design

Cup Noodle wipes the floor with the competition…at a competition in Japan

Nissin brand turns 50 but their marketing remains forever young. 

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Miss Universe 2021 Japan entry slammed for wearing “dead person’s kimono”

“Cool Japan” take on national costume criticised as an “insult” to Japanese culture. 

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This Tokyo apartment building uses feng shui in its design to make for very lucky living spaces

With bright color schemes and unusual room designs, this complex would be a unique place to live!

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Huge lock on Japanese public toilet door is true display of kind customer service

Genius idea warms the hearts of people around the nation.

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Neighbors Kamikitazawa introduces us to the cool side of shared Tokyo apartment rentals

Where neighbours become good friends…

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Google Japan unveils tea-cup shaped keyboard with open-source all-fish input system

Someday our grandchildren will wonder what life was like before we all typed on tea cups.

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Cat-ear eye drops take Japan’s obsession with felines to a whole new level

Best-selling Japanese eye drop brand adds three cool cats to their range.

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New Adidas Hachiko sneakers pay homage to Shibuya’s famous loyal dog

The third release in the Adidas x Atmos Shibuya Pack promoting Tokyo street culture to the world. 

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Is this the tiniest teleworking space in Japan?

Small building comes with a big price tag. 

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Shibuya Loft’s new Mini Log House: The perfect hideaway for a stylish staycay

Tiny cabin makes big dreams come true.

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We assembled an Edo period-style tea-carrying mechanical doll【Pics, videos】

The jury’s still out on whether it’s creepy, cute, or creepy-cute.

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Nike’s newest addition to ISPA sneaker line blends Japanese tradition and contemporary style

Throwback to the ’90s? Nah, let’s throwback to the 15th century

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7 Japanese restaurant chains you can wear right now

Takoyaki, ramen, and gyoza chains take over the fashion world with limited-edition collaborations.

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New Uniqlo x Pokémon collection coming to Japan this month!

Acclaimed London and New York artists put a new spin on some of our favourite pocket monsters.

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What’s inside the McDonald’s Big Smile Bag in Japan

All part of the chain’s Japan-exclusive 50th anniversary celebrations.

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Asics Ukiyo-e x Manga sneakers combine modern and traditional Japan for Tokyo Marathon 2021

When Mt Fuji and comic book scripts collide. 

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“World’s most spacious public toilet” baffles the mind in Japan

See-through garden lavatory is one of the most unusual ways to relieve the call of nature.

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The best time to see Shinjuku’s giant new 3-D cat

The operators of the billboard also spill the beans on what’s next for the hyper-realistic display.

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Why do elevators have mirrors in them? Japan Elevator Association has the answer

There’s an important reason, and no, it’s not so you can see how good you look.

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Mr. Pringles, as Japan knows him, will change face and even emote on future packaging

How will Japan react to this update on a classic marketing mascot?

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