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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...

Japan brings brilliant colored designs to boring paper receipts

If you go into a Japanese convenience store, you might notice a little box by the register where customers can trash their unwanted receipts....

Japanese Raspberry Pi robot reaches Kickstarter goal in 2 days

Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer, capable of many of the same functions as your desktop PC. And Tokyo-based gadget creator Kiluck has...

New Japanese e-commerce site sells products with a story

A new ecommerce website was recently launched in Japan. It's called STORIES online store. Operated by design and branding company Seitaro Design, the concept...

Uniqlo drops a unique pop-up shop at Tokyo’s Shibuya station

A rather historical event took place at one of the biggest train stations in Japan Shibuya just a few weeks ago. The old Toyoko...
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The next step in augmented reality: Electrify your taste buds

This week I had a chance to visit Dr. Adrian Cheok and his students at the Mixed Reality Lab at Keio University. The research...

Japanese company creates geeky jewelry from electronic components

Japanese girls tend to be very fashion-conscious. And although there are popular apparel brands that they typically favor, a few individuals prefer to stand...
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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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Snow White laser cut into spectacular 360-degree book by Japanese designer

Opening the palm-sized Snow White book created by Japanese architect/design-engineer Yusuke Oono, you’re instantly drawn in to an amazing 3-dimentional world. He created the...

Crowdsourcing Cute: How France’s Orangina is leveraging Pixiv in Japan

Since many Japanese adults grow up with anime and manga, it is only natural that brands try to communicate with consumers using characters that...