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Tag: Japan

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 one thing I don’t expect to see on my journey to the other side of the globe is a walking piece of poop.

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 a straw through them.

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 “Int-Ball,” a spherical camera that floats around alongside the rest of the crew in their zero-gravity environment.

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 yourself, I have no idea.

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 with chocolate and banana flavors.

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 1 with Switch, 3DS, and smart device titles.

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 crappy part is that the arcade will only be in Shinjuku Tokyo, leaving out most of the world from enjoying it.

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 teaser video to give us an idea of what to expect once it opens.

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 because he runs literally everywhere no matter if he can’t stop his full-on doggy sprint before he smashes into something.

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 giant stag beetle and another that looks like a rhinoceros beetle.

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 they are.

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 workings of the machine.

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 are each made up of a pairs of hands and arms attached to a mobile torso.

Giant Robot Battle Going Down this August!

Giant Robot Battle Going Down this August!
Remember last summer when some robot builders from America challenged robot builders from Japan? Well the Japanese accepted that challenge, and the robot battle is now scheduled for sometime this August. I’ll be watching this robot beat down for sure, as the two giant mechs go head to head for a battle to the death.

Japanese Pancake Baths Smell Like Breakfast

Japanese Pancake Baths Smell Like Breakfast
I like yummy breakfasts as much as the next guy, but Japan takes things to a whole ‘nother level. In Japan they don’t just eat pancakes for breakfast, they bathe in breakfast foods too. Yes, there are pancake baths open in Japan right now.