Monday, March 31, 2008

Mega Muffin From McDonald's Japan!

The MegaMuffin debuts next week in Japan on April 4th, and is part of the Mega Morning/Day/Night campaign for Mcdonald's in Japan.

Available for a limited time only until May 4th.

Made up of 2 pork sausages, 1 egg, bacon, cheese, and ketchup it is sure to give the Mega Mac's calorie amount a challenge, the Mega Mac is a whopping 754 calories and 45.9 grams of fat.

Calorie info on the Mega Muffin should be released soon!

McDonald's Mega Page

Japan Marketing News

Shrimp Burger
Mega Tomato & Mega Egg
Mega Teriyaki
The Mega Mac that Started it All!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Japanese Gadget Revealed

Many great guesses from our blog readers and one was right!!

Congrats to Samuel, it is a pillow!

The pillow is supposed to apply pressure to the points indicated in the picture and provide relief and relaxation.

You can purchase via Rinkya Stores via product page!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Guess the Japanese Gadget!

What is this?
I often look at items on Japanese websites and think what in the world??
Guess in comments below!

Click here to see gadget revealed

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Go Green With Reusable Chopsticks!

Japan wants to reduce their garbage by 60% by the year 2015, one of the ways they are promoting reducing consumer waste is to encourage bringing your own chopsticks to eat with!

Available on YJ HERE

Available on YJ HERE

Benetton Several Colors Available on Rakuten HERE!

Here are some links to get your reusable chopsticks:
Chopsticks On YJ
Chopsticks on Rakuten

There are a variety to choose from, Anime characters, antiques, Hello Kitty and much more!

To practice on chopsticks, get Chopstick Jenga!

Another Go Green Gadget from Japan- the frog can crusher!


Monday, March 24, 2008

Dress As A Ninja & Get A Free Train Ride!

Enjoy free travel along the Iga Tetsudo Line starting April 1st throughout May 6th when dressed up as a ninja!

The free train rides are part of the Iga Ueno Ninja Festival- where ninja parades, dance and many more events highlighting ninjas take place.

Iga Ueno is well known for the Iga Ninja spies who we know made contributions to history, but since they are ninjas and lived up to their names, most facts & information are unknown.
The residents of Iga Ueno, some who are descendants of the great ninjas, keep the traditions alive in their beautiful city and is a very popular location to visit.

Mainichi Via Japan Probe

Friday, March 21, 2008

A Booby Prize you Want!

Check out 3 yen's blog for more info on this UFO catcher in Japan!

Want your own booby de-stresser? Order from Rinkya Stores via Product Page!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Pocket Karaoke From Japan!

Logitech Japan has released, Pokekara, a portable karaoke mic that can be taken anywhere and plugged into most anything!
If you feel the need to burst into song at anytime, Pokekara makes it easy!

Karaoke is a very popular activity in Japan. It is a little different from karaoke in the US. Karaoke is a more private affair, with a group of people renting a room (private boxes) so they can sing, unlike the US, where you sing in front of everybody!

Product Page Via

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Wasabi. It's Not Just a Sushi Accompaniment...

Steve at Inventor Spot wrote a great article about the use of wasabi as a silent fire alarm! Read the article here!

Searching for that SuperModel Body?

Japan has the answer! Never feel fat again with this mirror!
The mirror's hour glass figure cuts out the "unnecessary" fat.

The mirror is used for weight loss inspiration. The website promises it will move you closer to your ideal body.

Product Page

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Do You Like To Read About Japan?

Check out the new Social Bookmarking site Japan Soc!

Unlike other social bookmarking sites, it is exclusively Japan news and info!

Join today and Soc Rinkya's posts!

My user profile is located here, drop me a message and add me as a friend!

A $10,000 AstroBoy!!

This 2.5 inch Astro Boy otherwise known as Atomu in Japan is made of pure gold and is adorned with small diamonds. The item is only limited to 80 pieces, with a price tag of 1 million yen, perhaps the limited number is a good idea!

Astro Boy was also a major success outside Japan and Astro Boy animation cels and items are popular collectibles.

Items on YJ:
Astro Boy
Princess Knights
Rose of Versailles

Akihabara News

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Never Get Caught With Bad Breath Again- The Etiquette Checker!

The Japanese gadget, "The Etiquette Checker", analyzes your bad breath and checks your alcohol consumption.

Bad breath is measured in 6 levels of grossness. It promises to give you a reading before anyone wonders: "What is that smell?"

The gadget is pocket-sized for easy travel and is only 3360 yen ($33 USD).

Rakuten also bills it as a health precaution, since bad breath are signs of halitosis, stomach diseases, organ problems, etc.

Also, will keep you in check before you "ruin your body" with too much alcohol.
OR you can play with your friends and see who is the drunkest.
Party game or health checker, it is up to you!

Purchase via Rinkya Stores via Product Page!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Dragonball Live Movie Delayed

The live action movie, Dragonball, no longer has a 2008 release date. The movie has been pushed back to April 3rd, 2009.

For more Dragonball movie news on our blog click here!


Bid on the cel pictured here via Rinkya Japan auctions!

Friday, March 07, 2008

Louis Vuitton Monogrammed Roses for White Day!

White day is March 14th in Japan and it is when the ladies get the gifts!

This White Day, French fashion designer Louis Vuitton has white monogrammed roses for 4000 yen each (approximately $39 USD each)

The special Louis Vuitton rose is available for a limited time only and looks great paired with a purse!

For more images of the white roses, visit Louis Vuitton Japan!

For more information on White Day, please read last year's post here!

More Blog Posts on Japan Festivals:
Obon Festival
Cherry Blossoms
Tagata Jinja- Harvest Festival
Children's Day
Girl's Day

Louis Vuitton on YJ

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Disney Releases Japan Lilo & Stitch Show!

Disney will create a Lilo & Stitch TV show for Japan- with a few changes-
Lilo will no longer be from Hawaii, and instead lives in Okinawa, Japan and will be called Hanako.

Disney plans to work with Japan production agencies in order to cater to the Japanese audience. This is the first time Disney has produced TV content outside the US, versus dubbing into different foreign languages.

Lilo & Stitch are very popular in Japan and a variety of toys and items can be found!

Disney on Rinkya Stores
Lilo And Stitch on YJ


Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Another New Sony PSP Color!

I just announced the Mint Green Sony PSP was now on sale yesterday and news of another color release only in Japan on April 24th was announced!

The Bronze PSP is limited to 60,000 units and the price is 23800 yen (Approximately $230 USD)

Via Luxury Launches

Deep Red PSP

Monday, March 03, 2008

Happy Girl's Day!

Hina Matsuari is "Girl's Day" in Japan and families pray for the happiness & prosperity of their girls and display beautiful Hina sets on step tiered stands.

For Girl's Day, we have collected a few doll links so you can add to your collection:

Hina Matsuri Items
Super Dollfies
Blythe Dolls
Vintage Dolls

Rinkya also has two indepth Rinkya Links Newsletters on Hina Dolls and the Festival:
Hina Matsuari One
Hina Matsuari Two

More Blog Posts on Japan Festivals:
Obon Festival
Cherry Blossoms
Tagata Jinja- Harvest Festival
Children's Day
White Day
Girl's Day

Image on Sale on YJ Now!

Mint Green PSP Available Now in Japan

Yet another exclusive color release from Playstation Portable, only available in Japan.
Mint Green, in time for St. Patty's Day!

Order via Amazon Japan through Rinkya Stores!

Playstation Japan Page

Deep Red PSP

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