Japanese Department Store Hires First Robot Employee (Video)

by Dave on Apr 23 2015 |


Her name is Aiko Chihira. She may look human, but she's a robot. We're still far from Cylon-like human robots, but it's getting closer. Developed by Toshiba, Aiko Chihira's first day at work was on Monday. Read full story...

Japanese Jeweler Makes Golden Darth Vader Mask (Video)

by Dave on Apr 22 2015 |


A very well known Japanese jeweler, Ginza Tanaka, has created a gold plated mask of the infamous Darth Vader from the Star Wars. The mask is not for sale but... Read full story...

Japan TV Commercials Roundup #3

by Dave on Apr 19 2015 |


Check out the always interesting commercials that air on TV in Japan. Tommy Lee Jones makes a cameo in a commercial for Suntory Boss coffee, which can be purchased in the many many vending machines across Japan. View video in full story! Read full story...

Taco Bell Japan Rap Music Video Is Cringingly Bad

by Dave on Apr 18 2015 |


This is our last post about Taco Bell in Japan, I promise. The 'high-quality' taco establishment will open up its first restaurant in Japan next week on April 21st. As a result, Taco Bell recently created a music rap video to promote the launch of the franchise in Shibuya. Read fully story to watch the video! Read full story...

Godzilla Hotel To Open In Tokyo

by Sharilyn on Apr 18 2015 |


If you ever wanted to look out the window and see Godzilla then this hotel and the video below are for you. The first part of the video shows the Godzilla View Rooms in The Hotel Gracery, which opens its doors April 24th. Read full story...

Star Wars Fans Pack Your Bags For The R2D2 Plane

by Sharilyn on Apr 17 2015 |


All Nippon Airways (ANA) has painted a 787 like the fantastic droid R2D2 as The Force Awakens revs up for its December opening. Read full story...

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