TAB Tees on Sale

Another chance to get some TAB tees at a nice price (and remember, it helps support the site): Updated: We’ve again lowered the price of the fantastic 5 TAB shirts to 2500¥ per shirt if you buy 2 (previously 5000¥), until the end of February. Those shirts’ designs were donated by five international artists/designers: Jonathan […]

Animal Fun

I’ve alluded a few times to the fact that Yuko has developed a bit of an obsession over DOUBUTSU NO MORI (ANIMAL CROSSING) and that I’ve pretty much lost access to my DS because of it — I won’t tell you how many hours she plays a day, but I think you can already figure […]

Japanesque Modern

From Kyodo News, under the title “Businesses, academia launch ‘Japanesque modern’ campaign”: Leading businesses including Matsushita Electric Industrial Co and Toyota Motor Corp as well as universities and designers launched a three-year campaign Saturday to heighten Japan’s brand image based on its traditional culture. A total of 48 companies, seven schools, 11 industrial groups and […]

Architecture Photography at Olll

Olll has updated with a few photography galleries of Omotesando/Aoyama buildings, including Herzog & De Meuron’s Prada store, Toyo Ito’s Tod’s store, SANAA’s Dior store, Fumihiko Maki’s Spiral, Kengo Kuma’s One Omotesando, and Future System’s Comme des Garcons store. Link via

Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles

Remember Robotech (the US adaptation of the Japanese MACROSS series)? Marxy does, and you can view a trailer for the new sequel series, THE SHADOW CHRONICLES, here. AICN has more info on this new follow-up series. Is it just me, or is there a Battlestar Galactica (the new series) vibe to the space battle scenes […]