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Tag: Japan

Handsome Man Potato Chips: Japanese Snack Du Jour

Handsome Man Potato Chips: Japanese Snack Du Jour
Japan has some very weird fascinations and products. A perfect example are these new potato chips. You aren’t really buying these bags of snacks for the chips themselves; you are buying these for the trading cards…
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Meat Cakes are Japan’s Latest and Greatest Invention

Meat Cakes are Japan’s Latest and Greatest Invention
I like cake as much as the next guy, and birthday cake is especially good. The thing is while I like dessert, I’d certainly rather have a good steak. This is where Japan got creative and…
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Fortune Cookies Stuffed with Cats Hit Japan

Fortune Cookies Stuffed with Cats Hit Japan
One of the highlights of eating Chinese food is the fortune cookie at the end. The fortunes usually say stupid things and give you some lotto numbers or pronunciation for Chinese words on the back. In…
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This Japanese Hotel Is Run by Robots

This Japanese Hotel Is Run by Robots
We all know that Japan is crazy about robots. They have robots to care for the elderly, robots that sell them stuff, robots, robots, robots. All marching along toward the apocalypse where they will be the…
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Japanese Arcades Get RealDrive Arcade Racing Game

Japanese Arcades Get RealDrive Arcade Racing Game
Growing up when I went to the arcade, I gravitated towards the driving games. I played the crap out of Pole Position and any other racing game I could get my mitts on. Only a few…
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Back to the Future Cafes Hit Japan

Back to the Future Cafes Hit Japan
We celebrate Back to the Future Day today, October 21, 2015, which was the date on the dash of the DeLorean time machine when Marty and Doc arrived in the future. I still don’t have my…
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Takara Tomy Maglev Model Train: Shinkansen-chan

Takara Tomy Maglev Model Train: Shinkansen-chan
It may not be as exciting as Lexus’ hoverboard, but Takara Tomy’s new Linear Liner is still pretty neat. Based on Central Japan Railway’s L0 Series trains, this model train also uses magnetic levitation to zip…
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WalkCar Personal Transport: Haul-U

WalkCar Personal Transport: Haul-U
We already have a wealth of options for traveling short distances in urban areas. Bicycles, skateboards and scooters are getting smaller and lighter, with electrically-assisted variants to choose from. But if Cocoa Motors’ WalkCar is for…
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Attack on Titan Facial Mask: Shingeko No Thank You

Attack on Titan Facial Mask: Shingeko No Thank You
Japan Trend Shop has a variety of facial masks for sale, many of them from geeky franchises. But none are as notable as the ones based on Attack on Titan, particularly because the male mask is…
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Pokémon Pikachu Stacking Game: Snorlax Don’t Care

Pokémon Pikachu Stacking Game: Snorlax Don’t Care
Last year we checked out Happinet’s Tsumikore, which are small toys that are made to be stacked and are often based on popular manga or anime characters. This officially licensed Pokémon toy is a lot like…
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Star Wars Rice Paddy Art: Lord Vader, Riiiice

Star Wars Rice Paddy Art: Lord Vader, Riiiice
Every year, the residents of Inakadate Village in Japan’s Aomori Prefecture make large scale pictures on rice paddies using four kinds of rice as their ink. The pictures are typically recreations of classic Japanese paintings, but…
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Bugs Bugging You? Wear a Net!

Bugs Bugging You? Wear a Net!
The rain came, and the bugs followed. If you find yourself spending the bulk of your evenings hunting for the elusive bug that just bit you on the kisser, then you might want to consider donning…
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Creepy Japanese Samurai Statue is Made of Dead Bugs

Creepy Japanese Samurai Statue is Made of Dead Bugs
I’ve seen plenty of things over the years out of Japan that made me say “WTF?” After all, this is the country where USB-powered things for magnifying your pimples are sold. I don’t think I have…
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Angry Red Samurai Burgers Land at Burger King Japan

Angry Red Samurai Burgers Land at Burger King Japan
Burger King Japan is at it once more, with yet another strange burger variant we’re unlikely to ever see here in the States. The Aka Samurai Burger features a bright red bun, and a spicy flavor…
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The Mewgaroo Hoodie Gives Kitty a Comfy Pouch

The Mewgaroo Hoodie Gives Kitty a Comfy Pouch
So you want to carry your cat with you everywhere? Well, the Mewgaroo hoodie from Japan will let you do just that, carrying your kitty (or small dog) like a kangaroo carrying it’s baby in it’s…
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Katana Forged from Meteorite: The Sword of Heaven

Katana Forged from Meteorite: The Sword of Heaven
Back in 2010 we heard about how the late Sir Terry Pratchett made his own sword using a bit of iron from a meteorite. The blade of this katana on the other hand was made entirely…
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