The Daruma dolls have real eyes.

The Daruma dolls have real eyes.

Most, if not all stores now-a-days have some sort of surveillance system in place to keep track of those that choose to not be law abiding citizens. Personally, if im casually browsing in a store and just by chance look up and stare straight into the camera, I get an...

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Thanksgiving Sushi Roll

Thanksgiving Sushi Roll

It’s almost that time of year again. When America gives thanks to the pilgrims and Native Americans by gorging ourselves on turkey and stuffing. But how many times have you thought of sushi on Thanksgiving day? Yep, if you’re like me, probably never. A hip and trendy downtown L.A. Japanese...

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Japanese Mac Apples, for real

Japanese Mac Apples, for real

Nope, this image hasn’t been photoshoped. A Japanese Mac addict actually grows these apples. Ok, no, it’s not a new species of apple. They are actually Fuji apples, however they really do have Apple logos. A month before it’s time to harvest the apples, he cuts out the logos from...

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Madonna is a Japanese warrioress

Madonna is a Japanese warrioress

Madonna… Japanese? Well that’s what she says. Madonna revealed that she was a “Japanese warrioress” in a previous lifetime. I guess stranger things have come out of Madonna’s mouth. This is just weeks after her very public divorce of Guy Richie. I wonder if this is ment to be a...

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Petition to marry 2D characters

Petition to marry 2D characters

When real women just are not your thing, where do you go for love? A Japanese man has taken his case to the Japanese government. He has started a petition to legalize marriage between a human and a 2D character. Taichi Takashita already has over 1,000 signatures within his first...

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Thanko’s AC/Heater Keyboard

Thanko’s AC/Heater Keyboard

As the temperature drops across America, cold weather typing plagues many people who just are as addicted to the Internet as I am. Leave it to the ingenuity of the Japanese to come up with a viable solution. Thanko has come up with a keyboard that has a built in...

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The spider desk robot.

The spider desk robot.

Who doesn’t love odd robots from Japan? Here’s a 4-legged “spider” robot that was debuted at Robo Japan 2008. While I don’t see much practicality to this setup, you gotta admit, its different. It’s basically a table with legs. The concept may not seem new to you. There have been...

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2nd egg found inside huge chicken egg

2nd egg found inside huge chicken egg

Students at a high school in Shiga Prefecture got an unexpected surprise from an unlikely place. The students at Yokaichi Minami High School raised a chicken that laid a relatively large egg (8.1cm and 158 grams). The egg got so much attention from local and national newspapers, the school decided...

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Aquarium Toys From Japan

Aquarium Toys From Japan

Growing up, my mom hated any sort of pet with hair or fur. I always wanted a puppy, but never got him. The only pet my mother could tolerate were fish. We had various fish during my childhood. Now that I am older, fish don’t excite me as they once...

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Hold a planet in the palm of your hand

Hold a planet in the palm of your hand

This is one of the most unique mice I have seen in awhile. It’s called the Jupiter Mouse from Actbrise Electronics. This is a handmade wooden mouse is made from the Chinese flowering ash in rural Gunma prefecture. If you have seen pictures of Jupiter, you may recognize that the...

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55cm hot dog is one big meal

55cm hot dog is one big meal

Do you like hot dogs? It’s probably one of the most recognizable foods popular here in America. However, hot dogs are popular all over the world, including Japan. In Saitama Prefecture, you can find this special hot dog that measures in at an astounding 55 centimeters. This extra long hot...

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