Tokyo

Tokyo’s latest plan to boost birth rate: Pay people 100,000 yen per baby they give birth to

Critics are already calling the idea shortsighted.

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Shinjuku arcade breaks Guinness World Record for having the most crane games

If you want it, this arcade’s probably got it.

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Coming of Age Ceremonies in Tokyo changing form due to COVID-19 State of Emergency

As with everything in the age of coronavirus, things are a little different this year.

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Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward enlists the help of internet cat characters to remind us to wear masks

This new Working Cats x Shinjuku Ward campaign clip draws from cuteness for coronavirus preventive measures.
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Relive an iconic scene from anime Weathering with You with Japan’s rentable Hina umbrellas

Take Hina with you for all kinds of weather this weekend!

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Photos show otaku district’s iconic Kitchen Jiro restaurant has been replaced by something very different.

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Which Japanese city is gaining interest among families and renters? Hint: it’s not in Tokyo

A breakdown of search result data by one Japanese apartment hunting company reveals a big surprise.

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Living costs of Tokyo families now average 23.5 million yen over half a lifetime

And that’s not something you can easily take a loan out for.

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Guinea pigs in Tokyo zoo get pampered in the cutest video of 2020

Watch these cute little critters get shampooed and feel all your stress just melt away!

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Ichiran Ramen Kit: How to feel like you’re in Kyushu right now

We show you how to set up your very own Ichiran ramen solo booth at home.

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Dine out and isolate at the same time at Tokyo’s Prison Restaurant: The Lockup

The Lockup is ringing in the holidays with a very special skull-themed hotpot!

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Tokyo has a cafe lounge that’s for negative people only

We check out the “negative cafe and bar,” a soothing space for gloomy people.

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Grand Hyatt Tokyo teaming up with artist Takashi Murakami for adorable take-out afternoon tea set

Enjoy contemporary art and the Grand Hyatt’s delicious sweets all at once with this exclusive, extremely limited snack box.

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Supermarket slip lawsuit ruling influenced by size and color of pumpkin tempura

Once again, the scales of justice hinge on fried vegetables.

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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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Evangelion taking over Tokyo Skytree just in time for Christmas

Eva Unit-01 head, stabbed Angel core await fans 450 meters above the streets of Tokyo.

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World’s first Ikea veggie dog specialty store opens in Shibuya

The only place in the world where you can try 10 different Ikea veggie dogs. 

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Japan’s first Finnish-style sauna facility with private rooms opens in Tokyo

Avoid the big city crowds and carve out a moment for yourself in your own private sauna. 

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Samurai’s severed head moved in Tokyo, earthquake occurs at his body in Ibaraki

“More care than a nuclear weapon” required to restore the burial mound dedicated to Japan’s most vengeful spirit.

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Tired of teleworking from home? Get a change of atmosphere by working in an express train!

Train lovers will love this opportunity!

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