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Black Tokyo T-Shirts

Black Tokyo Dai Ichi Campaign Welcome to the initial campaign to launch Black Tokyo – First in Urban Japan brand merchandise. With your support, we hope to present additional one of a kind designs from Japan on a monthly basis. Please tell a friend! Click here to view and share the t-shirt campaign link! Keep Reading

Tokyo Cheapo: Cheap Groceries in Shimokitazawa

We all know that Tokyo is one of the most expensive cities in the world. However, Tokyo Cheapo reports that affordable, or shall I say, “cheap!” groceries are in a neighborhood near you. Well, that’s if you are close to Shimokitazawa. In their latest post, the Cheapos reveal: “Despite the modest size of the store,… Keep Reading

Lawson Ups the Ante

(YouTube video by: francoiscavelier) Here is some news you can use: “Convenience store chain Lawson will soon start an in-store fresh food service across Japan, in an effort to attract a wider range of customers. Keep Reading


Kimono Girl

The 963 Group, LLC of Pebble Beach, California brings you one of Japan’s top selling cosmetic gift items, Kimono Girl oil-blotting tissues. Kimono Girl is 100% natural, hypoallergenic, fragrance-free and powder-free! Each Kimono Girl package is an actual hand-drawn Kagayuzen Kimono pattern. No two are the same! The Kimono Girl concept was developed by Nakahama-san,… Keep Reading


Sanyo rechargeable pocket warmers

Japan Marketing News wrote about kairo, the omnipresent disposable pocket warmers favored by so many Japanese during the cold winter months (Kairo keep Tokyo Warm). They’ve been a mainstay in Japan for decades. In retrospect, it’s amazing that somebody else hadn’t already thought of it, but in late 2006 Sanyo introduced a rechargeable kairo that employs… Keep Reading


Aquavit: Gaienmae

Chef Marcus Samuelsson is known for his highly acclaimed Aquavit and Riingo restaurants in New York City, and we’re happy to report that his first venture in Japan measures up to those impressive standards. The cooking is superb – fresh, inspired and provocative. And Aquavit’s modern Scandinavian outlook adds a welcome note of culinary diversity… Keep Reading

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