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Tag: Japan

Sushi Burger: Filet-O-Raw-Fish

Sushi Burger: Filet-O-Raw-Fish
I was once at CES and had a day so busy that I walked like billion miles and I didn’t have time to eat. It just so happened that I was invited out to dinner and was promised a steak.

Giant Straw Godzilla Shows up in Japan

Giant Straw Godzilla Shows up in Japan
This giant Godzilla was made by a group of 150 volunteers. It stands 23-feet tall and is made out of straw! It has LED eyes that light up, too. Thankfully it is incapable of rampaging around the city.

Sharp Japan and Softbank Offering Star Wars Smartphones

Sharp Japan and Softbank Offering Star Wars Smartphones
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.

Persona 5 Food and Drinks Hit Los Cabos Cafe in Shibuya, Japan

Persona 5 Food and Drinks Hit Los Cabos Cafe in Shibuya, Japan
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.

This Japanese Arts and Crafts Monopoly Set Has the Coolest Pieces Ever

This Japanese Arts and Crafts Monopoly Set Has the Coolest Pieces Ever
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.

McDonalds Japan Rolls out Pumpkin Chocolate Fries

McDonalds Japan Rolls out Pumpkin Chocolate Fries
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 a Kit Kat Museum: Give Me a Break

Japan Has a Kit Kat Museum: Give Me a Break
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.

PS4 Slim Gets Final Fantasy XV Limited Edition

PS4 Slim Gets Final Fantasy XV Limited Edition
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.

Robot Sumo Wrestling: Push Bot to Play

Robot Sumo Wrestling: Push Bot to Play
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.

Pikachu Face Graces Giant Ferris Wheel in Japan: Acrophobia, I Choose You!

Pikachu Face Graces Giant Ferris Wheel in Japan: Acrophobia, I Choose You!
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.

Tajima Seiryo Jacket Cooling System: Chillicoat

Tajima Seiryo Jacket Cooling System: Chillicoat
I don’t know about you, but where I am, this summer is just too damn hot. If only I had a jetpack type fan that I could mount to myself to shoot cool air up my spine.

Kirby Cafes Coming to Japan: Suck up Some Delicious Eats

Kirby Cafes Coming to Japan: Suck up Some Delicious Eats
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.

Hop Aboard the Real Catbus!

Hop Aboard the Real Catbus!
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. 

Mail Your Friends the Universe in an Envelope

Mail Your Friends the Universe in an Envelope
My God, it’s full of stars! Yes it is. These star-filled envelopes will let you send an entire galaxy to your friends and loved ones. All they have to do is pour the contents out and look inside.

This Roller Coaster In Japan Is Pedal-Powered

This Roller Coaster In Japan Is Pedal-Powered
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.

Pepper the Robot to Work at Pizza Hut

Pepper the Robot to Work at Pizza Hut
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.