Goggles that trick the wearer into thinking the plain snack in their hand is a chocolate cookie, or make biscuits appear larger have been unveiled in Japan, offering hope to weak-willed dieters everywhere. Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed devices that use computer wizardry and augmented reality to fool the senses and make users feel more […]
If you’ve spent any amount of time in Japan then you probably know all about Onsen, but for those of you who don’t here’s a little information to put you in the know. The Onsen is basically Japan’s version of the Western “spa”, except in my opinion much much better. One reason that I find […]
This is the 1st of 2 articles about Delivery Health in Japan. The 2nd (newer) article can be found here. Ever taken enough time in lawson 7/11 or FamilyMart to actually check out the magazines they’re selling? If you’re like me you probably haven’t. But just the other day out of complete boredom I did just that. […]
It’s 2029 and the cold grasp of winter closes around Eri’s throat, a japanese colonist trying to survive genetic modification, breeding and the oppressive aristocratic rule on the ice moon Praxis… Click here for the Amazon Kindle version of Ex Re Publica.
Adam Savage (MythBuster) who did an awesome mold making article in MAKE 08 chimed in on an Ask Mefi coke cooling question, here’s how to cool down that soda, fast. 1. Put the can in a freezer ( time : 20 -25 minutes ) 2. Put the can in a bucket of ice ( time to freeze: 10 […]
When is a hot dog not a hot dog? When it’s a uniquely Japanese dogawich of course! Recently, six-time Coney Island Fourth of July hot dog eating contest champion Takeru Kobayashi was treated to a few hours in the big house for his antics at the annual Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest held in […]
Japanese Goblins, Ghosts, Shapeshifters and Devils of the Buddhist Hell are a motley crew ranging from downright funny to ghoulishly scary. The Kings of Japanese Ghost Stories (Kaidan) are Koizumi Yakumo f/k/a Lafcadio Hearn who wrote Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things in the early 1900s and Shigeru Mizuki who, in the 1960s, wrote the popular Gegege no […]
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