Japan’s Nakagin capsule hotel pioneered building design with plug-in sleeping pods

The Nakagin Capsule Hotel in Tokyo opened in 1972, combining notions of futuristic existence with Japanese economic efficiency. The idea of sleeping in a pod originally captured people’s imagination in the 1960s. It brought to mind space travel and …
( read original story …)


Related Post

WWII hurt Manipur: Japan
views 56
Japan has acknowledged that its wartime actions in...the 1940s caused grave human suffering in Manipur....A senior Japanese official posted in India said on...Monday that Tokyo is aware of the “aggression”...that its soldiers unleashed in Manipur during the ... ( read original story ...)


Shhh…The Bank of Japan Is Buying Fewer Bonds
views 43
Don’t look now, but Japan’s central bank is...slowing its vast bond-buying exercise. The Bank of...Japan bought just ¥7.89 trillion ($71.6 billion)...worth of Japanese government debt last month,...according to J.P. Morgan. While that sounds like a...lot, it is ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's crown prince hints at readiness to ta...
views 73
Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito has suggested he is...ready to take on the duties of emperor from his...father as the country prepares for its expected...first imperial abdication in two centuries....Emperor Akihito, now 83, said in August that his...advancing age and ... ( read original story ...)


Hoshino Resorts sees strong potential in troubled ...
views 69
The property is to open its doors in 2022 and will...be Hoshino's second-largest location. But this...seemingly ideal site comes with a long and...freighted history: The Airin district, Osaka's...skid row, is right nearby. The Festival Gate...development blending an ... ( read original story ...)


Forget Paris, focus on Tokyo, Japan fashion told
views 65
Tokyo may be the style capital of Asia, but with...South Korea and China snapping at its heels and...Japan's most iconic brands rooted in Europe, the...city is being urged to haul its fashion week into...the big leagues. Tokyo Fashion Week kicked off its...spring ... ( read original story ...)


Japan university to set up ninja studies centre
views 64
TOKYO: A Japanese university is planning what it...says will be the world’s first research centre...devoted to ninja -- the black clad assassins known...for secrecy and stealth. While mostly confined to...history books and fiction, ninja have been...enjoying ... ( read original story ...)


Hyderabad falters on collecting domestic waste
views 73
HYDERABAD: While the Telangana government is busy...preparing the nuances of the proposed Clean Air...Authority of Hyderabad, Tokyo is way ahead in...providing clean air, water and soil to citizens. A...study of official website of Clean Authority of...Tokyo exposes ... ( read original story ...)


On your marks: competition for Tokyo Olympics masc...
views 70
"We are praying for the birth of a mascot that...will be loved and praised by the world," Ryohei...Miyata, a member of the organizing committee, said...at a news conference. Japanese residents can...submit their designs on the Tokyo 2020 official...website during a ... ( read original story ...)


Japan decline a real-life lesson for opponents of ...
views 96
Japan is an excellent place to test the...proposition that countries do better with low...levels of immigration. In a land of 127 million...people, there are just over two million foreign...residents, and only a third of them are here for...the long term. The ... ( read original story ...)


Japan, Russia Sign Economic Pacts; Stalemate on Te...
views 40
Joint economic development "would help foster...trust toward a peace treaty," Russian President...Vladimir Putin said at a news conference with...Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after meetings...in Japan over two days. Asked about developments...in Syria ... ( read original story ...)