Author Archives: Maisy

Japan’s First Real Anti-Groping Device Sells out on Day One

Anti-Groping Device

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is well known that chikan (groping, particularly on trains) is an issue that people face when riding the train in Japan. But it seems like stationery company, Sachihata, have made baby steps in the right direction with their new Anti-Groping Device, a stamp that marks the criminal with UV ink, which can only be seen under a blacklight. The ink

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TeamLab Continues to Blur the Lines Between Human Creation and Nature

TeamLab Geek Impulse

Reading Time: 2 minutes TeamLab, famous for their Borderless exhibition in Tokyo have teamed up with famous apparel brand earth music & ecology to bring a new, and incredibly immersive light and art exhibition experience to Saga, in Kyushu. Open from July 12th to November 4th, 2019, this is a wonderful reason to visit Kyushu. TeamLab has incorporated their art into the 500,000 sq. meter

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Pikachu and Eevee Continue to Take over Tokyo Baskin Robbins

Tokyo Baskin Robbins Geek Impulse

Reading Time: 3 minutes On the 1st of August, Tokyo Baskin Robbins (also known locally as 31, because it has a flavor for each day of the month) started selling Pokemon-themed ice cream treats! Are you as excited as we are? The chain has gone all the way in. Preceding the annual Yokohama Pikachu summer takeover, Baskin Robbins and Pokemon have teamed up to

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Tradition Meets Disney: 7-Eleven Convenience Stores Selling Wagashi

Wagashi Geek Impulse

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Japanese sweets brand Tabemasu (a cute mix of taberareru and mascot) is teaming up with Bandai Candy to create adorable Toy Story Alien traditional Japanese sweets ( Wagashi )! Wagashi are absolutely delicious. This traditional sweet is made with white bean paste and mochi. It has a doughy yet powdery texture and is perfect with green tea. The mouldable,

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Maiko Throws First Pitch at Koshien Baseball Stadium

Reading Time: 2 minutes Japan’s take on baseball is a little different since the adoption of the American sport. The ceremonial first pitch added an element of Japanese uniqueness in 1908 when the first professional team from the United States came to tour Japan, and former Prime Minister and founder of Waseda University,  Okuma Shigenobu, was to throw the first pitch. Apparently, the throw

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