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JAPAN PULSE

Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Sep 29, 2009
New products coming out out of the woodwork
Wood-encased cell phones from DoCoMo appear in a growing forest of naturally designed gadgets.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Sep 25, 2009
Bandai and KitKat let patrons get personal
Bandai and KitKat let their patrons get personal with bendy dolls and custom chocolate boxes.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Sep 24, 2009
Haikyo: exploring abandoned Japan
'Haikyo,' urban exploration, has caught on big-time in Japan, but breaking into abandoned buildings has its downside.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Sep 22, 2009
Meiji & Yamanote celebrate with a wrapper's delight
Meiji Chocolate and Japan Railways celebrate their centennials to the delight of trainspotters and chocoholics.
LIFE / Digital / Japan Pulse
Sep 21, 2009
Dating sim 'Love Plus' touches a nerve
The romantically impaired get some pointers with the Nintendo DS dating simulation game 'Love Plus,' but it's not all about hearts and flowers.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Sep 20, 2009
Nawa Kohei: From the outside in
With his crystalline-casted statues, artist Nawa Kohei sheds fractal light on multiple perspectives and the transient nature of the truth.
LIFE / Digital / Japan Pulse
Sep 19, 2009
I want my Augmented Reality TV phone!
The highly anticipated Sekai Camera for iPhone is unveiled in Tokyo, giving us a preview of what life will be like with augmented reality.
LIFE / Digital / Japan Pulse
Sep 17, 2009
Google Japan explains Street View adorably
Google Japan gets cute with its explanation of Street View.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Sep 17, 2009
Tokyo Meatrea: a cut above your usual food court
Herbivores be damned. Namco announces plans for new 'food theme park' dedicated to meat. Yes, meat.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Sep 16, 2009
The pill still hard to swallow in Japan
The Pill turns 10 this month in Japan ... so why is it still unpopular and yanmama's so hot?
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Sep 16, 2009
Will Japan drink old wine in a new bottle?
A Japanese version of 'Sideways' is yet another example of the symbiotic relationship between Hollywood and Japan.
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.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Sep 15, 2009
Transcontinental collaborations
Anime exports and web-enhanced communication is helping to bring about new transcontinental collaborations.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Japan Pulse
Sep 11, 2009
New strapless facemask may ruffle a few feathers
Need a new faskmask for the flu season? Go strapless . . . if you dare.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / Japan Pulse
Sep 11, 2009
Sobering up
Japan is sobering up, as breathalyzer checks move into cars and more alcohol-free beers hit the market.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Sep 10, 2009
Electric bicycles take charge
A surge in electric bicycle sales means cleaner air, but for many, it's all about the bottom line and having a helpful push up that hill.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Japan Pulse
Sep 9, 2009
A pinch of salt and a pound of chocolate
Combining salt and chocolate has been around since the 1500's but only recently has the savory-sweet combo been tickling tastebuds in Japan.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Japan Pulse
Sep 8, 2009
Coffee shots and green lattes
Beverage makers push the envelope with coffee jelly in a can and matcha latte.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Sep 4, 2009
Everyone wants a piece of Peko-chan
Just what or who is behind the increase in stolen Pekon-chan dolls? And have we seen the end of it?
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / Japan Pulse
Sep 3, 2009
Havens abound for mobile video-gamers
No shortage of places in Tokyo for videogamers to hang out in, from McDonald's to full-on game havens, with WiFi on tap and perks galore.

Longform

Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals