Irrational Want of the Day? Who am I kidding? I haven’t posted in ages! It sounded catchy, though. Anyway, what you’re really here for the newest utterly random, totally cool microclimate-controlling gadget from Japan, right? Step right this way….
It’s New Year’s Eve (in my time zone, at least) and since I haven’t been super active here lately, I decided to make some e-nengajou (年賀状 or New Year’s postcards) for you guys. Most everybody in Japan sends out nengajou to their family, friends, and coworkers, and as long as they’re taken to the post [...]
That’s right, you guys. October 23rd (aka Mole Day) is Koichi’s birthday! He’s turning 23, so he doesn’t get any cool new rights, but I’m sure he’ll have lots of fun, anyway. ☆⌒（＾ｗ＾ *） お誕生日おめでとう、コウイチくん （* ＾ｗ＾）⌒☆ P.S. This is a really old picture, from 2 years ago.
Have you heard about the crazy gaijin-related incident that happened today? I wouldn’t be surprised if you have; it’s getting a ton of media coverage at the moment. Rightly so, too, as this level of crazy deserves talking about. If you haven’t, here’s a quick run-down of the events that took place: Apparently, a British [...]
I’ve come out of my blogging hibernation to share the news about Japanese cellphone company Willcom‘s newest creation, the Kuma (Bear) Phone. I’ve always loved Willcom’s cutesy designs, but they’ve taken it a step farther this time, embedding phone parts into an actual stuffed animal ↓ Yep, that inocuous-looking teddy bear actually functions as a [...]
Japan is the home of quite a few Guinness World Records (the world’s longest concert being the most recent one I can remember), but now it’s got another under it’s belt: world’s longest eyebrow. Toshie Kawakami, the 57 year old president of a Tokyo food company, has an eyebrow hair which measured 17.2cm as of [...]
As much as I want to be outrageously snarky in this post, I don’t think I can bring myself to do it. After all, social anxiety disorder is pretty serious stuff, especially in Japan, the birthplace of the hikikomori (引き籠もり or “pulling away”) phenomenon. In an attempt to help out those who are uncomfortable in [...]