A Modern Twist for Lacquer
Once used for salad bowls and decorative plates, lacquerware has found a new shape to wrap its sleek exterior around—iPhones.
Change Your Twitter Heart to Sushi!
Don't want to see hearts on Twitter? Why not try sushi instead!
Smile, You're on Hanshin Camera!
In an effort to curb the use of people looking at their cellphones while walking, Hanshin Railway Company decided to build a rather ingenious device that singles people out.
Stand Your Phone in a Ramen Bowl
Want to really confuse your neighbor at the local ramen shop? Set one of these bowls up on the counter while you slurp and watch the double-takes ensue.
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.
Wooden Ukiyo-e Star Wars Phone Case
This iPhone case takes its design cue from a very special ukiyo-e woodblock print, one of only three in the world officially approved by Lucasfilm.
New GPS Satellite Tech Accurate to Centimeters
Mitsubishi Electric’s new satellite array may become the best defense against wandering blue dot disorder.
Transform Your iPhone into Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon Crystal iPhone cases fit the 6 and 6s. Galaxy users presumably get Queen Beryl.
Use Your Smartphone as a Whiteboard
Presentation Whiteboard is an easy-to-use graphics tool for business and interpersonal communication.
One Punch Man App Measures Your Punching Power
Compare the might of your fist to the ridiculously powerful Saitama.
Smartphone Samurai Get Picked Off by Ninja
NTT Docomo's smartphone safety video warns that texting while walking may make you vulnerable to ambush.
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.
Learn Japanese with a Five-Armed Octoped
Struggling to start with Japanese? Let Tako lend you a hand—or five. Wait, five?
Swipe Your Phone with a Happy Cat Tail
These smartphone gloves will keep your fingertips as happy as a kitty getting a chin rub.
Sharp & 7-Eleven Offer Evangelion Smartphone
30,000 phones planned for production—at ¥84,240 a pop!
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!
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.
Sharp Launching Robot Smartphone
RoBoHoN talks, walks, gets up, dances and recognizes human faces—and it also works as a phone!
Turn Your PC into a Hi-Fi Network Player—Free!
Component Design's free music player software released for Windows.
Beautiful Film Shot Through a Drop of Water
A drop of water inside the hole of a ¥5 coin delivers a surreal and haunting iPhone film.