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Honda’s New NSX on Display at Tokyo Headquarters

While the Asimo demonstration is generally considered the biggest draw for visitors to Honda’s Tokyo Welcome Plaza, the adorable robot has competition with the sleek, shiny and very cool NSX car that is currently on display. Originally released in 1990, Honda’s NSX hasn’t been updated since then, but the general consensus among auto fans is that it was worth the wait. Not only is it visually very pleasing due to its curved lines and mixed-material spaceframe, but it also has all the power you would expect from a modern supercar. It also happens to be a hybrid. Three electric...

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All-Black Converse Jack Purcells by Takahiro Miyashita The Soloist

Takahiro Miyashita made waves when he was chosen as one of the designers to show during Amazon’s At Tokyo program during Tokyo fashion week, and he followed that up with the even more impressive feat of showing alongside Jun Takahashi of Undercover as a featured designer at Pitti Uomo in Florence. Now, he is making even more of a name for himself by releasing for sale the sneakers he designed for Converse, which first appeared on his Tokyo runway.   Miyashita put his own spin on Converse’s classic Jack Purcell style by remaking it in all-over black. But it’s...

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Medicom Toy Releases its Latest Version of the Maneki Neko

In Japan, a maneki neko, or “beckoning cat,” is a common sight in shops, restaurants and other businesses as a kind of lucky charm. Medicom Toy has reinvented this classic figurine in the style of its popular Bearbrick toys, only this one is called a Ny@brick, a play on words incorporating the sound that cats make in Japanese. Medicom previously released a silver and red Ny@brick, but the latest version of its “Money Cat” is a striking gold with a face reminiscent of traditional maneki neko and a tail printed on the back. The figures are available in both...

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Learn Your Cuts of Fish with a Tuna Anatomy Puzzle

If you’ve ever eaten at an authentic Japanese sushi restaurant, you know that ordering is not as easy as simply asking for tuna. It’s the cut of the tuna that makes all the difference, with different parts of the same fish having completely different flavors (and prices). With this clever 3D puzzle, you’ll be able to impress your sushi chef with your knowledge of sushi anatomy during your next visit. The 33 pieces fit together perfectly into the tuna-shaped body for a game that is fun, challenging and educational all at the same time. Not a fan of fish?...

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s New Digital Single and International Tour

Anyone with an interest in Harajuku culture, Japanese pop music, or Tokyo’s kawaii fashion tribes will no doubt be familiar with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. The fashion blogger turned model and recording artist has represented the weird and wonderful world of Harajuku on the global stage for several years now. And while recently her look has matured somewhat, the singer is now back with a new single and an international tour. Last month Kyary released a new digital single called “Kimi no Mikata.” In the video, her costume and makeup are decidedly toned down from previous appearances, but the production...

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