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Flashlight Turns Itself On During An Earthquake

01/09/2013, Living on a piece of land that is right smack along a fault line is definitely a courageous thing to do – as you can never quite tell just when the earth is about to shift its fault line(s), causing a massive earthquake along the way. Folks in Japan...

Let’s Take A Ride On The World’s Shortest Escalator

01/08/2013, Now that the holidays are well behind us, we can’t help but feel happy about not having to go to another mall for another year. One part of the mall we absolutely cannot stand is the line of people waiting to get on the escalator as they can’t...

Varacil Mechanical Pencil Plastic Puzzle Kit

01/02/2013, Do you love solving puzzles? If you have answered in the affirmative, then you would surely not pass by the chance of picking up the Varacil Mechanical Pencil Plastic Puzzle Kit. The name of this writing instrument itself gives the game away, and it is...

Cushion Car Has Interests Of Pedestrians At Heart

12/19/2012, Being hit by a vehicle is no laughing matter, and over time, we have seen vehicle manufacturers come up with different technologies that are more pedestrian friendly. Some cars have sensors in front as well as a different way where the front crumple zone...

Japanese Satis Toilet Plays Music & More Through Android App

12/17/2012, I think it’s safe to say we’re all big fans of toilets seeing how they help us regularly in our time of need. Toilets in the U.S. are probably far from the best around the world, but they’re certainly a step up from a hole in the ground...

Google+ Hangouts Goes Strictly Politics In Japan

12/13/2012, In a bid to quickly address questions posed by voters in Japan, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda together with political opponents, will be using Google+ Hangouts as the preferred tool for a Q&A forum, which will happen on Friday this week. Around 500...

Amazon Appstore for Android rolls out in Japan

11/28/2012, The Land of the Rising Sun has had its first taste of the Amazon Appstore for Android, which means that its customers based in Japanese (and who are able to read Japanese in that part of the world, of course) are now able to gain access to a slew of apps...

2027 Maglev Train Carriage Unveiled

11/22/2012, Bullet trains are one of the most popular modes of public transport in Japan, especially during the daily commute from one prefecture to another. Well, these bullet trains are called so for one specific reason – they are fast, extremely fast. Still,...

Stapleless Stapler Could Rule Offices Eventually

11/21/2012, What are some of the essential tools that a decent, well-equipped office should have? For starters, we are looking at all the relevant stationery, including the humble stapler to hold different pieces of paper together. Well, how about a stapler that...

Fart-deodorizing underwear from Japan

11/13/2012, Farts are an everyday part of life, but woe to you if you stumble upon an elevator with someone letting loose a silent but deadly kind – better to have one which is obnoxiously loud, and yet does not smell. Here is a potential worldwide best seller...

Gesture Glove Mouse

11/04/2012, Japan does come out with some weird and quirky inventions from time to time, and perhaps you might want to quantify the Gesture Glove Mouse as one of them, being made available via Thanko. Wearing this is not going to keep your fingers and hand warmer...

Japan vows to end nuclear power generation by 2030

09/14/2012, In the wake of floods and earthquakes in Japan back in 2011, the worst disaster that ensued was that of the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Since then, there has been a mounting pressure on the Japanese government to cut down its reliance on nuclear power...

Water and salt mixture lights up LED lantern from Green House

09/06/2012, Who would have thought that a clever mixture of salt and water could result powering a lantern of the future,it thanks to the efforts of the folks over at Green House of Japan. This LED lantern of theirs will survive on electricity that is generated...

Japan’s minimum nation requirements: 3G connectivity

08/15/2012, I am quite sure that some of us out there who rely on our phone’s data connection are frustrated at times when we show up at a place, only to find the lack of a 3G signal throw a spanner in the works, as 2G connectivity is way too slow to work with....