8 High-Quality Japanese Ingredients for Your Washoku Pantry

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8 High-Quality Japanese Ingredients for Your Washoku Pantry

8 High-Quality Japanese Ingredients for Your Washoku Pantry

Japanese cuisine is deeply intertwined with a cultural tradition based on the beauty of the meal’s presentation, the skills of the chef, and the quality of the ingredients. While it can take years to master the first two, today it is possible to source high-quality Japanese ingredients direct from Japan. […]

11 Japan Baby Products to Help Keep Your Child Healthy and Happy

11 Japan Baby Products to Help Keep Your Child Healthy and Happy

From traditional to innovative, Japan definitely knows how to design baby products that combine everything that a parent is looking for—quality, safety, comfort, usefulness, and convenience. If you have a little one in your life, be sure to check out these 11 recommended Japan baby products to help keep your […]

Thanko: 10 Cool Japanese Gadgets That Redefine Your USB

Thanko: 10 Cool Japanese Gadgets That Redefine Your USB

If there’s a company that knows how to capitalize on Japan’s reputation for bewilderingly unusual—but super convenient—gadgets, it’s Thanko. Since 2003, Thanko’s “RARE-MONO” (or “extraordinarily unusual products”) have been the talk of TV, radio, and the Internet. Once you try these weirdly cool Japanese USB gadgets, you’ll want to tell […]

FASHION

Ita Bag Obsession: Carry Your “Painful” Otaku Devotion with You!

Ita Bag Obsession: Carry Your “Painful” Otaku Devotion with You!

Admit it: you’re an otaku and you want to show it! You take your fandoms seriously—and why shouldn’t you? They’re a huge part of who you are. But what’s the best way to flaunt your favorite fictional friends? You can’t exactly take your room full of wall scrolls, figurines, and […]

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AKB48 2013 Manatsu no Dome Tour DVD & Blu-Ray Released on December 18th

AKB48 2013 Manatsu no Dome Tour DVD & Blu-Ray Released on December 18th

AKB48’s latest DVD “Manatsu no Dome Tour – Madamada, Yaranakya Ikenai Koto ga Aru” (We still have many things to do) was released on December 18th, 2013. The whole AKB family consisting of AKB48, SKE48, NMB48 and HKT48 participated in this summer event that took place in Tokyo, Nagoya, Sapporo, […]

TOYS

Kobito Dukan: Catch Your Favorite Forest Dwarves from Japan

Kobito Dukan: Catch Your Favorite Forest Dwarves from Japan

Ever stopped to wonder what mysteries could be crawling through the grass beneath your feet? If you have fond childhood memories of hunting in your backyard and neighborhood for fireflies, Never Fairies, or garden gnomes, then you’re going to love the magical world of Kobito Dukan! What Are Kobito Dukan? […]

COMICS

Christmas Anime Figures 2015: A Touch of Wonder in Winter

Christmas Anime Figures 2015: A Touch of Wonder in Winter

How do you celebrate Christmas? If you’re an otaku, then your festivities probably include setting up your Sailor Moon Christmas tree, baking Naruto-shaped cookies, watching Christmas anime specials, mailing anime-themed greeting cards to all your family and friends, and singing Vocaloid carols around your neighborhood. No matter how you celebrate, […]

OTHERS

How to Make an Origami Cube in 18 Easy Steps

How to Make an Origami Cube in 18 Easy Steps

What better way to show off your amazing collection of origami paper than by folding an origami model that takes 6 pieces to make. With these modular origami cube instructions, learn how to easily fold a sturdy box that can be used to store gifts, hide secrets, or even play […]