Closures Over COVID Continue in Japan
An increasing number of businesses across Japan permanently close their doors amid the ongoing coronavirus epidemic.
Colorful Couture Inspired by Jomon-Era Pottery
A fashion student is representing traditional Japanese pottery with his haute couture dressed that share more than a passing resemblance to ancient Jomon design.
Always Bounce Back with Rubber Band Fashion
Working entirely with rubber bands, which have limited functionality and are definitely not scarce, Rie Sakamoto created a line of garments that were on display at an exhibition in Tokyo.
Companies Encourage Everyday Sustainable Goals
As countries around the world aim to attain the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to improve society, companies in Japan are thinking of ways to incorporate SDG efforts into people's everyday lives.
Kimono Company Makes Masks for Nightlife Staff
Otozuki, a manufacturer of traditional kimono garments, has teamed up with a company that runs nightclubs to develop hostess-friendly face masks that make it easy to sip drinks and converse with customers while maintaining a safe environment.
Canal City: Exploring Fukuoka's Luxury Mall
Check out Canal City Hakata for all of your entertainment needs! Whether you’re in search of an extraordinary date night, cafe time with friends, or fun with the kids, it has you covered!
Ghibli Now Delivering Kiki's Dress
Official dresses approved by the Studio Ghibli team bring anime heroine vibes to your wardrobe.
Yamato Is Making Yukatas for All
Yamato, a kimono maker with over 100 years of history, decided to apply to their garments the concept of universal design, making them accessible for everyone.
The Perfect Gifts for the Jedi in Your Family
Japanese fashion brand unveils Star Wars items just in time for new film, The Rise of the Skywalker.
Online Store Features Virtual Shoe Fittings
Online fashion mall operator Zozo has come up with a virtual shoe fitting service that recommends shoes that fit your size by using a special mat and a smartphone app.
Vintage Diving at Toyo Department Store
If you're a true Tokyo hipster, you'd know that Shimokitazawa is the place to be for thrift shopping and fashion. And part of that reason is Toyo Department Store.
GU Launches Stylish Nostalgic PlayStation Line
Now available from the little sister of cheap fashion company Uniqlo, these charming GU pieces feature the PlayStation console’s logo, iconic controller button designs, and prints from flagship Sony games.
Uniqlo Launching Line of Recycled Jackets
In an effort to boost sustainability, major Japanese clothing retailer UNIQLO will be selling recycled down jackets.
Ramen Mask Makes Use of Your Steamy Glasses
Sensible individuals are opting these days to stay indoors as much as possible and use masks when outdoors. But, there’s nothing in the social rulebook saying your mask has to be sensible.
Stay Comfy, Look Professional with WFH Pajamas
Business up top, casual down below, these pajamas will look to your colleagues like you're office ready.
Find Wonderland at Alice on Wednesday
Alice on Wednesday is a themed shop dedicated to—obviously—Alice in Wonderland. With enchanting decor, gorgeous accessories, clever themed snacks, it will make you feel like you've been immersed in the true Wonderland.
Experimenting with Japanese Dyeing Techniques
Handcrafted textiles, strong cultural heritage, and a love for traditional clothing — I have realized that these are a few of the many similarities that my home country of India shares with Japan.
Uniqlo Opening Cutting-Edge Store in Harajuku
Apparel giant Fast Retailing is opening a high-tech Uniqlo outlet in Tokyo’s trendy Harajuku area on Friday, June 5. Customers can choose clothing using a special app installed on these tablets on the wall.
Turning Fashion Trash to Functioning Treasure
A Japanese designer has created a stunning, yet functioning chair that's made entirely from excess fabric from the fast fashion industry.
Mizuno & Pokémon Team Up to Make Pokégear IRL
Pokémon worked with Mizuno to bring a line of snappy sportswear and accessories to be sold exclusively at their Pokémon Center outlets and select Mizuno branches.