Steamed Toast for the Perfect Slice
'Balmuda The Toaster' gives toast a golden brown surface and satisfying crunch while holding moisture and aroma inside—all thanks to a little steam power!
Testing out the ili Translation Device in Kobe
Our writer Eric headed out to Kobe to check out the Sannomiya nightlife, and he brought an ili translation device along for the ride with amusing results.
A Brief History of Japanese Timekeeping
Explore the tradition and beauty of Japanese timekeeping, from the water-based clocks of the seventh century to the app-enabled digital creations of the modern day.
Japanese Tech Breaking Communication Barriers
Do you ever wish there was an easier way to communicate while traveling abroad? Well, now there is with ili, a brand new translation device!
Programming Isn't Just for Youngsters Anymore
How cool is this 81-year-old Japanese woman who learns programming from scratch to make an awesome mobile game!
The New PlayStation VR Comes With a Mini PS4
The PlayStation VR Processor Unit acts as a middle man between the headset and the PS4 console itself.
Every Animator's Dream Desk
This DIY project by a Japanese animator is complete with an embedded graphics tablet!
New E-Book Has Easy-to-Read Design for Manga
Beefed-up specs and functions address the needs of Japanese comic fans.
Radio Ghibli Perfect for Ghibli Music Fanatics
Get ready for hours of scenes, songs and memories that tantalize your ears as you listen to iconic songs from Ghibli movie classics!
Sega’s Mega Drive/Genesis Lives Again!
This re-release of the classic 16-bit video game console won’t be manufactured by Sega, or even in Japan, but that won't stop us from buying one!
Building a Better Bakery
Check out this renovated Kyoto townhouse that was turned into a cheese tart shop and tech startup.
Online Shopping in Japan (by JLPT Level)
JLPT surely stands for 'Just Let People Trade' right? Joking aside, we're bringing you a list of five of the best Japanese shopping websites, ranked by the level of Japanese (according to the Japanese Language Proficiency Test) needed to access them.
Why You Should Get a Line Pay Card Now
Are you really tired of paying those cash-on-delivery fees every time you order something online because no credit card company will accept you? If you have a Japanese phone number, the solution is right at your fingertips!
Woody & Sora Team Up to Defeat the Heartless
Get your Keyblades ready because the newest trailer for 'Kingdom Hearts III' is here!
Get Your Hands on a Strong, Stylish Steel Case
Protect your goods in a fashionable way with this new brand of steel carrying cases!
Like Father, Like Son
This anime artist turns his young sons' sketches into awesome character designs.
Nintendo's Bringing Back Old School Gaming
Nintendo’s new retro Super NES includes a never-before-released game, plus some of the odder elements of gaming in the 16-bit era.
6 Cool Presents for Tech & Gearheads
Get your hands on a waterproof camera for underwater adventures—or an eco-friendly gadget that can improve your car's engine performance!
4 Highly Popular Dating Apps in Japan
Love just might be one click away!
5 Innovative Food Prep & Storage Solutions
Everyone wants to save time in the kitchen and spend more time with family and friends. These five gadgets will allow you to organize your kitchen and prepare your dishes with convenience and ease.