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20 Mar
Carbon Fiber Chopsticks Make Eating TougherThat cheap steak you just overcooked might be tough but these 100% non-toxic carbon fiber chopsticks are tougher.
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!

22 Sep
Casio S100 Flagship Pocket Calculator Celebrates 50 Years Of Calculated ProgressCasio Computer Co.'s first memory-function electronic calculator weighed 37 pounds and cost the equivalent of $1,000 each. Fifty years later, cheap pocket calculators sell for under a buck... and then there's the Casio S100, a “flagship” product priced at $220 and aimed at the high-end, luxury pocket calculator market. In related news, Casio thinks there's a market for high-end, luxury pocket calculators.
3 Nov

"Save the Cheerleader, save the whales"... Hayden Panettiere, the cute young actress who plays the cheerleader in popular American action drama Heroes recently performed another role: bringing attention to a traditional dolphin hunt in Japan. read more »
15 Apr
Icon Watch Design Echoes Early Computer GraphicsWith the Icon Watch the time's always eight... eight-bit, that is. This ultra-minimalist, battery powered wristwatch was inspired by a computer icon and as such, is a true sign of the times.
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.
28 Apr
Former MXC Sidekick 'Kenny Blankenship' Featured on Novelty Tissue BoxRemember Kenny Blankenship? You know, Vic Romano's girl-chasing, hard-partying sidekick on Spike TV's overdubbed laugh-fest MXC? Today, "Kenny" is the governor of a Japanese province... let the most extreme marketing campaign begin!
17 Sep
Potato Chip Burgers Put Junk Food On Fast FoodJapanese burger chain Lotteria isn't about to climb on the “healthy fast food” bandwagon – just the opposite! Partnering with snack food giant Calbee, Lotteria is offering up two burgers topped with crunchy Calbee potato chips and unique special sauces.
15 Aug
I'm Glovin' It! Japanese Rubber Glove Vending MachinesLooking for gloves in all the wrong places? These Japanese rubber glove vending machines are a godsend for those washing dishes, conducting cavity searches or dating Greg Marmalard after all the shops have closed.
12 Aug
Frito-Lay Japan Jumps On The Minions Bandwagon With New Banana CheetosThe billion-dollar grossing film Minions has made the titular characters a worldwide phenomenon while endowing products they promote with a rare appeal... or should that be a peel? Case in point: Banana Cheetos from Frito-Lay Japan.
20 May
Pocky Chopsticks Stick It To Your HungerPocky Chopsticks come in Chocolate and Strawberry 'flavors' and look just like Japan's favorite sweet, snappy snack stick.
7 Jul
Ten More Weird and Bizarre Japanese Soft DrinksJapan has the market cornered on weird & bizarre drinks – new and ever-weirder concoctions seem to hit the store shelves daily. Some have strange names, others have odd ingredients, and a few are just so bizarre one has to wonder what their creators were, um, drinking when they came up with the concept. Following up on our original list, here are Ten More Weird and Bizarre Japanese Soft Drinks!
16 Dec
Nemuriale Sleep Aid Kitten Is Better Than Counting SheepThe Nemuriale Sleep Aid Kitten is a soft & cuddly Russian Blue plush cat that puts stressed-out souls to sleep faster than the hippest hipster hypnotist!
6 Dec
School Rules! 10 Weird & Bizarre Japanese School & Stationery SuppliesJapan is famed for its education system and rightly so, though with school supplies like these its a wonder students can concentrate on the subject at hand.
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...
3 Mar

Thoughtful Braille identification labels impressed into the tops of Japanese beer cans help both the blind and the visually impaired distinguish between alcoholic and non-alcoholic canned beverages. read more »
4 Jul
Fish-Shaped Mobile Battery Sparks Devices, Smiles & AppetitesThere's something fishy about the 6000mAh SOSOGE! TAIYAKIKUN, a mobile battery that puts portable power in the palm of your hand. Modeled after a taiyaki (a delicious traditional Japanese pastry) with glowing golden eyes, the SOSOGE! TAIYAKIKUN is a high-efficiency lithium ion battery that charges all sorts of mobile devices while sparking your appetite in the process.
15 Aug
Emergensee™ adjustable eyeglasses from AdlensEmergensee™ adjustable eyeglasses from Adlens are the long-awaited solution for lost or broken eyeglasses and contact lenses. These instantly adjustable, variable focus glasses aren't intended to permanently replace prescription lenses but in case of emergency, they make an ideal spare pair.
25 Jun
Nekoashi Chair Socks: Feline Footwear For Your FurnitureNekoashi Chair Socks from Japan's Toyo Case are designed to slip over the “feet” of your chair and table legs, keeping your floors safe from unsightly scratches while adding mass quantities of cuteness to your décor scheme.
5 May
Laser Shaver Zaps Hair Down To The RootsHair beware, the 'No! No! For Men' hand-held infrared laser shaver will take you back to the future while zapping your roots into the past.
2 Jun
Japanese Maid Cafe Girl Plush Cell Phone Charm / Wrist RestIf you've always wanted a Japanese maid cafe girl - or just certain parts of one - for your very own, now you can have the next best thing: a plush cellphone charm or mouse wrist rest that looks like a maid's lower half.
16 Jun
Super Sexy Bikini Pants Combine Low-cut Jeans with a String Bikini  Outrageously revealing bikini jeans from Sanna's Brazil Fashion blur the line between blue jeans and a string bikini. And you know what? We're all right with that!
10 Jun
Creepy Elfoid Cellular Phone Humanizes Mobile TelecommunicationThe Elfoid “portable tele-operated android” from Japan's ATR is an innovative communication medium designed to take cellular phone communication technology to the next level... whether you want to go there or not.
9 Jun
Obama Sushi Adds Good Taste to the Executive Brunch"Obama Sushi" made by an exceptionally creative sushi chef pays tribute to America's 44th president in a most unusual - and dare I say, tasteful - manner.
6 Jun
Tokyo Hotel Offers Rooms With A View... Of Godzilla!Visitors to the Hotel Gracery in downtown Tokyo's Shinjuku could find their picture window view blocked by a 40-ft tall statue of Godzilla's head. Not that anyone's complaining, mind you.
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