All About Japan

Smartphone Samurai Get Picked Off by Ninja

NTT Docomo's smartphone safety video warns that texting while walking may make you vulnerable to ambush.

This Ninja SIM Card's a Cut Above the Rest

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

7 Toy Winners of the Good Design Award

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

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.

Video Games Get Up Close & Personal

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

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

Change Your Twitter Heart to Sushi!

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

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.

Use Your Smartphone as a Whiteboard

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

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

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

Never Get Lost in Shinjuku Station Again!

Finally, an app that helps you navigate the complexity of Tokyo and Shinjuku Stations!

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!

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