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20 Oct
Thirsty Ninja Bottle Opener Stealthily Cracks Open Cold OnesThere's nothing like a cold beer or soda pop to settle one's nerves after a ninja attack, and there's nothing like the Thirsty Ninja Bottle Opener from Japan's Evolete to quickly and quietly pop the tops off those frosty bottles.
1 May
Black Cat Stockings Are Really Cute And That's No StretchHello kitten-knees! OK, that was bad and we feel bad, but these Black Cat Stockings from Japan are the purr-fect way to put some feline on your femurs.
25 Dec

Christmas in Japan is celebrated a little differently than in other countries and some holiday traditions are unique to the land of the rising sun. One of these is Christmas Cake - a very special cake with certain required ingredients. It can be said that Christmas in Japan really isn't Christmas at all without Christmas cake! read more »
3 Oct
Ten Even Weirder and Funnier Japanese CondomsFollowing up on our previous look at The Top 10 Weirdest and Funniest Japanese Condoms, these 10 amusingly odd male contraceptive packages illustrate Japan's undeclared intent to make laughs, not babies.
14 Oct
Frito-Lay Japan's Latest Limited Edition Luxury Snack: Mike Rich Cheese PopcornWho needs Grey Poupon when Mike Rich Cheese Popcorn tantalizes the senses with the luxurious taste of aged Camembert cheese and the sublime fragrance of fine French truffles? Our next question is... what wine goes with bagged popcorn?
11 Oct
Men's Peeler Ensures Your Veggies Are Skin & Hair FreeThe Men's Peeler from Japan's Evolete is a kitchen veggie scraper that shaves the skin off your carrots in much the same manner as your fancy five-bladed razor leaves your cheeks as smooth as a baby's bottom.
6 Nov
Pig Lid Pot Cover Gives Home Cooked Meals Great Taste, Good HumorThe Pig Lid pot cover is a steamer's dream, as everybody "nose". Horrible puns aside, this ingenious Otoshibuta is at once a play on words and a handy way to steam food in an oven-top pan.
4 Oct
Lumi Deco LED Light-up Nail Stickers Shine When Your Phone RingsLumi Deco LED Light-up Nail Stickers are designed to respond to NFC waves emitted by Android devices, mobile wallet functions, and digital cash IC cards. No batteries required... where would you put them, anyway?
3 Oct
Seeker Seeks A Seat At The Energy Drink TableMove over, Red Bull, a challenger from Japan is seeking to earn its wings in the increasingly crowded energy drink sector. Kobe-based Seeker Energy Drink eschews cans for bottles, is tinted a particularly brilliant shade of yellow, and could use a dash of copyediting before it's really ready for prime time.
15 Nov

Triumph International Japan, maker of bras, panties and other women's undergarments is a division of a large German lingerie company but in their marketing they're very, very Japanese. This means they go over the top, as it were, to attract attention to their products and cleverly assocaite them with the latest popular cause. Here are 8 of their most outrageous bizarre bra examples... read more »
20 Sep
Why Wait For 2015 When You Can Have An Apple Watch Today?The new, exciting and innovative Apple Watch won't be available until 2015 but Japanese Twitter user Hiromichi Shoji seems to have got his hands on a very juicy prototype. By the looks of it, this new smartwatch sure is sweet!
6 Apr
Ninjapin, An Innovative New Push Pin That Fills Its Own Holes

Ninjapin gives the humble push pin a much-needed makeover. Your walls (and your landlords) will thank you!

19 Sep
Mokulock Wooden Bricks: Not The Green LEGO Blocks You Were Looking ForMokulock's wooden bricks are what you'd get if, say, the LEGO company made and marketed their world-famous bricks a thousand years ago instead of right here, right now.
24 May
'Sleeping Girl DVD' Gently Guides You Into DreamlandNeed a little help sleeping lately? Just pop the “Sleeping Girl DVD” into your player and drift off to slumberland, gently guided by the soft voices and easy-on-the-eyes looks of some of Japan's most alluring dreamgirls.
4 Sep
Frog Backpack Gets The Jump On Back-to-School FashionKick your schoolday fashion quotient into high gear with the Frog Backpack from Japan's Tokyo Otaku Mode. The shiny (not slimy) backpack features straps disguised as amphibian arms and “skin” as green as a new lily pad.
3 Sep
Curry Restaurant Background Music CDs Are So Hot Right NowOpening up a curry restaurant in Japan? Unless you've already arranged for a house band to soothe diners ears while your food sears their palates, you'll want to invest in JVC Music's series of Indian Curry Music BGM CDs.
2 Sep
Retro 2 Con Famicom Earphone Mic Channels Classic 1980's Gamer DesignThe Retro 2 Con Famicom Earphone Mic from Datel Japan evokes the Eighties 8-bit era and Nintendo's groundbreaking Famicom without sacrificing the high-tech conveniences we've all come to know and love.
31 Aug
Now Hear This: "Hello Phone" Telescopic Ear Trumpet Sounds Good, Looks SillyHaving solved all other problems, Japan has re-invented the ear trumpet. The so-called “Hello Phone” from Konna Shop is actually a rebooted Speaking Tube, enabling those hard of hearing to carry on conversations in an otherwise normal manner.
1 Aug
Revoltech Danboard Mini Yotsuba&! Action Figure Thinks Cute Thoughts Inside The BoxGot Danboard? The adorable cardboard box robot from the manga Yotsuba&! has been adopted by digital camera photographers as it adds a timeless sense of wonder to almost any scenic background. Revoltech's Danboard (or Danbo) Mini Yotsuba&! Action Figure is ideal for such pursuits thanks to its flexible joints and light-up eyes.
26 Jun
Life Preserver Pill Box Could Be a Life SaverPills, spills and thrills - that's what pill boxes and life preservers have in common. Now Troika combines the best features of both in a miniature life preserver travel case that holds all your life preserving pills and vitamins.
3 Apr
Casio G-Shock Goes Organic With 'Wood Shock' WatchesCasio's popular line of G-Shock wristwatches now sport an organic exterior thanks to Wood Shock, who laser cut each W-Shock wooden watch bezel.
11 Nov
Tomy XIAO Digital Camera Packs Portable PrinterThe instant camera is back, and it's better than ever! Forget Polaroid, Tomy's XIAO is a 5 megapixel digital camera that prints full color photos using Zink inkless paper.
14 Jun
Hello Kitty Wheelchair Adds Anime To InjuryThe Hello Kitty wheelchair features protective spoke guards decked out in Hello Kitty patterns and bright pink upholstery displaying a pattern of Hello Kitty heads. Those clamoring for health care reform should start here.
20 Feb
Pretty Up Your Potty With the Hello Kitty Toilet SetThere's just no escaping the Queen of Cute, even in the "throne room", as the Hello Kitty Toilet Set brings Sanrio's omnipresent ambassador of sweetness into the home's most private chamber.
4 Nov
Bacon USB Flash Drives Make Memory More MeatyThese meaty Bacon customized USB flash drives cater to those who believe that anything "bacon" just can't be bad. Mmm, bacon...
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