Whereas before you might have felt powerless to fight off overly curious and annoying children, now you pull out your USB-powered hot glue gun and permanently attach a quarter (or a 50円 coin, in our case) to the floor - BOOM! You're free!
The Japanese marketing machine knows precisely how to push the limits of tasteful media, butt right up against straight-up pornography, and then settle in the purgatory therebetween. Hence our wishy-washy NSFW warning: Is it safe, or is it not? Answer: Yes, no, and maybe.
From intricately designed manhole covers to the jaw-droppingly realistic food samples seen in restaurant window displays, Japanese people have long been known for creating aesthetically pleasing objects in the human environment. Leave it then to a Japanese artist to decorate space. Literally.
Long before Michael Bay, and even before Hasbro's incarnation, Transformers were Takara Tomy's Microman and Diaclone, and Nintendo's Super Mario, long a global phenomenon, was first a game for Nintendo's Japan-only Famicom console.
This week two Americans who do science and a Japanese woman who does Kimonos are getting a huge chunk of cash from the Kyoto Prize, and a southeastern Japanese prefecture wants to become toilet world...
Casio Computer Co., Ltd. announced that it will collaborate with Japan Post Co., Ltd. - Japan's postal service - to release new 3D “Casio Art” paintings, using special postage stamp designs.
The stamps will be released on July 23, or "Fumi no Hi" (Day of the Letter) and the paintings will be sold at “e-casio” which is Casio’s official online shopping website. The paintings will also be sold through shops operated by Casio Group companies.