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30 Apr
Hello Creepy Kitty: Huge Needle-Felted Cat Head Mask!Old and busted: Cat in the Hat. New creepy hotness: Cat IS the Hat! Crafted from needle-felted wool at the Japan School of Wool Art, the one-of-a-kind colossal cat head adds a daring dash of Doctor Moreau to any chic ensemble.
25 Apr
True Wetsuits Take Business Suits From Boardroom To BeachTrue Wetsuits from Quicksilver Japan are designed to take recreation-seeking execs from the office to the ocean and back again. Surf's up in 26 minutes and your meeting's running late? No problemo, dude, and don't forget your board on your way out of the boardroom!
13 Aug
Eight Strange Sushi Creations Too Good to EatSushi - It's delicious, nutritious and made from fishes, but for some folks that's just not enough. Ignoring the traditional mother's maxim of "Don't play with your food!" and then taking it to a whole new level, we present the Top 'Ate' Strangest Sushi.
14 Oct
Cool Ceramic Knives Display Cutting Edge ArtworkA new set of three different ceramic knives from Japanese cutlery manufacturer Minova-Cera features some decidedly 'edgy' art on their blades.
9 Mar
Wacky 'Oshaburi' Pet PacifierA pacifier for your pet? That's the idea behind the wacky "Oshaburi Toy" from Japan. Oshaburi translates to "Pacifier" in English, though once your pet gets ahold of one, YOU'LL be the one whose mood is improved!
11 Apr
Kit Kat Sandwiches? Sweet!Hello Kitty, goodbye diet... and by Kitty we mean Kit Kat of course. No longer content with being Japan's fave go-to snack bar, Kit Kat is expanding its reach to sandwich territory. Expanding Japanese waistlines are sure to follow.
10 Apr
Catlike Cloud Stockings Put Some Calico In Your StrideYou'll find the world's weirdest and wildest stockings in Japan but Nekomasa Soushi-kun tights are weirder and wilder than most. Inspired by the changing patterns of passing clouds and friendly felines, these stockings might not be safe for work but they're sure to attract curious glances just about anywhere else – the catwalk included.
4 Apr
Toast Sponge Breaks The Mold When It Comes To Kitchen CleanupsQuit loafing and wash those darned dishes... or just the opposite, using your tasteful Toast Sponge! Packed in “loaves” of four slice- er, sponges each, the Toast Sponge adds a dash of whimsy to everything including the kitchen sink.
31 Mar
High-Tech Tissue Box Holder Features Hands-Free Mist MoistenerFrom the First World Problems Solved department (also known as Japan) comes the Wet Tissue Maker tissue box holder. A built-in infrared sensor and concealed water mister ensure you'll never suffer the heartbreak of dry tissues again.
13 May
Geek Speak Keyboard Keys Cup Set Restarts Your MealsTableware not geeky enough? Fu-Bi has something for that: the Ctrl + Alt + Del Keyboard Keys Cup Set. Spilling food on your keyboard just got fashionable.
25 Jun
Japan Goes Koo-Koo for Kit Kat Chocolate Bars

First it was Home Electronics, next it was Cars... now Japan has raised the stakes, aiming for world dominance in Kit Kat chocolate bars.

28 Mar
Kit Kat Apple Pie & Carrot: A Neat Easter Treat That's Not Just For BunniesJapanese Kit Kats are famous – or infamous – for flavors ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous. We'll have to slot the brand new, limited edition, Easter-themed Apple Pie & Carrot flavor firmly in the latter category even though it was the top entry in a public poll. Can you imagine what flavors didn't make the cut?
5 Jun
Bride & Groom USB Drives: What Memories Are Made OfThese cute bride & groom USB drives not only make great wedding gifts, they save all your wedding day memories electronically - even the ones you'd rather forget.
22 Mar
Bin 8 Bottle Is Eight Handy Kitchen Tools In OneThe Bin 8 “Kitchen Tool Like Bottle” is a stylish storage solution for those tired of searching for that essential utensil lurking unseen in kitchen drawers and cupboards.
11 Jun
USB Cigarette Could Be Habit Forming, Humor InducingThe e-cigarette from Thanko plugs into your computer's USB port and offers puffers a genuine smoking experience... without all the nicotine, tar, ashes, smell and, er, smoke.
10 Mar
Solo Oven Cuts Cooking Down To Size For Single ChefsForever alone but never not hungry? The Solo Oven from Recolte makes dinner for one an even more personal experience that, much like your love life, takes up hardly any space and is barely noticeable.
21 Feb
It's Time For The Back To The Future II DeLorean Time Machine “Crazy Case” for iPhone 6Will you be ready when Doc Brown's time-traveling DeLorean arrives in Hill Valley later this year? No? Better make like a tree and get out of here – but don't leave without your Back To The Future II DeLorean Time Machine “Crazy Case” for iPhone 6.
24 Nov
Love Pets Lingerie Satisfies the Taste for LaceLingerie for pets... no, it's not what you're thinking. Introducing Best Ever's "Love Pets Lingerie", a line of intimate apparel chew toys meant to keep Fido from munching your unmentionables.
22 Jul
Baseball in Japan Can Throw You a Curve Baseball in Japan has evolved quite a lot since Horace Wilson first introduced the sport in 1872, yet foreigners still find many aspects of Japanese baseball confusing – not least the the odd names of the teams. Let's run down the dozen Nippon Professional Baseball league teams (without actually running them down) and clear up any misconceptions.
10 Feb
Loincloth Lingerie Gets Back To BasicsWacoal is bringing back traditional practical lingerie. Japanese "fundoshi" loincloths highlight the company's new/old, all-natural Nanafun line.
12 Jul

Vending machines stocked with used schoolgirl panties may be one of the most oft-quoted Japanese urban legends, but do they actually exist? Is there any truth behind the lurid rumors? The answer may surprise, even shock you! read more »
25 Feb
Wasabi & Beef Doritos From Frito-Lay Japan: Shut Up & Take My Money!Could new Wasabi & Beef Doritos be a snack fit for a king? Frito-Lay Japan hopes to drive the point home by dubbing these meaty dippers “Royal Rich Taste Tortilla Chips”. Ditch that turkey drumstick, Henry, there's a new aristocratic snack in town – for a limited time only.
18 Jun
X-Ray Pinup Calendar Is More Than Just Skin DeepAn innovative pinup calendar by Berlin's Butter Advertising Agency makes no bones about true beauty being on the inside.
8 Dec
Pikachu This! 10 Ways Pokémon Pikachu Powers Up Pop CulturePikachu was, is, and always will be the most popular of all Pokémon characters and the cuddly yellow critter has become the de facto face of the franchise. Pikachu's pop culture power is so potent, the real world has witnessed plenty of Pikachu sightings and is deluged with a plethora of Pikachu products. Here are 10 of the most noteworthy.
25 Jul
Pikachurin, Essential Brain Protein Inspired by Pokemon's PikachuPikachu of Pokemon fame, known for his lightning-fast moves and shocking electric effects, has inspired the name of a new vision protein discovered by a group of Japanese researchers. See, nerds really do have a sense of humor!
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