukiyo-e woodblock paintings was projected onto an enormous screen of water in Tokyo's Odaiba area. The show was held as part of “hokusai & TOKYO: Mizube o Irodoru Edo Matsuri” (Hokusai & Tokyo: Colorful waterside Edo ...
Police investigate an area near the entrance of an apartment building where a woman was found collapsed and bleeding, in the Tokyo suburban city of Tama on March 16, 2018. (Mainichi). TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Police arrested a 29-year-old man Saturday on suspicion of murdering a 26-year-old woman in a ...
“Flower buds grew faster, as there were successive days with higher-than-usual temperatures between late February and early March,” said an agency official in charge of monitoring the Somei-Yoshino tree in Yasukuni Shrine in Chiyoda Ward. Tokyo is expected to see cherry blossoms in full bloom in a ...

No, the Shinkansen Supreme is not some new street-style collaboration. It's a new, sleeker, lighter, more eco-friendly Japanese high-speed train that will start running test routes between Tokyo and Osaka later this month. The train—which will run on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line, the most popular bullet ...
Speech bubbles are popping straight out of comic books and possibly into the next Olympic Games in Tokyo. The Fukidashi is a translation device created by Panasonic's artificial intelligence group and 100BANCH, a Tokyo-based accelerator. It's purposefully designed to look like a talking bubble, the ...
He's not your typical Bitcoin whale, but Nobuaki Kobayashi has become a force to be reckoned with in the cryptocurrency world. The Tokyo attorney and bankruptcy trustee for the now-defunct Mt. Gox exchange disclosed on Wednesday that he sold about $400 million worth of Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash since ...
At a time when there still weren't a lot of foreigners in Japan, Ian Buruma moved to Tokyo to immerse himself in the esoteric world of avant-garde Japanese theater and film. Back in Amsterdam, he had happened to catch a performance by an experimental Japanese theater troupe whose "deeply weird" ...
The dollar was modestly firmer near ¥106 in Tokyo trading Thursday ahead of a policy-setting meeting of the European Central Bank and other key events. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥105.94-95, up from ¥105.71-72 at the same time Wednesday. The euro was at $1.2410, up from $1.2406-2407, and at ...
A drill has been held at a railway station in Tokyo to prepare for what would happen if an earthquake paralyzed the city's public transport network. The drill took place on Thursday, 3 days before the 7th anniversary of the 2011 earthquake that devastated northeastern Japan. About 50 people took part in the ...
Other areas include Tokyo, Kanagawa and Osaka. The city of Niigata is proposing to accept overseas talent that can contribute to "Cool Japan" initiatives such as fashion, anime and manga, and hospitality. Although Japan is encouraging women and seniors to work, the country's labor shortages are ...
Good fortune leads Dean Parker to Abbey Road and the best night he's had in Tokyo. Wellington cartoonist and Beatles fanatic Tom Scott told me: when in Tokyo track down the Beatles nightclub. So I set about this. The nightclub was called The Cavern of course. First, though, seeking the peace and enlightenment that had ...
Kim Kardashian Casually Eats Noodles While Topless in Tokyo. Get the hottest celebrity news directly to your phone. Download the Us Weekly App now! By Sarah Hearon. March 6, 2018. Kim Kardashian tokyo topless. Kim Kardashian Jerritt Clark/Getty Images. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) · Click to ...
The prospect of a possible breakthrough summit between Washington and Pyongyang has left Tokyo jittery that U.S. President Donald Trump, under his banner of “America First,” may settle for a major policy compromise that prioritizes U.S. homeland security while disregarding allied Japan's vulnerability ...
There are skyscrapers, a subway packed with commuters, busy sidewalks, bright lights, and buzzing energy. Many things about Tokyo feel familiar to the city-dweller. And yet, for all its similarities, something at the very foundation of the city feels completely different. I love traveling to Tokyo because it makes ...

The best Tokyo neighborhood for seeing cherry blossoms, Nakameguro, comes alive with a free festival devoted to the bloom, this year from March 24 to April 10. The famous canal is lined with shops, stalls, and vendors selling things like pink champagne. (Other festivals dedicated to the sakura abound ...
Forever Kanye West's favorite model, Kim Kardashian teased some new pieces from her husband's Yeezy Season 7 line while in Tokyo on Wednesday (Feb.28). In a series of tweets, Kim revealed that as a result of 5 a.m. boredom in Tokyo, she'd be posting a series of clothes she'd worn on the trip, all of ...
An increasing number of teenagers have been coerced into the pornography industry, and the government and police are trying harder to crack down on problematic scouts and agencies. Last month, Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department requested that the industry strictly observe the law and provide ...
Tokyo on Wednesday unveiled its long-awaited mascot for the 2020 Olympic Games — a futuristic blue-checked, doe-eyed character with pointy ears and “special powers” that was picked by schoolchildren across mascot-mad Japan. The mascot, which is yet to be named, was selected by elementary ...
Go-karts have become a common sight on Japan's busy streets, but safety concerns were raised Thursday when police data showed that 50 accidents had occurred in Tokyo over a recent 11-month period. Foreign drivers were involved in 86 percent of the crashes, which took place between March 27 of ...
Japanese stocks dived “amid a global risk-off mood strengthened by worldwide stock sell-offs,” an official of a bank-linked securities firm said. The Tokyo market came under strong selling pressure from nonresidents, “although no fresh selling incentive emerged from Japan,” said Ryuta Otsuka, strategist at ...
WASHINGTON – There are no Tokyo restaurants offering human meat on the menu and cannibalism has not been legalized in Japan, despite a false story circulating online, writes Thomas Mattingly, a spokesman at the Japanese Embassy in Washington. The statement follows presentation of the false ...
The dollar fell to around ¥106.80 in Tokyo on Thursday, as stock prices plunged in Japan and the United States, and U.S. long-term interest rates declined. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥106.79-80, down from ¥107.06-07 at the same time Wednesday. The euro was at $1.2200-2200, down from ...
Skyscrapers made mostly of wood are rising around the world, and now plans have been announced to build what would be the world's tallest “plyscraper” in Tokyo. The planned 70-story, 1,148-foot tower will include residential and commercial space and is intended to spotlight environmentally friendly ...
The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has been hailed as the most tech-centric ever, but Tokyo now wants to beat that record in 2020. Efforts are also in place to keep costs down, with organisers and the government working to control costs. The decision to use some existing facilities has helped reduce venue ...
Welcome to Tokyo. You've probably traveled a long way to get here, you want to have a good time, and—most importantly—you're hungry. But the language barrier for tourists is real, and when the culture is also not your own, the risk of messing up your manners is high. While sightseeing and shopping are ...


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