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Traditional Japanese art meets mobile: Paper iPhone cases from Kyoto

If you have ever visited Japanese variety stores like LOFT or Tokyu-Hands, you’ve likely seen the tremendous choice of iPhone cases. There are even...
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Google Glass, you’ve got company! Sekai Camera inventor introduces Telepathy One

See also this story in Japanese. Takahito Iguchi, the former Tonchidot CEO best known for having invented an augmented reality smartphone app Sekai Camera, has...

Cardboard themed mobile charger proves surprisingly popular in Japan

Many Japanese people commute to work by train. This is the core time when they use their mobile phones. Due to extended use on...

Pacific Rim director pays tribute to Tokyo’s iconic Gundam statue

I haven’t yet had a chance to see Guillermo del Toro’s latest film, Pacific Rim, but from the clips I’ve seen so far of...
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Muji’s minimalist wall-mounted speaker plays music straight from your mobile

I’m a big fan of Japanese retailer Muji (TYO:7453) which has a wide range of affordable products which don’t really look terribly cheap. One...

Japanese Raspberry Pi robot reaches Kickstarter goal in 2 days

Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer, capable of many of the same functions as your desktop PC. And Tokyo-based gadget creator Kiluck has...

Japanese solar-powered digital camera seeks photographers who care

Japanese toy camera manufacturer Superheadz has released the world’s first solar-panel enabled digital camera called SUN&CLOUD. In fact, the camera can be charged in...

Japan’s TeamLab wins award for ingenious interactive reception area

We previously wrote about Team Lab’s 3D iPad app, 'TeamLabBody' back in March. Their creative team recently won the Digital Signage Award 2013 for...

Let your iPhone meditate on this zen smartphone stand from Elecom

Here’s a fun new smartphone stand from the folks at Elecom (TYO:6750), affectionately called the Buddy Stand. Japan really likes to anthropomorphize things, and...

Japanese design house shows a sense of humor, with fun ‘breasts t-shirt’ and more

EcoD Works is an interesting Japanese creative design company. Currently there are only a few design works listed on the its website, but they...

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