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Tag: Japanese

Mitsuyuki Ikeda Wants You to Eat His Burger Patties Made from Human Waste

Mitsuyuki Ikeda Wants You to Eat His Burger Patties Made from Human Waste
I know the world’s population is increasing by the thousands every second as we speak, and the time will eventually come that the world’s resources will no longer be able to provide for the needs of…

Otokurage Earbuds Make You Feel Like You’re Sticking Jellyfish in Your Ears

Otokurage Earbuds Make You Feel Like You’re Sticking Jellyfish in Your Ears
Okay, maybe using these otokurage earbuds won’t exactly feel like you’re sticking some of those slimy and stinging sea creatures into your ears, but that’s what inspired Japanese studio nendo when they came up with this …
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Atari 400 Keyboard Makes an (Unwelcome) Comeback

Atari 400 Keyboard Makes an (Unwelcome) Comeback
To the best of my recollection, the Atari 400 had one of the worst keyboards in the history of computers. I was always convinced that Atari made the 400 suck so badly so people would buy…

Okamiden Bento: Eater and the Wolf

Okamiden Bento: Eater and the Wolf
Fans of the Nintendo DS game Okamiden will immediately recognize Chibiterasu, the game’s sickeningly-cute little wolf protagonist being served up in this tasty bento lunch box. The meal was created by by bento expert AnnaTheRed, who’s…

Mimicry Pet Hamster is Possibly the Most Annoying Toy Ever

Mimicry Pet Hamster is Possibly the Most Annoying Toy Ever
If you’re looking for a new way to annoy the crap out of everyone you know, then look no further than the latest in Japanese toy tech – the amazing Mimicry Pet hamster.…

Matryoshka + Theremin = Matryomin

Matryoshka + Theremin = Matryomin
Ok, I’ve seen some weird musical instruments in my time, but I’m pretty sure this one takes the cake. This think may look like one of those Russian Matryoshka stacking dolls, but under the hood, it…

Translate Emoticons From Japanese to English

Translate Emoticons From Japanese to English
If you thought that emoticons were the same in all languages, you’d be dead wrong. Just check out the differences between English emoticons and their Japanese equivalents courtesy of Wired’s handy English-to-Japanese emoticon cheat sheet. I…

Tokyoflash Traffic Watch: It’S 5 Minutes to Gridlock

Tokyoflash Traffic Watch: It’S 5 Minutes to Gridlock
Although I love Japanese watches, the one thing that I dislike about a lot of them is to take a few moments to figure out what the heck is exactly going on. The Kisai Traffic watch…

Fansub Failure: When Things Don’T Go According to Keikaku

Fansub Failure: When Things Don’T Go According to Keikaku
Anime fans are no doubt familiar with fansubs – short for ‘fan-subtitled’ – unauthorized translations of anime. The Japanese language isn’t the easiest language to master (is there a rank of that somewhere?), and so the…

Gakken Gmc-4: 4-Bit Microcomputer Kit Won’T Play Crysis

Gakken Gmc-4: 4-Bit Microcomputer Kit Won’T Play Crysis
Sure, you might have just gone off and bought yourself a brand new 27-Inch iMac this week, but if that system seems like overkill for your needs, you could can always go to the opposite extreme.…

Mini Bento Box Flash Drive Offers Extreme Portion Control

Mini Bento Box Flash Drive Offers Extreme Portion Control
I could definitely go for some Japanese food for lunch today. Writing about this tiny flash drive in the shape of a Bento box special definitely put the idea in my head. But on closer inspection,…

Brain Age: Flash Version

Brain Age: Flash Version
Wanna know how old your brain is? How old are you? Then that’s how old your brain is too. But this Japanese Flash game thinks otherwise. I’m guessing it’s just lonely and wants some attention. When…

Decorating Do: Numeric Keypad Chairs Arranged in Order

Decorating Do: Numeric Keypad Chairs Arranged in Order
I have no idea what the story is behind this set of numeric keypad/calculator chairs is, but I do know I think it’s super cool! I wish so badly that I could explain the rationale behind…

USB Cools Hot Buns

USB Cools Hot Buns
I couldn’t make this stuff up. Japanese gadget importer Audiocubes is selling this device which, when connected to your USB port, and placed under your rear end, cools off your seat. The Thanko USB Cool Cushion…

Your Musical Selection Really Stinks.

Your Musical Selection Really Stinks.
What’s that smell? Could it be Fergie’s ‘Humps’ or Justin’s ‘Sexyback’? Well now you can have a myriad of musically derived fragrances in your home thanks to this wacky new device. TokyoFM’s new USB powered system…
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