All About Japan

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.

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.

'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!

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.

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.

Life-Size R2-D2 is a Moving Refrigerator!

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

Toto's Toilet Showroom is Nuts!

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

Toto's Bedside Flushable Toilet

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

Luxury for Your Lower Parts

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

Wash Anywhere with Toto's Travel Washlet

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

Pepper Rocks with Asian Kung-Fu Generation

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

Say Sayonara to Instant Ramen

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

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!

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.

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.

Toyota Unveils Car with 2 Transformation Modes

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

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.

3-D Projector Brings Hatsune Miku to Life

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

Japan Campaigns to Tout its High-Tech Toilets

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

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.

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