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Japanese firm develops world’s first foldable disposable paper razor

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Japanese Kaijurishi was founded in 1908 in the town of Seki, Gifu Prefecture, which is famous for its rich tradition and history of samurai sword making, as well as its state-of-the-art Japanese cutlery. So it makes sense that they've built their name as a leading manufacturer of shaving products in… Read

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The petite series from interior design shop Francfranc will help you work more comfortably

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Spring is a time of change. Many people feel rejuvenated as April marks the beginning of spring. As such, it's only natural to redesign your room and workspace to reflect the new season and—as many young people in Japan experience—perhaps a new job or school term. The interior shop "Francfranc"… Read

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Casio to release first G-SHOCK smartwatch with Wear OS by Google

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Casio Computer Co Ltd on May 15 will release the GSW-H1000, a G-SQUAD PRO smartwatch powered by Wear OS by Google™ and packed with functions that help you stay fit using activity goals and fitness tracking. The GSW-H1000 is the latest addition to the sporty G-SQUAD line of shock-resistant G-SHOCK… Read

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Save water and space with this super-compact tank-type dishwasher

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Gadget vendor Thanko Co Ltd in June will release a stylish black color model of their popular Lakua compact tank-type dishwasher that requires no running water supply. The new model is currently available for pre-order. A tank-type dishwasher that requires no installation work and can be set up anywhere, the… Read

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Yamaha expands ADECIA family with tabletop microphone option

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Yamaha has added the new RM-TT wired tabletop array microphone as a microphone option to ADECIA, a complete family of easy-to-install products designed to work seamlessly together to provide complete and customizable communications solutions for meetings or learning spaces. The ADECIA tabletop solution, like the ADECIA Ceiling System, integrates the… Read

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Asahi Super Dry’s draft beer in a can, the Nama Jockey Can, is here

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In the mood for a little liquid refreshment, we hit up our local convenience store to pick up a few cans of beer to enjoy after work. We opted for the always reliable Asahi Super Dry, but while the can looked familiar enough from the side, the top view was a very… Read

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Kraft Mochi Mochi Matcha red bean dessert cheese slices

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Last year, Kraft and Japanese sweets and dairy maker Morinaga Milk Industry added to Japan's assortment of flavored dessert cheese slices (berry and chocolate are common flavors) with a new "Mochi Mochi" cheese slice that uses black honey (kuromitsu) and roasted soy bean flour (kinako). Their next release in what appears… Read

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Neo Kimono releases innovative traditional heel covers made from artisanal fabric

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Neo Kimono has banded together with Tokyo’s vocational Vantan Design Institute to pave the way for a traditional take on modern pumps with the Obi de Boots iki heel covers. Designed by stylist Chihiro Hitomi, the covers are made using gorgeous patterns from Nishijin silk fabric, a traditional textile from Kyoto that’s been produced for over… Read

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Pocket Soap lets kids have fun washing hands and destroying kawaii viruses

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While safety countermeasures against the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) such as masks and social distancing have become a norm for many, it can sometimes be difficult for parents to get young children to cooperate with something as simple as routinely washing their hands. Filino Smile, a company in… Read

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Muji wet tissue box perfect for storing disposable masks

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The “new normal” brought about by the pandemic has also come with a new demand for things we never needed before. Now that we are all wearing masks, for example, we also need ways to safely store and carry them, and that’s where this “Polypropylene Wet Tissues Case” from minimalist… Read

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