Tag - gundam



Japan Times
Aug 17, 2017
Japan's first Gundam Base to woo model-building fans in Odaiba
Bandai Co. is looking to tap Japan's expanding tourism market by opening a Tokyo shop dedicated to selling, building and painting plastic models of robots from its popular Gundam franchise.
Japan Times
Dec 30, 2016
Tokyo bar actually model 'secret base' for Gundam fanatics
A small bar in Tokyo's Nakano Ward is becoming popular with middle-aged men who like to make plastic models of characters from the "Mobile Suit Gundam" cartoon.
Japan Times
Aug 30, 2016
Tokyo VR attraction puts you in the heart of a Gundam battle
In 2009, anime fans were delighted when a life-size statue of a Gundam robot was unveiled in Tokyo's Odaiba district. The statue has now become a landmark attraction in the shopping and entertainment area.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 24, 2016
Fed up with bland cars, automakers tap anime for 'J-factor' inspiration
Some of Japan's top automakers, with a reputation for quality performance wrapped in often bland design, are turning to the country's pop culture to give them the "J-factor" and help set them apart in a world of growing look-alikes.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 20, 2015
Gundam-shaped tofu to go on sale Friday
Sagamiya Foods Co., known for producing Gundam robot-shaped tofu, will put the latest of its unusual tofu series on store shelves Friday.
Japan Times
Jul 17, 2015
Gold Gundam replica highlights extensive exhibition on famed series
Tanaka Kikinzoku Jewelry K.K. unveiled a pure gold replica of a Gundam robot at a press preview Thursday for an exhibition titled "The Art of Gundam."
Japan Times
Jul 11, 2014
Public asked to help build moving giant Gundam
The life-sized Gundam figurine in Tokyo's Odaiba district is an impressive sight as it towers a full 18 meters above its visitors and has grown into a popular tourist attraction since it was erected in 2009.
Japan Times
Events / Events Outside Tokyo
Jul 9, 2014
Osaka Culturarium at Tempoza gets suited up for 'Gundam'
If giant robots excite you, then you will know Gundam — a name that has become synonymous with the sci-fi mecha genre.
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LIFE / Lifestyle
Mar 20, 2014
Giant robots officially fly the flag for cool Japan
With its mountains of public debt, a nuclear meltdown to mop up and the 2020 Olympics bill, you'd think the last thing the Japanese government would be spending taxpayer money on is a study on robots in science fiction.
BUSINESS / Japan Pulse
Feb 7, 2014
Bandai's projection-mapping candy toy: Hako Vision
A toy, its cardboard box and your smartphone are all you need to projection-map at home.
Jan 23, 2014
Manga makers tie with U.S. studio
A producers' group whose members include Yoshiyuki Tomino, director of the animated television series "Mobile Suit Gundam," says it has teamed up with major U.S. special effects studio Legacy Effects LLC.
May 5, 2013
Two documentaries on the rougher side of sports; CM of the week: Bandai Namco's Gundam games
The life of a pro athlete can be grueling, but 37-year-old soccer player Dan Ito has a perverse determination to make his even more so.
Japan Times
Apr 25, 2013
On the mechanics of anime illustration
The 1970s was an important decade for the development of Japanese pop-cultural icons. Kindergarten children back then would likely have been introduced to the characters Doraemon (1969), Anpanman (1973) and Hello Kitty (1974).
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
May 18, 2010
The merch of May
Read the comic? Saw the the movie? Ready to buy some one-of-a-kind merchandise to show your loyalty?
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Sep 16, 2009
The feminine side of Gundam
New Type, a Gundam-themed transvestite bar in Akihabara, takes cosplay and host/hostess bars to a new level.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan