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JAPAN

Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jan 24, 2010
Japan's chocolatiers search for the sweet spot
Japan has a serious cacao habit, which only gets only harder to kick as vendors push more chocolate prior to Valentine's Day.
Japan Times
CARTOONS / DAHL'S JAPAN
Jan 24, 2010
JAL chutes
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jan 22, 2010
Naive yuru-kyara win hearts across Japan
A mascot can go along way for promotion and merchandising, even if it's a bit odd. Take the yuru kyara of Japan.
Japan Times
CARTOONS / DAHL'S JAPAN
Jan 21, 2010
Ozawa Eyebags
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Jan 19, 2010
8-bit sound goes above ground
For some, 'retro' is the clang and twang of electric guitars; for others, it's the primitive chirp of a computer chip: that crazy 8-bit sound.
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jan 18, 2010
Augmented Reality taking it to another level
Augmented reality is coming into its own, revealing more and more hidden layers of info. It's all there for the taking.
Japan Times
CARTOONS / DAHL'S JAPAN
Jan 17, 2010
LDP slogans
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jan 14, 2010
Smokers escape the gas chamber
Smokers in Japan are losing ground, but Japan Tobacco is doing what it can to find safe havens for puffers.
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jan 14, 2010
"Ryomaden" romanticizes (and monetizes) history
It's official. Japan is in the throes of what's bound to be a long-term romance with a certain rebel samurai named Ryoma Sakamoto.
Japan Times
CARTOONS / DAHL'S JAPAN
Jan 14, 2010
DPJ's Adult Day
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Japan Pulse
Jan 12, 2010
Gachapon grows up
Capsule-toy machines attract collectors like moths to a flame and as cheap thrills go, the novelty of gachapon is still burning brightly.
Japan Times
CARTOONS / DAHL'S JAPAN
Jan 10, 2010
RussIsles Doll
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jan 8, 2010
Fukubukoro hunting tamed by the Internet
Fukubukuro are a time-honored New Year's tradition, but in 2010 some stores were making their lucky bags with marriage hunters in mind.
Japan Times
CARTOONS / DAHL'S JAPAN
Jan 7, 2010
Tiger Kitty
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.

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