Every Sunday we gather the week’s weird and interesting Japanese news and present it to you in our Sunday News column. It might not always be hard-hitting news, but we hope that it still informs and entertains you. Enjoy!
Japan shows its creative side at Tokyo Designers Week: Japanese design is some of the most highly respected and imitated in the world, so Tokyo Designers Week is a showcase of some of the world’s most talented designers. This year’s Designer Week included a showcase of all of NTT Docomo’s 611(!) cell phones, a building-sized instrument, and kimono skateboards. Check out all the pictures at the source.
Manga Artist Flips Out At Crying Baby on Flight, Reactions: We’ve all been there — sitting on a long, cramped, uncomfortable flight while a baby shrieks and cries its eyes out. I’m not too surprised that manga artist Sakamoto Mimei had a less than calm response, but Japanese netizens had a less sympathetic reaction. People on 2ch without a lot of empathy? Color me shocked.
Header image by Fumi Yamazaki