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Casio to release square-faced digital G-SHOCK featuring stainless steel bezel

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Casio Computer Co Ltd has announced the latest additions to the G-SHOCK line of shock-resistant watches, which has been revolutionizing personal timekeeping since 1983. The GM-5600 and GM-5600B are square-faced digital watches fitted with a bezel featuring a fine metal texture. The new GM-5600 and GM-5600B models boast the same… Read

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Light up your lair with Eevee, Pikachu, Gengar and Mimikyu LED wall lights

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If you're shopping for a night light or a wall light, and happen to be a Pokemon fan, you may have already seen Toyo Case's collection of LED wall lights. With their compact format and design focused on the silhouette of the Pokemon they represent, they serve double duty as… Read

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Japanese drink vending machine capsule toys: A must-have for recreating Japan in miniature

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Japan has a well-deserved reputation as the world’s most enthusiastic country when it comes to vending machines. In downtown Tokyo, it seems like you can find a machine selling drinks on just about every block, and you won’t have to walk much farther to find a gachapon or other brand of capsule… Read

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Starbucks Japan releases 'Peach on the Beach Frappuccino' as summer refreshment

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Starbucks Japan has built up quite the resume of delicious Frappuccino flavors, including a popular pudding a la mode one modeled after the menu of a traditional Japanese coffee house. Now as a follow-up to their summer yogurt frapp, they're getting customers ready for their summer beach trips with the new juicy "Peach… Read

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Double-function cups and bottle caps will delight kids with cute aquarium creatures

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As a parent on the go, you don't want to be encumbered with extra things to carry around. Why bring along bottled water and a separate plastic cup when you can combine the two functions in one? Heso Production Co., Ltd., the Osaka-based unusual goods maker which you may recall… Read

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Poke Mini Bottle vacuum flask

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You may have seen small vacuum flasks by Thermos or other brands, but even at their smallest, you're not likely to find anything much smaller than 10 inches tall and 10 ounces in capacity, and those are usually kids' bottles. For example, Thermos' Foogo bottles are 9.5 inches tall and have a… Read

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Spongy soft modern Japanese sandals give you geta style without the pain

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Geta, traditional Japanese sandals, are undeniably stylish. With thick, elegantly contoured soles and cords with colors chosen to contrast or compliment, they really do make the part of your outfit that’s closest to the ground a serious fashion highlight. However, there’s also a drawback to geta, which is that they’re… Read

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Uniqlo announces line of 'Sailor Moon' T-shirts

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It’s only been about two weeks since Uniqlo’s amazing lineup of "Pokemon" T-shirts went on sale, but Japan’s most popular casual fashion brand isn’t resting on it laurels. Up next is another collaboration with one of history’s biggest anime franchises: "Sailor Moon." The new T-shirt lineup is part of the celebration for the announcement that… Read

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Mount Fuji eraser slowly reveals mountain the more mistakes you make

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Mount Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan, is one of the historical symbols of the county. Its snow capped form is instantly recognisable and has been applied to a whole host of souvenir items such as jellies and even soy sauce dishes. But with this new piece of stationery, you’ll have to wait… Read

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Official Pokemon bubble teas coming to Japan

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As we head into the real heat of summer here in Japan, we’ve been preparing to hibernate indoors under the air conditioning, sitting on our Snorlax sofas playing Pokemon Sleep in our limited-edition Uniqlo Pikachu T-shirts. But now it looks like we’ll be heading outdoors to brave the heat at least once this summer, because The… Read

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