We've been closely following the development of consumer virtual reality in Japan. This year alone we have already seen a great crossover of digital and analog technology with the Mask of Anubis VR ...
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In a unique mix of analog and digital culture, the Mask of Anubis pairs a virtual reality headset with a multi-player board game. Working with a dedicated iOS and Android app, the ...
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While originally a western custom, April Fools' Day has now become something of a tradition recently for Japanese brands and services to trick us with seemingly incredible new products or ...
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What were the lyrics to that song? Know this in real time with the Lyric Speaker, which displays the lyrics to songs it plays through a neat interface in the speaker itself. The lyrics are ...
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A must-have for board game enthusiasts and fans of Japanese crafts
Japanese homes are not the largest of places so any appliance that combines more than one function is going to be popular. Sharp's Plasmacluster Mosquito Catcher Air Purifier Katori Kuusei does ...
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There's a joke that a meme is only truly a meme when it gets adapted for porn. We've been covering the kendama boom that first emerged overseas and is now unfolding in Japan, resulting in special ...
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Hakuhodo's latest in its series of HACKist creative lab prototypes is Pechat, a simple button-shaped device that "lets your stuffed animals chat". In essence, Pechat is a yellow button that ...
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Taisin has created another superb ice sphere mold. The FLX65 Sphere, Heart, Star Ice Ball Mold has three alternate 65mm molds so you can vary the shapes you make to go in your glass and keep your ...
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These "ear pets" are mini dogs that come in two halves: one for each ear!
Last year we reported on Gudetama, the peculiar "lazy egg" character by Sanrio that has become a range of hit products. In a perfect synergy of trends, the curiously loveable character has joined ...
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Nintendo is reaching back into its history for its latest release, bringing the 3DS LL handheld console out in a Super Famicom design. The Super Famicom (marketed as Super NES outside Japan) was ...
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We've seen a real surge in interest in kendama domestically and overseas. As discussed in previous posts, the comeback of the traditional cup-and-ball Japanese toy has manifested itself as ...
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INUPATHY is the world's first "dog mental visualizer", allowing owners and dogs to have a better communication by showing your pet's emotional state as a color on the light collar. It uses an ...
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Japan's most famous movie monster will steal your money!
In about a month Japan's is going to be pink: cherry blossom pink. The sakura season -- in particular, cherry blossom viewing and picnics -- is such a cultural phenomenon that that almost every ...
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Marking the first release from touch.plus, TABO is the world's first iPad Pro touchscreen robot. "Your little friend living on a tablet", TABO (tablet robot) works with the screen of the iPad ...
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The latest creation by world-renowned planetarium designer Takayuki Ohira is the Megastar Class, a compact and silent star-gazing device that projects a million stars in 180 degrees in all ...
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