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Who's the Japanese Artist Who Was 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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!

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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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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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Almost Sea Urchin Instant Noodles in Japan

In the ever-continuing saga of Japan and it’s possible skewed perspective on umami, popular Instant noodle brand, Nissin Foods have announced that they will be releasing their new flavour, 'The Cup Noodle Rich Luxuriously Thick Sea Urchin Cream'.

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New Japanese-Foreigner Visa announced

We all know that gaining residency in Japan has always been quite difficult, but this week the Japanese government has passed a new law that allows more than 345,000 low-skilled workers into the country for the first five years with hopes to help the labor shortages in Japan.

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Japan now has a fried-chicken robot

The world's first fried-chicken robot has made itself home in Tokyo's Osaki Lawson convenient store!

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The Capitol Hotel to Ban Plastic Straws

Starting in January 2019, The Capitol Hotel has decided to unveil their plans to ditch plastic straws and trial new wooden straws at their hotel’s restaurant.

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Tokyo's Yayoi Kusama Voted Best Experience in the World

Time Out has just released a global “To Do List” of the top 50 experiences that a traveller MUST visit and the number one most recommended attraction in the world was awarded at our home in Tokyo: Yayoi Kusama Museum in Tokyo.

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New Yamanote Line train station announced: Takanawa Gateway

The East Japan Railway Co. has announced that the name of the new station opening on the Yamanote Line between Shinagawa Station and Tamachi Station, will be called Takanawa Gateway. Chaos online ensues.

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SpaceX, Typhoon Jebi Recovery and Kit Kats : This week in Japan

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Naomi Osaka & Typhoon Jebi : This Week in Japan

1. 20 year old Naomi Osaka defeats Serena Williams in US Grand Slam In recent news about 20-year old tennis champion Naomi Osaka beating American all-star Ser