Only In Japan
- WTF….$70 Grapes!
November 25th, 2009
We came across these white grapes for sale at a large department store in Kashiwa, a northern suburb of Tokyo.
While they look very tasty, I’m not quite sure they’re worth the approx. AUD$70 they worked out to be against the Aussie dollar at the time.
- Curry Rice in a Can Anyone?
October 15th, 2009
Wired.com’s Daniel Feit discovers a culinary delight in the back streets of Den Den Town in Osaka – Curry Rice in a Can (カルーライス缶).
The verdict: Not so much.
- Google Japan animates Street View concerns
October 14th, 2009
When Google Japan debuted its new Street View service in August 2008, there was such an uproar that by May 2009, Google announced that it would re-shoot all of Street View data it had captured in Japan and also lower the height of the Street View car’s camera pole.
- The Cyber Homeless
September 18th, 2009
The cyber homeless are becoming more and more prevalent in Japanese society.
For about $500 a month, out-of-work Japanese geeks can now make their home in a cyber-cafe cubicle.
- Robo-sapians coming of age?
September 15th, 2009
The creators of the rather eerie-looking CB2 (Child-robot with Biomimetic Body), which was first introduced to the world back in 2007, say that the 130cm silicone-enveloped android is making excellent progress towards their goal of simulating a real-life 1-2 year old.