January 19, 2018

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  • Bicassa Rebalance Body Cream: AYURA

    AYURA is a line of cosmetics and skin care products. AYURA was founded in 1994 and it is a Shiseido- related company. AYURA comes from the word “AYUS” which means life in Sanskrit. An interesting…

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  • MP Taro Yamamoto Joins People’s Life Party

    On December 26th, MP Taro Yamamoto, an independent member of the Upper House of the Japanese Parliament joined the People’s Life Party led by Ichiro Ozawa. On December 26, in a blog post discussing his…

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  • Street Illumination of Trees in Marunouchi,Tokyo

    The illumination in Marunouchi Tokyo can be seen until February 15, 2015. The 240 trees on Marunouchi Nakadori Street is illuminated gracefully with LED lights of a champagne gold color.The number of the LED light bulbs…

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  • Blue Cave Illumination in Nakameguro, Tokyo

    Between November 13th and December 25th of this year, an illumination made in the image of Blue Cave, Grotta Azzurra is appearing in Nakameguro, Tokyo. The illumination is 1640 feet long (500 meters), and it…

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  • What is Abenomics?

    Abenomics is an economic policy proposed and implemented by the Abe administration. Abenomics is comprised of three policies known as the three arrows in Japan. The first arrow is monetary easing, the second arrow is fiscal stimulus…

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  • Afternoon Tea Room

    Afternoon Tea is a company managed by the Sazaby group which managed Starbucks in Japan until the management was taken over by American Starbucks this year. Afternoon Tea Living table wares, bath goods, stationery writing materials…

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  • White Christmas Tree at Kitte in Tokyo

    Kitte is the first commercial facility managed by Japan Postal Service. It is a multi-purpose building and it opened on March 21, 2013. The name of the building, Kitte, derives from the Japanese word for sealed stamp…

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  • The Results of the December 14th Election

    The results of the December 14th election were released the following day, with all 475 seats up for contention. 295 of those seats consist of districts in which the winner is determined by a first-past-the-post…

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