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7 tours that offer an authentic look at Tokyo and beyond

It's a whirlwind glance at this corner of Japanese pop culture, topped off by a stop at a maid cafe. Maybe not representative of ... That tour offers a glance at all things "kawaii" (cute) in Japan, i... read more

New 'Sugoi Kawaii' maid cafe in Akihabara now hiring foreigners

regardless of whether a customer can understand Japanese, Minowhuski believes it can be difficult for visitors to fully appreciate moe culture. At the new Sugoi Kawaii cafe, foreign maids will be able ... read more

Japan Rugby World Cup 2019: Pól Ó Conghaile's ultimate travel guide

It could been the time I snapped a photo of a geisha applying ... and anime culture (Japan’s distinctive, wide-eyed computer and hand-drawn animation). It’s a bizarre place… full of girls in costume h... read more

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Photos: Maid Cafe Owner Explains Submissive Sweetshop

Will there be a roving pink-painted Maid Café van stocked with precious little maids blasting Japanese pop music and traveling around America? Soon enough. Read on for more. Why did you open in Chinat... read more

Are Western Pop Artists Embracing or Exploiting Eastern Culture?

Since the mid 2000s, historical and cultural aspects of Korea and Japan have been inspiring pop culture in the U.S. From Katy Perry’s geisha outfit at the American ... was created to celebrate Japan’s ... read more

Miranda Kerr goes geisha in Vogue … and that might be OK

While Iggy and (maybe) Miley appear committed to their “style”, however problematic, Kerr is dressed as a geisha on Vogue ... fisted poaching of kawaii (cute) culture in her recent video Hello Kitty. ... read more

The past, present and future of maid cafes

to the nearly constant playful fawning of "kawaii" servers ... Regarding the future of maid cafes, another comparison to traditional Japanese culture is helpful: the maiko of Kyoto. An older but equal... read more

It's Japan for beauty and the best

The Japanese are often at the cusp of wacky and wonderful trends. From Hello Kitty to anime, to 'kawaii' (the culture of being cute ... been favoured by the Japanese for their "clear, milky" Geisha-lo... read more

The most viewed life stories of 2013

“As someone living and breathing kawaii culture and music, and whose style grew out of walking ... pretty impressive for a service that did not exist until early 2011. 7. Japanese women and the summer ... read more

Avril Lavigne responds to backlash over 'Hello Kitty' video

The tune, co-written with hubby Chad Kroger of Nickelback, is heavy on references to Japan's "kawaii" culture, which encompasses all things cute. Think Sanrio's Hello Kitty line ... and Katy Perry's g... read more

Poll: Japanese Women Don’t Want to Lead

Another reason why such a large number of Japanese women are not interested in leading might have its roots deep within Japanese society, and the way it perceives women. Japan’s widely-known “kawaii” ... read more

Is Akihabara a Hotbed of Child Prostitution?

More recently, younger generations view this area as the center of youth-oriented pop culture where gadget geeks, ardent manga fans, and patrons of maid cafés ... Sale in Japan,” which attempts to unv... read more

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