Category Archives: Society
I was really upset that I had to miss last week’s Néojaponisme joint at the SO+BA gallery — it was to be my first DJ stint, dammit — but I am glad to hear that it turned out to be … Continue reading
During his recent visit to Tokyo, Patrick Macias sat down with Marxy at a discount tonkatsu shop, and they then proceeded to record for NÃ©ojaponisme a talk on, among other things, the state of the Japanese recession and current yankii … Continue reading
Could Ikebukuro be getting its very own Chinatown? A plan by some Chinese store and restaurant owners to create a community named â€˜â€˜Tokyo Chinatown Ikebukuroâ€™â€™ to promote interaction with their local Japanese neighbors is getting a negative reaction. What’s the … Continue reading
No, that’s not an idol video, or at least it’s not sold that way. The video is from a DVD series by record label Avex called Miteru Dake (Just Looking). As you can see, it features girls — pumped-up breasts … Continue reading
Japan Probe has posted some disturbing news regarding the newly launched iPhone 3G in Japan. According to the terms on the Sofbank website: “If you have less than 15 months left on your visa, you wont be able to make … Continue reading
Tokyo guerilla gardening in action. Via Boing Boing.
Marxy over at Clast examines how a ridiculous survey report conned the media into believing that 94.3% of Japanese women in their twenties own a piece of Louis Vuitton.
Over at Clast, Marxy examines booms as a marketing strategy, and the end of an era. I’m just sorry I missed out on 1957, the year of the Calypso Style.