Toymakers in Japan boost efforts to tackle counterfeits

Business / Corporate Jul 2, 2018

Toymakers in Japan boost efforts to tackle counterfeits

Toymakers in Japan are strengthening measures against counterfeit products being sold overseas, especially in China. The proportion of domestic toymakers' sales made overseas has been growing, due to the shrinking domestic market amid the declining birthrate. Firms are concerned that overlooking the sale of counterfeit ...

Gundam towers over a transforming Tokyo

National | AT A GLANCE Nov 4, 2017

Gundam towers over a transforming Tokyo

by Yoshiaki Miura

Every day, the towering full-scale Unicorn Gundam statue in Tokyo's Odaiba waterfront district undergoes a transformation, eliciting shouts of joy from visitors young and old, many trying to snap good photos with their smartphones. The 19.7-meter, 49-ton statue of a mobile robot from the popular ...

Gundam's 20-meter replacement statue unveiled in Odaiba

National Sep 24, 2017

Gundam's 20-meter replacement statue unveiled in Odaiba

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Gundam's upgrade was unveiled in Tokyo's Odaiba waterfront district on Sunday, giving hope to its corporate sponsors that the giant robot statue will become a new tourist attraction ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The towering, full-scale 19.7-meter Unicorn Gundam replaces the previous model, which ...