All About Japan

7 Toy Winners of the Good Design Award

Take a look at seven extraordinary award-winning toys that deserved design certification.

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.

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!

Video Games Get Up Close & Personal

The future of digital media is here and it looks very bright!

This Ninja SIM Card's a Cut Above the Rest

Why get just any old SIM when you can get a ninja SIM!

Seal Up Your Phone & Achieve Your Goals

Need help holding yourself back from your phone? Japanese high school entrepreneurs have come up with a simple way to free up your time with the Smart Phone Sealing Taro.

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!

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.

Turn Your PC into a Hi-Fi Network Player—Free!

Component Design's free music player software released for Windows.

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!

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.

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.

Embarrassed Engineer Invents 'Selfie Arms'

Who needs a selfie stick, when you can use 'selfie arms'!

Use Your Smartphone as a Whiteboard

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

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.

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!

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.

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