Posts tagged "japan"

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/ | May 23, 2011 - 6:20 pm

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 | March 18, 2011 - 7:00 pm

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 | March 11, 2011 - 11:50 am

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 | December 10, 2010 - 9:00 pm

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 | December 6, 2010 - 5:10 pm

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 | September 28, 2010 - 11:20 am

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 | September 16, 2010 - 4:40 pm

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 | September 2, 2010 - 4:10 pm

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 | September 1, 2010 - 1:50 pm

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 | August 31, 2010 - 12:15 pm

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 | August 27, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Introducing The “Pee Without Noise” Stool For Those With Really Weird Bathroom Issues

We’ve talked before about the anxiety of doing a #2 in your significant other’s home, which is an understandable concern (especially for us ladies). But maybe we’ve got this whole…

Leonora Epstein | May 20, 2010 - 11:40 am

Gross: Japanese Portable Ashtray For Women

If you smoke, you already have to deal with smelling like an ashtray, so we’re not sure why anyone would actually want to carry around one—in their purse no less!

Leonora Epstein | May 12, 2010 - 2:20 pm

Japanese Men “Bored” With Fashion, Turn To Skirts

We have to give props to Japanese dudes for their willingness to explore fashion options. True, the country’s guido-inspired OraOra look didn’t quite capture us, but there’s something to be…

Leonora Epstein | April 13, 2010 - 5:10 pm

Today’s Lady News: Meet Eri Yoshida, Baseball’s “Knuckle Princess”!

Meet Eri Yoshida, the “Knuckle Princess,” an 18-year-old from Japan. She has accepted an offer to pitch for the Chico Outlaws baseball team in Chico, California, which is a…

Jessica Wakeman | April 9, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Is It Ever OK To Apply Makeup In Public?

I’m one of the lucky few who doesn’t have to deal with the hassle of a morning commute, and let me tell you, it’s amazing. But for those individuals who…

Bianca Posterli | April 8, 2010 - 3:40 pm

Japanese Restaurant Honors The Male Member For One Night Only

Each spring, Kawasaki, Japan, puts on an annual fertility/penis festival, and a Japanese restaurant in New York City is carrying on the tradition. Matsuri will host its own Kanamara Matsuri,…

Catherine Strawn | March 31, 2010 - 2:50 pm

Does This Creepy Robot Baby Make You Want To Get Pregnant?

Lately, all it takes is a chubster in a Gap onesie for my ovaries to throb. But the good citizens of Japan are apparently less inclined to make babies —…

Jessica Wakeman | March 23, 2010 - 5:40 pm

Japan’s Latest Men’s Fashion Trend Is Sexist, Thug-Inspired

According to The Senken, “The most widely read fashion daily in Japan” (I’d never heard of it either until I was handed a copy at Paris Fashion Week), the latest…

Leonora Epstein | March 9, 2010 - 7:00 pm

Japanese Hair Dye Will Give You Creepy Magic Mohawks

This Japanese commercial is either an anti-drug PSA showing you how terrifying and creepy you sound when you’re high, or it’s a promotion for a men’s hair dye. Chances…

Leonora Epstein | March 8, 2010 - 3:50 pm