clothing

Looking to show off your love for Cardcaptor Sakura? Secret Honey ensures that it’s in the cards

We wish Tomoeda Elementary School was a real place because they have the most fantastic uniforms.

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Impress your Japanese history professor with this T-shirt

It could even double as a cheat sheet for your next exam!

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Japanese YouTuber shows how hard it is to hide your panties under sheer clothing

Use this handy trick when you don’t want your panties saying “Peek-a-boo!” under your white bottoms.

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Want everyone to lick their lips when they look at you? This curry shirt will have them drooling

Is that a carrot in your curry or are you just happy to see me?

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Hello Kitty teams up with X Japan’s Yoshiki to rock out in Yoshikimono!

The edgy kimonos designed by X Japan rock star Yoshiki may have been a bit too edgy for most — but not for Hello Kitty!

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Rumi Rock’s line of edgy yukata is in pop-up shops, just in time for the summer festival season

We’re guessing that this is the only place where you can find a yukata featuring a Loch Ness Monster design!

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A hoodie with a pouch for holding cats (summer edition): Shut up and take my money!

Keep your kitty close, cool, and comfy with this cat-pouch hoodie that makes room for ice packs!

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Japanese-style Star Wars jackets are the perfect combination of fashionable and geeky!

“Wear me, you will. Looking good, you will be.”

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Japanese clothing retailer turns Starbucks mermaid into a mecha robot girl

Could this be the iconic mermaid’s ultimate form? Either way, these Starbucks parody t-shirts are worth checking out!

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Sailor Moon x Isetan Event 2016 is the collaboration of our dreams, and it’s only just begun!

What’s in your wallet? Soon after looking through this collection, it probably won’t be money.

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Fluffy feline scarf keeps you warm in more ways than one

Say “meow” to this creatively cute, must-have item!

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Get a massage on the go with a smartphone-controlled AiraWear massage hoodie

Don’t have the cash or time for an appointment with a masseuse? No worries; this new massage hoodie promises to work out your knots while you sit back and relax.

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Dress like an aristocrat from the Nara period at new costume rental shop in Nara【Photos】

We sent our reporter to a shop in Nara where you can dress as a noble from the Nara period (AD 710-794) and even stroll around town in your costume!

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Women’s fashion retailer “ISIS” investigated by Chinese police, declared terror-free

Although minor, one of the many crimes against humanity that the group sometimes referred to as “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” has committed is ruining the abbreviation ISIS. You can bet the ancient Egyptian god is pissed, and now even a boutique in China has gotten some heat.

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Love-all: Prince of Tennis jackets are a real winner

There are plenty of sports manga and anime whose fictional teams’ paraphernalia can be purchased in the real world. The teams might be fictional, but our love for them is as real as that which we may have for any flesh-and-blood sports team, and if you’re a Prince of Tennis fan the good news is that you’re about the get the chance to subtly express your meta fandom by wearing one of these brand new jackets inspired by the clothing seen in the show!

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Be a magical girl this fall! LIZ LISA and Madoka Magica’s collaboration fall line is here

The dream collaboration has come true! The popular television anime series, “Puella Magi Madoka Magica” has collaborated with the popular girls’ fashion brand, “LIZ LISA.”

Orders for the collaboration items are now being taken through anime goods webstore Super Groupies, with orders being delivered around the beginning of October. There are five different items and each will come in two different colors. Check them out after the jump!

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New mosquito-repellent clothing SCORON claims to stop bugs in their tracks

As summer approaches and the weather warms up, people across Japan will be stocking up on sprays, incense and special clothing in the hope of repelling mosquitoes.

The buzzy, bitey flying insects aren’t just a source of irritation – they are also the carriers of rare but serious diseases such as yellow fever and dengue fever. Japan had its first outbreak of dengue fever in 70 years last year, after an outbreak connected to Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park. Dengue fever has no vaccine, and the best prevention is to avoid mosquito bites altogether.

Japanese clothing company Foxfire hopes to capture a corner of this insect-repellent clothing market with their new fabric which they claim stops mosquitoes getting anywhere near your skin.

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Japan, anime-inspired patterned clothing on sale as part of H&M’s new spring lineup

A few years ago when I lived in northern Japan, I and the other resident foreigners were pretty excited when we first heard that a new H&M would be opening in Sendai. The store would be a familiar, inexpensive alternative to Uniqlo, and we wouldn’t have to travel all the way to shop at the Tokyo store, after all.

It’s too bad that I’m not around anymore to check out H&M’s spring 2015 fashion line, which includes some adorable Japan and anime-inspired prints. But wait–we can buy some of them overseas, too!? 

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Do clothes make the man or the man make the clothes? Japanese Twitter user tries to find out

Men’s fashion is serious business in Japan. Walk past the magazine rack in any bookshop or convenience store, and you’ll see multiple publications filled with photos of the latest clothing, shoes, and accessories to help guys stay well-dressed and projecting a cool, competent image to potential business and dating partners alike.

Except, do clothes make the man, or does the man make the clothes? In search of the answer, one Japanese Twitter user performed a little photo editing experiment, and the results seem to have changed his whole attitude about clothing.

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Sukāto haki-wasure! Japanese women reveal the horror of realising you left your skirt at home

What with all the kabe-don pictures and that cat that looks permanently surprised, 2014 was a busy year for us here at RocketNews24. But it seems there is one more important story from last year that we have entirely neglected to bring to your attention – until now.

In blogs, on Twitter and in one hugely-popular article on website Naver Matome, Japanese women have been talking about sukāto haki-wasure – the act of accidentally going out with no skirt on. But what on earth is the cause of this phenomenon? And what can be done about it?

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