Japan has developed something of a reputation for accommodating solo activities: from karaoke for one to Korean BBQ, noodles restaurants like Ichiran, and even a Moomins cafe, there's a service or ...
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Designed to bring out the potential of any player and instrument, Duet with Yoo is an experiential, co-performance installation by Hakuhodo i-studio that uses the Yamaha AI Music Ensemble System. It ...
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If you like the SoftBank robot Pepper, you will love this: a Pepper cuddly toy. And not just any cuddly toy, this is a super deformed-style Pepper, complete with an oversized head. SoftBank has ...
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The best way to sell a foreign brand in Japan is to localize it, and this is both easier and harder when it comes to food. This is a field that offers a wealth of possibilities, but Japanese ...
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Inspired by Japan's "beer girl" baseball match vendors
The Japanese know a thing or two about making good stationery and papercrafts. They also know a thing or two about making nice landmarks. The Omoshiroi Block (roughly translating as the ...
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First showcased at CEATEC last autumn to much excitement from the world press, the Qoobo Robotic Cat Tail Pillow is now finally available on preorder. The interactive, therapeutic "tailed cushion ...
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Tokujin Yoshioka has designed the packaging for a bold new line of skincare products by Japanese organic cosmetics brand THREE. Released domestically on February 21st next year, the new series, ...
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Still searching for that special something? Need to surprise your friends and family? Don't worry, when it comes to unique gift items, Japan has you covered. Here is our selection of the 15 ...
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Say goodbye to sizes. Japanese e-commerce platform ZOZOTOWN has released the fitting room of the future in ZOZOSUIT, which promises to be a revolutionary body measurement device. The ZOZOSUIT uses ...
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We previously wrote about the initial release of the UnlimitedHand haptic wearable controller in 2015. We are pleased to see that start-up H2L's development on the prototype continued, now ...
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Instant noodles maker Nissin already hit the viral magic button with the recent release of the Otohiko Anti-Slurping Noise Noodle Eating Fork, a genuine product that functions as a "food sound ...
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Continuing the trend for rebooting or revisiting classics of the 1980s and 1990s, Sony has resurrected its hit robot toy, the AIBO. The new ERS-1000 model, now christened as the lower-case aibo, ...
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Customizable designer e-paper wristwatch
Nestlé Japan has installed a new vending machine in Kyoto that lets you create personalized Japanese Kit Kat chocolates. The Travel Memories Kit Kat vending machine is located inside the Omiyage ...
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Japanese Halloween is somewhat different to Halloween in other countries. You won't encounter much trick-or-treating going on, but there's plenty of costumes and dressing-up. However, this tends to ...
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Tokyo Signs is a new series of products launched by our friends at Tokyo-based design and web development studio Bento Graphics. As any visitor or resident will attest, every alleyway or ...
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