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Tattoos in Japan are often associated with the samurai as well as criminal class. A samurai would be tattooed as a way to identify his body on the battlefield if his armor and weapons were looted. Today, it’s the criminal class that’s often noted for tattoos. This is because, centuries ago, criminals were separated from […]

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(Picture courtesy of @odyssey) After a 9.0 magnitude earthquake triggered a Tsunami, which wiped out the entire northern region, the Japanese are now facing fears of a nuclear meltdown. In the past three days the Fukushima power plant has been at the center of this recent crisis. The Fukushima power plant was rocked by an […]

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Japan was cut off from the world for many centuries, and when Western civilization discovered the culture the images and ideas astounded us. One westerner who made it East with a camera in the mid to late 19th century, during the Meiji Restoration, was Adolfo Farsari, an Italian and abolitionist who served in the Union […]

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We’re inundated by news stories every day and with a 24/7 news cycle, it’s nearly impossible to keep up. But thanks to GlobalGrind’s Think Tank, you’ll be quickly in the know, and then good to go. From what’s going on in the Capitol to what’s happening oversees, we have it all.  Today we are hearts […]

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(Officials in protective gear check for signs of radiation on children who are from the evacuation area near the Fukushima Daini nuclear plant in Koriyama on Mar. 13, 2011) (via HuffPost) IWAKI, Japan — A partial meltdown was likely under way at a second nuclear reactor, a top Japanese official said Sunday, as authorities frantically […]

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Our Japanese brothers and sisters have had to endure a devastating earthquake and tsunami that destroyed lives and infrastructure. To honor them and their creativity, we turn our gaze to two of our favorite fashion capitols: Harajuku and Omotosando, Tokyo. You probably know Harajuku, thanks to Gwen Stefani and Nicki Minaj but Harajuku was poppin […]

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Engineers in Japan have designed a cell phone that mimics the feel of human skin. The phone, called Elfoid, was made in cooperation with NTT Docomo, Japan’s Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International, Osaka University and other research institutions. ‘The mobile phone may feel like the person you are talking to,’ the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute […]

Taboo of Black Eyed Peas promoteed his sneaker brand, “Taboo Deltah 3008″ at Loveless Aoyama in Tokyo, Japan this past week.  The sneakers were developed in conjunction with JUMP USA and the new collection, Taboo Deltah 3008 is composed of three different silhouettes; the Delegate, Diction and the Denizen. The sneakers are crafted out of […]

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HRP-4C also known as divabot is a singing and performing robot that is ready to rival amateur pop stars.   On top of being able to coordinate dance moves with her backdancers, she has a respectable and human-adjacent voice.   Although HRP-4C Divabot’s legs are obviously robotic in aesthetics her movements and the rest of […]

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Justin Bieber has been on a whirlwind tour of Japan to promote his album overseas and it seems like Japanese residents are no less impervious to his charms than the rest of the world! Biebs was spotted at the Tokyo Dome City LaQua Garden today performing three of his mega-hits: ‘Baby,’ ‘U Smile’ and ‘Never […]

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To all those kubrick (block-style Japanese figurines) collectors out there, Medicom Toy, fragment design and OriginalFake have teamed up to release a limited edition ‘Chogokin’ Be@rbrick in 100% size. Because it is ‘Chogokin,’ the new toy will weigh in at 400g, much heavier than previous models.    All the joints of the Be@rbrick are movable, […]

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We already knew Lady Gaga manned up for the cover shoot for “Vogue homes Japan” but the finished covers shots have finally been posted! This morning Nick Knight, the photographer behind the lens posted the beautiful images. Lady Gaga posed as a Jo Calderone (her male alter ego) for Vogue Hommes Japan’s September issue. Jo-Anne […]