Tag: Japan

Expanded Google Pay bank support arrives for Australia and Japan

Little by little, Google’s recruiting the world’s financial institutions to support its Google Pay ecosystem. At least, we regularly see dozens upon dozens of US banks line up to work with Google Pay, but sometimes international compatibility is harder to come by. Earlier this month we spotted a few such additions, with new Pay banks […]

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Releases: Shok-1 x Bally Collection

With the help of tastemaker Swizz Beatz, Bally recently launched a new capsule collection with artwork from Shok-1. Known for his unique x-ray aerosol technique, the British artist recently traveled to Japan and Hong Kong (seen above) to promote the release of a selection of sweatshirts, joggers, totes, fanny packs, sneakers, and hats for both men and women. […]

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Google’s designer Pixel 3 cases in Japan will include their own AR experiences

Google’s first-party cases might be a bit on the chunky side, but they’re nice enough to make up for the added thickness, and customers in Japan will be getting an extra benefit with their phone protection. Google’s doing a whole collection of regionally exclusive (and super snazzy) cases for the country, and they come with […]

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Warabi Mochi: a gooey Japanese summer dessert, now in chocolate mint

There’s a gelatinous, slightly chewy, delicious-when-served-chilled dessert in Japan called warabi mochi. It is made from starch, water, and sugar. Simple. The usual way it’s served is generously covered in soybean flour and then squirted with some brown sugar syrup. It’s interesting to note that the original starch used for making warabi mochi was derived […]

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Apple is under investigation in Japan over allegations that it stifles competition

Apple is under investigation in Japan for alleged anti-competitive behavior related to the App Store, which is the default, and only source of applications on iOS devices, including iPhone, iPod, and iPod touch. Unlike Android, where alternatives can co-exist alongside Google’s Play Store, Apple doesn’t allow any third-party to create App Store rivals of their […]

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A Pizza-Making Vending Machine Popped Up in Japan

Italy, the mecca of slow-cooking and pizza perfectionism, drove the first iteration of the pizza vending machine out of town—Claudio Torghele’s Let’s Pizza. Now, the Japanese version, Pizza Self, has appeared outside of a video rental store in Hiroshima. A pizza will set you back around ¥980 (around $9 USD) and, in five minutes, it makes […]

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Rare Rides: The Autozam AZ-1 From 1992 Is Either Suzuki or Mazda

Tiny, mid-engined, and featuring those all-important gullwing doors, the Autozam AZ-1 has it all. And now you, too, can enjoy the things Japan was tired of in the 1990s. This isn’t the first time we’ve had a Suzuki kei car on Rare Rides; that honor goes to this Mighty Boy pickup truck. Today’s ride is another […]

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73 Years After Atomic Bombing of Japan: Nuclear Threat More Immediate Than Ever

Jerri-Lynn here. In this Real News Network interview, conducted to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the second atomic bomb drop on Nagasaki, historian Peter Kuznick reflects on how the nuclear threat is more immediate now than at any other time since the 1950s. How did we get here? Kuznick says that people should go back […]

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Japan’s Minor Scandal: Mazda, Suzuki, Yamaha Apologize for Improper Vehicle Testing

Japan’s automotive industry finds itself in the midst of a minor scandal. Last year, the Japanese government ordered manufacturers to investigate their operations after it was revealed that Subaru and Nissan conducting improper testing for decades. Initially, the issue seemed to revolve around a widespread laziness that allowed uncertified employees to conduct final inspection procedures. […]

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Speedhunters Live: The Show

What does Speedhunters mean to you? During our 10-year history we’ve travelled countless times around the globe, explored all facets of car culture, and hunted out cars that have made an impact and represented something special and unique. We’ve strived to bring an expanded and ever evolving view of this continuously changing world of cars through our team of contributors […]

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Senran Kagura Press Conference Removed From YouTube For “Sexual Content”

Yesterday, a press conference was streamed live online for the Senran Kagura series. It was too lewd for YouTube. Note: The article contains NSFW content. According to Hachima, YouTube has removed the stream. It doesn’t appear that game publisher Marvelous was banned from the site, because its account is currently active. Also, previously uploaded Senran […]

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The Largest Mecha Plastic Model In History Is Completed And Enormous 

Kotaku previously reported that Japanese model company Kotobukiya had made one-to-one scale plastic parts for a Border Break mecha model. It has now been put together. According to Kotobukiya, this was to be the largest one-to-one scale plastic model ever. The parts were on runners in Shinjuku Station in Tokyo. They had to be cut […]

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Japan’s Shupatto Bags Easily Collapse for Simple Stowing: From totes to backpacks, foldable ripstop polyester products that roll up to save space

In many ways, the Shupatto bags, produced by Marna, act as an easy-to-decipher optical illusion. The Japanese company designs and manufactures a range of ripstop nylon products—totes of varying sizes, a backpack and more—that collapse and roll into surprisingly small bundles for stowing. This concept isn’t new, but the way Marna has engineered all of […]

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This 8K Tour of Japan is Simply Breathtaking

[embedded content] In collaboration with Nakanihon Air Service, Armadas presents an 8K video shot across Japan from 2017-2018. Filming locations: Tokyo, Hokkaido, Hakodate, Toyokawa, Yakushima, Shizuoka.Equipment used: RED Weapon 8K, DJI Ronin 2Music: Into Existence by Elliot Middleton Channels: AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL, UPLIFTING Tags: · 4K, 8K, aerial, city tour, cityscape, japan, nature, tokyo, tour, travel

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