Download Japan’s 72 Microseasons as an App
The traditional Japanese calendar had 72 microseasons. This gorgeous app will not only tell you the season, but also poetically give you the seasonal word, fish, vegetable and activity!
Embarrassed Engineer Invents 'Selfie Arms'
Who needs a selfie stick, when you can use 'selfie arms'!
All About Drones in Japan
Do you think drones are just toys, or the wave of the future? See how some people have caused a stir in Japan with drones—and what the government is doing about it!
Toyota Concept Car Made from 86 Wooden Panels
Check out Toyota’s stunning concept car, Setsuna, whose exterior is composed of 86 handmade wooden panels.
Turn Your PC into a Hi-Fi Network Player—Free!
Component Design's free music player software released for Windows.
Are You Ready to Say Goodbye to Headphones?
Sony is developing a new device that gives you the ability to listen to music without putting anything in your ear.
Explore Tokyo from the People First
Wouldn't you agree that it's the people behind the places that make them special? This iPhone app provides a new way to explore unique, people-first destinations in Tokyo!
Video Games Get Up Close & Personal
The future of digital media is here and it looks very bright!
7 Winners of the 2015 Japan Toy Awards
We chose entries across seven categories to bring you a stellar group of toys that were all winners at the 2015 Japan Toy Awards.
7 Toy Winners of the Good Design Award
Take a look at seven extraordinary award-winning toys that deserved design certification.
This 3DS LL Design is a Blast From the Past
For those missing the look and feel of one of Nintendo's earliest gaming consoles, this new Super Famicom-themed 3DS is a must-have.
This Ninja SIM Card's a Cut Above the Rest
Why get just any old SIM when you can get a ninja SIM!
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.
Never Get Lost in Shinjuku Station Again!
Finally, an app that helps you navigate the complexity of Tokyo and Shinjuku Stations!
The Whole-Body Gaming Experience!
From your head to your feet, you'll be able to control a 3-D scanned version of yourself in IBM Japan's newest gaming project.
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.
Share Your Music with the Song Wig
In a bold and radical new take on wearable tech, a device wants to take the music you listen to and put it at everyone else’s fingertips. Introducing the Song Wig!
Line Stickers from Hand-Drawn Illustrations
Live2Love Japan has released an iPhone app called Shuttle Sticker, which easily makes Line Creators Stickers from hand-drawn illustrations.
Create Your Very Own Anime Film!
The same animation software that created the wonderful Ghibli film 'Princess Mononoke' will be available to download for free!
5 Cool Products Merging Tech & Tradition
Possibly the best image of Japan is as a place where ultra-modern, high technology meets traditional principles and design.