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The Latest Tech Gadgets From Japan

March 29, 2014 4 comments

From ‘mind controlled’ cat ears to remote controlled mops!

cat earsJapan is a country known for some unusual creations and pastimes – both of which fascinate the international community and make some onlookers scratch their head. However you may feel about those gadgets, you can’t argue against their unique nature. As for the rest of us, we think they’re pretty cool. What are the coolest tech gadgets and gizmos out of Japan recently? Here are some items you may want to try and get your hands on while Read more…

August Japanese Tea Tasting Event At Minamoto London

August 18, 2013 Leave a comment

Sample some of the best high quality Japanese teas available in the UK!

SUMIRE Fukamushi Premium Sencha Organic Eco-farmedVenue: Minamoto Kitchoan 44 Piccadilly, London W1J 0DS

Date: 24 August 2013

Time: 13.00 – 18.30

Admission: FREE

UK Japanese tea supplier/distributor/promotor ES Food Trading, founded by DJ’s good friend Eiko Stains, will be holding a FREE tea tasting event at Read more…

The Panasonic Hero Generator App

September 29, 2012 1 comment

How to become Ultra Hero!

Have you always wanted to be recognised as a hero and to make it onto the front page of a national newspaper but didn’t actually fancy saving the life of anyone or doing anything else that would put your own life in danger? Well, thanks to our friends at Panasonic, your dream can come true – and you won’t even have to leave your bedroom.

I know what you’re thinking. Your thinking you’ll probably have to do something outrageous like wear your underwear over a pair of tights or Read more…

Invasion Of The Cute: Genki Gear Reveals Exclusive MCM London Comic Con T-Shirt!

September 20, 2012 1 comment

MCM London Comic Con – Excel London – 26-28 October

They may be cute but their aim is still world domination! Genki Gear shows that some invasions are just too sweet to be stopped with the official T-shirt of October’s MCM London Comic Con, Britain’s biggest festival of pop culture.

Created exclusively for the MCM London Comic Con, this limited edition design will only be available on pre-order until 25 October at GenkiGear.com. Available in both men’s and women’s sizes, the Invasion of the Cute T-shirts are priced £16.99 and can be collected Read more…

New Hello Kitty Tourism App

September 3, 2012 2 comments

The first of a series of campaigns Japan Tourism Agency intends to undertake in cooperation with Japanese brands to promote tourism to japan!

On 3 September, Japan Tourism Agency released a free “Visit Japan with HELLO KITTY” iPhone app. The app introduces great places to visit in all of Japan’s 47 prefectures and enables users to take a picture at each location with Read more…

Competition: WIN Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex-Solid State Society On Blu-Ray (Double Play Edition)

May 19, 2012 91 comments

Competition now closed – winner will be announced shortly!

It’s competition time, folks, at Diverse Japan!

To celebrate 21st May UK Blu-Ray (Double Play) release of Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex-Solid State Society OVA (Manga Entertainment) we are offering you the chance to win a copy of Ghost In The Shell on Blu-Ray (Double Play edition).

The stunning Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex-Solid State Society OVA boasts an extraordinary storyline that will delight and astonish fans in equal measure. Written and directed by Read more…

Otsuka Green Tea Co., Ltd Announces New Harvest

April 24, 2012 2 comments

Flavour and fragrance with a touch of loving care!

Otsuka Green Tea Co., Ltd in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka has just announced the beginning of a new harvest with fresh tea plucked by hand ready soon.

The company has been cultivating tea since the Edo period and produces some of the finest in Japan, rich in taste and flavour, and has acquired a mass of awards for their Read more…

Cool “New” Look For NEO Magazine Website Ahead Of 100th Issue

April 10, 2012 8 comments

“Expect exclusive daily updates!” (NEO Magazine’s editor Gemma Cox)

The UK’s longest running publication of its kind, NEO Magazine, celebrates the redesign of its website this month as the journal approaches its 100th issue.

NEO Magazine first opened up the world of anime, manga, Asian film and eastern music and pop culture to the Read more…

Dante Returns To Eradicate Demons In High Definition With The Release Of Devil May Cry™ HD Collection

April 7, 2012 6 comments

Re-mastered Versions of Three Original Devil May Cry™ Titles Now Available!

Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, has announced Devil May Cry HD Collection is now available at retail for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft® and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Devil May Cry HD Collection brings the first three original Devil May Cry titles: Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 2, and Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening Special Edition together in one high definition package for the Read more…

Naruto vs. Angel Beats in NEO Magazine 96 on sale now!

March 23, 2012 5 comments

On sale from all good newsagents, WHSmiths and branches of Tesco!

THE UK’S ANIME, manga and Asian pop culture magazine, NEO, heats up spring with a new issue crammed full of the hottest reviews, news and features – out now!

It’s Naruto versus Angel Beats in the battle for the publication’s cover – who wins, you decide! NEO makes the Read more…

Daruma Doll: Keep An Eye On Your Dreams In 2012

January 31, 2012 Leave a comment

Nana Korobi Yaoki “ – “Fall down seven times, get up eight.”

Do you have a special goal that you want to achieve in 2012? To pass a tough exam? To find a new love? Maybe achieve a certain sales or profit target?  Or simply to stay fit and healthy?

A popular New Year’s tradition in Japan is to harness the goal-achieving power of their centuries-old iconic Daruma doll. Simply choose “the colour” of your Read more…

Product Review: Japanese Woodprint Designs And Other Works Of Art For Your Smartphone Case

December 7, 2011 3 comments

Make your smartphone look even smarter!

For many of us, the mobile phone is more than just a useful communication device; it’s also a treasured possession that has now become a very important fashion accessory. However, the limited selection of colours and patterns each phone originally come in make their overall look seem rather bland and can cause difficulty in distinguishing one phone from another.  Furthermore, their overall appearances don’t say anything about us as individuals. Inevitably this has created a gap in the market. Out of this opportunity grew Read more…

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