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Fun iPhone food cases lets you taste Japan’s fall flavors

Here in Japan, fall is a special season. It’s often described with the saying ‘Shokuyoku-no-aki’ (roughly translated as ‘fall for appetite’), a time when...

New Japanese e-commerce site sells products with a story

A new ecommerce website was recently launched in Japan. It's called STORIES online store. Operated by design and branding company Seitaro Design, the concept...

Simple innovations: 5 great stationary designs from Japan

The initiative to innovate and challenge the norm is not something that is limited to the tech industry. If we look to the area...
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Tokyo Office Tour: A look at Monoco’s new showroom

We featured Japanese flash sales e-commerce startup Monoco recently when they announced they had raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Fuji Startup Ventures....
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Brand Pit wins Startup Sauna Tokyo, moves on to compete in Finland

Startup Sauna, a startup accelerator from Finland, held a pitch event here on Tokyo last night. There were a number of familiar faces from...

Japan brings brilliant colored designs to boring paper receipts

If you go into a Japanese convenience store, you might notice a little box by the register where customers can trash their unwanted receipts....

10 ingenious products that showcase Japanese design

Japan has always valued attention to detail, and that spirit has delivered many wonderfully designed products to the world. Here are just a few...

Japanese company creates geeky jewelry from electronic components

Japanese girls tend to be very fashion-conscious. And although there are popular apparel brands that they typically favor, a few individuals prefer to stand...
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Japanese nail art enters another dimension thanks to 3D printing

Japan has an abundance of fun 3D printing projects, such as Fotofig which we featured just recently. And while many such projects are a...
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Bicycle safety made pretty: LED guide lights keep cars at bay

Japanese gadget vendor Thanko has a really fun bicycle tail light up for sale right now. The device users five LED lights to project...