Monthly Archives: July 2014

Pikachu with a view: My trip to the Pokemon Cafe in Tokyo

Some times, when living in Japan, one finds oneself at some pretty wacky places. After spending the weekend touring (and tweeting!) the newly designated World Heritage Sites surrounding the Tomioka Silk Mill (more on that soon), I found myself spending … Continue reading

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Today’s Art: Tomioka Silk Mill Mascots!

In randomly exciting news, I’ve been invited to participate in a two day Tour & Workshop about how to develop promotions for the Tomioka area, home of the Silk Mill, a newly minted UNESCO World Heritage Site. There’s only 8 … Continue reading

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New Kyary Pamyu Pamyu “Serious Hitomi” English Lyrics Translation

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s newest album Pika Pika Fantajin finally came out last week! While the music videos for Dreams Beginning Ring Ring, Family Party and Kira Kira Killer have all been released, there’s a few songs on the album that … Continue reading

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New World Order: WakuDoki

  This just in: Toyota wants a viral video hit, and they’ve enlisted our boys in suits to help them get it. There’s a fancy set, there’s a funny monkey, there’s a little bathroom humor, and there’s a wacky dance … Continue reading

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World Cup Donuts at Krispy Kreme!

Well, the World Cup is wrapping up, and the varied and creative marketing efforts of companies here in Japan are coming to a close. From the McDonald’s Risotto to the Brazil Cup Noodles, there has been a huge range of … Continue reading

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Tanabata Macarons!

Happy Tanabata! The Star Festival is a romantic holiday in Japan, where two literally star crossed lovers meet once a year across the Milky Way, if the night is clear. I picked up these adorable Tanabata Macarons the other day, … Continue reading

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