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Downsized dwellings: Inside Tokyo's tiny living spaces

Lifestyle Apr 20, 2019

Downsized dwellings: Inside Tokyo's tiny living spaces

by Alex Martin

Twenty-five-year-old Sotaro Ito lives in a 9.46-square-meter apartment with a loft in the capital's retro-hip Koenji district. His apartment looks more like an office cubicle, with a desk and computer chair dominating a third of the room. A reading pillow is propped up against one ...

Tamiya: A model business for creative, fun-loving customers

Lifestyle Mar 24, 2019

Tamiya: A model business for creative, fun-loving customers

by Jim Allen

While it may look out of sync with its surroundings, model and radio-controlled car giant Tamiya's Plamodel Factory (Plastic Model Factory) flagship store has a happy home amid the office buildings and dining establishments of Tokyo's Shinbashi district. "Being in Shinbashi seemed like quite a ...

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