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12 Apr
Electric Fork Simulates Salt By Stimulating Your TongueAn electric fork developed by researchers at Tokyo University could be a boon for people restricted to low-salt or salt-free diets. Salty, sour and even metallic tastes can be evoked by the innovative battery-powered fork.
6 Apr
Cones Of Smilence : Japan's Top 10 Cute, Kooky & Quirky Traffic Safety ConesSafety cones have become so commonplace along Japanese roadways and walkways, those who deploy them must resort to extremes in order to have the portable warning sentinels stand out in the crowd. These 10 examples of startling safety cone scenery reflect the current state of affairs in prominent pyramidal triangulation.
2 Apr
Honda's Limited Edition HT3 Driving Shoes Put The Rubber To The RoadHonda reached for the sky with the innovative HondaJet but now the Japanese automaker has taken a step back with the down-to-earth Honda HT3 Driving Shoe.
8 Mar
Easter KitKats From Japan Evoke Bunnies & PancakesNestle Japan has no idea what you're talking about, so they made a limited edition pancake flavored KitKat just for Easter!
29 Jan
McDonalds Japan's Serves Up French Fries With Chocolate SauceMcDonalds Japan answers the question absolutely nobody's been asking: Why can't I drizzle my fries with chocolate sauce?
4 Jan
Banana Stuffer Turns Boring Bananas Into Sweet & Delicious SnacksThe Sonna! Chocobana-na kit is just the thing for parents whose fussy kids turn their noses up at healthy bananas. Next time finicky eaters say “stuff it,” you can do just that!
16 Dec
So Karaoke Rock Climbing Is A Thing NowCombine Karaoke with Bouldering (aka Rock Climbing) and you get "Boulkara" – karaoke rooms with rock climbing walls instead of seats!
23 May
Self-Stirring Pot Puts New Spin on Stove-top CookingIs stuck pasta your kitchen nightmare? A Japanese dentist has created a stir with Kuru-Kuru Nabe (“Round and Round Pot”), a cooking pot with sculpted sides. Turn up the heat and watch basic thermodynamics go to work so you don't have to!
8 Dec
Fruit Wrap Toilet Paper Juices Up Any Bathroom DecorAward-winning “The Fruits Toilet Paper” from Japan's Latona Marketing design studio will add a little sweetness to any bathroom, though users will quickly find its beauty is only skin deep.
2 Dec
Kaoiro, An Emoji Stamper With A Retro DesignKaoiro, the Japanese Kaomoji Stamper, allows users to stamp up to 2,000 different ASCII art facial expressions - emoji, in other words - on school assignments, work memos, divorce papers and more. Oxford Dictionaries has named "emoji" their Word of the Year for 2015 so don't get left behind the times!
27 Nov
Military Camouflage Kimonos Turn Ninjas Into FashionistasLove the look and feel of traditional Japanese kimonos but wish they came in patterns more, say, Rambo-esque? Wish no more: “Battle Dress Uniform” kimonos in military-spec camouflage patterns not only look badass, they're a lot more comfortable than a full metal jacket.
24 Aug
Home Voodoo Doll Kit is Simply SpellbindingHaitian voodoo not working for you? Try this traditional Japanese home voodoo doll kit that comes complete with hammer & nails, and go do that voodoo that you do so well!
19 Nov
Edible Gold Leaf Wrapped KitKat Could Be The Richest Chocolate YetJapan's upscale KitKat Chocolatory stores recently welcomed their one millionth visitor and to celebrate the milestone, Nestle Japan is offering 500 very special KitKat bars individually wrapped in edible gold leaf.
10 Nov
World's Thinnest Artificial Blood Vessels Grown & Tested Inside RatsJapanese researchers have developed the world's thinnest artificial blood vessels by growing the exceedingly narrow tubules underneath the skin of lab rats.
6 Nov
Jumbo Shrimp Neck Pillow Is Creepy & ComfyThis boiled jumbo shrimp neck pillow from Japan makes the perfect holiday gift for that tough-to-buy-for seafood lover but you'll be tempted to keep it for yourself: it's a unique couch cushion that'll also freak out your cat.
4 Nov
G.U.M. Play from Sunstar Turns Toothbrushes Into Interactive Smart DevicesG.U.M. Play from Japan's Sunstar Inc lets users listen to news and play games while they brush their teeth. The thimble-shaped gadget snaps onto the end of your toothbrush, instantly adding smart device functionality to your smart oral hygiene routine.
29 Dec
USB Foot Warmer Hedgehog Slippers Keep Office Workers' Tootsies ToastyOffices can be downright chilly in winter, especially for women. Thank goodness Japan's JTT Online Shop is offering these “Hedge Hot USB” powered foot warmers in the shape of cute boy & girl hedgehogs!
1 Feb
KFC Japan's "Kentucky Chicken Rice": Double Down with a DifferenceIf you bet on Kentucky Fried Chicken's bunless wondrous Double Down being down for the count, KFC Japan has got a wake up call for you. The "Kentucky Chicken Rice" sandwich includes almost everything the Double Down was famous (or infamous) for, then adds a central patty made from rice held together with ketchup. Difficulty: no bacon.
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.
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.
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