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Hatsune Miku Keytar Bag: J-Pop Purse

Hatsune Miku Keytar Bag: J-Pop Purse
Japan is home to some wonderful creations. One of the more popular franchises of the past decade has to be Hatsune Miku, a fully digital J-Pop musician, whose vocals are created synthetically. The vocaloid singer’s voice…

These Unique Spinning Tops Would be Our Inception Tokens

These Unique Spinning Tops Would be Our Inception Tokens
If I learned anything from Leonardo DiCaprio, it’s that we all need a totem, lest we might actually be stuck in a dream within a dream. If I had to choose one, I think I’d go…
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Japan Creates the First Robotic Poo

Japan Creates the First Robotic Poo
I’m getting ready to jet off to Japan in a few days, and I’m really excited for the many unusual sights of Tokyo. I love the toys, collectibles, and lighthearted aesthetic of the advertising too. But…

Pepper Robot Takes Coffee Orders, Too Lazy to Serve It

Pepper Robot Takes Coffee Orders, Too Lazy to Serve It
Robots are starting to pop up in a variety of places – especially in Japan. This SoftBank Pepper humanoid robot working at one of the company’s smartphone stores, and offers a customer coffee while she waits.…

Japan Loves Hamburger Straws

Japan Loves Hamburger Straws
Oh the Japanese, they love weird foodstuffs. The latest weird thing McDonald’s fans are up to in Japan is something called the Hamburger Straw. For some reason people buy those cheap McD’s burgers and them cram…

The International Space Station Has an Adorable Camera Drone

The International Space Station Has an Adorable Camera Drone
Astronauts get all the cool robot toys, and the folks on board the International Space Station have a new robotic companion now. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has released the first images shot by the…

Kunkun Body Tells You If You Smell

Kunkun Body Tells You If You Smell
Do you ever worry that you stink of BO, but you just aren’t sure if it’s you? Well, now an app that can measure exactly how badly you smell. Although why you can’t smell it for…

McDonalds Japan Gets Pikachu McFlurry: Tooth Decay, I Choose You!

McDonalds Japan Gets Pikachu McFlurry: Tooth Decay, I Choose You!
If you live in Japan or will be visiting soon, you might want to stop by McDonalds to get your mitts on this new Pokémon-themed McFlurry treat. The dessert appears to be vanilla ice cream swirled…

Japanese Airport to Offer Nintendo Check-In

Japanese Airport to Offer Nintendo Check-In
If you travel through Kansai International Airport in Osaka, you will soon be greeted by Nintendo characters everywhere. Because Japan. Beginning on June 23, Nintendo is setting up a special check-in area at the airport’s Terminal…

Mario Kart VR is Only Landing in Japan… And that’s BS

Mario Kart VR is Only Landing in Japan… And that’s BS
Bandai Namco is doing something super awesome and super annoying at the same time. It’s opening a VR arcade that will have VR version of Mario Kart complete with little karts you can sit in. The…

Nintendo and Universal Studios Tease Super Nintendo World Theme Park

Nintendo and Universal Studios Tease Super Nintendo World Theme Park
Late last year, I talked a bit about the Super Nintendo World theme park that’s coming to Universal Studios Japan in 2020. Lest we forget they’re building the park, Universal and Nintendo have released a new…

Samurai Pet Armor Protects Dogs from German Shepard Swords

Samurai Pet Armor Protects Dogs from German Shepard Swords
We have this Mini Australian Shepherd that is my daughter’s dog. That naturally means he is really my dog because I have to take care of him. He is pure, fuzzy evil. His name is Jet…

Giant Beetle Plush Toys Are What Every Kid Wants

Giant Beetle Plush Toys Are What Every Kid Wants
Forget buying a Nintendo Switch, the Japanese toy kids want these days are these stuffed plush toys that look like gigantic beetles. Strapya-world has a pair of plush beetle toys with one that looks like a…

Fried Shrimp Sleeping Bag: For the Seafood Lover in You

Fried Shrimp Sleeping Bag: For the Seafood Lover in You
So far as I can tell, folks in Japan really like cosplay and staying warm. I have seen an endless stream of weird gadgets over the years that focus on keeping people nice and toasty wherever…

This Japanese Coffee Vending Machine Shows Live Video of Your Coffee Brewing Inside

This Japanese Coffee Vending Machine Shows Live Video of Your Coffee Brewing Inside
Japan makes all kinds of weird and wonderful things. This is not the strangest by far, but it is pretty cool. Check out this coffee vending machine that includes a live video feed of the inner…

Robots Help Japan’s Volleyball Team Test Their Spikes

Robots Help Japan’s Volleyball Team Test Their Spikes
Japan is doing what Japan does best to give its national volleyball team an edge: using robots. They are using some high-tech training robots to help out. These bizarre-looking ‘bots mimic the opposing team’s defense and…
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