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10 Feb
Loincloth Lingerie Gets Back To BasicsWacoal is bringing back traditional practical lingerie. Japanese "fundoshi" loincloths highlight the company's new/old, all-natural Nanafun line.
12 Jul

Vending machines stocked with used schoolgirl panties may be one of the most oft-quoted Japanese urban legends, but do they actually exist? Is there any truth behind the lurid rumors? The answer may surprise, even shock you! read more »
25 Feb
Wasabi & Beef Doritos From Frito-Lay Japan: Shut Up & Take My Money!Could new Wasabi & Beef Doritos be a snack fit for a king? Frito-Lay Japan hopes to drive the point home by dubbing these meaty dippers “Royal Rich Taste Tortilla Chips”. Ditch that turkey drumstick, Henry, there's a new aristocratic snack in town – for a limited time only.
18 Jun
X-Ray Pinup Calendar Is More Than Just Skin DeepAn innovative pinup calendar by Berlin's Butter Advertising Agency makes no bones about true beauty being on the inside.
21 Feb
It's Time For The Back To The Future II DeLorean Time Machine “Crazy Case” for iPhone 6Will you be ready when Doc Brown's time-traveling DeLorean arrives in Hill Valley later this year? No? Better make like a tree and get out of here – but don't leave without your Back To The Future II DeLorean Time Machine “Crazy Case” for iPhone 6.
8 Dec
Pikachu This! 10 Ways Pokémon Pikachu Powers Up Pop CulturePikachu was, is, and always will be the most popular of all Pokémon characters and the cuddly yellow critter has become the de facto face of the franchise. Pikachu's pop culture power is so potent, the real world has witnessed plenty of Pikachu sightings and is deluged with a plethora of Pikachu products. Here are 10 of the most noteworthy.
25 Jul
Pikachurin, Essential Brain Protein Inspired by Pokemon's PikachuPikachu of Pokemon fame, known for his lightning-fast moves and shocking electric effects, has inspired the name of a new vision protein discovered by a group of Japanese researchers. See, nerds really do have a sense of humor!
11 Feb
An Update On Yuki Taro, Japan's Automatic Robot SnowplowWhere's a cute automatic Japanese robot snowplow when you need one? When nasty nor'easters like February 2013's “Nemo” blanket huge stretches of America's northeast with up to three feet of snow, a GPS-equipped robotic snow shovel like Yuki Taro would come in mighty handy.
30 Dec

Meet Yuki-taro, a self-guided, GPS and camera equipped robot snowplow that somehow manages to look as cute as Pokemon's Pikachu - this is Japan, after all! If that weren't enough, the friendly "snowbot" excretes perfectly formed igloo bricks from the snow it takes in - now how cool is that? read more »
18 Feb
Hello Kitty High-Tech Heated Toilet Seat Will Warm Your HeartHello Kitty fans and collectors who think they have it all can add one more item to their bucket list: a high-tech, full-featured, officially licensed Hello Kitty toilet seat that's guaranteed to warm your heart... and some other places too.
5 Feb
When It Comes To Cute Food, You Can't Beet Pink CurryWelcome to Japan, where the burgers are black, the beer is blue and the curry is pink... at least THIS curry is, thanks to a special recipe that employs pink soy sauce tinted with beet extract. Dwight Schrute would surely approve.
2 Feb
Siretoco Baby Panda Donuts Could Be The Cutest Donuts EVAR!Now you can face your inner panda and eat it too, thanks to Siretoco Donuts and their sweet Panda-tastic variation on Toad In The Hole. Not only are the donuts delicious, they provide full value for your dollar since you're not paying for empty space.
30 Jan
Marriage-Hunting Apartments Feature A Stripper Pole In The Living RoomJapanese women looking to impress potential husbands should bring them home... but not to just any home. Each “konkatsu” apartment features a stripper pole and a bathtub right in the living room. Now that's what I call living!
22 Jan
Fleeceleeves Cuddle Your Coffee Cup The Eco-Friendly WayJava junkies feeling guilty about tossing out cardboard coffee cup sleeves after each use now have a fashionable, innovative, eco-friendly alternative: the Fleeceleeve! Available in a wide range of colors and patterns, these fleecy mug-huggers fit almost any cup and can be over and over again.
4 Oct
Lumi Deco LED Light-up Nail Stickers Shine When Your Phone RingsLumi Deco LED Light-up Nail Stickers are designed to respond to NFC waves emitted by Android devices, mobile wallet functions, and digital cash IC cards. No batteries required... where would you put them, anyway?
27 Jan
Love Cucumbers? Show It and Grow It with Heart Shaped MoldsCucumbers shaped to your heart's desire without resorting to a paring knife? That's the idea behind these clear plastic molds that allow your veggies to literally grow into a shape perfect for lovable slicing.
7 May
Meet 'Mame Cam', the World's Smallest Micro Replica DSLR CameraThink bulky, heavy DSLR cameras are a pain in the neck? You're right, they are – especially when that leather strap digs into your cervical vertebrae like Godzilla's dental floss. Now Japanese gadget guru Thanko has got something weary photographers will be thankful for: Mame Cam, the world's smallest micro replica DSLR camera!
9 Jun
Japanese Road Sign Earrings Make Admirers Stop & Look Both WaysJapanese road sign earrings from Toumei are sold in sets of three so you can mix & match to suit your mood. Wearing them just might create more traffic jams in your personal space.
26 Oct
Polar Bear & Penguin Ice Cube Cups Raise Environmental Awareness While Cooling Your DrinkGlobal warming poses grave consequences for polar bears and penguins. Raise awareness of their plight while you raise your glass... cleverly chilled with global warming warning ice cubes from cups conceived by Japan's Atsuhiro Hayashi.
22 Jul
Evolution Eraser: Intelligent Design that Makes Errors ExtinctEvolution may be an ongoing process but Japanese designer Hiroyuki Shiratori has made it stationery, thanks to his revolutionary Evolution Eraser.
26 May
Mt. Fuji Travel Tissue Case Blows Its Top When You Blow Your NoseSneeze the moment with a cute & clever Mt. Fuji Travel Tissue Case! The 100% cotton case designed by Tomohiro Ikegaya for Goodbymarket relies on users to provide the case's one moving part: the tissue paper poking out from Mt. Fuji's snow-capped summit.
16 Mar
Happy Hacking Keyboard Could Be Just Your TypeWhile the Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional 2 from Japan's PFU was designed with the needs of coders and UNIX system administrators in mind, its many attributes appeal to everyday, practical-minded keyboard users as well.
9 Jan
Raku-Raku “Easy Plug” Safely Unplugs With A Pinch Instead Of A PullYo dawg, Japan's Konna Shop heard you wanted a safer way to unplug electrical plugs so they found a plug you can plug your plug into that unplugs with a pinch instead of a pull!
11 Feb
Upside Down Restaurant Turns The Tables On CustomersForeign food flipping you out? The Sakasa Resuto (Upside Down Restaurant) in Nagano, Japan, bends over backwards to ensure your meal goes down - or up - easy.
31 Dec
Danboard Wallets Are Ultra-Thin, Extra-CuteDanboard leather wallets ape the look of Japan's endearingly cute cardboard robot while providing users with two slim & stylish ways to store money, credit cards and their personal ID.
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