ANA might well be more famous as one of Japan's two main airlines, but that apparently doesn't prevent it from dabbling in R&D for forms of technology other than aviation: namely, ...
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The Buddhist Gohonzon Devotion Object Scratching Post for Cats takes the idea of worshipping your pet to the very next level -- or should that be, to an extreme? Created by Japan's most innovative ...
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The Rugby World Cup is almost upon us and this year it is hosted in various locations in Japan. Though Typhoon Faxai has delayed some preparations after it roared through Tokyo and affected Haneda ...
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Japanese udon is one of the staples of the diet but did you know that it also makes for very comfortable bedding? Huh? Okay, not quite. But the thick wheat flour noodles were the unlikely ...
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The perfect vessel for relieving your stress levels!
Anyone with an Instagram or YouTube account can become a celebrity these days. And sometimes you don't even need to be human. In fact, Japan has something of a tradition of turning animals into ...
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Starbucks Coffee Japan has teamed up with Hiroshi Fujiwara's fragment design to offer a special series of collaboration cups and instant coffee sets on sale at branches of Starbucks in Japan and ...
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Japanese summers are hot -- and we mean seriously hot and humid. So it's not such a surprise that local innovators have come up with various gadgets to keep cool during the dog days. Our favorites ...
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It is now exactly one year to go until the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games open in Tokyo. After a rocky start, including the cancellation of the stadium design and change of logo, preparations are ...
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The Mewgaroo Hoodie has a special "pouch" for your kitten or cat to snuggle up with you. And even better, the hoodie turns you into a cat too!
The Neko Cup (literally "cat cup") is a beach and sandbox sleeping cat sand sculpture toy. The hollowed-up cup mold, available in white, black, or beige, lets you make sand sculptures of sleeping ...
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Since Japan is apparently a nation of workaholics and no one really seems to think this is a problem, railway operator JR East is attempting to meet the demand for spaces for professionals on the go. ...
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A few weeks ago we showcased the incredible craftsmanship that transformed a Nissin Cup Noodle packet into a Japanese astronaut figure. The latest example of this trend we have spotted is this ...
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On May 1st, the era name changed in Japan from Heisei to Reiwa when Naruhito ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne as the new emperor. Unlike the previous changeover of emperor, which was marked by a ...
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Back in 2010, the Internet briefly went wild about the Potechi no Te and Popcorn no Te, two grabber toys from Takara Tomy that seemed like the perfect tool for coach potatoes too lazy even to pick up ...
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Further proof if any was needed that Japanese craftsmanship, especially for things on a smaller scale, is both uncannily good as well as surprisingly inventive. Following the ship model made from ...
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As we write these words, the abdication rituals are underway in Tokyo at the Imperial Palace as Emperor Akihito prepares to step down from his role. This will end the Heisei era and, from May 1st ...
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