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EU strikes free trade deal with Japan amid rising US protectionism

EU STRIKES FREE TRADE DEAL WITH JAPAN AMID RISING US PROTECTIONISM

Top officials from Brussels have come to Tokyo to sign the world's biggest single market trade deal with Japan. The move will strengthen...

Spice and Wolf VR Game Announced

SPICE AND WOLF VR GAME ANNOUNCED

You may or many not have heard about a number of VR visual novels like Square Enix's Tales of Wedding Rings VR, the recently announced...

 
 
 
Mario Kart VR Coming to the UK

MARIO KART VR COMING TO THE UK

After a succesful launch at Bandai Namco's VR Zone in Tokyo last year, the Mario Kart GP VR experience is now heading to the UK this...

My Hero Academia: The Card Game Brings That Plus Ultra Spirit to Tabletop Gaming

MY HERO ACADEMIA: THE CARD GAME BRINGS THAT PLUS ULTRA SPIRIT TO TABLETOP GAMING

Shinobi 7, a tabletop game publisher that previously brought anime series like Tokyo Ghoul to hungry fans waiting for a licensed game,...

 
 
 
Asian shares rise despite escalating US-China trade row

ASIAN SHARES RISE DESPITE ESCALATING US-CHINA TRADE ROW

TOKYO - Asian shares were mostly higher Monday after a weekend of relative quiet over the escalating trade standoff between the U.S....

Tokyo Ghoul: re Call to Exist Headed West for PS4, PC

TOKYO GHOUL: RE CALL TO EXIST HEADED WEST FOR PS4, PC

Publisher Bandai Namco announced Tokyo Ghoul: re Call to Exist is coming to North America and Europe for the PlayStation 4 and Windows...

 
 
 
I rode super-fast bullet trains in China, Japan, Korea, and Russia, and one is better than the rest

I RODE SUPER-FAST BULLET TRAINS IN CHINA, JAPAN, KOREA, AND RUSSIA, AND ONE IS BETTER THAN THE REST

Shutterstock On a recent trip through Asia and Europe, I had the opportunity to ride bullet trains in China, Korea, and Russia. Last...

Japan Executes Cult Leader Responsible For 1995 Sarin Gas Attack On Tokyo Subway

JAPAN EXECUTES CULT LEADER RESPONSIBLE FOR 1995 SARIN GAS ATTACK ON TOKYO SUBWAY

Asahara, the leader of the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult, was hanged after being sentenced to death in 2004. Six of his followers were...

 
 
 
Japan executes leader of doomsday cult, several followers

JAPAN EXECUTES LEADER OF DOOMSDAY CULT, SEVERAL FOLLOWERS

TOKYO - Doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara and several followers were executed Friday for their roles in a deadly 1995 gas attack on...

Japan cult leader behind gas attack, followers are executed

JAPAN CULT LEADER BEHIND GAS ATTACK, FOLLOWERS ARE EXECUTED

TOKYO - Doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara and several followers were executed Friday for their roles in a deadly 1995 gas attack on...

 
 
 
Chart of the Week: The Productivity Penalty: World Cup Winners and Losers

CHART OF THE WEEK: THE PRODUCTIVITY PENALTY: WORLD CUP WINNERS AND LOSERS

By IMFBlog July 2, 2018 Football fans in São Paulo, Brazil watch their team play in the World Cup in Russia The World Cup and productivity....

SoftBank invests in ‘handy Japan' hotel technology service

SOFTBANK INVESTS IN ‘HANDY JAPAN' HOTEL TECHNOLOGY SERVICE

TOKYO - Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank is investing in a mobile device service for hotel guests, called handy Japan, offering...

 
 
 
Céline Dion Got Bangs! A Look At Her New Style

CÉLINE DION GOT BANGS! A LOOK AT HER NEW STYLE

Tonight is the night! Tokyo, are you ready?. Ce soir, c'est le grand soir! Tokyo, êtes-vous prêts? - Team Céline. CelineDionLive2018....

Japanese fans look beyond tactics to celebrate victory

JAPANESE FANS LOOK BEYOND TACTICS TO CELEBRATE VICTORY

TOKYO Japanese soccer fans on Friday debated their team's controversial tactics at the World Cup, with most accepting them as an inevitable...

 
 
 
Stream Gorillaz's New Album "The Now Now"

STREAM GORILLAZ'S NEW ALBUM "THE NOW NOW"

The Gorillaz 's new album The Now Now has officially launched on streaming platforms after a soft debut via a Boiler Room live show...

Mount Takao Sumika / Naruse Inokuma Architects

MOUNT TAKAO SUMIKA / NARUSE INOKUMA ARCHITECTS

© Masao Nishikawa Architects: Naruse Inokuma Architects Location: 都道189号線, Hachiōji-shi, Takaomachi, 〒193-0844 Tōkyō-to, Japan Area:...

 
 
 
Medicom Toy Celebrates Shareef's 10th Anniversary With a New BE RBRICK

MEDICOM TOY CELEBRATES SHAREEF'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A NEW BE RBRICK

Following the release of its collaboration with atmos and UBIQ , Medicom Toy returns once again with a new BE RBRICK , this time celebrating...

Famed Photographer Keiichi Nitta to Debut "Portrait" Exhibit

FAMED PHOTOGRAPHER KEIICHI NITTA TO DEBUT "PORTRAIT" EXHIBIT

Ploom Shop Tokyo's underground gallery space, Basement Ginza, will host an exhibition of work from celebrated Japanese photographer...

 
 
 
Tourists can tour Japanese cities in go-karts dressed like the characters from Mario Kart

TOURISTS CAN TOUR JAPANESE CITIES IN GO-KARTS DRESSED LIKE THE CHARACTERS FROM MARIO KART

MariCAR tours allow fans of Mario Kart - or anyone who's partial to a zany outing - to dress as characters from it and tour Tokyo,...

Lanvin SS19 Finds the Sweet Spot Between Formal and Casual

LANVIN SS19 FINDS THE SWEET SPOT BETWEEN FORMAL AND CASUAL

On the final day of Paris Fashion Week , Lanvin presented its Spring/Summer 2019 menswear presentation in the Palais de Tokyo amidst...