Trends in Japan
Trends, innovation, culture, and lifestyle in the new center of the world.
Last time I checked PSY’s Gentleman MV had almost 330 million views on youtube and Gangnam style had more than 1.6 billion. That’s a lot of exposure for a song that is sung in Korean, about a neighborhood in Seoul by an artist that pretty much no-one outside of Korea had heard of this time last year. So [...]
Following our previous post on Taxis in Asia’s most developed cities we decided to take the bumpier road and provide a round up of taxis in four of Asia’s emerging metropolises. 1- Bangkok: Tuk-tuk Image via dailytravelphoto.com Overview: uncomfortable, overpriced and inefficient. You are better off taking a regular taxi. Then again tuk-tuks have become synonymous with transportation in Bangkok [...]
Ever wondered how those crazily clad cosplayers promote themselves to each other? Well according to Nikkei’s Trendy just like most professionals in Japan they use business cards, though perhaps not the most traditional kind. Image via cosplay.exblog Business card exchange in Japan (meishi koukan ) is the most important method of professional self-introduction in Japan. Forgetting [...]
Popular smart phone messaging app LINE created by Naver Japan has collaborated with major Japanese toy maker Takara Tomy to create a range of merchandise aimed at children based on a new animated series called LINE Town. The LINE Town series has begun broadcasting in Japan on TV Tokyo (Thursdays from 6.30-7pm) and is based on characters from LINE’s [...]
…kind of. They’re at least starring in roles to promote it! As part of the bid to host the building of the International Linear Collider (ILC) in Western Japan Team Lab Tokyo created a humorous and light-hearted interpretation of the collision between electrons and positrons in the form of high school girls in this short film. Featuring [...]