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Japan’s Designclue delivers crowdsourcing industry insights [Infographic]

Back in February we featured logo crowdsourcing service Designclue, which leverages the power of freelance designers regardless of their location. It’s operated by Tokyo-based...

Presentations just got even more zen with Kokuyo’s ring remote

When you’re trying to make a persuasive presentation, you are unlikely to be sitting in front of a computer, just clicking through your slides....

Manga plates turn dinnertime into an epic comic food fight

Some of you may recall when we recently featured the recently launched crowdfunding platform Anipopo. On that site, you can discover and support manga...
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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...
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Amazing LED bathtub from Japan cycles through 7 soothing colors

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOjNmr74x0E?rel=0&w=560&h=315] Japan has always been a pretty great country in which to take a relaxing soak. But jacuzzi and bath company, Takeshita, gave the...

Japan’s amazing self-stirring pot now for sale on Amazon

This is part of our Crowdfunding in Japan series (RSS). Services like KickStarter have become a global phenomenon with the power to let creative...
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A fine line: Shantell Martin projects freestyle performance art

At a recent FITC event in Tokyo I had a chance to hear renowed artist Shantell Martin speak about her artwork, as well as...
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The pen is mightier than the finger: New Puzzle & Dragons branded stylus to...

If you’ve played Japan’s most popular mobile game, Puzzle & Dragons, for any real length of time, you may find that occasionally you might...

Fujisoft holds contest to find new uses for its Parlo robot

Parlo, photo via Engadget The most famous robot in Japan might very well be Sony’s famous dog robot Aibo. It was first released way back...
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Designing for Women: 10 of the Cutest Color Palettes from Japan

Over the past few months, we have written about what we see as a trend coming from Japanese mobile developers: The country is exceptionally...

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