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An Anti-Aging Oxygen Chamber for Dogs

While you might not be able to teach old dogs new tricks, you can assure that your dog doesn’t get old in the first place. Spotted in a space salon in Yoyogi Uehara, these two pooches are getting a healthy dose of oxygen to enhance their youthful glow and reduce the progress of wrinkles, because lets be honest, they just ...

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7-Foot Throne Made Out of Famicom Cartridges

I’ve debated building a shrine to the NES for years now, but I’ve never actually gotten around to acting on the idea. Spotted over at the Super Potato retro gaming store in Akihabara, Japan, this 7-foot tall throne was made entirely out of Famicom cartridges, creating an apt shrine for the gamer who demands to be the king of his ...

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Domo Invading Your Local 7-Eleven

This fall 7-Eleven will be rolling out a nationwide promotion featuring Japan’s favorite stop-animation monster, Domo. Everything from cups, to straws, to hot dog cases, even Domo-themed merchandise will be available at 7-Eleven. It literally looks like Domo came inside of 7-Eleven’s vag and reproduced a bunch of little Domo/7-Eleven offspring. The depth of this promotion is pure madness.

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Ramen Restaurant Ran by Robots

No, that isn’t just the work of some handy alliteration. Although, this post does happen to be brought to you by the letter “R.” The Fuamen Ramen restaurant  in Nagoya, Japan is manned by a team of robots who expertly prepare the customers’ bowls of noodles. The owner claims that the benefits of using robots are the consistency of taste ...

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Super Sick SEGA Sonic Shirt

Holy cow, Tails! That’s more alliteration than a hooker in Amsterdam! Peep this fucking sweet Sonic The Hedgehog t-shirt. It’s Sonic and he’s squeezed into a box tighter than a Thai hooker. No, but really, it’s a promo t-shirt being handed out in Japan to promote the upcoming title Sonic Chronicles. Yeah, people got this shirt FOR FREE. Way jealous. ...

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GunMAdam: Why Is This Necessary?

Why do things like this need to be created? It’s a gadget from the dreams of your 6-year-old sister. Just look at that pose. This is one Gundam in dire need of a tea party, followed promptly by an ass whooping. If you’re a girl and you ask your Grandma for a Gundam for Christmas, guaranteed you’d get something like ...

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Japanese University Using iPhone as Attendance Record

Japanese students lucky enough to snatch a free iPhone 3G from their school shouldn’t get too excited just yet. Your universities mean serious business. The iPhone might just be a smart ploy to get your asses in school. A Japanese university has started to employ a special school attendance app which keeps track of whether you show your face in ...

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We’ve Been Had: Science Proves Tripods Make Camera Shake Worse

Either the Japanese government has something against tripod manufacturers or the photography industry has been pulling the wool over our eyes for a century. A group of Japanese scientists from Nishi Lab of the University of Electrocommunications have determined that photos taken with cameras that are anchored to a tripod typically have more camera shake. A new tool that determines ...

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Call It: PS3 Outsells Wii in March

Big in Japan. That’s what the press should be calling the Playstation 3. Seems for the month of March, Nintendo’s fantasy box of magic couldn’t fend off the brute,building strength of Sony’s Playstation 3. According to Reuters, “domestic sales of the PS3 came to 146,948 units in the five weeks through March 29, compared with 99,335 units of the Wii ...

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Plush Domo Wants To Nom Nom On Your Fingers

We’ve all seen this little brown creature strewn across the web and thrown onto merchandise, but do you actually know who this character is? In reality, Domo made his debut as the mascot for the Japanese television station NHK. From there, Domo moved into the American market via Nickelodeon, where he appeared in a bunch of short skits, which eventually ...

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