design

Tour a stylish, minimalistic Muji House in new downtown Tokyo showroom

There’s no stopping the Muji hype train at this point.

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Yakiniku sneakers from Japan let you wear your love for meat on your feet

With clever design details and only 50 available, these kicks are a hot commodity.

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Japanese overtime work culture captured in new dice collection

Roll the dice with employees apologising in the windows of office tower blocks late at night.

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Lucky underpants for your face: New masks from auspicious Tokyo store offer pandemic protection

Mr Sato heads out to “Grannies’ Harajuku” to get his face in their underwear. 

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Reebok teams up with fashion brand Yoshiokubo for traditional-culture-inspired sneakers

A unique fusion of old-meets-new style with ink smears, bonsai, and family crest designs.

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Beautiful bag designed by leather craftsman specially for carrying watermelons is a work of art

You might think it’s dumb, but after watching the “how it’s made” video, you just might want one after all!

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Japanese company creates face masks for musicians

Pandemic sax appeal. 

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Japanese designer creates dream sneakers that everyone wants to buy

These kicks pay homage to everything from the humble convenience store through to Netflix and even the old-school iMac G3

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Ramen face mask from Japan fogs up your glasses, looks like a steaming hot bowl of noodles

If you can’t stop your spectacles from fogging up, you might as well make art with them.

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Do the new Uniqlo summer face masks really deserve bad reviews?

We test the Airism product for three days in a range of conditions. 

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Customers race to Uniqlo for new summer face masks, but are they really worth the hype?

We try out the cool sold-out Airism product everyone’s been waiting for. 

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Spice things up at the dinner table with these kabe-don salt and pepper shakers【Pics】

Now you can feel the passion of cheesy romances every time you sit down for a meal!

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Uniqlo teams up with Billie Eilish and Takashi Murakami for exciting new UT collaboration【Videos】

The fashion collection we’ve been waiting for. 

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Breakfast made beautiful by designer who creates stunning zen garden toast art and more【Pics】

Find inspiration to play with your food from this designer’s collection.

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Fossilized forms of Pokémon found in Uniqlo’s Daniel Arsham x Pokémon T-shirt collection【Photos】

The contemporary artist’s unique concept of “fictional archaeology” paves the way for these new illustrations of Pokémon monuments lost to time.

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What social distancing looks like in Japan

Companies, characters and mascots use kawaii humour to spread an important message. 

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Japanese student creates Traditional Japan Bicycle, brings new life to centuries-old craft

Lattice work seen in tea ceremony rooms finally gets to see the city streets.

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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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