Tag - pokemon



A vehicle developed by Toyota, inspired by the Pokemon character Miraidon, on display in Tokyo on Thursday
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 15, 2024
Toyota engineers develop vehicle inspired by 'Pokemon' character
The vehicle will be on display at the Tokyo Midtown Hibiya complex for three days from March 15.
DeNA plans to co-develop Pokemon Trading Card Game Pocket with Creatures Co. for launch on both iOS and Android devices this year.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 28, 2024
Shares in DeNA soar on announcement of new Pokemon trading card game
The smartphone game was one of a flurry of announcements on the 28th anniversary of the first Pokemon game release.
In the quest for immortality, some researchers believe mind uploading will be our ticket to an eternal existence.
PODCAST / deep dive
Feb 8, 2024
Japan’s take on immortality; problems in Palworld
As scientists and technologists attempt to tackle the problem of aging and death, we discuss Japanese ideas about immortality.
Has runaway hit Palworld gotten itself into hot water with The Pokemon Company?
LIFE / Digital
Jan 25, 2024
The Pokemon Company to Palworld: ‘We intend to investigate’
“We have not granted any permission for the use of Pokemon intellectual property or assets in that game,” The Pokemon Company said in a statement.
In Palworld, players can explore an open world and collectible Pokemon-esque creatures, some of whom utilize a variety of weaponry to defeat opponents.
LIFE / Digital
Jan 24, 2024
Overnight smash Palworld is much more than ‘Pokemon with guns’
Instead of “Pokemon with guns,” a more apt description for Palworld would be “Pokemon, but it grew up over the last 30 years.”
A group of Pikachu, three riding a Dragonite, play with Woopers, a Bulbasaur and other resort guests in “Pokemon Concierge.”
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Jan 20, 2024
Pikachu just wants to help you relax these days
On Netflix’s “Pokemon Concierge,” the hyperactivity of the original gives way to soothing sights and tones that can help grown-up fans calm down.
A visitor to the Vincent Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in September takes a picture of paintings inspired by Pokemon.
JAPAN / Society
Oct 15, 2023
Van Gogh Museum scraps Pokemon cards over safety concerns
The Vincent Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam said it would no longer hand out a prized Pokemon card.
A statue of Pokemon character Pikachu is seen during the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.
Aug 26, 2023
Pokemon game that’s all about sleep hits 10 million downloads
Pokemon Go made billions of dollars getting people to roam the great outdoors. Now the company is trying to get people to go to bed.
From hidden street art to this two-story-tall Pikachu balloon, Yokohama will be blanketed in Pokemon paraphernalia
through Aug. 14.
LIFE / Digital
Aug 10, 2023
Pokemon comes home for the 2023 world championships in Yokohama
For the first time in the Pokemon franchise’s history, its world championships get underway in Japan.
Japan Times
Jul 5, 2023
Here's why Pokemon cards are becoming a target of burglaries in Japan
Rare cards can now be traded for more than ¥100 million, and shops carrying them have become the target of burglaries.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Jun 19, 2023
Pokemon fan events level up Yokohama's 2023 world championships
Japan will finally host the iconic franchise’s premier esports competition — alongside a slate of stage shows, musical performances and Pikachu parades.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 13, 2023
Man arrested for alleged theft of Pokemon cards worth ¥1.15 million
The suspect told police that he responded to a Twitter post and stole the cards based on instructions from another person.
Japan Times
Jun 9, 2023
Toy sales in Japan top ¥1 trillion for the first time, led by foreign tourists
Sales of card games, stuffed toys, model vehicles and other types of toys accounted for ¥952.5 billion in fiscal 2022, up 6.7% from a year earlier, according to the Japan Toy Association.
Japan Times
May 20, 2023
Pokemon Go creator Niantic suffers metaverse woes
Questions about the future of the 'real-world metaverse” have been swirling around Niantic for years following a series of games that have underperformed.
Japan Times
Apr 21, 2023
Use video games to learn Japanese and connect with your children
What are your kids talking about when they bring up Minecraft, Fortnite or Pokemon? Take an interest in their games and learn some new Japanese terms in the process.
Japan Times
Apr 18, 2023
New Monster Hunter mobile game supercharges Capcom shares
Monster Hunter Now represents a low-risk bet by Capcom to grab a share of the expanding global smartphone game market.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 6, 2023
Series of burglaries target pricey Pokemon cards in Tokyo
According to sources at Tokyo's Metropolitan Police Department, Pokemon and other collectible cards were stolen from several stores in the Akihabara district.
Japan Times
Nov 24, 2022
Nintendo breaks sales record with new Pokemon games on Switch
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet were released simultaneously on Nov. 18 and sold over 4 million units at home in Japan, also setting a new domestic record.
Japan Times
Jan 12, 2022
Sumo catches new audience with Pokemon collaboration
The Japan Sumo Association's tie-up with the world's biggest video game franchise could be a big step in attracting younger fans to the sport.
Japan Times
Oct 11, 2021
Maxwell Powers: 'You have to be competent, yet invisible'
According to his bio, Maxwell Powers is the 'voice guy in Tokyo.' He explains a few of his roles and the perks of being widely heard.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on