All About Japan

Luxury for Your Lower Parts

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

Toyota Unveils Car with 2 Transformation Modes

Macross mech designer Shoji Kawamori teams up with Toyota for what may become a transforming car.

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.

Programmable Idol Robots Dance to Your Design

The robot revolution is coming, and when it arrives, they’ll have an awful lot to be mad about. Like making them dance for our amusement. Thanks, DMM.

Investigation: Foreigners vs. Toilets in Japan

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

Toto's Bedside Flushable Toilet

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

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.

'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!

Akira Fans Eat Your Heart Out

ZecOO, an electronic motorcycle company, has just come out with a smart, futuristic motorbike that will make you think you're on the set of the Akira movie.

Say Sayonara to Instant Ramen

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

Japan Campaigns to Tout its High-Tech Toilets

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

Sharp & 7-Eleven Offer Evangelion Smartphone

30,000 phones planned for production—at ¥84,240 a pop!

Life-Size R2-D2 is a Moving Refrigerator!

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

Pepper Rocks with Asian Kung-Fu Generation

Pepper, the programmable humanoid robot that can detect and respond to human emotions, reveals his beatboxing skills.

4 Businesses Inspired by the Bento Box

The bento’s sleekness, compactness, balance and visual appeal have spurred ideas for various businesses in Japan and beyond.

Swipe Your Phone with a Happy Cat Tail

These smartphone gloves will keep your fingertips as happy as a kitty getting a chin rub.

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.

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.

Outerwear Made from Synthetic Spider Silk

For the past 11 years, a Japanese company has been attempting to harness the strength of spider silk to create a new type of material with unprecedented versatility. They’ve now unveiled their working prototype: the Moon Parka.

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