Golgo 13 Canned Coffee

Move over BOSS, Golgo’s taking over the canned coffee racket! I don’t much care for the world of canned coffee anymore (it’s gotten to a point where I just can’t drink it — too sweet), but I absolutely love these cans featuring Golgo 13 art on them. The Mainichi has a gallery of all the […]

Animal Behavior

Last week I was at the Shin-Marunouchi Building to have lunch at Rigoletto with my wife, and checked out Nagi Noda, Shinji Konishi, and Asami Nemoto’s “Animal Behavior” hair hat exhibition (it’s on the Marunouchi House floor). It runs until May 6. Pictured above, a tote bag being sold featuring Nagi Noda’s Hanpanda.

This Week in Magazines

PEN (220) heads to Spain and bids us “Welcome to Basque Country.” The feature covers major cities, and all the spots and eats you’ll want to take in on a trip there. The latest PAPER SKY (25) is all about the “California Morning,” covering all the sorts of things — from cafes to markets — […]

Happening in Tokyo

The end of May brings the Thai Film Festival (May 31 – July 11) to Tokyo at Cinemart Roppongi. Two of the films will be shown with English subtitles: MYSTERIOUS OBJECT AT NOON and TOTAL BANGKOK. Tickets for the screenings are already on sale at the theater, and through PIA. Gelman’s “Minimal Tokyo” series returns […]

Sponsors: Tokyomade

I’d like to welcome online shop Tokyomade as a new sponsor on the site. They specialize in selling clothes and accessories from Japanese (or Japan-based) designers, shipping worldwide. They’re currently working on a Japanese version of the site as well.

PauseTalk Vol. 20

It’s been very late in coming, and I apologize for that, but here’s the list of participants from the April edition of PauseTalk (Vol. 20). I’m missing a few names from some new people, so if you don’t see your name there, please let me know. It was probably the biggest PauseTalk to date (not […]

Stealth Upgrade

Some of you have noticed the stealth upgrade I did to the site last night. The green had been there for way too long (since November 2006, actually), and I was really looking for a change. I pretty much re-did the site last Sunday morning, when I woke up and had the idea for the […]

Japanese Rooms

JAPANESE ROOMS is a new photo book by artist and graphic designer Sven Ingmar Thies that takes a look at how the Japanese live, with photo spreads of their rooms taken in five cities (Berlin, New York, Shanghai, Vienna, and Tokyo). The book can be purchased from the Kaitenart website, or through Amazon Japan.