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Biotech nose filters keep delicate nostrils oh-so clean
Friday, February 22, 2008
Read the full story Household | Japan | Off Topic | WTF? 10:44 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
Tagged with: hay fever pollen

The impending hay fever season here is kinda uncomfortable in a ‘contents of your sinuses pouring out of your nose’ way, so it’s a joy to report that the geniuses at Bio International Japan have come up with a high-tech way to keep all that runny junk up there where it belongs.

Please refrain from entrance of a man
Thursday, February 21, 2008
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Tagged with: engrish

Splendid Engrish seen not in Shinjuku ni-chome, but in the childcare room at Diamond City shopping mall.

Tenga’s sexy-time toys lend hand in self-pleasure game
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Read the full story Japan | Off Topic | WTF? 09:23 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
Tagged with: gross sex tenga

OK, what have lukewarm cup noodles, dead squid, drilled watermelons, piping hotdog buns and creepy rubber dolls all got in common with the wonderfully named ‘Tenga New Adult Concept’?

Chinese kiss-and-tell a good read even without the sex
Monday, November 12, 2007
Read the full story Internet | Off Topic 09:45 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
Tagged with: censorship china

You may already have come across the notorious China Bounder – a how-to-get-laid-while-still-caring-about-stuff blog from Shanghai written by a ‘Western scoundrel’ – through reports about internet censorship in China like this one, but it doesn’t hurt to pass on a reminder to check it out.

Water bottle humidifiers gush steam in a rainbow of colors
Thursday, October 25, 2007
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Tagged with: ccp humidifiers steam

Humidifiers are essential in Japan’s dry winter, so quirky-looking little devices like CCP’s KZ-500AS, which vaporizes the contents of a regular plastic water bottle, are most welcome.

Mr Spock would be proud: Booth babe totes tricorder to perfection
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Read the full story Events | Film, TV, manga & anime | Off Topic | Video 11:00 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
Tagged with: ceatec hd dvd star trek tricorder

To pimp the Japanese HD DVD release of all 1,450 minutes of the original Star Trek in 1080p glory, the HD DVD promo body has decked out its booth attendants in appropriate regalia at CEATEC this week.

Portable shower in a box for life's filthier moments
Thursday, August 30, 2007
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Tagged with: showers

Next time you’re done surfing at a remote beach (or trapped in a collapsing building after an earthquake) you’ll probably wish you had one of these to wash the sand (or brick dust) off - a portable, battery-powered shower.

Japanese pervs really, really, really love their fish
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Read the full story Japan | Off Topic | WTF? 05:03 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
Tagged with: fishy tales

OK, this can’t possibly be true, but trashy Japanese tabloid Jitsuwa Knuckles reckons Japanese fishermen are totally into their prey - literally into them, if you get the idea.

Google eats humble pie over video fiasco and apologizes for shafting customers
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Read the full story Internet | Off Topic | Video 07:30 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
Tagged with: google mismanagement

When Google bought YouTube in all its video-sharing goodness last year it was only a matter of time before its own Google Video site would see some major changes. So, the company’s recent announcement that it was no longer renting or selling videos for a fee was no surprise.

Japanese DVD distributor reckons Ricky Gervais is a total wranker
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Read the full story Film, TV, manga & anime | Japan | Off Topic | WTF? 05:15 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
Tagged with: dvd gervais office

Office co-creator and Herculean foulmouth Ricky Gervais is many things, but I never knew he was such a wranker.

Japanese soccer star Shunsuke Nakamura now available as tasty rice topping
Monday, August 06, 2007
Read the full story Household | Japan | Off Topic | WTF? 02:59 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
Tagged with: celtic japanese food nakamura

Yes, I know it’s weird and definitely not a gadget but what could be less appetizing than flavorizing your bowl of rice with the essence of Japanese sports stars?

Fresh like sushi — Japanese fridge magnets good enough to eat
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Read the full story Household | Off Topic | Toys | WTF? 10:33 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
Tagged with: cool magnets sushi

Slightly classier than the flashlight turds we saw the other day, these tiny (1in) sushi magnets from Japan are so authentically detailed you can almost smell the North Atlantic brine off them.

Toilet transformer zaps old-style Japanese squatters into the 21st century
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
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Tagged with: squatting toilets transformers

Japanese residents tired of squatting when they go to the smallest room can get themselves all Westernized thanks to the latest in new-fangled toilet converters from Inax.

Japanese nano-tech breakthrough gives us world's first turd-themed flashlight
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Read the full story Japan | Off Topic | Toys | WTF? 06:10 AM JMLH • Permalink
Tagged with: straps turds unchi

We all know Japan loves its fake turds, particularly atop buildings or dangling from cellphones, but this is the first we’ve seen that doubles as a flashlight.

We Heart Tokyo: When East and West collide and get all gooey
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Read the full story Announcements | Japan | Off Topic 10:09 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
Tagged with: dating launches matchmaking we heart websites

Regular visitors might have noticed - via links like the one at the page head, at the end of stories or over there on the far right - that we’ve moved into the dating website business and you might wonder why…



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