Here are some interesting links for Japan news, while the blog is on a slight break:
Space Beer from Japan!
T Shirt Engrish from Japundit!
Microscopic Ramen Noodle Bowl
Guy Arrested for Squirting Soy Sauce Gun
And Hello Kitty Underwear on Auction Here!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Takehiko Inoue's Slam Dunk have released official uniforms for the popular basketball manga and anime series.
Jerseys from 12 different characters are available online and the three main characters: Hanamichi Sakuragi (Shohoku High School), Shinichi Maki (Kainan) and Akira Sendoh (Ryonan), are included in DVD box sets.
If you have the DVDs pick up the jerseys online via Rinkya Stores via Toei Animation for 10,290 yen a piece.
Deadline for orders are August 31 for the first batch and October 31 for the second batch.
Via Anime News Network
Friday, May 23, 2008
The transformer Soundwave is confirmed for Transformers 2. Soundwave is a Decepticon tape player, he ejected tapes which also turned into miniature robots, jammed radio signals, and could read minds. He is definitely one of the more popular Transformers and is sure to make many fans happy with his entrance in the movie.
Transformers On YJ
Transformers on the Blog, Including Links for Exclusive Items!
Monday, May 19, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Even tissue boxes are made Kawaii in Japan!!
Shocker from Kamen Rider!
Japan's cutest cat!
Grab one from Elmo's mouth!
Catch one before you sneeze from Doraemon, not only a famous anime character, but the first Anime Ambassador for Japan!
Product Page for many, many more designs!
Kamen Rider on YJ
Sesame Street on YJ
Hello Kitty on YJ
Doraemon on YJ
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Wednesday, May 14, 2008
CWC Limited Edition Neo Blythe Precocious Candy's Mush Room goes on sale May 21st online in Japan. Limited edition- 3000 dolls. 14,490 yen
CWC Limited Edition Petite Blythe "Charlotte Champignon" goes on sale TODAY online in Japan. Limited edition- 3000 dolls 3,990 yen
Two adorable new Blythes to add to your collection via Rinkya Stores!
Or check out Yahoo Japan for a variety of past releases, clothing and accessories for your Blythe Doll!
Blythe News Section
Monday, May 12, 2008
This item is Splash, an umbrella stand that was the 2003 Good Design Award Winner in Tokyo, designed by Yasuhiro Asano!
Comes in 8 different colors.
It does look like it could also work as a pencil holder or chopstick holder too!
Friday, May 09, 2008
Thursday, May 08, 2008
We love this new website Japanese Mascots!
It lists a variety of mascots for Japanese companies.
Pretty much all Kawaii!
Images via Japanese Mascots check out what company these mascots are for!
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Bored of the usual UFO catchers from Japan? No Boobies For you?
and definitely not Dehydrated food?
What about trying for a live lobster? A bit more challenging, as they will move away from a steel claw grabbing at them, but what a way to impress!
For your favorite UFO Catcher prize from Japan, check out YJ auctions and bid with Rinkya!
Geekologie via Weird Asia News
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
The special Vogue issue from Japan is out on stands! Hello Kitty models ALL of John Galliano for Dior’s designs from his new collection. The magazine also comes with a cute Hello Kitty keychain!
Order via Rinkya Stores, magazine is only 680 yen!
For more Hello Kitty posts, read here!
[Japan][hello kitty][vogue][john Galliano][dior]
Monday, May 05, 2008
Friday, May 02, 2008
Thursday, May 01, 2008
Japan has a rapidly increasing elderly population- and many of them still want to drive.
There are no age limits for driver's licenses in Japan and they do not plan on having any restrictions, but rather tests to weed out bad drivers and incentives for people to give up their licenses. They hope it will lessen the 100k plus accidents attributed to the aging population.
The Tokyo government has recruited many businesses to offer incentives such as pizza, hotels and amusement park discounts in return for giving up your driver license.
The 102 year old interviewed for the article here, thinks it may just be about that time.