What Japanese Think Of Foreigners

“An interview of Japanese university students on what they think about foreigners and foreign countries. Like our other interviews it’s just for fun so don’t take it too seriously. Sorry it’s so windy!” — Rachel & Jun

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How Japanese Drivers Say Thank You

“This is a rule in (NA) when going cross country for semi trucks if you need to pass him up he flashes his emergency light and you pass him up then flash yours as a thank you.” — O Anaya

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Owl Pen IRL

“Am I the only one curious to see what the artist was working on?” — Ill Ironiks

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Bizarre Japanese Facial Exercise Gadget

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The PAO was designed by Japanese beauty company SHLAB – it consists of a round plastic mouthpiece with plastic paddle wings on either side. In order to use it, you simply hold the device firmly in your mouth and bob your head up and down to swing the paddles. The company claims that performing this exercise for 30 seconds, twice a day, can significantly tone up facial muscles, making a person look much younger. They demonstrate its correct use in their two-minute advertisement, which is so absurd, I dare you to watch it with a straight face.” w/ photos + video

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2020 Robot Olympics?

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Shinzo Abe, the prime minister, has said he wants to use such an event to showcase the latest global robotics technology, an industry in which Japan has long been famed as a pioneer. Mr Abe also outlined plans to create a special task force to develop a ‘robotic revolution’ and treble the size of Japan’s robotics industry to a value of 2.4 trillion yen (£13.8 billion). ‘In 2020, I would like to gather all of the world’s robots and aim to hold an Olympics where they compete in technical skills,’ said Mr Abe, according to Jiji Press agency. ‘We want to make robots a major pillar of our economic growth strategy.” w/ photos

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Cycle-Ball World Cup

“It’s so weird when you never heard of something for which there’s already high trained professionals… I mean look at how they can shoot the ball using the wheel.” — SuperBarbaazul

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Why Japanese Don’t Smell!

“WHAT! You mean I have to continue to wear deodorant even though I now live in this magical world of unicorns known as Japan where people suddenly lose their body odor as soon as they step off the plane?! LIES!!!” — Sharla in Japan

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