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Tag: Japan

Japan Gets Snoopy Museum to Celebrate Peanuts

Japan Gets Snoopy Museum to Celebrate Peanuts
Most of the Peanuts’ holiday specials and cartoons that were around when I was a kid weren’t exactly new even then. They were always how I knew the holidays were near as a child. It’s the…

This Seashell Lets You Hear the Radio, Not the Ocean

This Seashell Lets You Hear the Radio, Not the Ocean
Normally, people hold seashells up to their ear to hear the ocean, but that’s not the case with these seashells. To celebrate 90 years of radio in Japan, Japanese radio station BayFM has collected 100 sazae…
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Lolita Knives are Handmade and Will Julienne the Crap out of Carrots

Lolita Knives are Handmade and Will Julienne the Crap out of Carrots
Check out these wacky knives. These aren’t any normal knives though, they are made in Japanese Lolita style. They don’t roll off an assembly line somewhere; they are made by fourth-generation Japanese bladesmith Shingeki Tanaka. One…

Bento Watch Packs Lunch and Chopsticks: It’s Bento Time!

Bento Watch Packs Lunch and Chopsticks: It’s Bento Time!
Oh Japan, you never fail me with your oddness and yummy foods. This time out we have a handcrafted watch that hides lunch in its watch face. It might not have enough food to fill you…

These Mops Have Gone to the Dogs

These Mops Have Gone to the Dogs
You know those dogs that look like mops? Well, these mops look like those dogs that look like mops. They are detachable mop heads available from Japanese online retailer Fellisimo and they are designed to look…

Tomatan Is a Wearable Robot That Feeds You Tomatoes While You Run

Tomatan Is a Wearable Robot That Feeds You Tomatoes While You Run
Tomatoes. You are crazy about them. And you need to run. In your head, the Chariots of Fire theme is playing, alternating with Eye of the Tiger. On your shoulders sits a robot. A robot that…

The 700 Pickle Whopper is Brine-tastic

The 700 Pickle Whopper is Brine-tastic
I really like pickles. Growing up my friends and I would snack on big bowls of them frequently, and I was even a bit of a pickle making master. My pickle seasoning process involved mostly sprinkling…

IBM Japan is Making a Real Life Version of Sword Art Online, Will Hopefully Let Players Log Out

IBM Japan is Making a Real Life Version of Sword Art Online, Will Hopefully Let Players Log Out
Reki Kawahara’s popular light novel and anime series Sword Art Online is about a group of gamers who become trapped in a virtual reality fantasy MMORPG. The gamers wore headsets that connected to their brain, stimulating…

The Pnitty Mouse Feels Like a Cat or Dog Paw

The Pnitty Mouse Feels Like a Cat or Dog Paw
Oh Japan, is there no end to your wackiness? No. There is not. That’s okay. That’s just the way we like it. Japanese inventors have done it again. They have created a computer mouse with a…

Kyoto Café Offers Cat Parfaits: Catfaits

Kyoto Café Offers Cat Parfaits: Catfaits
In Japan, odd foods are nothing new. In fact, odd seems to be the norm. We don’t get much of the whimsy that Japan likes here in the states. Take these cute and tasty looking cat…

Sake-flavored Kit Kats: Drunk on Chocolate

Sake-flavored Kit Kats: Drunk on Chocolate
Japan is home to all manner of strange snacks. I can only assume that the Japanese love Kit Kats most of all. After all, they even wrap Kit Kats in gold leaf, and have an entire…

Robot-staffed Smartphone Store Coming to Japan

Robot-staffed Smartphone Store Coming to Japan
Softbank is about to open a smartphone store in Japan that’s fully staffed with its Pepper robots. These humanoid robots will take care of customers and assist them just like their human equivalents. The Pepper robots…

Pikachu Sleeping Bags for Smartphones: Activate Sleep Mode

Pikachu Sleeping Bags for Smartphones: Activate Sleep Mode
It’s no secret that Japan has some very weird stuff. Much of that weird stuff comes out of vending machines. What you see here are tiny sleeping bags that can be found in gachapon toy capsule…

McDonald’s Makes Chocolate-covered French Fries in Japan

McDonald’s Makes Chocolate-covered French Fries in Japan
As far as I’m concerned, this side of a few breakfast items, the only thing at McDonald’s that isn’t gross and crappy tasting are the fries. I’d go so far as to say that McDonald’s has…

Japan Has a Glorious Ninja Academy and Anyone Can Attend

Japan Has a Glorious Ninja Academy and Anyone Can Attend
Growing up, I rented the VHS tape of the b-flick American Ninja probably a million times. I wanted to be a Ninja pretty badly. My mom would never let me buy a sword or throwing stars,…

Gatebox Hologram Communication Robot: Siri 3D

Gatebox Hologram Communication Robot: Siri 3D
Have you ever wondered what is going to replace the likes of Siri, Cortana, and Alexa? You may be looking at their next logical stage – this holographic digital home assistant. Japanese startup vinclu Inc. is…
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