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Article by Margaret Iuchi

OUR FIRST OFFLINE EVENT! JOURNEY ACROSS JAPAN AFTERPARTY

Read what went down at our first ever offline event: Tokyo Creative x Abroad in Japan's Journey Across Japan afterparty

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Article by Margaret Iuchi

Who's the Japanese Artist Featured in Momager Kris Jenner's Hidden Hills Home?

Find out about the Japanese artist who's artwork was recently featured in Queen momager, Kris Jenner's Hidden Hills Home and where you can find his artwork in Japan.

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Shimanto City: Your Escape to the Southern Islands of Japan

Interested in taking a break from the city? Well, this is your chance to live and travel like a true local to the town of Shimanto. Only a little bit south from Kochi Prefecture, Shimanto City is the escape from the city that you’ve been longing for!

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Take on the Southern Islands Like a Local: Kochi Prefecture

If you’ve already hit the top tourist spots in Japan (we’re talking about the big three: Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto) and are thinking of exploring Japan like a local despite being a city boy or girl, then take on a smaller-scale city– like Kochi Prefecture! In 2018, Kochi had it's very own TeamLab 'Borderless' exhibition, so be readyt to expect bigger and better events at Kochi!

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Article by Tokyo Creative

The Udon Taxi: Japan's Only Underrated Form of Transport

The country that is home to some of the fastest trains in the world and rated by travelers to have one of the most convenient transport systems in the world, Japan’s decision to up the ante by introducing a new form of travel may change the game entirely: the Udon Taxi.

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Shodoshima: Be Your Best Artistic Self

If you’re in Japan for its art and cultural beauty, then your preparation for this year’s Setouchi Triennale Art Festival has already begun! For your Ghibli fix and views that easily contest the Mediterranean, Shodoshima is the only place to be.

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Turning 20 in Japan – Seijinshiki

For those who have turned 20 in Japan, the seijinshiki (coming of age day) is a traditional rite of passage. Find out the process of preparing for this event, what to wear, and what to expect here!

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Smokers in Japan Decreasing Rapidly 2019

The reign of cigarette smoking in Japan is coming to an end, as 2019 saw the lowest percentage of Japanese smokers in 65 years.

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Most Googled Terms in Japan 2018

Another new year has come around, which means this is the perfect time to reflect back on the year before. In 2018, Tokyo Creative saw a lot of change and growth, and in the greater scheme of things, so did Japan. So here are the top five spiciest Google searches of 2018 in Japan:

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Makoto Shinkai to make another beautiful film

When ‘Your Name’ came out back in 2016, the world was shook-eth with Makoto Shinkai’s art direction, easily taking over the number two spot of Japan’s highest-grossing domestic film, just after Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘Spirited Away’.

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Article by Tokyo Creative

The Japanese Kanji of the Year

The Japanese public has spoken and has chosen the kanji for ‘disaster’ (災 pronounced as sai or wazawai) as the character that best summarises 2018.

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Volunteer #SquadGoals

The Tokyo Organizing Committee decided that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics need a name, and have announced that the volunteers will be grouped by names: Shining Blue, Field Cast, Games Anchor, and Games Force. But what will the Internet think?

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Article by Tokyo Creative

World's First: Self-Serve Lawson

Amazon has hyped this up for a while now, but Lawson has come through strong with the execution, because now there’s Japan’s first self-serve convenient store!

Food
Article by Tokyo Creative

Tsukiji Fish Market moves to Toyosu

The famed Tsukiji Market has finally run its last leg of 83 years this week, and has shut down its doors for the last time before making the move to Toyosu.

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo 2018

The dimmed night lights of Harajuku caught some of Japan’s best style icons in celebration of the Tokyo Amazon Fashion Week.

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Article by Ian Rudd

The Truth about Ninjas

Few aspects of Japanese history capture people's imagination and fascination like that of the ninja, but how accurate are modern day representations?

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Article by Ian Rudd

5 Must Do Ninja Experiences in Iga Ueno

Enjoy a ninja experience like no other at the birthplace of the Iga ninja, the clan upon which most modern day ninja knowledge is based upon.

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Your Unlimited Rail Pass to Nagano, Kanazawa and beyond!

Unlimited rail pass opens up a world of culture and gastronomy in Nagano, Kanazawa, and beyond! Join us as we venture on this historic path, past Karuizawa to Nagano, where our first stop is the samurai town of Matsushiro.