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JAPAN

LIFE / Food & Drink / Japan Pulse
Jun 3, 2010
Japan by the numbers (06.04.10)
Let's get a rough head count: Japanese find it hard to give up smoking; love Mixi and sushi; and eat out more than once a week.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Japan Pulse
Jun 3, 2010
Sony steps up its e-publishing game
On the heels of Apple's iPad, Sony fires a shot over Apple's bow with the announcement of a new e-publishing distribution service.
Japan Times
CARTOONS / DAHL'S JAPAN
Jun 3, 2010
Bulls
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / Japan Pulse
Jun 2, 2010
Mixi helps users socialize with new apps
Following in the footsteps of Facebook, Mixi brings fun and functional apps to its user community. Anybody need a pantsu calendar?
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jun 1, 2010
Japanese Twitter marketing campaigns make some noise
New followers line up for the next creative Twitter campaign. Where will the tweeting flocks fly next?
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
May 28, 2010
Takashi Murakami sets up shop in otaku heaven
Pop artist Takashi Murakami opens a gallery ... not in Aoyama or Daikanyama .. but in an otaku mecca: Nakano Broadway.
COMMENTARY / World
May 26, 2010
Thailand is on the brink
HONG KONG — Graphic pictures from Bangkok last week told the grim story of bloodshed, death and destruction, of democracy challenged and mortally wounded. But they cannot convey the smell of burning, the terror of chaos in the center of a supposedly civilized modern capital city, or the human,...
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Japan Pulse
May 25, 2010
Clothing retailers want you to stay cool, stay fresh
Cool biz: a great opportunity for retailers to push clothing lines with coolness built in.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
May 25, 2010
Summer cell phones: which will make the biggest splash?
Among the new cell phones of summer, which will make the biggest splash?
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
May 21, 2010
Municipal meet-ups and pet-owner get-togethers for shy singles
Tired of speed-dating? Maybe your local government can help you in your hunt for the One.
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
May 20, 2010
Daburu Koron hit big time with pun-riddled riddles
Comedians live and die by popularity of their gags. With pun-riddled riddles, Daburu Koron have found a sweet spot.
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
LIFE / Lifestyle / Japan Pulse
May 14, 2010
New ABC's of motherhood in Japan: Apps, Beer and Crying
Got a wee one on the way? Well, time to get a Twitter account, an iPhone and your free (non-alcoholic) beer.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / Japan Pulse
May 14, 2010
Business card revolution
People are still attached to their business cards, especially in Japan, but that doesn't mean you have to hang on to your rolodex.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Japan Pulse
May 14, 2010
No Konbini No Life: instant maze-soba
Maze-soba is the latest ramen trend to make it to konbeni shelves. If you're desperate, it might hit the spot but there's nothing like the real thing.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Japan Pulse
May 13, 2010
The poor man's alternative to iPad, Kindle, et al.
Is EYE-Reader a dark horse that will trample the competition in Japan's e-reader market? Or is it just a picture frame?
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
May 10, 2010
Apartment shares in Japan draw a share of the herd
Rents aren't getting any lower, but if you're willing to share, you might end up with a pretty cool place to live.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
May 7, 2010
Zima kisses traditional giveaways goodbye
Zima promotes a make-out fest in Japan with bottles that come with a pair of kissable silicone lips ... if you're into that sorta thing.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
May 6, 2010
Rakuten raises the stakes
Amazon better watch its back. Rakuten is tightening its grip on the overseas market while extending tentacles overseas.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / Japan Pulse
May 5, 2010
Big (only) in Japan? Tape as proof of purchase
While Japan loves packaging, it makes an exception with proof-of-purchase tape.

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