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40 year old, “Gashaponˮ capsule toys attract adults

June 27, 2017

Tokyo- Over the past 40 years, “gashapon” capsule toys of Bandai Co. have remained popular with buyers keen to find out what are inside of the capsules. Toys in the capsules have shifted from simple rubber dolls to sophisticated artworks that


Four-day United Nations tourism conference starts

June 21, 2017

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) said holding the 6th International Conference on Tourism Statistics: Measuring Sustainable Tourism in the Philippines can be used to attract tourists amidst the ongoing fighting  in Marawi City. Marcio Favilla of UNWTO said


Mothers more respected than fathers in Japan

June 16, 2017

Tokyo- More children in Japan respect their mothers than those who admire their fathers for the first time since 1997, according to a survey conducted by major Japanese ad agency Hakuhodo Inc. Ahead of Father’s Day on Sunday, the result comes


Vietnam’s 1st Seven-Eleven store opens in Ho Chi Minh City

June 15, 2017

HO CHI MIN CITY, VIETNAM- Vietnam’s first Seven-Eleven convenience store opened on Thursday in a building in central Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in the country. The store, operated by Seven System Vietnam JSC, will open 24 hours


Govʼt starts campaign to encourage dads to cook

June 13, 2017

Tokyo- The Japanese government launched a campaign on Monday to promote cooking by fathers raising children. At an event to promote the campaign, called “Otohan,” a pun on Japanese words for father and meal, Gender Equality Minister Katsunobu Kato and a


YAYOI KUSAMA: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow in Singapore

June 7, 2017

A visitor stands in front of a sculptural installation by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusuma titled ‘Left-over Snow in the dream’   Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama will showcase over 120 of his works in National Gallery Singapore. In a media preview last


Researchers discover hottest planet ever

June 6, 2017

Tokyo- A group of Japanese and other researchers has discovered an extremely hot planet with surface temperatures as high as those of stars, according to an online article in the scientific journal Nature. The researchers, including those from the University of


Sony to Launch Novel Toy Platform “Toio”

June 2, 2017

Tokyo- Sony Corp. said Thursday it will launch on Dec. 1 a new toy platform with a tiny cube-shaped robot at the center. The platform, called “toio,” is an outcome of Sony’s study on how to combine its robot technologies