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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.
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.
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.
3 Jun
“Mom Business Cards”, Newest Trend For House-Proud Japanese WivesJapan's housewives, homemakers and den-mothers are flaunting their status by ordering custom “Mama Meishi” (Mom Business Cards) and handing them out at every opportunity.
2 Jun
McDonald's Japan Rolls Out Prison Loaf Burgers For KidsMcDonald's Japan is responding to parents' concerns about the lack of nutritious vegetables in the fast-food restaurant's offerings by introducing a trio of veggie-infused, Prison Loaf-like chicken burgers “that children will eat happily.” Sure they will...
6 Nov
Pig Lid Pot Cover Gives Home Cooked Meals Great TasteThe 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.
10 Jan
Magnetic Sponge Washes Both Sides Of Your WindowsHighrise residents frustrated by the inability to wash their outside window surfaces will love the Zatz ZA-1, the first magnetic double-sided glass cleaner!
25 May
Girls Get the Anime Look with Extra-Wide Contact LensesAnime girls are known for their big-eyed beauty; so much so that Japanese girls are now trying to snag anime-obsessed Otaku by wearing extra-wide tinted contact lenses.
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!

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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