Popeye Magazine for Tokyo City Boys

Cover image for May 2014 issue of Japanese Popeye Magazine [Jp] which I find amusing. Not sure how to explain it, everything seems to click in this photo.

Japanese Popeye Magazine Tokyo cover image

World Order – Have A Nice Day (in Akihabara)

Japanese music video for Have A Nice Day by techno-pop group World Order. Decent song, interesting choreography and video concept…

The MV featured many elements of Tokyo’s Akihabara Electric Town, e.g. cosplay, specialist stores, maid cafe, anime, arcades, and girl group AKB48 etc.

World Order was formed in 2009 by Genki Sudo, a retired mix-martial artist and kickboxer, who also wrote most (if not all) of the group’s songs.

Intersect by Lexus, Tokyo

Japan’s premium carmaker Lexus has opened a new place in Tokyo. Known as Intersect by Lexus, it’s “a unique space in select global cities where people can experience Lexus without getting behind the steering wheel of one of our cars.”

The Intersect doesn’t sell cars, it’s more like a clubhouse for Lexus owners instead. Interior designer Masamichi Katayama explains the concept in the video below…

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2020 Olympic Games candidate cities promotional videos

Promotional video (compiled) of the 2020 Olympic Games candidate cities, listed in the order of drawing of lots: Istanbul, Tokyo, Madrid. The International Olympic Committee will select the host city on September 7 in Buenos Aires…

Sentimental wise I would like Istanbul to host the game, but with recent development social and economical stability will make a huge weight in decision making, and Tokyo is arguably the safest bet in this perspective.

There’s no clear favourite in this one; some media seems to rule that it’s going to be a two horse race between Tokyo and Madrid though.

Hello Kitty x Forever 21

Photos from the Hello Kitty Forever Launch Party at the Forever 21 Shibuya Store in Tokyo, Japan, earlier this month. Either the photographer was avoiding the crowd on purpose (for privacy sake), or it’s a rather quiet launch party. The piece on Hello Kitty looks cute though. Image via the American fashion retailer’s official blog

Hello Kitty Forever 21 Tokyo Shibuya Store

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