Japan’s video rental giant now rents wigs, so we tried them out【Photos】

Our fashionable reporter has never worn a wig before, and will she want to again after this?

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Starbucks at Shibuya Scramble Crossing reopens, but is it really bigger and better than before?

We discover a secret way to get the best photos, and all-you-can drink Starbucks coffee!

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Starbucks reopens at Shibuya Scramble Crossing with new look and design concept

Tokyo’s most famous Starbucks returns, with an improved layout overlooking the scramble crossing.

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Looks like Starbucks isn’t coming back to its most famous Tokyo location

But there will still be a place to grab a drink while looking at the great view of the Shibuya scramble, maybe in the company of giant anime figures.

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Tokyo’s most famous Starbucks building now has a reopening date

But will the Starbucks overlooking Shibuya Scramble Crossing reopen in the same spot? 

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Tokyo’s most famous Starbucks is closed

Shibuya Scramble Starbucks is closed, and it’s all because of online video streaming.

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Tokyo’s most famous video rental shop is shutting down

End of an era as Shibuya Scramble Tsutaya says goodbye to renting DVDs, CDs, and, yes, even VHS tapes.

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This downtown Tokyo video rental shop still has 6,000 VHS tapes, will rent you a VCR too【Photos】

Right in the middle of one of Japan’s trendiest neighborhoods is a celebration of old-school media.

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The first ever pizza-dispensing vending machine in Japan is now operating in Hiroshima

And the pizza it makes is actually good, according to Japanese netizens.

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Rewards card with sexy, shirtless Japanese actor is a reward in itself for his many fans

Pants also not pictured, imagining they actually exist apparently optional.

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Tsutaya Book Apartment: Stay overnight at new 24-hour bookstore in Tokyo

With private booths, showers and a women’s-only floor, this is one of the best places to stay in Tokyo.

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Studio Ghibli reveals new handmade clothing range with cute short anime film 【Video】

Jiji the cat and Totoro and friends feature on tops, pants, skirts, dresses and accessories in the collection.

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New Attack on Titan Tsutaya point card looks awesome, offers special members-only merchandise

If there’s anyone who should be celebrating the upcoming Attack on Titan live-action movie release, it would have to be Japan’s largest DVD, CD and bookstore rental chain, Tsutaya.

Specialising in multimedia, and with a huge selection of anime and manga titles to choose from, the company is anticipating increased interest in all things Titan-related and is marking the occasion with a special point card we can’t wait to get our hands on.

Not only does the card feature a stunning image of our beloved Survey Corps, it can also be used to accrue points at various stores around the country. And with accrued points comes the chance to receive a variety of special, limited-edition merchandise!

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It’s a fact of life that summers in Japan are hot and humid, and the Japanese people have a long history of trying to find ways to cool down in hot weather. One tradition that has come about as a result is the telling of terrifying horror stories in the summer, for the purpose of getting “chilled with terror”. And right now with the summer in full swing in Japan, we are indeed in need of some “chilling”.

Well, to help those of us desperate to feel just even a little bit cooler, Japanese entertainment group Culture Convenience Club (CCC), which operates TSUTAYA, one of the largest Video/DVD rental chains in Japan, has released a list of the 20 most-rented horror movies in Japan over the past three decades (1983 to 2012 to be exact). So, let’s see which movies made the list! Read More

Six Tokyo Starbucks Try All-You-Can-Read Offer

Starbucks is quite nice, isn’t it? Their shops provide a comfortable, non-smoking place to enjoy a delicious coffee, they have a hip food menu, and you can even get a hundrend yen refill on the day’s coffee. The service isn’t half bad either. Of course, there’s the fact that it’s not exactly cheap, but we’ll forgive them that little foible.

There are six Starbucks locations in Tokyo that have just gotten even cooler, though. What’s so special about those six shops, you ask? Well, let me tell you! In short, the six stores listed below will allow you to take books from their attached bookstores to read while you enjoy your coffee.
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