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2 Sep
Retro 2 Con Famicom Earphone Mic Channels Classic 1980's Gamer DesignThe Retro 2 Con Famicom Earphone Mic from Datel Japan evokes the Eighties 8-bit era and Nintendo's groundbreaking Famicom without sacrificing the high-tech conveniences we've all come to know and love.
31 Aug
Now Hear This: "Hello Phone" Telescopic Ear Trumpet Sounds Good, Looks SillyHaving solved all other problems, Japan has re-invented the ear trumpet. The so-called “Hello Phone” from Konna Shop is actually a rebooted Speaking Tube, enabling those hard of hearing to carry on conversations in an otherwise normal manner.
1 Aug
Revoltech Danboard Mini Yotsuba&! Action Figure Thinks Cute Thoughts Inside The BoxGot Danboard? The adorable cardboard box robot from the manga Yotsuba&! has been adopted by digital camera photographers as it adds a timeless sense of wonder to almost any scenic background. Revoltech's Danboard (or Danbo) Mini Yotsuba&! Action Figure is ideal for such pursuits thanks to its flexible joints and light-up eyes.
26 Jun
Life Preserver Pill Box Could Be a Life SaverPills, spills and thrills - that's what pill boxes and life preservers have in common. Now Troika combines the best features of both in a miniature life preserver travel case that holds all your life preserving pills and vitamins.
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.
3 Apr
Casio G-Shock Goes Organic With 'Wood Shock' WatchesCasio's popular line of G-Shock wristwatches now sport an organic exterior thanks to Wood Shock, who laser cut each W-Shock wooden watch bezel.
11 Nov
Tomy XIAO Digital Camera Packs Portable PrinterThe instant camera is back, and it's better than ever! Forget Polaroid, Tomy's XIAO is a 5 megapixel digital camera that prints full color photos using Zink inkless paper.
14 Jun
Hello Kitty Wheelchair Adds Anime To InjuryThe Hello Kitty wheelchair features protective spoke guards decked out in Hello Kitty patterns and bright pink upholstery displaying a pattern of Hello Kitty heads. Those clamoring for health care reform should start here.
20 Feb
Pretty Up Your Potty With the Hello Kitty Toilet SetThere's just no escaping the Queen of Cute, even in the "throne room", as the Hello Kitty Toilet Set brings Sanrio's omnipresent ambassador of sweetness into the home's most private chamber.
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...
31 May

New "ShotGuard" underwear from Cramer Japan provides female athletes, students and children with security against infrared photography. read more »
10 Aug
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!

1 Oct

Hello Kitty has grown up into a bonafide Sex Kitten, and Strapya World celebrates her new look with the "Hello Kitty Sexy Collection". I don't know about you, but there's something disturbingly SIN-derella-ish about combining the classic Hello Kitty head with a pair of shapely, sexy legs. read more »
26 Aug
Get Your Gallic On: Frito-Lay Japan Introduces Doritos Gourmet Garlic & Sea Treasure Tortilla ChipsFrito-Lay Japan's new Doritos Gourmet Garlic & Sea Treasure Tortilla Chips evoke the rich flavor of classic French bouillabaisse served with grilled garlic bread. It's a taste you'll treasure, albeit for a limited time only.
22 Aug
Hello Kitty Rockets Into Orbit As Japan's First CatstronautHello Kitty, Japan's character queen of cute, is celebrating her 40th anniversary by getting high... 600km (372.8 miles) above sea level, that is! Having stowed away aboard the Hodoyoshi 3 micro-satellite, a 4cm (1.6 inch) tall Hello Kitty figure now gazes down upon us through a glass window while redirecting 180-character messages from fans to their friends and families.
19 Aug
Men's Sheer Bra T-shirt Brings Lingerie Out Of The ShadowsThe Men's Sheer Bra T-shirt emblazons the shadowy image of a black bra across the back. Sold online by Japan's Village Vanguard, the subversive shirt sold out almost immediately after being listed due to unexpected demand.
19 Aug
Hanaga Tap Nose Electrical Outlet Cover Is Worth PickingThe Hanaga Tap from Japanese design studio ekoD Works redirects power cords downward to save space while adding a honking big dose of fun to your home or office decor scheme.
16 Aug
Ghastly Ghost Japanese Eye Drops Tongue Will Get You Hooked Applying eye drops is horrifying enough for some folks but this cute ghost-shaped eye drops tongue from Japan has to be an opti-phobic's worst nightmare. Designed to hook under the user's lower eyelid (*shudder*) and prevent the eye from reflexively blinking, the bizarre "akanbeh" eye drops helper actually won a special award at a Japanese all-invention contest.
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!
13 Aug
Burger King Japan's Avocado Burgers Are An Avocaddict's Dream Avocado advocates rejoice, Burger King Japan is adding an abundance of avocado to its burgers this summer in hopes of creating hoardes of slavering “avocaddicts”. Beginning August 11th, guacamole junkies can get their fix by ordering the Premium Fresh Avocado Whopper, Fresh Avocado Whopper Junior, and the Fresh Avocado Burger.
9 Aug
Traditional Japanese Porcelain Cups Mix Medieval Monks With Skateboards, Horse Masks & MoreSkateboarding monks? On my traditional Japanese porcelain cup? It's more likely than you think, if the traditional Japanese porcelain tableware comes from Kutani Choemon, a 130-year-old Japanese pottery maker who looks ahead instead of back for inspiration.
5 Aug
Screw Fridge Magnets Drive Home Your Memos & MessagesMagnet Screws from Japan's Design Development Laboratory might surprise anyone spying them on your shiny new Sub-Zero refrigerator, especially whomever paid for the appliance.
2 Aug
Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary Cookies Celebrate Japan's Cute Cat Character In Delicious Style Hello Cookies! You don't have to be Cookie Monster to nom-nom-nom these cans of Hello Kitty Cookies but just like the cute character celebrating her 40th anniversary, they're awfully hard to resist!
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...
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