It's been a hot and humid summer, prompting many fears about the safety of athletes and others at the 2020 Olympic Games that are now less than two years away. On a more everyday level, however, ...
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Tamiya has produced a self-assembly robotic toy with a difference: it's a centipede. Test your engineering skills by putting this Tamiya Centipede Robot together and then letting it slither ...
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Many Star Wars fans weren't too impressed with Solo, the latest installment in the franchise that has disappointed at the summer box office. So what better time to turn back to the original Star Wars ...
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The Baum Records is a baumkuchen (baum cake) of the type popular in Japan but with a major, and innovative, difference. Created by the Takamatsu-based confectionary maker La Famille as a unique ...
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Inspired by Japan's "beer girl" baseball match vendors
It's no secret that the Japanese like to be organized -- and to do it in the most minimal way. The immense international success of Marie Kondo's "decluttering" methods is proof, though, that this ...
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If you can't get enough of a Pokémon fix from playing Pokémon Go around town, then you should be satisfied with the HelloPika, a talking Pikachu robotic toy that sits around at home always ready to ...
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In Japan, Coca-Cola is more than just coke. In fact, one of it most successful products in the local market is its lineup of Georgia canned coffee. It also makes unique Japanese coke variations, such ...
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Nissin recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for a special type of drainer lid especially designed for its staple Yakisoba UFO instant buckwheat noodle product. If functions a bit like a ...
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Carry your umbrella around in a truly Japanese style!
Last week, Japanese whisky was in the news worldwide for reasons that might be described as both good and bad: an approaching Suntory whisky shortage due to the immense popularity of the brand's ...
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Japanese musical gadgets and nonsense machine makers Maywa Denki have returned to their biggest and most enduring success with the Otamatone Kirby Version Musical Toy. When the original ...
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One of Coca-Cola's bestselling products in Japan is its Georgia series of canned coffee. Now Georgia has teamed up with the manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump to produce a lineup of exclusive new cans ...
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Sega has teamed up with Tanita, the leading Japanese manufacturer of weight measurement scales and healthcare device, to produce the Sega Saturn Console Body Composition Monitor. As the name ...
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The perfect vessel for relieving your stress levels!
It seems that no aspect of culture is safe from the reaches of artificial intelligence these days, so perhaps it was only a matter of time before the technological revolution caught up with ...
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Coca-Cola made a splash in Japan recently with its exclusive beverges inspired by local tastes and ingredients. The Coca-Cola Sakura Cherry Blossom Spring 2018 Design, Coca-Cola Plus health drink, ...
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From sophisticated wooden coffee mills to robotic baristas, latte art, and green tea espresso machines, the Japanese coffee industry always seems to offer something new and interesting. And now ...
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