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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....

Agri-cube compact hydroponic unit is a tiny wonder

08/01/2012, We do know that Japan, while on paper does seem to have its fair share of empty land, that does not mean all of it are hospitable. This means feeding the country using its own resources is quite a tough challenge, not to mention having the odd natural...

EDV-01 Disaster Response Unit

07/30/2012, You know something, the Japanese sure have a knack of coming up with the weirdest naming conventions for their products, making one feel as though he or she were living in a manga society. The EDV-01 is a good example, if I did not know any better, I...

Japanese village relies on solar power to get their juice on

07/17/2012, Japan is known as a country that is big on preserving the environment, and 80km from Oi, Fukui Prefecture, lies the village of Sanno, Hyogo Prefecture that comprises of 11 households, which makes up the rather paltry population of 42 folks with an average...

Resident Evil-themed restaurant opens in Japan

07/13/2012, Video game publisher Capcom announced last month that it will be installing a Resident Evil restaurant in  Shibuya, Tokyo this month of July. As mentioned before, the restaurant is expected to open today, July 13, at eleven in the morning. Well, the...

Keromin digital puppet instrument are Kermit’s long lost relatives

06/20/2012, Kermit might have a suave voice, but here are his long lost relatives thanks to the good people at Troche, coming up with the Keromin digital puppet instrument. Basically, these might look like toys at the beginning, but you actually play them by opening...

Inari-zushi Robot does 2,500 rolls each hour

06/12/2012, Just how many sushi rolls can you produce in an hour? Suzumo’s latest Inari-zushi Robot is one productive machine – it is said to be able to improve from its predecessors by being able to make up to 2,500 Inari-zushi rolls each hour. All one...

Japan Display shows off 651 ppi display

06/06/2012, At the moment both the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S’ Retina display packs a pretty impressive 326 ppi, although that number may soon be overtaken thanks to a new technology demonstrated by Japan Display. This new technology will feature a 1280×800...

Osaka Station City uses water to tell the time

05/18/2012, Fountains as well as sprays of water are definitely a thing of beauty, and for those who have been to Las Vegas, surely the fountains of Bellagio have mesmerized you with their nightly performance? Well, halfway around the world is another interesting...