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Tag: Japan

Japan Has a Glorious Ninja Academy and Anyone Can Attend

Japan Has a Glorious Ninja Academy and Anyone Can Attend
Growing up, I rented the VHS tape of the b-flick American Ninja probably a million times. I wanted to be a Ninja pretty badly. My mom would never let me buy a sword or throwing stars, so my ninja dreams never came true.

Gatebox Hologram Communication Robot: Siri 3D

Gatebox Hologram Communication Robot: Siri 3D
Have you ever wondered what is going to replace the likes of Siri, Cortana, and Alexa? You may be looking at their next logical stage – this holographic digital home assistant. Japanese startup vinclu Inc. is showing off a concept video for a holographic assistant called Gatebox.

Pokémon Themed Nintendo 2DS Headed for Japan

Pokémon Themed Nintendo 2DS Headed for Japan
Pokémon fans in Japan will be happy to know that some special Nintendo 2DS units will soon be coming to their country. These clear plastic 2DS units sport a colorful retro look and will be Pokémon themed.

Airbnb Batcave Apartment: Batbnb

Airbnb Batcave Apartment: Batbnb
Are you a vigilante who needs to travel? Are you headed to Tokyo, Japan? Well, if you are Batman, you can leave Gotham for Tokyo and feel right at home in this Batcave apartment. This Batcave is an apartment available for rent on Airbnb.

Celestial Ornaments: Look What the Cat from Men in Black Dragged in

Celestial Ornaments: Look What the Cat from Men in Black Dragged in
I like unique Christmas ornaments, especially ones that reflect my geeky side. I also like handcrafted glass, so when I saw these celestial ornaments from, I was very intrigued. Each of these ornaments comes from Plus Alpha Glass, the studio of artist Tomizu Satoshi, and is a true work of art.

Cat Paw Scented Hand Cream and Back-of-a-cat-head Perfume

Cat Paw Scented Hand Cream and Back-of-a-cat-head Perfume
Oh Japan. No, you’re not weird at all. You’re just… You just like cats. We get that. You like to smell cats. I’m sure that Cat Paw Scented hand cream, or a Back-Of-A-Cat’s-Head Perfume seems totally normal to you.

Tokyo Police Use a Drone to Catch a Drone

Tokyo Police Use a Drone to Catch a Drone
Last week, I showed you guys a drone that had a flamethrower attached, and was cooking a turkey. That flame-throwing drone could just as easily be used to attack people or property. With that in mind, the Tokyo police have a plan to stop nefarious drones before they can cause problems.

Strawberry Shortcake Potato Chips Hit Japan

Strawberry Shortcake Potato Chips Hit Japan
Japan doesn’t have a strangle hold on weird snacks, Lay’s has some oddly flavored chips here in the U.S. as well. However, Japan does have snack oddities like the gold leaf Kit Kat bar, and now Japanese snackers can get potato chips that taste like dessert.

Hooters and Gaming Combine for Gaming Bar Side-B

Hooters and Gaming Combine for Gaming Bar Side-B
Fans of hot wings, Hooters, and video games have a new place to check out in Japan starting December 18. The location is a tie up between Namco and Hooters called Gaming Bar Side-B. It’s an interactive sports bar decorated to look like New York.

Japanese Scientist Invents Dry Glue that Looks Like Breath Mints

Japanese Scientist Invents Dry Glue that Looks Like Breath Mints
These tiny little crumbs look a lot like peppermints you’d use to freshen your breath after lunch, but you don’t want to eat these ones. What you see here are tiny spheres of a sort of latex liquid that are coated in calcium-carbonate nanoparticles.

Guy Doesn’t Like Selfie Sticks, Invents “Selfie Arms”

Guy Doesn’t Like Selfie Sticks, Invents “Selfie Arms”
A man in Japan named Mansun was embarrassed by the idea of using a selfie stick, as well he should be, so he invented a pair of extra-long “selfie arms.” No, these aren’t embarrassing at all.

Japanese Cat Suit Carries Your Cat in a Cat Pouch, Isn’t Weird at All

Japanese Cat Suit Carries Your Cat in a Cat Pouch, Isn’t Weird at All
The latest weird thing to come out of Japan is the Meowgaroo Jumpsuit – an outfit that makes the human inside look like a cat, complete with a fuzzy tail and ears on the hood. The hand mitts even have paw prints on them.

Edible Gold Kit Kat Bar: Because Japan

Edible Gold Kit Kat Bar: Because Japan
The Japanese are some of the world’s biggest purveyors of weird food. They have some strange snacks, and the latest is a Kit Kat bar with hand placed gold leaf around the chocolaty goodness. Why gold-leafed Kit Kat bars?

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 inside.

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 has a new thing dubbed “meat cakes.”

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 Japan, they do fortune cookies differently. 

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