MTFBWY: Original Trilogy Japanese Star Wars Movie Posters (GALLERY)
May the Fourth be With You Again (Japan Style)
Tokyo No Ads: Undressing the Metropolis...Again (GIFs)
Tokyo Street Shots: The Living Gallery (SPECIAL SPRING EDITION) [FLASHBACK]
Editor
- May 04, 2016
MTFBWY: Original Trilogy Japanese Star Wars Movie Posters (GALLERY)
MTFBWY! We’ve collected two for each of the three original films. So go ahead, take a look, and take a step into late 70s/early 80s state of the art movie marketing. And let's be honest, time and place and culture and history pretty much dictate that the original trilogy will never be matched.
Reno J. Tibke
- May 04, 2016
May the Fourth be With You Again (Japan Style)
Here in Japan, the same popular characters are popular (although the bad guys are much more appreciated), but often they’re just doing other stuff. Like...well, for example: in Japan, the visage of an evil, genocidal dark lord is used to sell Goodyear Tires. Maybe because...both are black?
Reno J. Tibke
- April 25, 2016
Tokyo No Ads: Undressing the Metropolis...Again (GIFs)
It’s safe to say that when the world thinks ”Tokyo,” first to mind are the flashy, bombastic, visually stunning urban Asia aesthetics of the iconic Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Ginza neighborhoods. ...but, what if it all - big and small - just vanished? Now we have that answer.
Editor
- March 25, 2016
Tokyo Street Shots: The Living Gallery (SPECIAL SPRING EDITION) [FLASHBACK]
When it comes to Japan's love of celebrating seasonal transitions, spring is definitely at the top of that leaderboard. Our now archived Tokyo Street Shots street photography gallery series has some great springtime shots, and we wanted to get them out there once again!
MTFBWY: Original Trilogy Japanese Star Wars Movie Posters (GALLERY)
May the Fourth be With You Again (Japan Style)
Tokyo No Ads: Undressing the Metropolis...Again (GIFs)
Tokyo Street Shots: The Living Gallery (SPECIAL SPRING EDITION) [FLASHBACK]
MTFBWY: Original Trilogy Japanese Star Wars Movie Posters (GALLERY)
MTFBWY! We’ve collected two for each of the three original films. So go ahead, take a look, and take a step into late 70s/early 80s state of the art movie marketing. And let's be honest, time and place and culture and history pretty much dictate that the original trilogy will never be matched.
May the Fourth be With You Again (Japan Style)
Here in Japan, the same popular characters are popular (although the bad guys are much more appreciated), but often they’re just doing other stuff. Like...well, for example: in Japan, the visage of an evil, genocidal dark lord is used to sell Goodyear Tires. Maybe because...both are black?
Tokyo No Ads: Undressing the Metropolis...Again (GIFs)
It’s safe to say that when the world thinks ”Tokyo,” first to mind are the flashy, bombastic, visually stunning urban Asia aesthetics of the iconic Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Ginza neighborhoods. ...but, what if it all - big and small - just vanished? Now we have that answer.
Tokyo Street Shots: The Living Gallery (SPECIAL SPRING EDITION) [FLASHBACK]
When it comes to Japan's love of celebrating seasonal transitions, spring is definitely at the top of that leaderboard. Our now archived Tokyo Street Shots street photography gallery series has some great springtime shots, and we wanted to get them out there once again!
Yuriage & Tohoku: Back on the Map (4K VIDEO)
"Wiped off the Map" no longer applies! These girls lost their school, friends, and family in the tsunami, but they are spreading hope with their ideas for tourism, participation in a nationwide contest, and a message to the outside world and to future generations: Yuriage is Back on the Map!
Fukushima Photo Essay: A Drone’s Eye View (GALLERY)
Just...amazing work. Today we're re-sharing this article to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the 2011 Tohoku Disaster and showcase a wonderful example of using cutting-edge technology to further international cooperation toward community reestablishment and rebuilding.

Eurotechnology Japan KK - February 23, 2016

While Docomo never managed to capture global value from inventing and first introducing the mobile internet, the No. 1 top-grossing company globally, and five of the top-10 globally top-grossing Apps for iOS and Google-Play combined are Japanese.
The Hikaru Skirt Revisited: A Fashion Statement that Demands Yet Defies Explanation (GALLERY)
One of the great things about living in Japan is knowing that there is a neverending string of things that you’ll never fully understand. The Hikaru Skirt (“hikaru” just means “shining”) is a pretty good example thereof. But as goofy as these might be, they do catch (and keep) the eye!

Nayalan Moodley - February 14, 2016

Driving Gunma for #MyJapanStory (VIDEO)
From 2008 to 2013, I lived in Gunma Prefecture, drove a Nissan Silvia S14, and found that the best parts of the prefecture - and, in fact, the country - are more often than not the places that are a bit of a drive past the typical destinations, and the best experiences you can have are the ones that you share with the amazing people you meet on the long, winding road.
Giant Star Wars Snow Sculpture Built by Japanese Self Defense Force (Flashbacking)
Now that the building-sized artwork is complete, it seems Darth Vader is once again invading Japan, this time joined by three storm troopers, the Death Star and a TIE fighter. Best of all is his lightsaber, illuminated in red at night.

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