Oki Sato of Nendo: on the objects of design

Oct 8, 2016

Oki Sato of Nendo: on the objects of design

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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" ...

Television fun away from the couch

/ Jul 18, 2014

Television fun away from the couch

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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

Jun 25, 2014

Doraemon hitting U.S. airwaves this summer

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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 ...

Doraemon, the robot cat, gets your tongue

Mar 1, 2014

Doraemon, the robot cat, gets your tongue

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An earless blue robotic cat, one pocket bulging with gadgets from the future and a lifelong fear of mice: Who is he? Japan roars the answer — but English readers may be stumped. Because, even though he's a government-appointed "cultural ambassador" and a familiar ...