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Only In Japan: Lobster Crane Game (Arcade)

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Remember the crane game that they have at arcades like Chuck E Cheese, etc? If you try hard enough you may be able to win a stuffed animal, a video game, etc. In Japan, they have an odd twist to this old childhood favorite. Imagine putting money in the machine and winning lobsters… live lobsters!

Written by Vinny Kumar

August 11, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Only In Japan: A Milkshake That Tastes Like Pancakes

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via TokyoMango. Food company Morinaga has a new product on the market: a canned milkshake drink that tastes like their famous pancakes!

Written by Vinny Kumar

August 5, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Only In Japan: Limited Edition Coke + Fanta Drink

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Ah, yet another wonderful creation from Japan. Has anyone ever tried mixing Coke and Fanta Orange? I suppose it could be pretty good.

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July 30, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Only In Japan: A Slap In The Face Captured In Slow Motion

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Haha… these slow-motion videos are hilarious. Remember the video of people being shot in the face with cupcakes in slow motion?

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July 29, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Only In Japan: Upscale Burger Kings with “Musical Showers”

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Some new Japanese Burger King restaurants are now implementing “musical showers” in the booths. The booths contain iPod docking stations along with a half-sphere (that goes above the customer’s head) so that the customers can listen to their music as loud as they want without disturbing anyone else. Pretty interesting… I don’t know if I’d bother using it, but it’s pretty cool nonetheless.

Written by Vinny Kumar

July 16, 2010 at 9:27 am

Banana Vending Machines in Japan

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Haha, this is so weird. They now have banana vending machines in Japan that maintain bananas at their ideal temperature of 55.4 degrees Farenheit, and they are priced at ¥130 (appx. $1.50 USD) a piece or ¥390 (appx. $4.50) for a bunch. Doesn’t make much sense considering bananas generally go bad after about a week or so. Ah well.

Written by Vinny Kumar

July 8, 2010 at 9:47 am

Only in Japan: Humping Dog and Peeing Dog Toys

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The last time I went to Japan, I walked into a store and was surprised to see a display of “humping” dog-USB toys. Looks like they’ve now taken it a step further… Up for preorder at the Japan Trend Shop is the Peeing Dog, which is a robotic toy dog designed to replicate the behavior of a dog with a full bladder. After winding it up, it walks, stops, raises its hind leg, takes a pee, and then repeats from the beginning until it’s fuly unwound. The Peeind Dog will be released on July 5, but can be preordered for only $34.00, plus $18.00 shipping & handling.

Written by Vinny Kumar

June 28, 2010 at 8:35 am