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We make a Japanese ice cream vending machine

It’s amazing what you can get free with Japanese magazines nowadays. 

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What day of the year has the most anime character birthdays? This heat map has the answer

A pattern emerges in how creators pick characters’ birthday dates, with one day in particular being a major cluster.

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The future is here! Coronavirus prevention leads to holographic touch screens in everyday spaces

Soon we won’t have to worry about getting infected by a dirty touch screen!

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Japanese fast food chain’s new robot worker helps people sick and stuck at home continue to earn

Mos Burger’s robot cashier will be operated by people unable to leave their homes because of sickness.

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Celebrate summer in style with a cold drink in these color-changing firework glasses【Video】

You don’t have to be in a crowd to enjoy fireworks this summer!

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Want your own Japanese coronavirus quarantine room? Cardboard cubicles on sale to general public

Absolutely no tools, tape, or glue required for construction.

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Japanese vending machines will now let your buy things using your face

Smile for the camera (and the drink).

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New light-up Japanese bar sign capsule toys make drinking at home feel like a night on the town

Get the look of five types of Tokyo’s back-alley bars in the comfort of your kitchen.

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Hankering for a vacation? Try these pseudo-vacations offered in Taiwan and Japan

Whether digital or just a taste of travel, these experiences might help sate a little bit of your wanderlust!

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Japanese architecture firm creates luxurious “Cat High-Rise Condominium” cat tree【Video】

For different floor for four different aspects of your kitty’s lifestyle.

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You can now get stick-on salon masks for haircuts in the coronavirus age in Japan

See-through and strapless, the new masks help getting a haircut in the new normal feel a little more like it did in the old normal.

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Coronavirus leads to the creation of haunted drive-in in Tokyo this summer【Photos】

Pandemic is changing how haunted houses work in Japan, but the terrifying show will go on.

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Japanese bag looks like it’s spouting random English, but has an actual message

“You’re reading this, aren’t you?”

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You play the newest Pokémon game, Pokémon Smile, by brushing your teeth in real life【Video】

Gotta brush ‘em all!

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Japanese notepads you can eat promise to save you from embarrassing body noises at work/school

Grumbling stomach? Trumpet-blast fart? It’s the Kamihime to the rescue!

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How to stop the itching from a mosquito bite in minutes using a towel and a microwave

A super easy way to keep the bloodsuckers from spoiling your summer fun.

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Cosplay mosquito repellent? Japan’s new magical-armor-style accessory protects you from bugs

Because anime heroes shouldn’t have to worry about bug bites.

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Japanese dad opens bar inside his house just for him and his kid【Videos】

Parent and child bond over oden, all-age drinks.

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Drum-maker Pearl repurposes hi-hat pedals into alcohol dispensers

A great way to beat COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

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How to make a pizza using a pack of ramen noodles【SoraKitchen】

Here’s what happens when two of the most comforting comfort foods team up.

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