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Sep
22
Story of the Emoji

Story of the Emoji

Open your phone’s keyboard and go to the emojis. Scroll past the same five emojis you’ve used for
7 min read
Sep
21
Emoji

Emoji

Open your phone’s keyboard and go to the emojis. Scroll past the same five emojis you’ve used for
7 min read
Sep
10
Coffee in a Can

Coffee in a Can

Life’s inconveniences, when they happen to you and me, are just that. Inconveniences. When they happen to some people
6 min read
Aug
19
A peek into Japan’s Hot Springs

A peek into Japan’s Hot Springs

Editor’s Note: Due to the sheer amount of interesting material here we decided to break this into a three-part
7 min read
Jun
11
A peek into Japan's Convenience Stores

A peek into Japan's Convenience Stores

Editor’s note: Due to the sheer amount of interesting material here we decided to break this into a two-part
6 min read
May
29
A peek inside Japan's largest Dagashi store

A peek inside Japan's largest Dagashi store

Every morning, 67-year Hideyuki Akiyama drives to his store along the rural roads of Okayama in Western Japan. Today is
6 min read
Apr
15
The shoe that became a sock. And then a shoe again.

The shoe that became a sock. And then a shoe again.

Stockholm, 1912 At 35° C it was an unusually hot day for Stockholm. Shizo Kanakuri stood at the start line
6 min read
Mar
30
The Surprising Roots of Japan's Indian Curry

The Surprising Roots of Japan's Indian Curry

It's been a while since our last post - life got in the way. A big thanks to everyone who
4 min read
Feb
26

A peek into the world of Japan's electric rice cookers

It's been a while since our last post - life got in the way. A big thanks to everyone who
3 min read
Dec
20
19 Years of Failure: Ryukyu Shinju Black Pearls

19 Years of Failure: Ryukyu Shinju Black Pearls

It's been a while since our last post - life got in the way. A big thanks to everyone who
3 min read