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21 Nov
Hundred Buck A Box Tissue Paper Is Nothing To Sneeze AtAt 100,000 yen (about $100) per box, 12-layered ceremonial kimono tissue from Japan's Daishowashikosangyo Co., Ltd. is not only nothing to sneeze at, it's nothing to sneeze ON. In fact, don't even look at it – just set the box in the center of the executive board room table and hope nobody dares grab a single one of the 288 luxuriously colorful sheets.
18 Nov
Light Up Your Loaf With Pampshade, The First Lamps Made From Real BreadThanks to Pampshade, the soothing golden glow of fresh-baked bread can now illuminate the near and far corners of any room – not just the kitchen.
17 Nov
Limited Edition Chili Pepper KitKats Are So Hot Right Now!Shinshu Yawataya Togarashi KitKat is a limited edition flavor of the super-popular chocolate bar. Japan might not be known for its spicy foods but the traditional Togarashi powdered chili peppers infusing these curious KitKats' milk chocolate coating will educate snackers in a hurry.
13 Nov
"Green Green Army" Animal Soldiers Are Ready To Fight World War ZooRemember those plastic green army men you played with as a child? Takara Tomy has reinvented these classic toys with a neat twist: the eight soldiers in the upcoming Green Green Army series are animals, ranging from bazooka-toting gorillas to giant tortoise radio operators.
2 Nov
Statue Of Liberty Action Figures From JapanThink the Statue Of Liberty's a little too stiff? Think she should loosen up a little... or a lot? Be careful what you wish for, a designer from Japan's Takara Tomy just might make your bronze-plated dreams come true.
10 Nov
Design Skin Stickers Let You Personalize Your Sewing MachineYou can turn on your sewing machine so why not have your nifty knitter return the favor? Design Skins from Swiss-based sewing machine manufacturer Bernina International AG are adhesive stickers you can design online and have mailed to your home or workplace. At long last, one can transform their staid & stolid stitcher into something wild!
10 Nov
Lemon Weiners Could Sour You On Hotdogs For EVARSo Lemon Weiners are a thing now, at least in Japan where no misguided flavor combination goes unexplored. Short, cheap, and presumably infused with fruitful bioflavonoids and antioxidants (yeah, good luck with that), Lemon Weiners could be a great way to add healthy fruit to the diets of junk food junkies.
8 Nov
Mike Clam Chowder Popcorn From Frito-Lay Japan Warms Up Winter SnackersFrito-Lay Japan officially kicks off their Winter 2014-2015 snack release schedule with a hearty, warming flavor: creamy New England-style Clam Chowder flavored Mike popcorn. The only way your bowl of seafood-y goodness is gonna get any crunchier is if you include the clam shells.
6 Nov
Rilakkuma Donut Cushion Keeps Your Coccyx CozyShow your tailbone a little TLC with this comfy donut cushion from Tokyo Otaku Mode designed to look like Rilakkuma, Japan's favorite cute character bear, who must have done something terribly bad in his previous life.
2 Nov
Wasabi Toothpaste Will Clean Your Teeth, Make Your Eyes WaterWasabi... not just for spicing up sushi anymore! Since most mint-flavored toothpastes jumped the proverbial shark long ago, Japan's teeth techs have moved on to other aromatic herbs such as wasabi. No need to take home the little green dab sitting alongside your sushi, however, thanks to Village Vanguard's new and unusual wasabi-infused toothpaste!
31 Oct
Space-Saving Bloom Foldable Helmet Expands In EmergenciesThe Bloom Foldable Helmet from Toyo Safety, Japan's leading supplier of industrial safety and health equipment, is designed to protect the wearer in an emergency while saving valuable storage space when not needed.
28 Oct
Ping Pong Paddle Pot Trivet Adds Sporty Flair To Any KitchenThe Ping Pot Mat from Japan's Evolete might look like a run of the mill paddle but its dimpled silicone rubber surface makes it a kitchen all-star. Able to resist temperatures more than twice as hot as the boiling point of water, this terrific trivet is a triumph of practical and whimsical kitchen tool design.
20 Oct
Thirsty Ninja Bottle Opener Stealthily Cracks Open Cold OnesThere's nothing like a cold beer or soda pop to settle one's nerves after a ninja attack, and there's nothing like the Thirsty Ninja Bottle Opener from Japan's Evolete to quickly and quietly pop the tops off those frosty bottles.
1 May
Black Cat Stockings Are Really Cute And That's No StretchHello kitten-knees! OK, that was bad and we feel bad, but these Black Cat Stockings from Japan are the purr-fect way to put some feline on your femurs.
25 Dec

Christmas in Japan is celebrated a little differently than in other countries and some holiday traditions are unique to the land of the rising sun. One of these is Christmas Cake - a very special cake with certain required ingredients. It can be said that Christmas in Japan really isn't Christmas at all without Christmas cake! read more »
3 Oct
Ten Even Weirder and Funnier Japanese CondomsFollowing up on our previous look at The Top 10 Weirdest and Funniest Japanese Condoms, these 10 amusingly odd male contraceptive packages illustrate Japan's undeclared intent to make laughs, not babies.
14 Oct
Frito-Lay Japan's Latest Limited Edition Luxury Snack: Mike Rich Cheese PopcornWho needs Grey Poupon when Mike Rich Cheese Popcorn tantalizes the senses with the luxurious taste of aged Camembert cheese and the sublime fragrance of fine French truffles? Our next question is... what wine goes with bagged popcorn?
11 Oct
Men's Peeler Ensures Your Veggies Are Skin & Hair FreeThe Men's Peeler from Japan's Evolete is a kitchen veggie scraper that shaves the skin off your carrots in much the same manner as your fancy five-bladed razor leaves your cheeks as smooth as a baby's bottom.
6 Nov
Pig Lid Pot Cover Gives Home Cooked Meals Great Taste, Good HumorThe 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.
4 Oct
Lumi Deco LED Light-up Nail Stickers Shine When Your Phone RingsLumi Deco LED Light-up Nail Stickers are designed to respond to NFC waves emitted by Android devices, mobile wallet functions, and digital cash IC cards. No batteries required... where would you put them, anyway?
3 Oct
Seeker Seeks A Seat At The Energy Drink TableMove over, Red Bull, a challenger from Japan is seeking to earn its wings in the increasingly crowded energy drink sector. Kobe-based Seeker Energy Drink eschews cans for bottles, is tinted a particularly brilliant shade of yellow, and could use a dash of copyediting before it's really ready for prime time.
15 Nov

Triumph International Japan, maker of bras, panties and other women's undergarments is a division of a large German lingerie company but in their marketing they're very, very Japanese. This means they go over the top, as it were, to attract attention to their products and cleverly assocaite them with the latest popular cause. Here are 8 of their most outrageous bizarre bra examples... read more »
20 Sep
Why Wait For 2015 When You Can Have An Apple Watch Today?The new, exciting and innovative Apple Watch won't be available until 2015 but Japanese Twitter user Hiromichi Shoji seems to have got his hands on a very juicy prototype. By the looks of it, this new smartwatch sure is sweet!
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!

19 Sep
Mokulock Wooden Bricks: Not The Green LEGO Blocks You Were Looking ForMokulock's wooden bricks are what you'd get if, say, the LEGO company made and marketed their world-famous bricks a thousand years ago instead of right here, right now.
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