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Business May 8, 2018

Fake Doraemon trademark ruled invalid in China

A Chinese intellectual property court has ruled invalid the trademark given to a character that is remarkably similar to popular Japanese manga character Doraemon, according to local media reports. The trademark, filed by a sports goods company in Fujian province, southeastern China, was rejected by ...

Oki Sato of Nendo: on the objects of design

Style & Design Oct 8, 2016

Oki Sato of Nendo: on the objects of design

by Haniya Rae

This year alone, Oki Sato, founder and director of Nendo, has not one, but two major retrospective exhibitions of the design unit's work — one at the Design Museum Holon in Israel, the other at the Taiwan Design Museum. His acclaimed "50 Manga Chairs" ...

Kazu Kuzuwata: 'You'll never find a rainbow if you're looking down'

People | 20 QUESTIONS Aug 30, 2014

Kazu Kuzuwata: 'You'll never find a rainbow if you're looking down'

Name: Kazu Kuzuwata Age: 34 Nationality: Japanese Occupation: IT engineer Likes: Music, the sea, Haruki Murakami, respect, advanced technology Dislikes: Pollution, disrespect 1. What does the kanji that comprises your first name mean? Would you say it matches your personality? My kanji character, 和 (wa), means peace, unity, Japan. I ...

Television fun away from the couch

Events / Events In Tokyo Jul 18, 2014

Television fun away from the couch

by Sei Dickinson

This summer, TV Asahi and Roppongi Hills are working together to get you off the sofa and into the sun while still enjoying some of your favorite television programs. This is the collaboration's first grand-scale event, which is aimed at all ages and features music, ...

Doraemon hitting U.S. airwaves this summer

National Jun 25, 2014

Doraemon hitting U.S. airwaves this summer

by Marcie Kagawa

Japan's beloved blue robotic cat from the 22nd century is finally making his U.S. debut this summer, promoted as part of the Cool Japan campaign to export the country's pop culture around the world. The Japan External Trade Organization held a "Doraemon" launch party Friday ...