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Tokyo Tram with Lucky Cat Images Drawing Attention

May 26, 2019

Tokyo- A Tokyo tram featuring images of white “manekineko” beckoning cats on its exterior is drawing keen attention, including among Instagram users. The Instagrammable two-car tram is operated on Tokyu Corp.’s 5.0-kilometer Setagaya Line, which connects Sangen-jaya and Shimo-takaido stations


Japan fashion: Giorgio Armani Cruise collection 2020

May 25, 2019

Models present creations from the Giorgio Armani Cruise collection 2020 at the Tokyo National Museum in Tokyo, Japan, 24 May 2019. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON Jiji Press

Japanese architect receives the 2019 Pritzker Architecture Prize

May 25, 2019

Japanese architect, Arata Isozaki, reacts as he is honoured after being awarded the 2019 Pritzker Architecture Prize, at the Versailles Orangerie (L?Orangerie du Château de Versailles), south west of the French capital Paris on May 24, 2019. (Photo by STEPHANE


Japan – lifestyle

May 25, 2019

A woman wearing a kimono waits inside a train station during a sunny day in Tokyo on May 25, 2019. (Photo by Charly TRIBALLEAU / AFP) Jiji Press

Ex-member of pop group arrested for cannabis possession

May 23, 2019

Tokyo–Junnosuke Taguchi, a former member of Japanese all-male pop group KAT-TUN, and actress Rena Komine were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of cannabis possession at their home in Tokyo. Taguchi, 33, and Komine, 38, were arrested by the narcotics control department


British Museum to start Manga Exhibition Thursday

May 22, 2019

London–The British Museum in London will hold the world’s largest exhibition of manga outside Japan Thursday through Aug. 26. Some 70 series from about 50 manga artists, including Osamu Tezuka’s “Astro Boy” and Eiichiro Oda’s “One Piece,” will be on


Luxury lego car

May 18, 2019

The world’s first real Lego car with engine-a replica of a Bugatti Chiron-is presented at Lego House in Billund, Denmark, 16 May 2019. The car is a lifesize model and consists of more than a million parts. LEGO parts, some


18 Percent of Japanese second-graders own mobile phones

May 15, 2019

Tokyo–A Japanese welfare ministry survey showed Wednesday that the proportion of elementary school second-graders in 2018 Who owns mobile phones including smartphones at 17.9 pct, up 11.6 percentage points from a similar conducted conducted in 2009 . The Longitudinal Survey