The claw game is a staple of the Japanese game center arcade, where it is known as the crane game. It has also withstood the tests of time quite well and remains popular, despite its obviously analog ...
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If you find it hard to encourage your kids to clean their teeth properly, then RoBoHon is here to help. Sharp has announced a new app for the robot designed to improve dental hygiene ...
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Onitsuka Tiger has teamed up with Anrealage to produce a unique pair of augmented reality sneakers, which go on sale in Japan this week. To advertise the release of Monte Z, the footwear brand ...
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A new suit shop opens October 1st in Aoyama, offering bespoke clothing that can be ordered and customized from your phone. The oddly named Difference has created its own phone app in order to realize ...
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Pringles-flavored instant ramen noodles, or ramen-flavored Pringles? Yes, only in Japan!
Celebrating 45 years of the work of fashion designer, the rather too obviously titled "Miyake Issey Exhibition: The Work of Miyake Issey" at the National Art Center, Tokyo runs until June ...
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Coca-Cola has announced the "sumaho" (smartphone) vending machine. Though the name suggests a vending machine that sells phones, it is actually one that connects with a smart device and a dedicated ...
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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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Inspired by Japan's "beer girl" baseball match vendors
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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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 ...
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The Bridge has shared a story about Tokyo-based Anicall developing a wearable device for pets called Shiraseru Am. Literally meaning "notifier", Shiraseru Am is currently on pre-order via a ...
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Cheerz is an app for showing your support for certain idols. It allows users to browse selfies and photos taken by over 250 music idols. Users can then "cheer" the photos they like, which raises ...
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Last month United Arrows' en route brand ran a special "crowdsourced fashion show" on the streets of Omotesando and Harajuku. In the words of Contagious.com, The Snap Up campaign saw "fashion ...
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Omotenashi, or hospitality, is the buzzword of the moment. It all started with Tokyo's presentation to bag the Olympics in 2020 and now it's everywhere. The latest example is this Bijin Uketsuke, ...
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For as long as I can remember, comic books have been tightly wrapped in plastic covers, refusing to reveal their content to any passersby in a bookstore. It hasn't been too long since convenience ...
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