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15 Nov

Triumph International Japan, maker of bras, panties and other women's undergarments is a division of a large German lingerie company but in their marketing they're very, very Japanese. This means they go over the top, as it were, to attract attention to their products and cleverly assocaite them with the latest popular cause. Here are 8 of their most outrageous bizarre bra examples... read more »
20 Sep
Why Wait For 2015 When You Can Have An Apple Watch Today?The new, exciting and innovative Apple Watch won't be available until 2015 but Japanese Twitter user Hiromichi Shoji seems to have got his hands on a very juicy prototype. By the looks of it, this new smartwatch sure is sweet!
3 Oct
Ten Even Weirder and Funnier Japanese CondomsFollowing up on our previous look at The Top 10 Weirdest and Funniest Japanese Condoms, these 10 amusingly odd male contraceptive packages illustrate Japan's undeclared intent to make laughs, not babies.
6 Apr
Ninjapin, An Innovative New Push Pin That Fills Its Own Holes

Ninjapin gives the humble push pin a much-needed makeover. Your walls (and your landlords) will thank you!

19 Sep
Mokulock Wooden Bricks: Not The Green LEGO Blocks You Were Looking ForMokulock's wooden bricks are what you'd get if, say, the LEGO company made and marketed their world-famous bricks a thousand years ago instead of right here, right now.
24 May
'Sleeping Girl DVD' Gently Guides You Into DreamlandNeed a little help sleeping lately? Just pop the “Sleeping Girl DVD” into your player and drift off to slumberland, gently guided by the soft voices and easy-on-the-eyes looks of some of Japan's most alluring dreamgirls.
4 Sep
Frog Backpack Gets The Jump On Back-to-School FashionKick your schoolday fashion quotient into high gear with the Frog Backpack from Japan's Tokyo Otaku Mode. The shiny (not slimy) backpack features straps disguised as amphibian arms and “skin” as green as a new lily pad.
3 Sep
Curry Restaurant Background Music CDs Are So Hot Right NowOpening up a curry restaurant in Japan? Unless you've already arranged for a house band to soothe diners ears while your food sears their palates, you'll want to invest in JVC Music's series of Indian Curry Music BGM CDs.
2 Sep
Retro 2 Con Famicom Earphone Mic Channels Classic 1980's Gamer DesignThe Retro 2 Con Famicom Earphone Mic from Datel Japan evokes the Eighties 8-bit era and Nintendo's groundbreaking Famicom without sacrificing the high-tech conveniences we've all come to know and love.
31 Aug
Now Hear This: "Hello Phone" Telescopic Ear Trumpet Sounds Good, Looks SillyHaving solved all other problems, Japan has re-invented the ear trumpet. The so-called “Hello Phone” from Konna Shop is actually a rebooted Speaking Tube, enabling those hard of hearing to carry on conversations in an otherwise normal manner.
1 Aug
Revoltech Danboard Mini Yotsuba&! Action Figure Thinks Cute Thoughts Inside The BoxGot Danboard? The adorable cardboard box robot from the manga Yotsuba&! has been adopted by digital camera photographers as it adds a timeless sense of wonder to almost any scenic background. Revoltech's Danboard (or Danbo) Mini Yotsuba&! Action Figure is ideal for such pursuits thanks to its flexible joints and light-up eyes.
26 Jun
Life Preserver Pill Box Could Be a Life SaverPills, spills and thrills - that's what pill boxes and life preservers have in common. Now Troika combines the best features of both in a miniature life preserver travel case that holds all your life preserving pills and vitamins.
3 Apr
Casio G-Shock Goes Organic With 'Wood Shock' WatchesCasio's popular line of G-Shock wristwatches now sport an organic exterior thanks to Wood Shock, who laser cut each W-Shock wooden watch bezel.
11 Nov
Tomy XIAO Digital Camera Packs Portable PrinterThe instant camera is back, and it's better than ever! Forget Polaroid, Tomy's XIAO is a 5 megapixel digital camera that prints full color photos using Zink inkless paper.
14 Jun
Hello Kitty Wheelchair Adds Anime To InjuryThe Hello Kitty wheelchair features protective spoke guards decked out in Hello Kitty patterns and bright pink upholstery displaying a pattern of Hello Kitty heads. Those clamoring for health care reform should start here.
20 Feb
Pretty Up Your Potty With the Hello Kitty Toilet SetThere's just no escaping the Queen of Cute, even in the "throne room", as the Hello Kitty Toilet Set brings Sanrio's omnipresent ambassador of sweetness into the home's most private chamber.
4 Nov
Bacon USB Flash Drives Make Memory More MeatyThese meaty Bacon customized USB flash drives cater to those who believe that anything "bacon" just can't be bad. Mmm, bacon...
31 May

New "ShotGuard" underwear from Cramer Japan provides female athletes, students and children with security against infrared photography. read more »
10 Aug
Girls Get the Anime Look with Extra-Wide Contact LensesAnime girls are known for their big-eyed beauty; so much so that Japanese girls are now trying to snag anime-obsessed Otaku by wearing extra-wide tinted contact lenses.
1 Oct

Hello Kitty has grown up into a bonafide Sex Kitten, and Strapya World celebrates her new look with the "Hello Kitty Sexy Collection". I don't know about you, but there's something disturbingly SIN-derella-ish about combining the classic Hello Kitty head with a pair of shapely, sexy legs. read more »
26 Aug
Get Your Gallic On: Frito-Lay Japan Introduces Doritos Gourmet Garlic & Sea Treasure Tortilla ChipsFrito-Lay Japan's new Doritos Gourmet Garlic & Sea Treasure Tortilla Chips evoke the rich flavor of classic French bouillabaisse served with grilled garlic bread. It's a taste you'll treasure, albeit for a limited time only.
22 Aug
Hello Kitty Rockets Into Orbit As Japan's First CatstronautHello Kitty, Japan's character queen of cute, is celebrating her 40th anniversary by getting high... 600km (372.8 miles) above sea level, that is! Having stowed away aboard the Hodoyoshi 3 micro-satellite, a 4cm (1.6 inch) tall Hello Kitty figure now gazes down upon us through a glass window while redirecting 180-character messages from fans to their friends and families.
19 Aug
Men's Sheer Bra T-shirt Brings Lingerie Out Of The ShadowsThe Men's Sheer Bra T-shirt emblazons the shadowy image of a black bra across the back. Sold online by Japan's Village Vanguard, the subversive shirt sold out almost immediately after being listed due to unexpected demand.
19 Aug
Hanaga Tap Nose Electrical Outlet Cover Is Worth PickingThe Hanaga Tap from Japanese design studio ekoD Works redirects power cords downward to save space while adding a honking big dose of fun to your home or office decor scheme.
16 Aug
Ghastly Ghost Japanese Eye Drops Tongue Will Get You Hooked Applying eye drops is horrifying enough for some folks but this cute ghost-shaped eye drops tongue from Japan has to be an opti-phobic's worst nightmare. Designed to hook under the user's lower eyelid (*shudder*) and prevent the eye from reflexively blinking, the bizarre "akanbeh" eye drops helper actually won a special award at a Japanese all-invention contest.
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