All About Japan

The Real Wall-E of Snow Clearing

Thanks to this snow-eating robot, your days of shoveling snow may be over!

1 Hour with Casio's Smart Outdoor Watch

Casio has created (what is, we’re pretty sure) the world’s first smartwatch built to U.S. Military MIL-STD-810 survivability standards.

Use Penmanship to Help You Stand Out in Japan

Bestselling books and apps prove that handwriting is still a vital skill in the digital age.

Use Your Smartphone as a Whiteboard

Presentation Whiteboard is an easy-to-use graphics tool for business and interpersonal communication.

Eat the Future with Automated Sushi

While conveyor belt sushi restaurants are also quite common in the West, Japan has brought this kind of eatery to the next level—with automated sushi!

The Secret to Stable Action Cam Shots

With multiple tripod mount points and a number of different configurations, Thanko’s electronically controlled, self-balancing, three-axis gimbal is designed specifically for action camming.

Alone this Christmas? You Don't Have to Be!

Thanks to manufacturer Mega House, you can enjoy a Christmas date with a famous Japanese anime voice actress.

Dyson Robo-Vacuum Arrives in Japan

The 360 Eye is the British firm’s first proper venture into autonomous home service robotics.

Finally, a Vending Machine You Can Talk To

Trying to figure out what a drink is on a Japanese vending machine is kind of like a guessing game if you don't read kanji. Luckily, there's one vending machine that's looking out for consumers.

Change Your Twitter Heart to Sushi!

Don't want to see hearts on Twitter? Why not try sushi instead!

6 Cute Sushi Knickknacks

Six fun accessories for the sushi-obsessed!

Step into the Future of Holograms

Want your very own hologram to turn on the TV or set the temperature in your bath water?

We Have the Technology to Read... Minds?!

While he's nowhere near the level of some telepaths like Professor X, Professor Toshimasa Yamazaki has found a way to read people's minds by utilizing the Japanese language.

Goodbye Manicures, Hello Nail-Puri!

Tired of having to paint your nails, or forking over ¥5,000 for a salon-quality manicure? Well, the company that brought us Sonic the Hedgehog is doing something about it!

Become a Michelin Chef by Hologram

The Tokyo Institute of Technology has developed a 3-D simulator system that teaches chefs-to-be everything they need to know.

Free Niseko App Will Keep You in the Snow

Want to navigate Niseko with ease? The Niseko App has been updated for the 2015/16 season, free to download on both iPhone and Android.

7 Reasons to Love WaniKani for Kanji

Wanikani (literally “alligator-crab”) is a web application that uses mnemonics and space repetition software (SRS) to help users memorize approximately 2,000 kanji and radicals, plus over 6,000 Japanese words in two years or less!

Give Yourself a Hand

Looking to avoid poor posture while relaxing at work? Thanko is here to lend you a hand!

3-D Projector Brings Hatsune Miku to Life

This tabletop 3-D projector beams images that can be viewed from 360°.

See Kyoto Mapped as it Once Was

So long as you have this map, you can feel as though you've slipped back into the Heian Period of Kyoto.

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