Archive for the ‘Japanese Guizmos’ Category

Beer + Milk = Bilk?

Friday, February 16th, 2007


Apparently, a liquor shop owner in Hokkaido has decided to produce beer with milk, and started selling it at the beginning of this month. I personally don’t find the idea very appealing, but it seems the new “Bilk” is a hit, since they’re already out of stock…

Smelly Phones

Friday, January 19th, 2007

NTT Docomo has launched “Smelly Phones” with their new model, the SO703i. According to their webpage, the smell of the phone will change depending on which interchangeable cover you choose for your phone. What’s next, chocolate and strawberry flavored phones you can lick?

It’s cold!

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

This morning we had the opening ceremony for the first day of school in my school’s gymnasium. In this part of Japan, school gymnasium have no heating system, and since it’s winter they usually use these kerosene heaters, which are juste like huge blowtorches.

Hottest underwear ever!

Friday, November 18th, 2005

Hot Japanese Girl!

No, I’m not talking about sexy lingerie. On November 11th, Triumph International Japan, a company specializing mainly in women’s underwear, introduced a new product that is scheduled to go on sale in 2006: The thick “Warm Biz Bra”. They come with matching shorts which can be worn as they are, and it is possible to make the bra warm after heating up jelly pads it is stuffed with either in a microwave oven or in hot water! This new line of products is in response to the “Cool Biz” & “Warm Biz” energy saving environmental campaigns, instigated by P.M. Koizumi earlier this year in Japan. “Cool Biz” encourages people to dress more casually for work during the summer, a.k.a “no neck-tie” in Japan, in order to keep air-conditioners set no lower than 28 degrees Celcius, whereas “Warm Biz” encourages workers to dress warmly during the winter, in order to keep heaters set no higher than 20 degrees Celcius. I just wonder if it’s really marketable, since women would have to forget about tight clothes if they don’t want people to see the shape of the underwear underneath them. They would probably sell better in red and white as Christmas lingerie…

Can you guess what this is? #2

Sunday, September 18th, 2005

I’m not entirely sure if this is a Japanese invention, but it’s interesting anyway. Ok, people, can you guess what that pole with a u-shaped end I’m holding is?

Hint: There are two in the teachers’ room at my school.
Click “comments” for the answer.