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Top 6 Highly Unique Yet Practical Products to Originate from Japan

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

There are so many ways one’s life can be touched by the Japanese culture and Japanese inventions. But unique products sourced from Japan need not end up on an office shelf or just to be used for a friendly laugh with an interested colleague in your workplace. Some of the products to come out of Japan are both unique and absolutely practical. Check out the list we compiled for this very occasion below and let us know what you think!

1. Butter Former

This kind of butter former makes a whole lot of sense for the convenience and ease of use it brings to the kitchen. So if you like your toast with butter, this Motex Easy Butter Former will convert hard butter from your fridge into delicious buttery threads that will melt right away on your toast. Good stuff!

2. Sound Catch Cubic Pillow
Sound Catch Cubic Pillow
This specialty product is purpose-built with one goal in mind. That is to let your enjoy your sound panorama in stereo mode while while getting lazy around the house. Like all things Japanese what this Pillow is built for it does perfectly well!

3. Photograph Yourself Arm
Photograph Yourself Arm
If there is any trend in the world that is larger than life at the moment it’s the selfies. Bathroom, outdoors, in-car, background action selfies, you name it. With this wide-spread of a trend somebody just had to do it and invent a full-fledged Photograph Yourself Arm. With this device you can take selfies to a whole new level, or a whole new height if you please. The Photograph Yourself Arm will help you to unleash your inner photography talents upon the world with a variety of incredible and seemingly impossible selfie angles. Now you know!

4.Astronaut Smartphone Stand
Astronaut Smartphone Stand
This specialty product is purpose-built with one goal in mind. That is to make your phone more accessible on the table in a way that is most aesthetically appealing. Like all things Japanese, well engineered and sturdily built this Astronaut Smartphone Stand does its job perfectly well! So let your phone rest in style and make your desk stand out in any setting, whether home or office!

5. Workaholic Desk Pillow
Workaholic Desk Pillow
Whether you work too much and need to keep this handy or just for fun. Few things can beat how witty and clever this thing is, especially if you still remember being a student and getting ready for the mid-term or final exams. So, nostalgic, clever, aesthetic or practical, a Workaholic Pillow is a unique gift with some serious implications, as good rest is fundamental to any productive achievement!

6. Banana Keeper
Banana Keeper
Coming out of Japan, this invention is definitely got take the crown of the most useful. Ever packed yourself launch just to find a banana squished all over your bag? If not, god forbid you encounter this issue. Although coming in at number six in our list, out of all of the unique products to come out of Japan this one has got score the highest in practicality. That is precisely the reason that the seemingly silly invention of a Banana Keeper is truly a keeper!

There you have it, top 6 highly unique yet practical products to come out of Japan! But don’t let the ‘Made in Japan’ tag stop you from discovering that which is hip, trendy and popular in Japan. Let the Japanese consumer culture be your guide to the best, most practical and unique products from around the world! The matter of fact is, in the recent years Japan has also widely adopted some cool inventions from other countries, which you might have never heard of. Japanese people made these innovations their own through incredibly wide adoption, popularity and recognition. Such is the case, for example with Raycop, a small robot vacuum cleaner engineered in Korea to clean out mites on bed and mattresses, or a Nonfryer, a device designed by Philips to fry food without oil. So stay open and enjoy life Japan-style!

Tokyo Plastic Surgery Specialist

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Have you been considering changing your looks? Plastic surgery is one of a medical specialty, which nowadays is not only considered on restoration or correction of a damaged body form or function but also performed on normal parts of the body just to improve a person’s appearance or get rid of the signs of aging.

There are many types of plastic surgery, such as microsurgery, hand surgery, the treatment of burns, and reconstructive surgery. But the best known kind of plastic surgery these days are the cosmetic or aesthetic surgery. The main focus of cosmetic surgery is to enhance the appearance of a person through medical and surgical techniques. It can be performed in any parts of the body, where a person wants to have an improvement such as the nose, breast, buttock, etc.

If you are in Tokyo Japan or even outside the country and are considering of having a plastic surgery or even a non surgical treatment, you may visit Dr. Robert Kure on his clinic, Plaza Plastic Surgery located at 5-5-1 4F Hiroo, Shibuya-ku Tokyo, 150-0012 Japan, situated next to Starbucks on Hiroo shopping street.

Dr. Kure is originally from Japan and was the first Japanese plastic surgery resident to be selected as a chief resident in the history of UCLA. He is also bilingual and trained and licensed in both Japan and the United States. Since then he has treated many celebrities and athletes in both Japan and the U.S. He had a significant postgraduate training in both Plastic Surgery and Neurosurgery. Dr. Kure specializes in all areas of plastic surgery, including face and body, double eyelid surgery, skin care, liposuction, botox, dermal filler, and laser treatment.

Laser Removal

Dr. Kure has over 18 years of experience in the U.S. and he is now available for consultation in Tokyo. His clinic, Plaza Plastic Surgery, is the only plastic surgery clinic in Japan, owned and operated by U.S. Board-Certified plastic surgeon. The procedures that he is offering are:

• Arm Lift
• Botulinum Toxin
• Breast Augmentation
• Breast Implant Removal
• Breast Reconstruction
• Brow Lift
• Buttock Lift
• Chemical Peel
• Computer Imaging
• Cosmetic Surgery
• Dermabrasion
• Dermal Fillers
• Eyelid Surgery
• Facelift
• General Reconstruction
• Hair Replacement
• Injectable Fillers
• Laser Hair Removal
• Laser Skin Resurfacing
• Lip Augmentation / Enhancement
• Liposuction
• Nose Surgery
• Port-Wine Stain Removal
• Retin-A Treatments
• Scar Revision
• Surgery for Genitourinary Diseases
• Tattoo Removal
• Tummy Tuck

laser tightening

Dr. Robert Kure is a featured plastic surgeon with which is a Guide to Plastic Surgery. With all his achievements and experience, you can be sure that he more than an expert enough to do any plastic surgery that you want. You can also be sure that his clinic will provide quality outpatient plastic surgery, skin care, and state of the art laser treatment in the most safe and cost effective manner.

Mario Kart 8: Luigi’s Death Stare

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

After Mario Kart 8 was released on the Nintendo Wii U, the star of the game has recently become Luigi and his amazing death stare! Check out this video!

How to Unlock iPhone Calling AT&T From Japan

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

In order to save funds, many people in Japan ordered iPhone from the U.S. via eBay, fellow travelers or purchased from Japanese stores. The problem of the impossibility of making calls made few people scared – will unlock come or not? Unlock really was, it was only compatible only with the first version of iOS 7. The rest is left to settle for the player or the use R-SIM, which in itself is not very convenient.

But this spring was a miracle for all those who were waiting working AT&T iPhone 4S unlock for any baseband / firmware version. You can use official factory unlocking service and order the package you like. Just relax and wait for the email with the results.

Sure you can try to unlock AT&T iPhone for free calling to AT&T. But now this method is not working. Why? We checked that!


U.S. carrier has initiated official iPhone unlocking process when contract which has expired . In order to decouple your phone operator and freely use it with SIM cards of any operator in Japan and all over the world was enough to call overseas and ask to unlock the device.

At first, the staff of call center unlocked iPhone almost without understanding if contract has expired or not. However, the influx of wanting a little confused representatives of AT&T, after which it was decided to modify the simple procedure .

At this point, if you do not want contact with the operator and clarify the ability to unlock your iPhone, you can pay anywhere from 30 to 60 to 100 bucks, to entrust this procedure people offering such services.

We having the locked U.S. iPhone 4, decided to personally contact AT&T and ask them to unlock our phone. The first step was to write a letter asking you to unlock the postal address of the service desk.

We received a letter from the mail robot that unlock procedure for making us log in to your account on AT&T and continue their activities from there instantly. They asked if we had an account. We tried to create it but it needs contract number and the phone number. It was decided to bypass this inconvenience by calling to a representative of AT&T company.

None of the respondents disagreed operators consider unlocking my phone without proof of purchase number in AT&T. Moreover, the phone must be activated in the AT&T network if you want your request to be considered.

That’s why you can only use online unlocking service that will help you to unlock AT&T iPhone without contract details and AT&T phone number.

Kuramata Shiro history in Japanese

Friday, March 14th, 2014

1980年代に倉俣 史朗(kuramata shiro)は新設計のコイルが無い風呂を設計しました。形としては一世代前の風呂を元に作られたが、見た目は現代式の倉又風呂。コンセプトとしては、茶碗の形をした風呂を追い炊きで水を温めるシステムです。でも、追い炊きなので、コイルを使わないで火を使ってお湯を温める方法でした。しかし、あまりにも売れなかったのですぐに廃品にされました。


Kuramata Shiro Bath