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Microsoft Surface RT Launches In Japan Today

03/15/2013, We heard last month the Microsoft Surface would be making its way to Japan some time in March. And what better time to launch a new tablet than smack-dab in the middle of the month as the Surface RT is officially launching today in Japan. The Microsoft...

Remote-Controlled Japanese Toilet Shouldn’t Be Used For Waste

03/15/2013, Remote-controlled helicopters may seem cool, but nowhere near as cool as a remote-controlled toilets, which, of course, is being made available in Japan, which we like to refer to as the country where the toilet reigns supreme. We’ve seen toilets...

Steve Jobs To Become Manga Star In Japanese Comic

03/12/2013, While the world waits for the official release of Steve Jobs’ upcoming biopic starring Ashton Kutcher called jOBS, his life story will also be receiving the manga treatment in Japan in Kiss magazine, which is a publication specifically for women....

Apple iBookstore Launched In Japan

03/05/2013, Folks living in the Land of the Rising Sun would be pleased to hear that Apple has just launched (finally, some say!) in Japan, where it will boast of titles from major and independent publishers, where among them include a great selection of books from...

Kurukuru Nabe Self-Stirring Pot Is Ideal For The Lazy Chef

03/05/2013, If you’re too busy in the kitchen to pay attention to the contents of your boiling pot, then perhaps this Japanese self-stirring pot might be of interest to you. Dubbed the Kurukuru Nabe, this pot was developed by Hideki Watanabe, a dentist from Tobe,...

SmartPants: Because Your Smartphone Is Just Plain Naked

03/04/2013, You know that Japan is a rather quirky country on its own by some measure, and here is a prime example just in case you were wondering – the SmartPants. Just because the name is “SmartPants”, this does not mean it has anything to do with...

Rirakkuma Earthquake Kit Is Super Cute

02/28/2013, We are about to enter the 2nd anniversary of the catastrophic “Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami” which ravaged northern Japan this coming March 11th. Talk about a triple whammy back then – Japan’s largest recorded earthquake in history, as...

Kibo Robot Tested For Existence In Space

02/28/2013, Kibo, the Japanese communication robot that will eventually join up with the rest of the crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) later this summer, will also need to suit up and undergo some sort of “training”, if you will, just like any...

Japanese Robot Suit Gains Worldwide Rollout Approval

02/27/2013, When I was a kid, watching movies like Robotech sure got my adrenaline pumping. Imagine walking around in a giant robot suit which can transform into a jet fighter capable of defending the innocent against alien attacks, only to revert to an upright,...

One Shot Miso Soup Dispenser

02/20/2013, You have got to give the Japanese credit where credit’s due, and throw out all conventional thinking about the water cooler at the office. Why settle for that when there is the One Shot Miso Soup dispenser? This is one miniature technological wonder...

Stick-on Film Transforms Glass Into Smart Window

02/19/2013, Smart cars, smart homes, smartphones, everything seems to be getting a brain these days while humanity begins their long journey in being dumbed down. Well, Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology has something...

iPhone Tops Japan Market Share

02/13/2013, We do know that BlackBerry has ceased operations in Japan and will no longer support it in that part of the world, but there is another device in the ascendant – the Apple iPhone, of course. In fact, Apple is now the leader in the Japanese...