Although it makes us worry that perhaps some people have a little too much time on their hands, we have to admire this Lego creation, which depicts a classic Japanese-style toilet, complete with something left behind by an inconsiderate Lego person.
If their candy is any indication, the Japanese have a completely different philosophy about making candy than Americans. Ranging from useful to outright odd, their candy is often designed to serve a double purpose. Here are the twenty strangest...
Kaitenzushi, or conveyor belt sushi restaurants, are one of Japan's most famous contributions to the dining world. The concept is simple: customers sit around a revolving conveyor belt packed with different sushi dishes, and take the plates they like...
Tokyo, Japan 2010
Japanese convenience stores offer a wide variety of meals and snacks. Here are a few of the unfamiliar items I found in Japanese convenience stores.
Vending machines are everywhere, delivering just about anything you can think of, from eggs to live lobsters. Meet some of the strangest vending machines from around the world.
Very easy and unique way to learn Japanese.
Here is a collection of Japanese advertisements for drinks and smokes (1894-1954).
Isao Machii, a modern day samurai master. Superb control of the katana (Japanese sword) with super-human speed and accuracy. Demonstrating iaido (advanced technique to smoothly draw the sword while
Lonely hearts pay for feline friendship during hour-long sessions in cat-filled coffee shops.
Twenty unusual examples of Japanese words borrowed from English.