It’s time for Only In Japan’s yearly holiday gift round-up, and it looks like 2015 is holding its own! I can pretty much guarantee you’ll be the only one to bestow one of these awesome gifts … Continue Reading 2015 Top Ten Crazy Gifts From Japan!
10. SUSHI SOCKS 9. DIY CROSS STITCH PHONE CASE 8. ANIMAL SKELETONS 7. DEVIL WAX 6. EYELID EXERCISER 5. EMOJI EYE MASK 4. DEODORANT CANDY 3. NINJA SNACK PICKS 2. THE STATUE OF TOO MUCH … Continue Reading Ten Best Stocking Stuffers From Japan!
10. What do you give the person who has everything? They’ve already got a one-shot coffee maker. And a one-shot tea machine. But I bet they don’t have a ONE-SHOT … Continue Reading Top Ten Only In Japan Holiday Gifts 2014!
Solve the perennial problem of having to listen to the life story of the ex-schoolteacher from Peoria on your next flight out of Tokyo by donning one of these luridly … Continue Reading Slightly Creepy, And Yet…
10. For the film maven on your list who camped overnight in line at the movie theatre to see the new Evangelion…ANIME EYES SLEEP MASKS (seen at Village Vanguard) 9. For … Continue Reading Top Ten Only In Japan Holiday Gifts 2012!
Um, was it Opposite Day or were the geniuses at HEM just a little unclear on the concept when they dreamed up this product? “Hey boy, smells like you been … Continue Reading Make Your Room Smell Like You’ve Been Smoking Weed, Even If You Haven’t!
If you’ve been searching for a miracle diet that’s guaranteed to make you eat less – or not at all! – at every meal, your quest for the holy grail … Continue Reading Dieting Made Easy
“D-a-a-a-d-d-y!” “What?” “Greedo pushed me!” “Hmm, who pushed first?” This is a page from “Darth Vader & Son,” a book written originally in English by Jeffrey Brown, but it’s especially … Continue Reading If Darth Hadn’t Been An Absentee Father…
Wow, one can only imagine the mischief some extreme DIYer might get into with this handy plastic head from Village Vanguard. It helpfully details all the points on your head … Continue Reading Do It Yourself…Acupuncture?
What next, Janis X Lucy? Snoopy X Snoop Dogg? Although I have to admit that these Jimi X Linus and Bob X Linus t-shirts made me laugh, they ARE sort … Continue Reading Jimi X Linus?!
I’m still trying to figure out the pop fascination with Catholic symbols here in Japan. Totally divorced from religious tradition (Christianity never got much of a toehold here, thanks to … Continue Reading Our Lady Of Glow In The Dark
What’s a cat to do when it’s time to party, but his kitten face gets him carded everywhere he goes? Smart felines get themselves a fake ID! Whether puss’s name … Continue Reading Fake IDs for Cats
With a play on words that’s appreciated by everyone in Japan who has used Toto’s legendary Washlet toilet, behold the Ashlet! While sadly lacking an exhaust fan like the genuine … Continue Reading The Ashlet
Japanese consumers eat pickles by the gallon, but not THESE kind of pickles. Rating three splats on the Sour-O-Meter, Screamin’ Dill Pickle Pringles are the most mysterious flavor I’ve seen yet. … Continue Reading Pickle-flavored Pringles