Japan gets all of the cool things. Their latest offering is born from a union between Sharp Japan and Japan’s leading telecom operator Softbank, who have come together to offer a pair of limited edition Star Wars smartphones.
I’ll start out by saying that I don’t know anything about the video game Persona 5. I am however a fan of are strange Japanese eats, so here you go. A restaurant in Shibuya, Japan called Los Cabos has a complete menu of food and drink based on Persona 5.
I love a good game of Monopoly. I’ve always thought the design of the board, its pieces, and currency were timeless and iconic. But I’ve never seen a Monopoly set this awesome looking.
This very special limited version of the classic board game from made in collaboration with Nakagawa Masamichi Shoten features design elements inspired by Japanese arts & crafts.
Literally, the day September rolled around, I started to hear advertisements for pumpkin spice this and pumpkin spice that on the radio. I can only assume this means that on college campuses everywhere girls are now wearing vests, tights, and Ugg boots while they sip their mocha crappuccino pumpkin spice lattes.
Japan has some very strange Kit Kat flavors like Sake or that gold leaf covered Kit Kat bar you could eat. If the weird flavors didn’t tip you off for how popular the candy is in the country, this Kit Kat museum will.
Limited edition consoles come and go through our lives in a never ending flow it seems. The latest to emerge is this Final Fantasy XV model of the new thinner and lighter Sony PS4.
It is called the “Luna” edition and it will launch alongside the game on November 29th in Japan.
In Sumo wrestling, two fat dudes wearing tiny outfits try to push each other out of the ring. It’s a lot of weight, and a lot of flab flying around the round ring. Robots don’t have to worry about packing on the pounds.
Of all the Pokémon, Pikachu is probably the best known. This is because he is cute and yellow and makes that Pika…PIKA… PIIIIKKKKAAAAA scream right before he electrocutes the shit out of something. Japan is obsessed with Pokémon, as is much of the world right now thanks to Pokémon GO.
Good ole Kirby is coming to Japan, but you’ll be doing all the inhaling this time. That’s because Kirby will be coming to a chain of cafes, and he’s bringing along some tasty looking eats. These desserts look particularly appealing:
I’m not sure if that is a tomato flavored cupcake or not though.
There are a lot of things about Japan that I don’t understand. Like, why do you need to see inside your ears with a video camera. I also don’t understand Catbus. This strange creature comes to us courtesy of the world of Totoro.
Imagine a roller coaster that has no motors or winches. Instead, you must use your brute strength to pedal your way along its rails. One that is four stories high, with no guard rail, and the only thing keeping you in your seat is a seat belt.
SoftBank’s Pepper robot is growing up. After working at smartphone stores, it’s ready for a new career in the fast food industry. Pizza Hut Asia is partnering with MasterCard on a trial run that will use Pepper for taking orders and information in restaurants by the end of 2016.