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Three Indonesian labels are set to be showcased at the Amazon Fashion Week in Tokyo, held in the Japanese capital from March 19-24. Two Indonesian designers are included in the 2018 Autumn/Winter showcase "Asian Fashion Meets TOKYO (Indonesia)", namely Anandia Putri Harahap's IKYK (I Know ...
In the partnership, Hotel Suehiro in Tokyo's Ota Ward has started performing check-in, check-out and front desk services for guests of minpaku, which are currently permitted in limited areas across Japan but will become more widespread in June when a new law comes into force. So, despite helping a local ...

Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Tokyo stocks are seen moving on a weak note this week due to an expected absence of major fresh buying incentives. Last week, the benchmark 225-issue Nikkei average on the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 207.31 points, or 0.97 percent, to end at 21,676.51 on Friday.
The Yomiuri ShimbunA visual presentation featuring Katsushika Hokusai's ukiyo-e woodblock paintings was projected onto an enormous screen of water in Tokyo's Odaiba area. The show was held as part of “hokusai & TOKYO: Mizube o Irodoru Edo Matsuri” (Hokusai & Tokyo: Colorful waterside Edo ...
Police investigate an area near the entrance of an apartment building where a woman was found collapsed and bleeding, in the Tokyo suburban city of Tama on March 16, 2018. (Mainichi). TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Police arrested a 29-year-old man Saturday on suspicion of murdering a 26-year-old woman in a ...
“Flower buds grew faster, as there were successive days with higher-than-usual temperatures between late February and early March,” said an agency official in charge of monitoring the Somei-Yoshino tree in Yasukuni Shrine in Chiyoda Ward. Tokyo is expected to see cherry blossoms in full bloom in a ...

No, the Shinkansen Supreme is not some new street-style collaboration. It's a new, sleeker, lighter, more eco-friendly Japanese high-speed train that will start running test routes between Tokyo and Osaka later this month. The train—which will run on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line, the most popular bullet ...
Speech bubbles are popping straight out of comic books and possibly into the next Olympic Games in Tokyo. The Fukidashi is a translation device created by Panasonic's artificial intelligence group and 100BANCH, a Tokyo-based accelerator. It's purposefully designed to look like a talking bubble, the ...
He's not your typical Bitcoin whale, but Nobuaki Kobayashi has become a force to be reckoned with in the cryptocurrency world. The Tokyo attorney and bankruptcy trustee for the now-defunct Mt. Gox exchange disclosed on Wednesday that he sold about $400 million worth of Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash since ...
At a time when there still weren't a lot of foreigners in Japan, Ian Buruma moved to Tokyo to immerse himself in the esoteric world of avant-garde Japanese theater and film. Back in Amsterdam, he had happened to catch a performance by an experimental Japanese theater troupe whose "deeply weird" ...
The dollar was modestly firmer near ¥106 in Tokyo trading Thursday ahead of a policy-setting meeting of the European Central Bank and other key events. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥105.94-95, up from ¥105.71-72 at the same time Wednesday. The euro was at $1.2410, up from $1.2406-2407, and at ...
A drill has been held at a railway station in Tokyo to prepare for what would happen if an earthquake paralyzed the city's public transport network. The drill took place on Thursday, 3 days before the 7th anniversary of the 2011 earthquake that devastated northeastern Japan. About 50 people took part in the ...
Other areas include Tokyo, Kanagawa and Osaka. The city of Niigata is proposing to accept overseas talent that can contribute to "Cool Japan" initiatives such as fashion, anime and manga, and hospitality. Although Japan is encouraging women and seniors to work, the country's labor shortages are ...
Good fortune leads Dean Parker to Abbey Road and the best night he's had in Tokyo. Wellington cartoonist and Beatles fanatic Tom Scott told me: when in Tokyo track down the Beatles nightclub. So I set about this. The nightclub was called The Cavern of course. First, though, seeking the peace and enlightenment that had ...
Kim Kardashian Casually Eats Noodles While Topless in Tokyo. Get the hottest celebrity news directly to your phone. Download the Us Weekly App now! By Sarah Hearon. March 6, 2018. Kim Kardashian tokyo topless. Kim Kardashian Jerritt Clark/Getty Images. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) · Click to ...
The prospect of a possible breakthrough summit between Washington and Pyongyang has left Tokyo jittery that U.S. President Donald Trump, under his banner of “America First,” may settle for a major policy compromise that prioritizes U.S. homeland security while disregarding allied Japan's vulnerability ...
There are skyscrapers, a subway packed with commuters, busy sidewalks, bright lights, and buzzing energy. Many things about Tokyo feel familiar to the city-dweller. And yet, for all its similarities, something at the very foundation of the city feels completely different. I love traveling to Tokyo because it makes ...

The best Tokyo neighborhood for seeing cherry blossoms, Nakameguro, comes alive with a free festival devoted to the bloom, this year from March 24 to April 10. The famous canal is lined with shops, stalls, and vendors selling things like pink champagne. (Other festivals dedicated to the sakura abound ...
Forever Kanye West's favorite model, Kim Kardashian teased some new pieces from her husband's Yeezy Season 7 line while in Tokyo on Wednesday (Feb.28). In a series of tweets, Kim revealed that as a result of 5 a.m. boredom in Tokyo, she'd be posting a series of clothes she'd worn on the trip, all of ...
An increasing number of teenagers have been coerced into the pornography industry, and the government and police are trying harder to crack down on problematic scouts and agencies. Last month, Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department requested that the industry strictly observe the law and provide ...
Tokyo on Wednesday unveiled its long-awaited mascot for the 2020 Olympic Games — a futuristic blue-checked, doe-eyed character with pointy ears and “special powers” that was picked by schoolchildren across mascot-mad Japan. The mascot, which is yet to be named, was selected by elementary ...
Go-karts have become a common sight on Japan's busy streets, but safety concerns were raised Thursday when police data showed that 50 accidents had occurred in Tokyo over a recent 11-month period. Foreign drivers were involved in 86 percent of the crashes, which took place between March 27 of ...
Japanese stocks dived “amid a global risk-off mood strengthened by worldwide stock sell-offs,” an official of a bank-linked securities firm said. The Tokyo market came under strong selling pressure from nonresidents, “although no fresh selling incentive emerged from Japan,” said Ryuta Otsuka, strategist at ...
WASHINGTON – There are no Tokyo restaurants offering human meat on the menu and cannibalism has not been legalized in Japan, despite a false story circulating online, writes Thomas Mattingly, a spokesman at the Japanese Embassy in Washington. The statement follows presentation of the false ...
The dollar fell to around ¥106.80 in Tokyo on Thursday, as stock prices plunged in Japan and the United States, and U.S. long-term interest rates declined. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥106.79-80, down from ¥107.06-07 at the same time Wednesday. The euro was at $1.2200-2200, down from ...
Skyscrapers made mostly of wood are rising around the world, and now plans have been announced to build what would be the world's tallest “plyscraper” in Tokyo. The planned 70-story, 1,148-foot tower will include residential and commercial space and is intended to spotlight environmentally friendly ...
The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has been hailed as the most tech-centric ever, but Tokyo now wants to beat that record in 2020. Efforts are also in place to keep costs down, with organisers and the government working to control costs. The decision to use some existing facilities has helped reduce venue ...
Welcome to Tokyo. You've probably traveled a long way to get here, you want to have a good time, and—most importantly—you're hungry. But the language barrier for tourists is real, and when the culture is also not your own, the risk of messing up your manners is high. While sightseeing and shopping are ...
In celebration of 60 years of operation, Tokyo Tower in Japan is set to revamp its observation decks. The iconic structure that stands tall in Japan's capital is to be revamped with its observatories getting new names along with a special tour. This is the first time in its history that the names have been changed ...
The Olympic mascot "is a character that embodies both old tradition and new innovation," according to a statement from the organizers of Tokyo 2020. "While cherishing tradition, it is always up to date with the latest news and information. The Mascot has a strong sense of justice, and is very athletic.
Japan attracted 28 million tourists last year, but what if you're worried about geological activity or political instability in nearby North Korea? Here's the current travel advice. Chris. By Chris Laker. Last updated:28 February 2018 - 04.58pm. More than 28 million people flocked to Japan last year, making it a record year for ...
Skyscrapers made mostly of wood are rising around the world, and now plans have been announced to build what would be the world's tallest “plyscraper” in Tokyo. The planned 70-story, 1,148-foot tower will include residential and commercial space and is intended to spotlight environmentally friendly ...
In December 2017, Tokyo no Kaba or “Tokyo's Hippo” a 12-meter-long, 38-passenger amphibious bus, initiated its first tour/cruises around and literally in Tokyo Bay. The 45-minute route, with multilingual commentary, maneuvers around office buildings and entertainment complexes in Odaiba, then into the ...
Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian are making Tokyo their personal catwalk ... stuntin' all over the city in some pretty revealing fashions. The double K krew are over in Japan, shooting for 'KUWTK,' and the sisters went on a daytime shopping spree Tuesday, before stepping out in some seriously stylish ...
The dollar was firmer around ¥107 in Tokyo trading Tuesday, with a wait-and-see mood growing ahead of the first congressional testimony by new U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥107.01-02, up from ¥106.55-55 at the same time Monday. The euro was at ...
The famous sisters have landed in Tokyo, and are documenting the behind-the-scenes action of their fabulous trip on social media. Oh, and on camera too! A source told People that the Keeping Up With the Kardashians cameras are with the ladies in Japan. “Khloe flew to Tokyo with Kim and Kourtney to ...
Speaking to Shukan Shincho (March 1), associate professor Tetsuo Sawada of Tokyo Institute of Technology, was referring to the heavy snowfall that struck Tokyo and the Kanto plain on Jan 22. For four days, from the 23rd to the 26th, and again on Feb 1 and 2, Tokyo's power demand surged, requiring ...
This is the premiere screening of a new documentary exploring the struggles and obsessions of Shin Miyata, a Tokyo–based record label owner, music promoter, and cultural ambassador who has been distributing Chicano music and bringing East Los Angeles bands, including Quetzal, Chicano Batman ...
The ACT franchise has been widely tipped to top the Australian conference, but an outing like theirs in Tokyo didn't give credence to much of that hype, trailing 14-3 just 15 minutes in. They managed to claw their way back as the match ticked on, against a far improved Sunwolves side, but there were few ...
From the depths of winter blooms the beautiful rose that is the Tokyo Marathon. As the first race of the calendar year, and the newest member of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, it has quickly become one of the most enjoyable stops on the wheelchair marathoning tour. Tokyo spoils their athletes with an ...
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — With the end of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games looming, here's a preview of 20 things to expect at the next Olympics, the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. 1. While this is the third time the Japanese capital has been awarded the games, Tokyo has hosted the ...
It starts in Tokyo and is followed by Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York. To help participants and spectators get into the marathon mood, a series of events have been taking place at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition center in Koto Ward, where visitors can try out the latest running gear and apparel.
TOKYO • Japanese police arrested two men yesterday after several bullets were fired at the Tokyo headquarters of a group linked to North Korea. The men fired at the gate of a complex housing the pro-Pyongyang General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon). Reports said the men had ...
San Francisco has gotten itself a little bit lost in the latest cityscape mural by local artist Amos Goldbaum, transported by unknown means to the foot of Mount Fuji in a scene that's set to grace SF-based Wise Sons' deli's new Tokyo location. Golbaum specializes in line-drawn portraits of San Francisco, which ...
But this is no traditional rural countryside farm with vast empty pastures. The animals are among nearly 60 creatures living on a "farm" right smack in the Otemachi business district just a stone's throw from the bustling central Tokyo station. A lift takes you to the Otemachi Bokujyo ("Otemachi Farm") on the ...
Japan is home to some mighty fine design minds. Known for its meticulous attention to detail and minimalist attitude, it is without a doubt that Japan is also home to some of the world's most breathtaking atchitecture and interiors. Here are five top spots in Tokyo that every design lover should know:.
MESA, Ariz. — For the third time in 12 years, the A's will play their season opener in Japan in 2019, The Chronicle has learned. The Japan opener has yet to be officially announced, but according to league and team sources, Oakland and Seattle will begin next season at the Tokyo Dome. The two clubs ...
MATSUE, SHIMANE PREF. – A representative of the central government joined local officials in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, for a ceremony on Thursday to highlight the Japan's claim to sovereignty over a group of islets administered by South Korea. The row over the islets in the Sea of Japan, called ...
Stars on Tokyo's independent music scene since they debuted their self-titled album in 2016, the three-man band has a devout following in Japan thanks to their dynamic performances, which combine elaborate light shows with mellow electronic beats, live instruments and ethereal vocals. The group's ...
Carrying over its strength from overnight trading abroad, the dollar moved on a firm note around ¥107.30 in early Tokyo trading. The dollar continued rising toward noon on the back of buying reflecting firmer Tokyo stocks and purchases from Japanese importers. After climbing to ¥107.90 shortly past noon, ...


 

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