design

Coca-Cola Japan unveils new sakura design bottle for cherry blossom season 2020

The limited-edition “spring omotenashi” is perfect for hanami picnics.

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Why do Japanese stairs have red-and-yellow marks on them?

Even people in Japan are surprised to learn what they’re for.

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Japanese salaryman creates jaw-dropping model of Shinjuku from paper

From towering skyscrapers through to the world’s busiest station, this sprawling Tokyo ward took years to recreate in miniature.

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Our reporter documents his epic fail at designing original SoraNews24 socks at Muji

Nothing like a good pair of socks to remind us that some people are blessed with artistic talent and others, well, aren’t.

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Air Wagashi: New Nike Air Max sneakers are the delicious kicks we’ve all been waiting for

Limited-edition footwear inspired by traditional Japanese confectionery.

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Starbucks Hong Kong adds new bunny mugs and cups to its mid-autumn drinkware range

September is the month to celebrate the rabbit on the moon. 

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Sega has been using a different logo in Japan and overseas for years, and hardly anyone noticed

Blue is Sega’s image color the world over, but fans in different parts of the world see different things.

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Japan’s 10 favorite emoji for Twitter, and how they compare to the rest of the world

Only three emoji make both lists.

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Check out these awesome AI-generated Pokémon characters that could be the future of Pokémon

Could these creatures designed by robots inspire the next generation of Pokémon?

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Official Pokémon bubble teas coming to Japan!

Boba balls replace Poké Balls in this new drink range featuring some of our favourite Pocket Monsters

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Uniqlo Pokémon T-shirts sell out in Japan, customers swoon over gorgeous designs in real life

Pikachu even made an appearance in-store in Japan for the long-awaited release!

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Japanese artist turns man’s face into eerily realistic human flesh coin purse

Disembodied finger used as a hanko seal.

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Uniqlo Pokémon T-shirts coming to Japan this summer, in 24 crazy designs

Worldwide competition nets 18,000 entries and 24 winners, but there’s controversy surrounding the winning design.

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Unmistakable Louis Vuitton Monogram design may have been inspired by Japanese family crests

Little did we know that the famous luxury brand has a Japanese past.

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Japanese penguin plushie takes you from egg to chick to adult bird in seconds

Now you can have a companion penguin by your side wherever you go!

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Japanese net users speculate on a subtle design feature of the Toyota Prius…related to booze

Whether it was an intentional plan or a coincidental design, these net users’ imaginations have ensued in hilarity.

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Coca-Cola Japan brings out a new design bottle exclusive to Okinawa

Famous sightseeing spots come together for a very special souvenir. 

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“Art” or “just lazy?” Tokyo art exhibition poster debated

Some people may not know art, but they know what they hate.

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Coca-Cola Japan unveils new sakura design bottle for cherry blossom season 2019

A perfect partner for hanami picnics.

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Japanese sailor suit school uniform gets an upgrade with traditional kimono details

Fans can’t wait to purchase the new design.

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