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Pacific Rim director pays tribute to Tokyo’s iconic Gundam statue

I haven’t yet had a chance to see Guillermo del Toro’s latest film, Pacific Rim, but from the clips I’ve seen so far of...

Japan’s Designclue delivers crowdsourcing industry insights [Infographic]

Back in February we featured logo crowdsourcing service Designclue, which leverages the power of freelance designers regardless of their location. It’s operated by Tokyo-based...

Japanese company to launch data sharing platform for 3D printing

See the original story in Japanese. Adways Labot, a subsidiary of Japanese internet company Adways, has launched a teaser for its 3D printing data sharing...
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Nail art startup puts Cute Japan at your fingertips

There are many ways to spread Japan’s Kawaii culture to the rest of the world. One common way, as we've seen recently, are mobile...
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The pen is mightier than the finger: New Puzzle & Dragons branded stylus to...

If you’ve played Japan’s most popular mobile game, Puzzle & Dragons, for any real length of time, you may find that occasionally you might...
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Japanese housewife creates clever inflatable umbrella for tots

One of the reasons that I really like writing about Japan is that there is a steady flow of awesome design concepts from here...

Japan’s latest photo meme is a miniature woman, not intimidated by large cup sizes

Photo via 1101.com It's really hard to predict what kind of product will be popular...

Japan’s Fotofig lets you make a 3D Mini-Me with your smartphone camera

In recent months there are more and more great 3D printing projects popping up here in Japan. But here’s a fun consumer services that...

Japanese online learning platform to create a new generation of car designers

Photo via Car Design Academy Online education platforms are getting a lot of attention these days, and that includes here in Japan. There are platforms...
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Designing for Women: 10 of the Cutest Color Palettes from Japan

Over the past few months, we have written about what we see as a trend coming from Japanese mobile developers: The country is exceptionally...

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