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20 Dec
Nico Sushi Memo Pads Look Tasty, Won't Get StinkyThis holiday season, give the gift of sushi with Nico Sushi Memo Pads. Unlike actual sushi, these cute & colorful paper memo pads are easy to leave notes on and won't become smelly after being stuck on your refrigerator door for a few days.
18 Dec
Skull Lollipop Candy Case Shows Zombies You're No SuckerKeep your friends close and your personal lollipop closer as the old saying (sort of) goes. The Skull Lollipop Candy Case from Japan's Village Vanguard will alert those so-called “friends” to keep their sticky fingers off your fave Chupa Chups sucker.
16 Dec
Nemuriale Sleep Aid Kitten Is Better Than Counting SheepThe Nemuriale Sleep Aid Kitten is a soft & cuddly Russian Blue plush cat that puts stressed-out souls to sleep faster than the hippest hipster hypnotist!
14 Dec
Rilakkuma Condoms Make Cute & Conscientious GiftsRilakkuma "Honey" Condoms by Okamoto feature colorful box and wrapper art that's so cute, giftees might think they've been presented with a box of delicious sweet treats. Contraception just got a lot more adorable!
11 Dec
Dig In To Dinner With Deep Fried Construction Equipment!Do not operate heavy machinery while eating? The heck with that! The clever designers at Panda's Hole, an edgy division of Takara Tomy's T-Arts, suggest diners throw caution to the wind and sprinkle their new line of Deep Fried Construction Equipment over your next box lunch.
2 Nov
Statue Of Liberty Action Figures From JapanThink the Statue Of Liberty's a little too stiff? Think she should loosen up a little... or a lot? Be careful what you wish for, a designer from Japan's Takara Tomy just might make your bronze-plated dreams come true.
7 Dec
Gifted Ribbon Bands Ensure Your Gifts Look Perfect Every TimeGifted Ribbon Bands from Japan are made from red elastic silicone rubber and come in two sizes, ensuring your carefully chosen and beautifully wrapped holiday gifts (and/or bananas) look as smart and stylish as can be!
11 Dec
Giant Godzilla Christmas Tree Spruces Up Tokyo MallPining for those classic Japanese monster movies that had you sitting on pins and needles? Well fir not, er, fear not! The giant Godzilla Christmas Tree from the Aqua City Odaiba shopping mall in Tokyo is the original nightmare before Christmas!
3 Dec
KitKat Flavors of Japan Box Set Collects The Best Eats From The Far EastThe KitKat Flavors of Japan Box Set features 11 exotic KitKat flavors reflecting Japan's many unique regional culinary traditions. Even living in Japan it's tough to sample these exotic KitKats as Nestle Japan usually sells them only in their home regions. Now you can sample these signature cuisines in the form of specialty KitKats packed in a collectible showcase box.
30 Nov
Chair Back Coat Hanger Keeps Jackets Close, Clean & Crease-FreeThe Chair Back Coat Hanger from Japan's Konna Online Shop is the ultimate way to park your parka on the back of your chair. Why expose your coat to potential theft, transferred perfumes and/or somebody else's pet hair in an unsupervised communal closet when your jacket can rest securely on the back of your chair?
12 Apr
180-Degree Reclining Office Chair for Your Dream JobSleeping on the job? Japan's Thanko has something for that: a 180-degree reclining office chair that features lumbar AND slumber support.
28 Nov
Facial Fitness Pao Smile Trainer & Anti-Aging ExerciserThe Facial Fitness Pao Smile Trainer is the latest weird “face training” device from Japan. Unlike so many others, however, this device appears to have garnered a significant following not to mention a high-profile endorsement by world-famous pro soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo.
24 Nov
Toshiba Makes Over Mothballed Computer Factory Into An Enormous New Factory FarmToshiba's former floppy disk factory in Yokosuka, Japan had been sitting idle since 1994. Rather than allow a valuable asset to deteriorate, the company boldly performed an innovative makeover to the plant, which now GROWS plants for profit.
21 Nov
Hundred Buck A Box Tissue Paper Is Nothing To Sneeze AtAt 100,000 yen (about $100) per box, 12-layered ceremonial kimono tissue from Japan's Daishowashikosangyo Co., Ltd. is not only nothing to sneeze at, it's nothing to sneeze ON. In fact, don't even look at it – just set the box in the center of the executive board room table and hope nobody dares grab a single one of the 288 luxuriously colorful sheets.
18 Nov
Light Up Your Loaf With Pampshade, The First Lamps Made From Real BreadThanks to Pampshade, the soothing golden glow of fresh-baked bread can now illuminate the near and far corners of any room – not just the kitchen.
17 Nov
Limited Edition Chili Pepper KitKats Are So Hot Right Now!Shinshu Yawataya Togarashi KitKat is a limited edition flavor of the super-popular chocolate bar. Japan might not be known for its spicy foods but the traditional Togarashi powdered chili peppers infusing these curious KitKats' milk chocolate coating will educate snackers in a hurry.
13 Nov
"Green Green Army" Animal Soldiers Are Ready To Fight World War ZooRemember those plastic green army men you played with as a child? Takara Tomy has reinvented these classic toys with a neat twist: the eight soldiers in the upcoming Green Green Army series are animals, ranging from bazooka-toting gorillas to giant tortoise radio operators.
10 Nov
Design Skin Stickers Let You Personalize Your Sewing MachineYou can turn on your sewing machine so why not have your nifty knitter return the favor? Design Skins from Swiss-based sewing machine manufacturer Bernina International AG are adhesive stickers you can design online and have mailed to your home or workplace. At long last, one can transform their staid & stolid stitcher into something wild!
10 Nov
Lemon Weiners Could Sour You On Hotdogs For EVARSo Lemon Weiners are a thing now, at least in Japan where no misguided flavor combination goes unexplored. Short, cheap, and presumably infused with fruitful bioflavonoids and antioxidants (yeah, good luck with that), Lemon Weiners could be a great way to add healthy fruit to the diets of junk food junkies.
8 Nov
Mike Clam Chowder Popcorn From Frito-Lay Japan Warms Up Winter SnackersFrito-Lay Japan officially kicks off their Winter 2014-2015 snack release schedule with a hearty, warming flavor: creamy New England-style Clam Chowder flavored Mike popcorn. The only way your bowl of seafood-y goodness is gonna get any crunchier is if you include the clam shells.
6 Nov
Rilakkuma Donut Cushion Keeps Your Coccyx CozyShow your tailbone a little TLC with this comfy donut cushion from Tokyo Otaku Mode designed to look like Rilakkuma, Japan's favorite cute character bear, who must have done something terribly bad in his previous life.
2 Nov
Wasabi Toothpaste Will Clean Your Teeth, Make Your Eyes WaterWasabi... not just for spicing up sushi anymore! Since most mint-flavored toothpastes jumped the proverbial shark long ago, Japan's teeth techs have moved on to other aromatic herbs such as wasabi. No need to take home the little green dab sitting alongside your sushi, however, thanks to Village Vanguard's new and unusual wasabi-infused toothpaste!
31 Oct
Space-Saving Bloom Foldable Helmet Expands In EmergenciesThe Bloom Foldable Helmet from Toyo Safety, Japan's leading supplier of industrial safety and health equipment, is designed to protect the wearer in an emergency while saving valuable storage space when not needed.
28 Oct
Ping Pong Paddle Pot Trivet Adds Sporty Flair To Any KitchenThe Ping Pot Mat from Japan's Evolete might look like a run of the mill paddle but its dimpled silicone rubber surface makes it a kitchen all-star. Able to resist temperatures more than twice as hot as the boiling point of water, this terrific trivet is a triumph of practical and whimsical kitchen tool design.
20 Oct
Thirsty Ninja Bottle Opener Stealthily Cracks Open Cold OnesThere's nothing like a cold beer or soda pop to settle one's nerves after a ninja attack, and there's nothing like the Thirsty Ninja Bottle Opener from Japan's Evolete to quickly and quietly pop the tops off those frosty bottles.
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