If you had to read the headline again, trust us, the story is really that confusing. The news item is about the Tokyo District Court ordering a Japanese celebrity couple to pay 3.85 million yen (around 37,500 US dollars) to their condominium's management as compensation for lost income. Takashi Sorimachi – actor and singer, famous for the live-action drama adaptation of the manga series Great Teacher Onizuka – and Nanako Matsushima, globally famous for her role in horror flick The Ring – were ordered by the court to pay the building administrators after their dog bit one of the residents.
You would usually expect that out of the salesperson that’s assisting you – what top would be perfect for those low-rise jeans, or which jacket would a be perfect accent to your whole get-up, but with these technologically advanced hangers that give shoppers visual clues, it seems that the task has been relegated to computers. And the technology is starting to make a difference in the market too, as these visual hangers have apparently gained relative success in getting Japan’s consumers excited about apparel and fashion again, targeting young shoppers in an economy where consumer excitement has been down for the past few years.
British rock band Muse has finally released the long-awaited music video for their new single "Panic Station", off their The 2nd Law album. Shot in Tokyo after their concert in January, the video is all Muse, from the writing, production, direction and editing. And the video does not disappoint; that is, if you love flamboyant costumes, aliens, octopi and T-Rexes in your music videos.
After 48 years of service to train commuters, the above-ground Shibuya Station will no longer be, as it transfers operations to a new underground station. The new Shibuya Station will be open to the public on March 16 where the Tokyu Toyoko Line will now be connected with the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line. And as the last day of operations in the old station nears, many patrons have been coming for a visit so they could take souvenir photos at the platform.
At first it was 3D chocolate replicas of the women to give their men on Valentine's Day. Now Fab Cafe in Shibuya, Tokyo is offering up gummy love. Yep, you guessed it; men can now give their special ladies a gummy replica of themselves for White Day.
Tokyo police say they have arrested a man who was caught setting up more than 200 fake companies, and paying poor people in order to use their names in the registration process. 44 year old Shigeki Fujita has already been taken into custody, and investigators are also said to be planning to arrest a 37 year old executive, both of whom are suspected of submitting false documents to the Tokyo Legal Affairs Bureau in Shibuya.
Nothing says "I love you" like your likeness in chocolate form. At least that's what 3D-printing firm KS Design Lab and FabCafe are hoping for as they host a workshop for women who want to create personal chocolates for their men this Valentine's Day.
Almost two months after the incident in the Roppongi District nightclub Flower occurred, where a man was brutally beaten to death, police in Tokyo has finally issued warrants of arrest for the 15 suspects in the murder. In the wee hours of September 2, a group of men came to the nightclub and without any other word, despite the presence of some 300 people, began to beat 31-year old Ryosuke Fujimoto using pipes and aluminum bats. Despite being rushed to the hospital, he was declared dead on arrival from severe skull damage.
Tokyo police revealed on Wednesday that a woman was stabbed five times on Tuesday night, and that they are looking for any information on the male suspect. The attack took place on a street in the city's Shibuya Ward around 11:20 PM, near a local train station.