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.
Pepper Rocks with Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Pepper, the programmable humanoid robot that can detect and respond to human emotions, reveals his beatboxing skills.
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.
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.
Say Sayonara to Instant Ramen
Crank out your own homemade ramen noodels with this Easy-Make Ramen toy.
'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!
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.
Luxury for Your Lower Parts
You can become the proud owner of Toto's top-end Neorest at prices starting at ¥352,000.
Transform Your iPhone into Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon Crystal iPhone cases fit the 6 and 6s. Galaxy users presumably get Queen Beryl.
Sharp & 7-Eleven Offer Evangelion Smartphone
30,000 phones planned for production—at ¥84,240 a pop!
Panasonic Predicts Carpet Speakers
Smart homes of the future will have speakers in the carpet, mirrors that analyze your skin condition, beds that weigh you as you sleep—and a whole lot more.
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.
One Punch Man App Measures Your Punching Power
Compare the might of your fist to the ridiculously powerful Saitama.
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.
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.
Swipe Your Phone with a Happy Cat Tail
These smartphone gloves will keep your fingertips as happy as a kitty getting a chin rub.
Takara Tomy's Tiny True-Drifting RC Cars
Dominic Toretto would be proud of these little drifters.
Toyota Unveils Car with 2 Transformation Modes
Macross mech designer Shoji Kawamori teams up with Toyota for what may become a transforming car.
Concept Car for the 'Share' Generation
Nissan has created a concept car for a segment of the population that cares very little about cars.
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.