Feb 7, 2014

Chocolate Hachiko tours Shibuya

A chocolate statue of Hachiko, the dog praised for its loyalty to its master, has appeared in Tokyo’s bustling Shibuya district. The life-sized statue, made to promote Valentines’ Day, will be shown at shopping centers around the area until Feb. 14. The chocolate Hachiko ...

In Japan women, not men, throng stores for Valentine's

Feb 15, 2013

In Japan women, not men, throng stores for Valentine's

Women packed stores Wednesday to buy Valentine’s Day chocolates for all the men in their lives — partners, friends and bosses — while the men sat back with nothing expected in return. The traffic in Japan is all one-way on Feb. 14, with men ...

Facing up to a great Valentine's Day gift

Feb 14, 2013

Facing up to a great Valentine's Day gift

by Mayu Yoshida

Hoping to make this year’s Valentine’s Day unforgettable, some young women will surprise their loved ones by giving chocolates molded from their faces. The FabCafe, located in Tokyo’s Shibuya district, recently held a two-day workshop where women had their faces 3-D scanned to make ...

Recession won't sour Valentine's

| Feb 10, 2009

Recession won't sour Valentine's

by Takahiro Fukada

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and stores are geared up to cater to that special time when women give their romantic others a sweet treat and, in the Japanese workplace, offer colleagues tasty tidbits out of gratitude. And chocolate is the operative word. Even ...