Pining 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!
Since Father's Day comes up so soon after Memorial Day, it's only natural to think of the many fathers in uniform... too many of whom have paid the ultimate price to safeguard our way of life. These 8 Great Father's Day Gifts for the Military Man past & present honor and pay tribute to defense-minded Dads everywhere while at the same time putting a smile on their faces.
This Christmas, surprise her with crabs! The Kaniraji Infrared RC Crab from Japan's JTT Online Shop comes in “fresh” and “boiled” models giving you two cool ways to play Sandy Claws this year.
Cushion-san reusable packaging by Japanese designer Masashi Sano protects fragile housewares, artworks and other delicate possessions just as well as plastic packing peanuts. Unlike the latter, however, you'll want to keep these cute foam cutouts around for your next moving experience.
Rakuten may represent the best and brightest when it comes to Japanese high-tech, online marketing savvy but their Top 10 List of 'Hot Items' for Mothers Day 2011 might leave Mom feeling a bit cold.
Pudding on the Ritz? The Sahara of desserts? Pudding-zilla? Giga Pudding from Japan's Takara Tomy is the sumo-sized snack that will soon leave you as big & jiggly as IT is!
Tokyo's legendary giant Godzilla Christmas Tree has some Kaiju competition courtesy of the Kyoto Aquarium, who wants to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Newt Year!
High winds made a mockery of your expensive umbrella? Mock 'em right back with the UnBRELLA! This rebooted and innovative new umbrella design won't turn inside out when outside winds are blowing.
Making cream stew with Cheetos? That's weird Making Cheetos flavored like cream stew, Japan's favorite wintertime comfort food? Still weird but in a crunchy, creamy, delicious kind of way!
Sticks and stones might break my bones but Japanese cement push pins from Japan Trend Shop will never hurt you... unless, of course, you're holding them backwards when pinning.
The Neurocam wearable camera remembers every nice thing you see while wearing it, even if you forget about it later. It “knows” what you like because an integral brainwave sensor monitors the wearer's emotions: if you like the look of something, your Neurocam will record & save a 5-second clip for posterity or Facebook.
Frito-Lay Japan would like to say their Cheetos Cheeseburger flavored corn puffs offer fast-foodophile snackers the glorious taste of hot, juicy cheeseburgers without the time, trouble and expense of cruising their local drive-thru. We say, shut up and take our money!
Japan is king when it comes to liking corn and British royalty need only gaze eastward to see a real corn nation. If you're harboring any kernels of doubt, check out these 8 weird Japanese corn snacks, foods & drinks and prepare to be a maized!
Doritos Camembert tortilla chips are not only Frito-Lay Japan's new not-so-nacho limited edition flavor, they're a sign the company's going all out to infuse more gourmet cred into its signature Doritos Gourmet product line.
Soy Milk, Tofu, Miso and Natto (strong-tasting, fermented soybeans) are essential components of the traditional Japanese diet - and they should become part of yours! Now the anti breast cancer properties of soybeans and soy products have been confirmed in a 10-year long study of 25,000 Japanese women.
HondaJet is a roomy, fuel-efficient and economical light jet scheduled to take to the skies in 2010. Some say the advanced passenger plane will be the Japanese automaker's "Civic of the Air".
Halloween just got ten times more more frightening! Thank Japan, who decided to squash everyone's appetites by putting pumpkin into a host of snacks, foods and drinks where it very much does NOT belong... and totally redeems itself!
KISS your buns? With pleasure but for a limited time only, and it'll cost you 100 yen each time. We're talking about the KISS Super-Spicy Chili Tomatoman meat buns on sale at Japan's Circle K Sunkus convenience stores of course, a tasteful promotion seeking to boost awareness of Gene Simmons and the band's upcoming Japanese tour.
Yo dawg, I heard you dig dippin' Doritos into guacamole dip so I got you some Doritos Avocado Cheese chips from Japan so you can dip guacamole chips into guacamole dip!
Japan is famed for its education system and rightly so, though with school supplies like these its a wonder students can concentrate on the subject at hand.
Lost your iPhone again? It won't be gone for long if you've installed the new “Final Shout” app developed by Kentaro Hayashi. Like a drowning swimmer going down for the third time, Final Shout posts your iPhone's location to a specified Facebook, Twitter and/or email account just before the battery runs out.
Speed-cubing - the "sport" of solving Rubik's Cube as quickly as possible - just got a little easier (or at least, faster) with the introduction of the Speed Cubing Kit from MegaHouse.
“Honk If You Don't Mind Being Fined,” a Shanghai bumper sticker might read. Indeed, horn-honking has been banned on some city streets since 2007 and plans are afoot to expand the “no honking” zone in an ongoing effort to ease noise pollution.
If your umbrella succeeds in keeping you dry in the rain and/or shaded from the sun, then everything else is just gravy. Well, it must be raining gravy in Japan 'cause the country's umbrellas take effective rain & sun protection as their starting point and run with it. Where they end up is anyone's guess... but be sure to bring your umbrella with, just in case.
Japan's Kaguya spacecraft has relayed the very first Full Earthrise movie in high definition (HD) video, giving humans a uniquely beautiful view of our small blue planet just in time for Earth Day.