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Sound Planetarium —Voyage—

Sound Planetarium —Voyage—

With more and more people listening to music on their computers, getting a decent sound experience can be a rare thing these days. Sony hopes to rectify this with Opus, which combines a top sound experience with images from space. The Sound Planetarium —Voyage— ...

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Marunouchi Illumination 2016

Marunouchi Illumination 2016

Chances are your Christmas tree has got nothing on Marunouchi Illumination. Celebrating its 15th annual event, 200 trees in the area around Tokyo Station will sparkle with gorgeous Champagne-colored lights for the holiday season. It’s also a relatively guilt-free experience, the event has an ...

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Sengoku the Real at Osaka Castle

Sengoku the Real at Osaka Castle

Universal Studios Japan is banking on samurai appeal for its newest Universal Cool Japan spectacle. Sanada Yukimura (1567-1615) was a samurai general who fought against the Tokugawa shogunate during the Siege of Osaka (1614-15), which took place around Osaka Castle. His life will be ...

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Bonsai Exhibition of Ume Trees with Blossoms

Bonsai Exhibition of Ume Trees with Blossoms

With all the pruning and maintenance that’s involved, it usually takes a couple of decades of meticulous care to turn an umeki (plum tree) into a bonsai that’s truly worth appreciating. The fruits of these efforts will go on display through March 12 at ...

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Mika Ninagawa x Jellyfish: New Collaboration

Mika Ninagawa x Jellyfish: New Collaboration

One of the attractions at Sumida Aquarium in the area of Tokyo Skytree Town is the mangekyo (kaleidoscope) tunnel, a 50-meter mirrored slope with eight tanks of jellyfish. It’s impressive on its own, but since Nov. 8 it has been lucky to have the ...

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Hello Kitty Cafe

Hello Kitty Cafe

The Guest Cafe and Diner, a restaurant with a constantly rotating theme, will be filled with sweet food and sweet decorations. There will also be exclusive goods on sale, including Hello Kitty-themed pins, stickers and totes to take home, but the cafe’s main draw ...

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2.5 Million Girls' Tokimeki Galleria at Tokyo Skytree

2.5 Million Girls' Tokimeki Galleria at Tokyo Skytree

With its enthralling panoramic view of Japan’s capital, Tokyo Skytree is offering another kind of tokimeki (heart-pounding) experience at its 450-meter-high Tembo Galleria observatory through March 31. The landmark is marking the 60th anniversary of Ribon, a manga magazine aimed at young women that ...

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Your Name. Cafe

Your Name. Cafe

The biggest Japanese film in 2016 was by far the animated hit “Your Name.” After a lucrative year, it’s become one of the highest grossing movies in Japanese box office history and the top Japanese film ever released in China. The animation, which centers ...

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All Aboard! The Cat Bus to the Ghibli Forest

All Aboard! The Cat Bus to the Ghibli Forest

Studio Ghibli is one of the most popular animation studios in Japan after creating hits such as “Princess Mononoke” and “Howl’s Moving Castle.” Now the studio’s Ghibli Museum in western Tokyo is celebrating its 15th year with a new exhibition. “All Aboard! The Cat ...

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Fashion's forgotten models

Fashion's forgotten models

Mannequins are the unsung heroes in fashion, designed on the whole to fade into the background to let the clothes sing. Having said that, an archaic mannequin is as instantly recognizable as the trends of yesteryear, which brings home just how much they change ...

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