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JAPAN

Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jan 6, 2010
Best of luck in the year of the tiger
In the year of the tiger, some Japanese businesses have decided to kick it off with inventive giveaways and competitions.
Japan Times
CARTOONS / DAHL'S JAPAN
Jan 3, 2010
COMpromises
Japan Times
CARTOONS / DAHL'S JAPAN
Dec 31, 2009
New Year Diaper
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / Japan Pulse
Dec 29, 2009
Trends in Japan 2009: changing gender roles
In 2009, traditional gender roles were tweaked slightly in Japan by herbivorous males and carnivorous females.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Dec 28, 2009
Trends in Japan 2009: fast fashion
A few high-end fashion names were forced to pull out of the Japan market in 2009, but the fast fashion outlets picked up the slack.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Dec 28, 2009
Trends in Japan 2009: celebrity drug busts
Following a brief period of reefer madness in 2008, celebrity drug busts in 2009 threw a searchlight on the availability of harder stuff in Japan.
Japan Times
CARTOONS / DAHL'S JAPAN
Dec 27, 2009
Rethinker
LIFE / Digital / Japan Pulse
Dec 24, 2009
Trends in Japan 2009: virtual love
In 2009, a lot of hype surrounded human's attachment to virtual and 2-D characters. Was it just hot air, or a sign of things to come?
Japan Times
CARTOONS / DAHL'S JAPAN
Dec 24, 2009
Magi Vs Magistrate
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Dec 21, 2009
Trends in Japan 2009: drinks
Let us raise a glass to the tippling trends of 2009: to cheap booze, less calories, more nostalgia and supposedly responsible drinking.
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Dec 20, 2009
Price drops can (literally) be music to your ears
As the 2000's come to a close, a recent series of music products may be an indicator of what's to come in the near future.
Japan Times
CARTOONS / DAHL'S JAPAN
Dec 20, 2009
Hato's Wish List
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Dec 17, 2009
Turning the Japanese household on its head
Aya Ueto is cute, but we think Softbank's Shirato commercials are brilliant because they subvert both the notion of family and being Japanese.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Dec 16, 2009
Show your stripes in the new year
In preparation for the Year of the Tiger, Canon and Japan Post Office do their bit to help render the ferocious feline as kawaii as possible.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Dec 10, 2009
Up and running in Japan
Thanks to celebrity runners and the Tokyo Marathon, Japan is in the throes of another love affair with running.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Dec 9, 2009
It's time for all of you to apologize
According to a survey, Japanese dislike having to say they're sorry. To that end, Dec. 10 has been set aside for the purpose of apologizing en masse.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Dec 8, 2009
'Swamp girls' emerge from the forest
Nature-loving Mori Girls came out of the woodwork this year, but keep an eye out for the Numa Girls, emerging from the fashion-culture swamp.
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Dec 4, 2009
The Complaints Choir: Denounce to the Music
Mad as hell and not going to take it any more? Let a choir lift your complaint to the heavens.
BUSINESS / Japan Pulse
Dec 4, 2009
Just in time for Christmas
Meet Clockman, an alarm clock from Takara Tomy that talks and talks and talks. The perfect gift perhaps for a frenemy?
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Dec 3, 2009
'Prototype' documents the birth of designers' ideas
The creative process is on display at the Prototype exhibition, which showcases the works of Japanese architects and designers.

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