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Japanese Butt Robot Proves Her Creator Is An Ass Man

Meet SHIRI, the Japanese butt robot. She’s legless and headless, but seems to enjoy a sensual massage to the silicon skin covering her posterior. Like a human woman, her artificial…

Jessica Wakeman |

Japanese Girl Group In Trouble for “Suggestive” Candy Commercial

The Japanese girl group AKB48 is under fire for filming a series of suggestive candy ads that some claim promote homosexuality. The group’s ads for a sugary gummy candy feature…

Julie Gerstein |

Be My Boyfriend: Guy Who Customized Whopper With 1,050 Strips of Bacon

At Burger King, you can “have it your way.” And one Japanese guy really took that to heart, by customizing his burger with more than 1,000 pieces of bacon. My…

Julie Gerstein |

Designer Marcus Lupfer’s J-Pop-Inspired Fashion Video

London fashion designer Marcus Lupfer is known for making cheeky, creative videos to showcase his collection, and this latest video, to highlight his Fall/Winter 2012 collection, is no exception. It…

Julie Gerstein |

We Heart Japanese Designer Anrealage’s Effervescent Charm

Japanese designer Anrealage is the spirit sister of American sportswear designer Thom Browne. Both play with proportion and shape, and in the process create new forms and bodies. And Anrealage’s…

Julie Gerstein |

A Scrotum Itch Commercial Worth Watching, Even For The Scrotum-Less

I have no business watching a scrotum itch commercial, much less one in Japanese. But I don’t regret the minutes of my life I’ll never get back after watching this…

Jessica Wakeman |

How To Get Slow Walkers Out Of The Way

Though I am a short person, I walk mercilessly fast. I cannot deal with slow walkers, and especially teams of slow walkers that insist on spreading themselves out across the…

Julie Gerstein |

Japanese Pop Stars Create App To Show What Your Babies Would Look Like Together

Stalking celebrities just got taken to another level with a creepy new app from the Japanese pop group AKB48. Their AKBaby app “creates” your baby with one of its pop…

Jessica Wakeman |

What’s Happening Here? “Pon Pon Pon” Edition

Since I don’t speak a lick of Japanese, I’m forced to visually interpret what this weird video from Japanese artist Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is all about. My take: “I…

Julie Gerstein |

Russell Brand Banned From Entering Japan, Katy Perry Cries

“Planning escape from Japanese custody. It’s bloody hard to dig a tunnel with a chopstick … Stockholm syndrome kicking in. Just asked my guard out for (vegetarian) sushi. He giggled…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com |

Quickies: Kate Winslet Is Dating John Mayer?!

Kate Winslet’s “steamy new hookup” is allegedly notorious ladies man John Mayer. Really, Kate? I like John’s music, but you are sooo much better than Jessica Simpson’s sloppy seconds!

Jessica Wakeman |

8.9 Earthquake Hits Japan, Tsunami Warnings For Coastal U.S. And Hawaii

A massive earthquake — at 8.9 on the richter scale, it’s among the largest in record history — hit off the shore of Japan today, causing a powerful tsunami to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Today’s Lady News: Tales Of A Hooters Girl

American journalist Paige Ferrari, who lives in Tokyo, got a job at Hooters’ new restaurant in Japan and shares with us all the fascinating world behind the Hooters Girl “image…

Jessica Wakeman |

The Christmas Tree Of Our Nightmares

When I was little I used to go swimming in a freshwater lake near my parents’ house. Until one day I waded in and saw a dull white eel swimming…

Julie Gerstein |

Japanese Inflatable Bosoms: Completely Bizarre, And Yet We Must Have Them

The following video is a bit hard to explain, but trust us, you will at first be perplexed, then mesmerized, and then in fits of laughter. It’s a demonstration…

Leonora Epstein |

Could Mattel’s Japanese Barbie And Ken Be Any More Stereotypical?

A geisha girl and a samurai warrior: these are the stereotypes Mattel used for Japanese Ken and Barbie dolls. Barbie is dressed as a geisha with lotus blossoms in her…

Jessica Wakeman |

Japanese Resort Devoted To Men With Virtual Girlfriends

Just when we thought Japanese technology couldn’t get any freakier (Love Pillows, anyone?) — now comes a new wacky perversion. Atami, a resort town located just outside of Tokyo, now…

Julie Gerstein |

Chopsticks For Two, For One

Combine history, design, and romance, and of course you get a winner: Originally fashioned as a hair restraint for samurai warriors, Mizuhiki grew into a Japanese cord-tying art form used…

Leonora Epstein |

More Ridiculous Than The Vampire Facial—Wrinkle-Reducing Goggles

Beer goggles: Make ugly people look prettier.

Japanese wrinkle goggles: Make ugly people look uglier, normal people look uglier.

The last completely insane anti-aging treatment we heard about…

Leonora Epstein |

What’s Your “Stomach Face” Up To This Weekend?

TGIF! I’m trying to decide what to do with my stomach face this weekend. I think I’ll take it to Coney Island and then maybe out for a bite…

Ami Angelowicz |