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In 1964, Tokyo earned $1 million from official Olympics-branded cigarettes. Now, half a century later, there are plans to restrict smoking before the 2020 Summer Games. Although the number of smokers may…

Unfortunately this isn’t about a new aerospace engineering technique that a lot of travelers dream of—we have to disappoint you that you haven’t woken up in a world where pot noodles take…

A month-long campaign was launched on Monday by a group of visa overstayers, in which they will ask 36 local assemblies in the Kanto region to be given special permission to remain…

Makeup meets CGI in a groundbreaking new proof-of-concept video. Omote is the new project by a team led by Tokyo-based artist Nobumichi Asai, who has worked on various projection-mapping projects before, including for…

Japanese workers are known to get less sleep than those in any other country do—but instead of encouraging them to come to work a little later or go home sooner, companies are…

Smooth, round and cute. Those words can be used to describe many things, but they also describe Doraemon, the blue robot cat who has been a fan favorite in Japan and around…

Last month, an artist was arrested for violating Japanese obscenity laws for distributing 3D printer “blueprints” for a vagina-shaped kayak. Now, artistic photographs showing male genitalia are facing similar problems with the…

[Update] This giveaway is now closed We are pleased to be able to announce a special Tokyo International Film Festival ticket giveaway, with two pairs of screening passes for two different films…