In Japan toilet design contest, there are no 'loo-sers'

Jun 21, 2015

In Japan toilet design contest, there are no 'loo-sers'

Japan is holding its first-ever toilet design contest, with organizers looking for the “most comfortable,” “cheapest for the developing world” and “safest for women,” officials have said. In a bid to find the nation’s loveliest lavatories, a government panel is seeking applications that prove ...

Jan 17, 2015

Foreign Ministry to revamp Japanese passports in time for Tokyo Olympics

The Foreign Ministry is looking to revamp the design of Japanese passports and strengthening measures against fabrication and falsification, officials said. The ministry is considering a design that symbolizes Japan for immigration stamp pages, and is looking at instances of other countries that use ...

'Takehiko Inoue interprets Gaudi's Universe'

Jul 10, 2014

'Takehiko Inoue interprets Gaudi's Universe'

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Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926) left behind an unrivaled legacy of Modernist architecture — Casa Vicens, Casa Mila, the famous unfinished basilica Sagrada Familia and many more unusual structures. His imaginative, often colorful works inspired other architects and artists, and continues to do so today. As ...