All About Japan

Life-Size R2-D2 is a Moving Refrigerator!

This plucky droid moves, speaks, projects images and delivers your beer. What more could you ask?

See Japan's Latest Toilet Paper Dispenser

A new Japanese toilet paper dispenser automatically cuts the perfect amount, and then folds the edges of your toilet paper into neat triangles for the next person to use.

'Sound Princess' Covers Auditory Embarrassment

Do you ever get embarrassed in public restrooms? Do you ever find yourself flushing, wasting precious water, just to cover up tinkling sounds? Well, you might be interested in this little doohickey!

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.

Say Sayonara to Instant Ramen

Crank out your own homemade ramen noodels with this Easy-Make Ramen toy.

3-D Projector Brings Hatsune Miku to Life

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

Learn Japanese with a Five-Armed Octoped

Struggling to start with Japanese? Let Tako lend you a hand—or five. Wait, five?

The Truth About Toilet History

It's easy to get a chuckle out of toilet humor, but the reality is they're vital to our modern lives.

Dyson Robo-Vacuum Arrives in Japan

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

Investigation: Visitors VS Japanese Toilets

Toto, the main toilet manufacturer in Japan, conducted some very personal research among foreigners here. The results may surprise you.

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!

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.

Wash Anywhere with Toto's Travel Washlet

Toto lets you stay sanitary even when you're on the go.

How to Install a Washlet: Star Wars Edition?

Toto's detailed (English!) Washlet installation video shows the galaxy how easy it can be to install a Washlet in your home star system.

Toto's Toilet Showroom is Nuts!

Did you know that the newest Japanese toilets offer automatic sterilization, a dryer and even a massage option?

Luxury for Your Lower Parts

You can become the proud owner of Toto's top-end Neorest at prices starting at ¥352,000.

6 Amazing Features of Japanese Toilets

Japanese high-tech toilets are awesome! If you've never used one before, you're in for a fun surprise or two.

6 Cute Sushi Knickknacks

Six fun accessories for the sushi-obsessed!

Toto's Bedside Flushable Toilet

Toilet-maker Toto has developed a bedside flushable toilet for use by people who are disabled, elderly or infirm.

Japan Campaigns to Tout its High-Tech Toilets

Japan to use a campaign on its high-tech toilets as a means of attracting tourists.

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