NTT DoCoMo: Smell-o-phone?

Well, by now we have all accepted that smell-o-vision is still decades off from being a reality. But leave it to the Japanese to take their most used electronic device, the mobile phone, and do something cool like create a mobile fragrance communication service. What is a mobile fragrance communication...

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Yunosuke, being a male host in Japan

To some, especially if you watch Anime like Ouran High School Host Club, this idea may not be as foreign to you. We are all familar with the Geisha’s in Japan pampering and keeping company for male customers. However there is a newer trend that has males pampering females, and...

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Japan produces rival to Speedo LZR Racer

Well it seems Japan now has their answer to Speedo’s LZR Racer swimsuit that caused a huge wave in the racing scene. You may remember me talking about how many consider Speedo’s LZR Racer swimsuit as “swimsuit doping” because it seems to give the swimmer an advantage — and considering...

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The New Street Fighter 4 Characters

The New Street Fighter 4 Characters

Well the rumors are official now, Street fighter 4 will be featured on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and surprisingly the PC. Im still a bit unsure why they are going to publish it on the PC, but I’m not complaining as I am a PC gamer. Along with the...

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Top US Bloggers invited to Japan

Toru Takasuka, founder of Lunarr, has invited popular bloggers from the US for one week in Tokyo. I’m quite sure it’s to let them get more familar with Lunarr, as well as to pitch ideas. Japanese entrepreneurs were given 10 minutes each to give a presentation to the bloggers. The...

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UCLA gives Japanese Yakuza liver

We all know how powerful the Yakuza is in Japan. Seems they have a bit of power in the United States as well. The UCLA Medical Center is under investigation by law enforcement due to transplants given to Yakuza members. During 2000 to 2004, a time where there was a...

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Kuchofuku, eliminating sweaty people

Its always cool to find useful products even though they are a bit silly. Kuchofuku is a Japanese that is concerned with the rising temperatures around the world. Well, that’s what I get from 2 of their latest products to hit the Internet. Their first product is a USB powered...

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World’s smallest bowl of ramen

This bowl of ramen is guaranteed not to satisfy any appetites. Masayuki Nakao, from the University of Tokyo, has developed the worlds smallest bowl of ramen. The 1-micron (1/1000mm or 1/100th the width of a piece of human hair) wide bowl is filled with lots of 20-nanometer (1/50,000mm) thick noodles....

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Narita Airport customs loses its marijuana

Wow, just wow. Seems during a training exercise for drug sniffing dogs at Narita, things went horribly wrong. Custom officials planted 124grams of marijuana in a random traveler’s luggage to help train the dogs. However on the luggage’s trip from Hong Kong to Narita, custom officials were not aware of...

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Who doesn’t love Japanese Engrish?

Contamination from J Donuts has created a new section in his growing network of J-Donut sites dedicated to Japanese Engrish! Actually he has moved the Engrish site back into his main site J Donuts. Yes, I did say Engrish. The Japanese love to use English as much as possible, and...

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NHK has new Youtube Channel

I think the wave to online media portals is well underway in Japan. Just yesterday I posted about the Kadokowa Group offering anime on Youtube. Well NHK, the biggest public broadcaster in Japan has also chosen to post content to their very own Youtube channel, NHKOnline. NHK is sort of...

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Pedi: Pet Social Networking

Social networking sites are allowing people to meet each other and developing lasting friendships. But why should the value of these sites be limited to just connecting people? Pedi, a Japanese company, has launched a new social networking site aimed at connecting pets with people they are compatable with. Pedi...

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