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4 May
Japanese Face Cream Made From Nightingale DroppingsA traditional Japanese beauty treatment made from nightingale droppings - yes, bird poo - is helping Japanese women look as clean and fresh as can be. Just don't tell their husbands...
31 Dec
FX-Neo Eye Drops Cornea the Market on Cooling Ocular RefreshmentIf you're looking to freeze the competition with a bitterly cold, icy stare, pick up FX-Neo eye drops from Japan. These cooling drops are formulated with chill minty compounds, invigorating amino acids and beneficial vitamins meant to revive and refresh your eyes.
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.
30 Jun
Hello Kitty Cat Costume has Gone to the DogsPhotos of an extremely tolerant cat wearing a Hello Kitty costume that made the rounds a few months back may have given the impression that this was a novelty item. Just the opposite – Hello Kitty suits are the cat's meow in Japan; so much so that even DOGS want to get in on the act!
24 Jul
Thick Aluminum iPhone Case Is Waterproof To 300ftCalling Captain Nemo! Thanko's thick aluminum iPhone case keeps your iPhone 5 or 5s high, dry and waterproof at depths of up to 300 feet. Y'know, just in case your spouse tells you to pick up some fresh seafood on the way home.
26 Jul

Feeling blue? Seeing red? Fuwapica interactive furniture from Osaka University's Mongoose Studio reflects your emotional state by changing its color to suit your mood. read more »
18 Jul
Crocs Hamburger Clogs: Fast Food Footwear That's Good For The SoleRunning out for fast food? Crocs Japan has got the perfect footwear for it! The burger & buns design sported by limited-edition Crocband Hamburger Clogs adds an unexpected aura of good taste to these much-dissed plastic sandals. But wait, there's more: the mouthwatering mocs can be customized with a set of special Jibbitz ideal for fast foodie foot fans opting to make it a combo.
31 May
It's the Law: Japanese Government Bans Spam E-mailSpam - junk e-mail, not the canned mystery meat - has been effectively banned by the government of Japan. Wishful thinking, or a positive step in the elimination of one of life's greatest annoyances?
30 May
NTT Docomo Releases New Cellphone for an Aging SocietySociety may be aging but the older generation still wants to enjoy the benefits of technology. Marketers like Japan's NTT Docomo realize this and their new Raku Raku ("Easy Easy") Phone Basic S cellphone brings hi-tech back to basics.
28 May
Japan's Sapporo to Brew Beer from Space Station BarleySpace beer... mmm, space beer. Brewed from barley seeds that orbited our planet countless times on the International Space Station, this is one outta this world beverage!
27 May
Kotooshu of Bulgaria, First European Sumo Wrestler to Win Emperor's CupThink of sumo wrestlers and you'll probably conjure up images of fat Japanese guys in loincloths. Forget about all that - for the first time, a European has won sumo wrestling's coveted Emperor's Cup!
22 May
DVR-BP Camcorder Pen Records Audio & Video, Even Writes! The DVR-BP sound & video camcorder pen is Digital Cowboy's newest spy-cam, and 007 never had it so good. The nifty, lightweight camcorder will even write if you suddenly feel the need to go all old-school.
20 May
Cosmetics For The Deceased Make The Late Look GreatKotoko Sato used to do the make-up for actors who had to look injured or dead in their scenes. Upon viewing some of her work, her father asked, "If you can make people look like they are dead, could you also make the deceased look alive?"
19 May
Vegete - A Fruit Juice, Vegetable Drink and Alcoholic Beverage in One!Vegete is a canned concoction from Japan containing fruit juice, vegetable juice and 4% alcohol. Think of it as a V8 with a lot more horsepower - and a high coefficient of gag!
17 May
Iceless Skating Rink Made of Plastic Resin PanelsWinter sports like ice skating and hockey may one day be played year round in any climate, thanks to specially waxed plastic resin panels that look & feel like real ice yet do not need to be chilled.
15 May
GEN H-4 Helicopter To Take Flight in Leonardo da Vinci's Hometown Guinness World Records has declared the GEN H-4 to be the world's smallest one-man helicopter. Now the inventor of the GEN H-4, 75-year-old Japanese inventor Gennai Yanagisawa, will demonstrate the chipper chopper in the Italian hometown of famed aeronautical pioneer and "Renaissance Man" Leonardo da Vinci.
10 May
Exciting Emergency Exit Logo USB HubEvergreen's Emergency Exit Logo USB Hub offers 4 ports to satisfy all your USB connectivity needs - incoming, outgoing or on the run! Plus, it's green. Really green.
9 May
Vye Mini-v S41 Laptop Computer With Super Multi DVD DriveWant to make a MacBook Air owner jealous? Just plunk the new Vye Mini-v S41 laptop on your, er, laptop. Then open the Super Multi DVD Drive and listen for the audible gasp...
17 Jul
Zoo Jeans Feature Distressed Rips & Tears Made By Lions, Tigers & Bears (Oh My!)A Japanese zoo has come up with an innovative new way to raise funds for the zoo and the World Wildlife Fund. Known as the Zoo Jeans project, the charitable initiative invites lions, tigers and bears at the Kamine Zoo to fashionably claw and bite denim blue jeans which will subsequently be auctioned online.
17 Jul
Portable USB Handy Iron Ceases Unfashionable CreasesIron out the rough spots with the portable USB Handy Iron from Japan's Thanko. Whether plugged into your computer, laptop, tablet or mobile battery, or used “wireless” via three internal AA-size batteries, this snappy new pocket-sized iron is sure to in-crease your chances of promotion!
15 Jul
Frito-Lay Japan Butters Up Seafood-Lovin' Snackers With Grilled Scallop CheetosFrito-Lay Japan's newest Cheetos flavor channels the sublime taste of freshly grilled Hokkaido scallops swimming in creamery butter and full-bodied, fragrant soy sauce.
14 Jul
Ha Uchiwa Leaf Fan From Japan Beats The Heat In Three Cool ShadesThe Ha Uchiwa Leaf Fan from Japanese design house Koncent uses no power – well, maybe Flower Power – to keep you cool this summer. It's the nearest natural air conditioning solution to waving around a big ol' tropical plant leaf and it lasts MUCH longer.
8 Jul
Piafloss, For All Your Pierced Ear Flossing Needs!You read that right, “pierced ear flossing”, and if you didn't know you needed to floss your filthy ear holes, well, you do now! Thankfully, using Piafloss (in two pleasing ear-romas) can save you from the eternal humiliation of having some tall, dark and handsome type lean in to whisper sweet nothings in your ear... only to instantly recoil in shock and disgust.
1 May
Japanese Clinic Offers Drop-In IV Drip TherapyThe Tenteki10 drop-in clinic invites stressed-out Tokyo denizens to pop by for a 10-minute pick-me-up... delivered through an intravenous drip!
30 Apr
With McCafé, McDonalds Goes Upmarket to Take On Starbucks If your impression of McDonalds is wall-to-wall plastic, "fries with that?" and a garish clown named Ronald, then you've never enjoyed coffee at a McCafé. Which is precisely what McDonalds has in mind. Be afraid, Starbucks, be VERY afraid!
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