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Häagen-Dazs Japan gives us glorious Banana Chocolate ice cream

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Häagen-Dazs Japan has done it again. They recently announced a new flavor in their line of mini cup ice creams, and we have to say, it sounds absolutely heavenly. The new flavor “Banana Chocolata” is sure to attract the attention of ice cream lovers, because well, what’s not to love about… Read

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Pokemon cosmetics back in time for summer

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We recently took a look at a wristwatch adorned with images of Pikachu and his Pocket Monster brethren. Snazzy as it may be, with a price tag of $259,511, it’s probably a little out of most fans’ budget. But fear not, because Japanese fashion and lifestyle brand Its’Demo is here with a cool… Read

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Sony's 'Xperia Touch' projects touch-sensitive Image

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Sony Mobile Communications Inc will release Xperia Touch G1109, which projects an image on a wall, floor or desktop and enables to use the projected image as a touch panel, on June 26. The size of the projected image is equivalent to 23-80 inches, and the distance between the G1109… Read

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Häagen-Dazs’ special new flavor, Japanese citrus, is just in time for summer

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As we move toward the end of May, we’re quickly running out of time in which to enjoy Japan’s traditional springtime delicacies. But even as we quietly shed a bittersweet tear over having to part with our beloved sakura sweets until next year, we take heart in looking forward to the tart, tangy… Read

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Hi-Chew candies get revamped into ice cream sweet treats just in time for summer

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Just in time for summer, long-standing Japanese confectionery company Morinaga is revamping one of their more popular sweets into a cool ice cream bar. From Monday, May 29, grape-flavored Hi-Chew ice bars will go on sale at convenience stores across Japan. Hi-Chew candies are popular across the nation, and even abroad, known for… Read

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Earphones enable you to check your physical condition while listening to music

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Kyocera Corp has developed an optical sensor that measures blood flow in hypodermal tissues. It can be embedded in wearable devices, such as earphones, to visualize the functions to adjust autonomic nerves and blood pressure, heat stroke and dehydration. The company aims to commercialize the sensor in 2018 or 2019.… Read

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School bag cushions: The ultimate Japanese schoolgirl accessory

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Japanese novelty clothing manufacturer Bibi Lab has been catering to the shy cosplayer market for several years now, with a number of schoolgirl “roomwear” outfits designed to be worn around the home and away from the public eye. We’ve seen everything from “rich girl” school uniforms to sailor suit outfits for men, but for all the weird… Read

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To eat or to play? Do both with 'somen' noodle slider

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In Japan, for every season and every moment there are noodles, called men in Japanese, to match. From hot, delicious ramen, the spicy sesame-ness of tantanmen, cold Korean-style reimen, dipping tsukemen, to the ladies’ (or for that matter some men’s) choice, and my personal favourite, shime ramen, or ramen at the end of a night of… Read

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New electric wheelchair can be separated into 3 parts

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Whill Inc, which manufactures and sells "personal mobilities," has developed a new model, "Whill Model C," and will start shipment in June in Japan. The price of the Model C is ¥450,000, which is less than half the price of the "Model A" (existing product, ¥995,000). Personal mobilities developed by… Read

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Kobo Aura H2O: Advanced version of Rakuten's waterproof eReader

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In the service of relaxation and just in time for the summer reading season, Rakuten Kobo, a global leader in eReading, has announced its newest addition to the family, the new Kobo Aura H2O—an updated version of the original crowd-pleasing waterproof eReader. The new device allows book lovers to easily… Read

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