A Japanese government panel of experts called for further tax hikes on Tuesday, urging the public to shoulder a heavier burden as Japan builds up its national defenses. Meanwhile, its space agency, JAXA, said Tuesday it’s given up landing the country's ultra-small probe on the Moon after communication with the lander failed following its launch last week. Back on Earth, Velvet Overhigh’m d.m.x,
a bar in Shinjuku’s ni-chome, and Super Dommune
, a live streaming studio and online channel across town in Shibuya’s Parco
department store, aim to fill the communal void of space (or Social Distance) with something more intimate and purposeful.