All About Japan

Learn Japanese with a Five-Armed Octoped

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

Feed the Fish in Your Own Digital Aquarium!

Hook this digital aquarium up to your smartphone and you kids can scan in their own hand-drawn aquatic life!

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.

Video Games Get Up Close & Personal

The future of digital media is here and it looks very bright!

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!

Download Japan’s 72 Microseasons as an App

The traditional Japanese calendar had 72 microseasons. This gorgeous app will not only tell you the season, but also poetically give you the seasonal word, fish, vegetable and activity!

Back to Basics with Hello Kitty

Looking for something different from the typical smartphone? Relive the simplicity of the '90s with Ola Inc.'s adorable new Hello Kitty flip phone.

Line Stickers from Hand-Drawn Illustrations

Live2Love Japan has released an iPhone app called Shuttle Sticker, which easily makes Line Creators Stickers from hand-drawn illustrations.

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.

Attention Moms!

The mom-to-mom fashion marketplace is now live. Join now!

Change Your Twitter Heart to Sushi!

Don't want to see hearts on Twitter? Why not try sushi instead!

Use Your Smartphone as a Whiteboard

Presentation Whiteboard is an easy-to-use graphics tool for business and interpersonal communication.

5 Cool Products Merging Tech & Tradition

Possibly the best image of Japan is as a place where ultra-modern, high technology meets traditional principles and design.

This Ninja SIM Card's a Cut Above the Rest

Why get just any old SIM when you can get a ninja SIM!

Incredible Samurai-Inspired Smartphone Case

Looking to have a truly one-of-a-kind smartphone case? Look no further than this handmade leather sheath, complete with a wooden casing and tatami padding!

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.

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.

Never Get Lost in Shinjuku Station Again!

Finally, an app that helps you navigate the complexity of Tokyo and Shinjuku Stations!

Turn Your PC into a Hi-Fi Network Player—Free!

Component Design's free music player software released for Windows.

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