Tag Archives: Japan

Studio Ghibli theme park to open in 2020

Studio Ghibli fans, it is time to save up and plan a trip to Nagakute, in Japan’s Aichi prefecture, for a once in a lifetime adventure… and you have three years to prepare. A Studio Ghibli theme park is due to open at the Expo 2005

Visit the world’s best art bookstore in Japan

For the creative souls, the best kind of bookstore is probably one that combines a wide selection of curated books in a space that breathes with a disposition of art and design. Tsutaya Books, established in 1983 in Osaka, Japan, is now present with many

Innovation Japan provides solutions for the future

Japan is a country that has long been associated with advanced technology and innovation. At this time and age where digitalisation is on the rise more than ever, Japan is rapidly working towards Society 5.0, creating a super-smart society where digital innovation is integrated across all industries

Video: Beauty behind Japanese design thinking

Japanese designs are known to be minimalist yet practical, but what really makes them so distinct from the rest? We spoke to Mike Saw, graphic designer and partner of KONCENT Malaysia, about the Tokyo-based design product shop, aesthetic principles from Japan, and the thought that

Video: WAOJE ASEAN Venture Forum is coming to Kuala Lumpur!

World Association of Overseas Japanese Entrepreneurs (WAOJE) ASEAN Venture Forum is back for the fourth time. Held once every year, the previous host cities were Bangkok, Singapore, and Phnom Penh. This year, it will be held in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. Highlights of

Have your own cosy space in the outdoors with MUJI Hut

Who would have thought that mega Japanese retail brand MUJI is now involved in building structures, albeit small ones? Come this autumn, the company will be releasing their very own MUJI Hut in Japan. A versatile version of a vacation home, it can be easily transported and can be

Unknown Asia Art Exchange Osaka 2017 open for entries

Unknown Asia Art Exchange Osaka 2017 is now calling for applicants. It is open to artists in Asia regardless of any category: art, design, photography, illustration, fashion, film, installation, and many more. Besides being an art exhibition, Unknown Asia also offers unique and exclusive programs to

Interactive restaurant in Tokyo changes dining experience

The F&B scene is changing fast. Interactive restaurants are slowly emerging, one of them having a completely interactive interior providing diners with a multi-sensory experience, in Tokyo’s Ginza district. It was designed and created by teamLab, an art collective from Japan who has done various interactive projects around

Art and architecture meet at Benesse Art Site Naoshima

Naoshima is an island town located in the Seto Inland Sea of the Kagawa Prefecture in Japan. Although only 14.2 km², it is widely known for its art-related initiatives at Benesse Art Site Naoshima. Benesse Holdings along with Fukutake Foundation are mostly responsible for setting up the various art