A Brief History of Japanese Timekeeping
Explore the tradition and beauty of Japanese timekeeping, from the water-based clocks of the seventh century to the app-enabled digital creations of the modern day.
Rent a Theme Park for ¥3 Million
Spacemarket is an Airbnb for event spaces that emphasizes unique venues far beyond your standard banquet hall.
Industrial World Heritage in Kyushu
Of the 23 sites in Japan recognized by UNESCO for contributing to the nation's Meiji Era industrial revolution, 16 are located in Kyushu.
Every Animator's Dream Desk
This DIY project by a Japanese animator is complete with an embedded graphics tablet!
6 Cool Presents for Tech & Gearheads
Get your hands on a waterproof camera for underwater adventures—or an eco-friendly gadget that can improve your car's engine performance!
New Nintendo: Crisper Graphics, Same Nostalgia
A new Famicom Mini commercial emulates the original 1983 Nintendo Famicom ad but with more up-to-date graphics.
Shop with the Touch of a Finger!
A brand-new payment system lets you make purchases with the touch of a finger. Great for tourists too!
Turn Rough Sketches into Digital Art
With just a push of a button you can transform any hand-drawn sketches into digital artworks.
5 Innovative Food Prep & Storage Solutions
Everyone wants to save time in the kitchen and spend more time with family and friends. These five gadgets will allow you to organize your kitchen and prepare your dishes with convenience and ease.
Robotics Inspired by 'Ghost in the Shell'
University of Tokyo robotics engineer Takuya Umedachi is working on synthetic 'soft-body' technology capable of complex and flexible movement.
Building a Better Bakery
Check out this renovated Kyoto townhouse that was turned into a cheese tart shop and tech startup.
Japan Gets Lit with Seasonal Illuminations
Christmas lights are a big part of the seasonal festivities in many Western countries, and Japan—without Santa Claus overtones—gets into the spirit of the season with illuminations, or grand displays of light. Read on to learn the best spots of 2016.
Infographic Depicts Evolution of Technology
Designer Eisuke Tachikawa presents the evolution of technology as one, astounding, real-life infographic that visually lays out over 100 objects that have been integrated into the iPhone.
Around the World in 400 Days (with a Drone)
After saving up for two years, this Japanese couple spent their honeymoon traveling the world. And after 400 days and 48 countries, here's the incredible video of their adventure, complete with spectacular aerial drone footage.
Top 7 Electronic Gadgets from the ¥100 Store
Save both time and money with these amazing gadgets for ¥100!
Huis Ten Bosch & Sasebo Sightseeing
Check out Kyushu's top theme park along with stunning views and fantastic food!
New E-Book Has Easy-to-Read Design for Manga
Beefed-up specs and functions address the needs of Japanese comic fans.
Meet Orizuru: the First Flying Origami Crane
This folded paper bird is geared up and ready for take off!
The New PlayStation VR Comes With a Mini PS4
The PlayStation VR Processor Unit acts as a middle man between the headset and the PS4 console itself.
Sega’s Mega Drive/Genesis Lives Again!
This re-release of the classic 16-bit video game console won’t be manufactured by Sega, or even in Japan, but that won't stop us from buying one!