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Japanese-themed shopping area closed down after being labeled ‘cultural invasion’ by Chinese netizens

Kyoto-iinspired shopping center gets shut down

Feedback from online critics caused a Japan-themed shopping area in China’s Liaoning province to shut down less than two weeks after opening.

Alleged cultural invasion: Tang Little Kyoto, a commercial and residential complex in Dalian city offering a taste of Japanese culture, was ordered by local authorities to close on Monday, reported Nikkei

Man Responsible for Fatal Anime Studio Fire Reportedly Claimed They ‘Stole’ His Book Idea

The motive behind the tragic Kyoto Animation arson was reportedly his stolen work and the security system of the office building was turned off on the day of the attack.

Reports say that as the 41-year-old unnamed suspect was being taken away by the police, he was heard shouting pakuri, a Japanese term used to describe plagiarism, according to SoraNews24.

Mayor of Kyoto Writes Kim Kardashian About ‘Kimono’ Before She Decided to Change the Name

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A Japanese mayor has joined the now-successful global backlash against Kim Kardashian’s attempt to trademark “Kimono,” her new line of shapewear, albeit in a more diplomatic tone.

In a letter on June 28, Daisaku Kadokawa, mayor of Kyoto, asked Kardashian to reconsider her decision to use the name for her brand, describing it as “a fruit of craftsmanship” that “truly symbolizes the beauty, spirits and values of [the] Japanese.”

Japanese Sightseeing Train Will Be Designed Like a Wooden Kyoto House

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A rail service in Japan is set to offer a unique luxury experience with its detailed interior design, which is inspired by wooden townhouses commonly seen in Kyoto before the 1950s.

The new rail express, known as Kyo-train GARAKU, is a second-generation version of the Kyo-train that will take passengers between Osaka Umeda and Kyoto Kawaramachi stations, Grapee reported.