Traveling often as a youngster in Britain, the land of bad trains, I adored seeing the Shinkansen high-speed rail services on TV. It still seems a fine example of what can be accomplished when officials are competent, capable of long-term planning, and freed of perverse incentives: three things rarely found in England and never all at once. Here's some bullet trains making light of heavy snow; the video title claims 200 MPH, but usually the trains are slowed some in bad weather.
Tiny apartments with 12-foot ceilings and lofts are being rented for $340 to $630 a month in Tokyo's most desirable areas like Harajuku and Shibuya. A real estate developer that specializes in microapartments has built over 1,500 units in 100 buildings in Tokyo and demand is high. Most of the renters are in their 20s.… READ THE REST
Tinder opened a convenience store in Tokyo's bustling Shibuya . With a design inspired by the Family Mart chain, the Tinder SwipeMart offered free swag, snacks, and a photo area to take profile shots. Promo video below. The pop-up SwipeMart was only open for a few days but apparently was quite a scene. From SoraNews24:… READ THE REST
My family and I went to Japan House LA a little while ago for the opening of an incredible new exhibit about woven bamboo. It features an installation by bamboo artist Tanabe Chikuunsai IV. (See the time-lapse below of him and his apprentices assembling it.) The exhibit runs from Thursday, July 28, 2022 – Sunday,… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. The day-to-day life of the American office worker features a lot of the same themes: getting up early, sitting in traffic, scrolling through emails, scrolling through social media, killing time on… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. With living spaces getting smaller, rent getting higher, and the cost of living generally increasing across the board, during this year's Deal Days sale, we're offering the ideal accessory to light up your… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. There is no worse feeling than realizing the endless creativity you can achieve on your phone or laptop actually does have an end. That horrible moment you realize your storage drive… READ THE REST