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25 Apr
KFC Japan Gives You Donut BallsYou'll get Donut Balls from eating at KFC Japan but fear not, the condition is harmless unless you're a tad hypoglycemic. As part of the company's “KFC × RONALDO” campaign with soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, three-piece orders of Donut Balls are served hot along with a packet of gooey Honey Maple dipping sauce.
31 May
Acoustic Foam Sound Controller Tiles : Speakers That Say Shhh!Typhonics SP-38T acoustic foam sound controller tiles from Hectopascal look like speaker cones but actually work the opposite way: by absorbing extraneous sound, they're sort of like "anti-speakers".
19 Apr
Frito-Lay Japan's Doritos Gourmet Bacon & Mustard Tortilla Chips The good news is, Frito-Lay Japan's Doritos Gourmet Bacon & Mustard tortilla chips hit store shelves on April 21st. The bad news is they're only available in Japan or in your wildest dreams.
18 Apr
World's Longest Rails Help Make Japan's Trains QuieterJapan's Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. has perfected the manufacture and distribution of steel railroad rails 150 meters (492 ft) long. Casting rails well over a football field in length is one thing; shipping them to distant customers is another but NSSMC has got that angle covered too.
15 Apr
Slim Your Thighs With Momolady, Japan's Womb-Shaped Adductor Muscle ExerciserMomolady is a spring-loaded thigh exerciser that, coincidentally or not, resembles a cute & cuddly version of the female reproductive system... all that's missing is a smiley face. This affordable device promises to slim, trim and tone the user's thighs by exercising the oft-neglected adductor muscles and burning off useless fat.
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!

13 Aug
Super Mario Collector's Edition Chess Set Has Nintendo Fans PawnedVideo games featuring Super Mario and the gang did much to turn traditional games like chess into neglected curiosities. No longer - this Collector's Edition chess set melds old school and new school into something any type gamer should "check" out!
4 Apr
Yuma Kano “On The Road” pavement picnic sheetOld and busted: picnics in the park. New hotness: a picnic in a parking lot! Japanese artist/designer Yuma Kano's disconcerting “On The Road” picnic sheet puts al fresco diners square on the pavement even if they're off the beaten path.
3 Apr
See You Pee: Five Cute & Creepy Japanese Urinalysis CupsProviding a urine sample isn't always as quick & easy as we'd like it to be and frankly, the entire experience can be fraught with performance anxiety. The Japanese medical profession has duly noted this issue and, in an effort to be helpful, now offers squeamish patients a range of cute, comfy and borderline creepy urinalysis cups.
20 Mar
New Toshiba Medical Breathalyzer Sniffs Out Illness, Not Drunkenness Diagnosing illness just got easier and, well, breezier thanks to an innovative medical breathalyzer from Japan's Toshiba Corporation. The dishwasher-sized device, currently in the testing stage, is able to detect a wide range of illnesses within 30 seconds after a user blows into the machine.
19 Mar
Nestlé Japan's Baked Kit Kat Chocolate Bars Toast Great!You don't have to be half-baked to enjoy toaster oven Kit Kat bars but hey, it wouldn't hurt! Individually sealed in bite-size portions, Nestlé Japan's latest and possibly greatest Kit Kat variety (and that's saying something) is a cool idea best eaten when hot.
15 Oct
Shanghai Authorities To Expand Ban On Horn Honking“Honk If You Don't Mind Being Fined,” a Shanghai bumper sticker might read. Indeed, horn-honking has been banned on some city streets since 2007 and plans are afoot to expand the “no honking” zone in an ongoing effort to ease noise pollution.
17 Mar
Rilakkuma Alloy Wheels Let You Roll With LaughterThey see you rollin, they hatin... not to mention pointin & gigglin. Rilakkuma automotive alloy wheels are not only officially licensed by Sanrio but Japanese auto parts & accessories company MLJ Inc also offers colorful Rilakkuma tire valve covers to complete the uber-cute look and keep your car in character.
8 Mar
Leica Camera Celebrates Hello Kitty's 40th And Playboy's 60th BirthdaysHello Kitty and Playboy, two of the late twentieth century's most iconic brands, are both celebrating milestones this year and when the cat & bunny get together it's a Kodak, er, Leica moment.
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.
8 Feb
Lotteria's French Fries With Chocolate Dipping Sauce: A Salty & Sweet Valentine's Day TreatValentine's Day is on the way and Japan's Lotteria fast food restaurants have got an extra-special unexpected sweet treat for you and your nom-nom-nomming significant other: fries with a side of chocolate dipping sauce!
4 Feb
Japanese Five-Sided Oranges Look Weird, Taste Great, Won't Roll Off The TableThese new and “improved” five-sided oranges from Japan look weird, taste great and they won't roll off your table. Even more awesome, an alternate way of reading the kanji characters used to describe them makes these freaky fruits great good luck gifts for anxious students.
24 Jan
Are Yakuza Action Figures Pokemon For Adults?Gotta catch 'em all... before they catch up to YOU! These new Yakuza action figures bring the gritty intensity, tattooed imagery and distinctive fashion sense of Japan's criminal underworld to every collector's display shelf.
17 Sep
Art of the Yakuza: Japan's Tattooed Men & WomenJapanese gangsters, or "Yakuza", display colorful tattoos as part of a longstanding underworld tradition. Their wives, mistresses and girlfriends often sport similar body art, often intricately detailed and breathtakingly beautiful.
22 Oct
Roadkill Cat By Shintaro Kago Is One Flat Faux FelineInspired by Neko Funjyatta, or "I Stepped On A Cat", as the piano favorite Flea Waltz is called in Japan, this delightfully disgusting roadkill cat toy promises loads of faux feline-fatale fun for the whole family - if you're the Addams Family.
16 Jan
Dip A Chip? Introducing Shrimp Mayonnaise DoritosFrito-Lay Japan has got THE snack for hungry gunslingers to nom on while trekking across the Waste Lands to the Dark Tower: Shrimp Mayonnaise Doritos! Sure the name's kinda dull but they're the closest thing to “Lobstrosity Doritos” you're gonna get.
11 Jan
Magnetic Giant Isopod Plush Is A Pill Bug For What Ails YouCelebrate Japan's famous fasting Giant Isopod with this smaller, softer and slightly less creepy plush version from Hamee! The plushie's real-life inspiration last ate in January of 2009... how's YOUR New Year's weight-loss resolution going?
3 Jan
The Top 10 Weird & Bizarre Japanese ToothpastesWhen a new toothpaste hits store shelves in Japan it's expected to fight tooth and nail – especially tooth – to gain traction in an already hyper-competitive marketplace. Is it any wonder that, like Japan's many weird & bizarre soft drinks and the teeth of those who drink them, offbeat yet innovative toothpastes keep coming out?
9 Jan
Freshness Burger's Peanut Butter Burger Is Jammed With AsparagusFreshness Burger's limited edition Peanut Butter Burger picks up where Elvis Presley's favorite sandwich left off. Unfortunately, the Japanese fast food chain left off the bananas and added onions, bacon, lettuce and (shudder) asparagus.
26 Dec
Colonel Crispy Potato Chips: A Finger-Lickin' Good Snack!Calbee's Corporation's Colonel Crispy potato chips are what you – you in Japan, that is – get when two food colossi join forces. Featuring the familiar folksy face of Colonel Harlan Sanders himself, Calbee's limited edition Colonel Crispy Potato Chips are flavored with the delicious essence of KFC Japan's original Colonel Crispy Chicken.
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