While the days when we used to look forward to consumer electronics from Sony, Panasonic and the like with great excitement have faded away, there is still a lot of interesting tech coming out of ...
Read More
Everyone's favorite creators of chindogu (strange and "useless" gadgets) have done it again: made something we didn't even realize we needed. Thanko's latest arrival is the Smaneck Smartphone ...
Read More
Kudos to Japanese electronics company Nidec for conceiving the Motorize Smart PET Bottle, perhaps mankind's most unnecessary invention since the shoe umbrella. What is it? It's a phone-activated ...
Read More
What's the secret to improving Japan's somewhat notoriously poor English-speaking levels? More English conversation schools? Native speakers installed in every elementary school? Speed-learning ...
Read More

Salt and water. That's all you need to power this superb quality lamp for emergencies when you don't have access to ordinary batteries or a regular power supply.
If you're a fan of the retro Japanese tokusatsu TV series Ultraman or its spin-off, Ultra Seven, you will already know you have plenty of tie-up merchandise and events to gorge your hobby. Whether ...
Read More
Struggling to find that perfect gift for that special someone? Or that relative who seems to have everything already? A hour or two spent browsing some of the awesome items available in Japan will ...
Read More
Before Netflix. Before even HBO. Take a step back in time to the early days of television with this Vintage Taste 20-inch LCD Japanese Retro Television Screen by Doshisha. It might look like one ...
Read More
When the Sega Toys Homestar home planetarium first appeared in 2006, it was immediately praised for its quality and value. Produced with top planetarium designer Takayuki Ohira, there was no doubting ...
Read More

Retro Japanese schoolgirl clothes perfect for loungewear
Is this the most original way to stay cool this year? Quite possibly. New from Thanko, Japan's at times strangest creator of chindogu (everyday gadgets), the Electric Armpit Clip-on Cooler Fan is ...
Read More
The latest entry in Takara-Tomy's series of Omnibot robotic toys is this Omnibot Charmy Baku Showtaro Comedian Robot, which functions like an alarm clock, joke-teller and household ...
Read More
Do you work in a lazy office? Don't worry. Even office chairs can now self-park. Nissan has created the Intelligent Park Chair, inspired by its Intelligent Parking Assist system for ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More

Kirin Ichiban's machine puts an ice cap on your beer and helps keep your beverage cooler for longer!
Moff is based in Tokyo but has its sights firmly on the global market. Its wearable smart toy Moff Band was released internationally after a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2014. Now it has ...
Read More
Takara-Tomy's latest addition to the Omnibot series of robot toys is OHaNAS. All you need is the phone app, a Wi-Fi connection and Bluetooth, and OHaNAS will be able to interact with you, such ...
Read More
An umbrella. A parasol. And a fan. All in one? Yes, the Rurudo Fan Shade is just that. Coming in a lacy black design, the shade initially looks just like a typical parasol that many Japanese ...
Read More