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Tokyo’s Uninspired Olympics Logo Might Be a Design Ripoff

2 hours agoArts : Wired: Design

The mark isn't just boring; it bears a striking resemblance to another design. The post Tokyo’s Uninspired Olympics Logo Might Be a Design Ripoff appeared first on WIRED.

Panel forces indictment of former Tepco executives over Fukushima: Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese citizens' panel ruled on Friday that three former Tokyo Electric Power executives should be indicted over their handling of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, Kyodo news agency said.

Asia shares edge up, wary of China volatility

By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares inched higher on Friday but were on track for a weekly loss, while the dollar edged away from highs scaled after U.S. GDP data reinforced expectations that the Federal Reserve is on track to raise interest rates this year. Show More Summary

Japanese roadside whale

It’s always good to escape the concrete and crowds of the capital. Particularly so in summer when the heat is horrendous. Plus despite Tokyo’s size, you don’t have to drive for that long before it’s possible to enjoy quiet roads, the sight of tree covered mountains, and, erm, roadside whales.

Tokyo shares snap 4-day slide

Tokyo stocks snap a 4-day losing streak on solid earnings and stable Chinese equities.

Tokyo 2020 unveils official emblem with five years to go

The emblem, which was created by award-winning Japanese designer Kenjiro Sano, aims to symbolise the unifying power of the Games, with the world due to come together as one in Tokyo in five years’ time. Based on a stylised letter ‘T’, which is inspired by the words ‘Tokyo’, ‘Tomorrow’ and ‘Team’, the emblem contains a number of creative elements. Show More Summary

Japan Gets Burgers That Use Tomatoes Instead of Buns

You say "tomato," MOS Burger says "bun." The Japanese will not be fazed by your black or red burger buns anymore, even if you conspicuously shove a deep-fried frog in between, so what's a fast-food chain gotta do around Tokyo these days...Show More Summary

A Full Service Cafe in Tokyo, Japan That Caters Exclusively to Stuffed Animals

yesterdayHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

While cat cafes, owl cafes and even dog cafes are all the rage in Japan, the proprietors of Yawarakan’s Cafe in Tokyo has cornered the market on an obscure but marketable idea – a full-service restaurant and hotel for stuffed animals. No human food is served nor are there any human accommodations, rather the cafe […]

The Long Count: Tyson vs. Douglas 1990

yesterdaySports / Boxing :

Teddy Atlas later said that Aaron Snowell and Jay Bright, working Tyson’s corner in Tokyo, “couldn’t train a fish to swim…”

Japan official Kimito Kubo quitting amid Tokyo 2020 stadium row over $2.0 billion price tag

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

A Japanese official heading construction of the 2020 Olympic stadium is quitting his post after Tokyo ordered design plans for the venue to be ditched amid public anger at its $2.0 billion price tag. The resignation of Kimito Kubo, 58,...Show More Summary

Asian shares, dollar up on Fed's economic optimism

By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares were firm on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it saw the economy and jobs continuing to strengthen, helping lift the dollar as traders bet that higher U.S. interest rates were around the corner. Show More Summary

Bar Goto Serving Umami Mary's & Grilled Cheese Pancakes On The LES

  In the past few weeks, three Japanese izakaya-style dining experiences have opened; two in Bushwick and the third, Bar Gato, last night on the Lower East Side. At his namesake bar, Tokyo native and Pegu Club alum Kenta Goto tweaksShow More Summary

Games Before the Games: Zaha's Classy Letter to the Tokyo Olympics Lays Out Blame

The proposed Stadium design by Zaha Hadid, which has been rejected by the Japan Sports Council. According to a statement released yesterday by Zaha Hadid Architects, the firm discovered its winning design for the Tokyo National Stadium was being...

Inside a Tokyo JK Cafe (Excerpt from ‘Schoolgirls for Sale’)

yesterdayNews : Vice News

Watch the Full Length This Thursday at 12pm EDT, Simon Ostrovsky and Jake Adelstein will join 'On The Line' to discuss this story. Ask your questions on Twitter @VICENews with #OnTheLine Japan's obsession with cutesy culture has taken a dark turn, with schoolgirls now offering themselves for "walking dates" with adult men. Show More Summary

Nintendo reports profit but no word on new president

TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo posted an 8.28 billion yen ($67 million) profit for the fiscal first quarter, helped by better sales and a cheap yen, but did not announce a new president to lead the company after the death this month of Satoru...Show More Summary

Time To Kick The Tires on Builder Stocks

Home-building stocks have had a sturdy year. A coming wave of apartment building construction might mean there’s more to go. Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News Workers build apartments at a construction site in the Little Tokyo neighborhood of downtown Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Justin Lahart at The Wall Street Journal makes [...]

Mirai Store Tokyo

Introducing Mirai Store Tokyo - the first in a series of bricks n mortar stores by Culture Japan. Come...

The Rip-Off Controvesy Over the Tokyo Olympics Logo

Now that the Tokyo Olympics has scrapped plans for that stupidly expensive stadium, it can focus on other things. Like questions over its new logo. Read more...

Shinjuku at Night.

Shinjuku at Night. Tokyo, Japan. By Hien Nguyen.

This Hello Kitty-themed breakfast is a nervous kind of happiness

Calling all fans of the wonderful and wacky world of Sanrio: Your dream breakfast is here. That is, if your dream is to eat Hello Kitty The Hello-Kitty themed Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo in the Shinjuku neighborhood of Tokyo is not stopping at kitty-themed rooms. Show More Summary

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