smartphone

Lawson begins first self-service convenience store in Tokyo, no line-ups necessary

Just scan the item you want with your smartphone and walk out.

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Handy portable battery charging service now available in downtown Tokyo for just 108 yen

Forgot to charge your phone or tablet before leaving home? This useful service has you covered.

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Typhoon alert goes off on train commuters’ phones, tourists mistake it for Godzilla attack

You can’t blame them. It was a monster storm after all.

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Mom shares life-changing tip to stop her kids from fooling around on her smartphone

Here’s one way to keep your kids’ hands off your phone…and possibly give them some nightmares to boot. 

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Saitama teacher arrested for taking videos in restroom, trying to cover up by buying a new phone

Not one to face the music, this lecherous teacher concocted a daringly stupid plan to save himself.

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Yu Yu Hakusho Gets New Smartphone Action RPG

“Character raising action RPG” has co-op, competitive multiplayer.

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Japanese smartphone attachment trims your nose hairs, makes you the saddest man on Earth

The look of a man clipping away the last pieces of himself that are still alive.

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New Japanese gadget guards valuables in public places, lets you leave them safely unattended

Just plop it onto anything you want to protect and it’ll alert you immediately when someone touches it.

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Nissin develops fork that covers up the sound of slurping noodles 【Video】

One small step for fork technology, one giant leap for foreign relations.

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New Japanese augmented-reality service lets you meet with deceased loved ones at their graves

What better way to say hi than by actually saying hi?

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Duolingo free language learning app released their first Japanese lessons, so we tested them out!

Check out what we thought of the Japanese language course released today!

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Cardcaptor Sakura LINE theme available now!

Transform the app into an environment perfect for Clow Cards and our heroine, Sakura.

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Tokyo taxi company to release smartphone app with battling princesses

Gojyo Taxi is hoping that the ability to evolve pig-tailed magic girls in their cars will boost usage, and “hope” is a wonderful thing.

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What if Siri had the personality of an overbearing Chinese mother? 【Video】

How do I revert back this upgrade?!

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Japanese gamers anxious to get hands on South Korea’s latest hit: Destiny Child 【Pics, Videos】

You really ought to check out the video, because screenshots don’t do justice to this visually impressive game for Android and iOS devices.

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USJ stops rollercoaster partway through to remove one high school rider who broke the rules

For an amusement park, Universal Studios Japan does not play around.

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Japanese comic shows four reasons people from different countries spend money on smartphone games

Are you Japanese, American, Korean or Chinese when it comes to smartphone game transactions?

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Show off your love of Japan’s gorgeous fake food samples with mouth-watering phone cases【Pics】

May or may not cause sudden desire to take a bite out of your phone.

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The goose is loose! Video shows off swan smartphone-holder, the ultimate hands-free device 【Vid】

Nothing says convenience like a swan head that extending out of your crotch area.

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Ladies, prepare to be romanced by a hot guy with a horse’s body in this bizarre new dating app

Ever dream of being kabe-doned by a horse? Neither did we, but now you can in the new Horse Prince game…and no, we’re not horsing around.

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