Posts tagged "japan"

No Fancy Nails, Dyed Hair, Or Earrings For Some Japanese Athletes

Dang, athletes in Japan have some serious dress code rules to contend with in order to participate in their sport. First, we told you about snowboarder Kazuhiro Kokubo, who was…

Annika Harris | February 22, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Abercrombie & Fitch Is To Japan As Oil Is To Water

Run, run for your lives! Cologne-doused, shirtless Abercrombie & Fitch models are coming after the people of Japan! While this may sound like the plot of a bad spoof movie,…

Leonora Epstein | February 9, 2010 - 9:10 pm

How Do We Feel About Breast Milk Shampoo?

Shiseido sells a line of shampoo and body washes in Japan that touts “mother’s milk” as a component. Ew! Do these Shiseido products really have breast milk in them? Turns…

Leonora Epstein | January 11, 2010 - 6:10 pm

These Wacky Japanese Beauty Products May Be Headed Your Way

When it comes to beauty products (and fashion, for that matter), you can always count on Japan for crazy out-there trends. And with a new decade comes new inventions, and…

Bianca Posterli | January 4, 2010 - 7:45 pm

Now Your Bustier Can Double As A Putting Green

I’ve heard of some strange lingerie in my time, but the Nice Cup in Bra, comin’ at ya straight outta Japan, is probably one of the more bizarre. That…

Susannah Breslin | November 12, 2009 - 3:30 pm

Breath Checker Device Lets You Know If You’re Primed To Kiss

In our digital age, that old hand-to-mouth trick to check your breath is so passé. (Plus unreliable if you just caressed your hands with some scented lotion. Ahh, guava patchouli…

Leonora Epstein | November 3, 2009 - 7:30 pm

Japanese “Beauty Cushion” Helps You Lose Weight While You Sleep

And now for the latest in crazy Japanese products: the Beauty Waist Cushion, an ergonomically designed pillow which will give you a rockin’ bod just by sleeping on it. The…

Leonora Epstein | October 27, 2009 - 3:10 pm

This Is What Goes Down At Japan’s Fashion Week

Apparently, “Vogue”-era Madonna is still very in. [Cabaret Aki and Jackal Kuzu for Gut’s Dynamite Cabarets, Tokyo, 10/23/09]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 23, 2009 - 7:45 pm

How Your Cell Phone Can Help You Get Dressed In The Morning

Cell phones are getting smarter and smarter. With Apple’s genius, there’s an app for just about everything. But now Japan has decided that their cell phones are style savvy enough…

Bianca Posterli | October 13, 2009 - 11:50 am

Over-The-Shoulder Boulder Scarves

Do your boobs hang low, do they wobble to and fro? Can you tie ‘em in a knot, can you tie ‘em in a bow?

We would certainly…

Leonora Epstein | October 3, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Chloe Sevigny Freaks Us Out In New Japanese Video

Hip NYC boutique-turned-empire of sorts Opening Ceremony opens in Japan next week, complete with an indie star-studded — Jena Malone, Jason Schwartzman, etc. — video series meant to promote…

Lily Q | August 20, 2009 - 7:10 pm

Jessica Simpson Tweets The Tokyo Earthquake And Other Celebrity Disaster Survivors

In Tokyo yesterday, Jessica Simpson tweeted: “Thought i was hallucinating during a 6.6 earthquake in japan. i have never felt anything like this in my life. laying in bed watching…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 12, 2009 - 1:50 pm

Japanese Women Turn To Hostess Clubs For Jobs

While the recession has wreaked havoc on relationships here, in Japan it’s given a better name to what used to be a naughty profession: hostessing. Hostess clubs are akin to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 29, 2009 - 11:50 am

Pillow Cases: 37-Year-Old Japanese Man In Love With His Anime Cartoon Pillow

Meet Nisan, a 37-year-old man who lives with his parents outside a suburb of Toyko. Now meet his girlfriend Nemu, who is about 12 years old.

Nisan’s girlfriend isn’t…

Jessica Wakeman | July 27, 2009 - 3:10 pm

Love Conquers All In Japan

While most businesses in Japan are crashing, the hotel industry has found a way to “stimulate” the economy. Giving new meaning to the term “love shack,” the country’s love hotels…

Daniela Guernica | July 2, 2009 - 7:40 pm

Bod Mod Trend: The Bagelheads

Bagelheads isn’t a slang term for my people, the Jews, it’s actually a bizarre new beauty trend in Japan. The country that brought you the husband hunting bra and nose

Simcha | June 29, 2009 - 11:00 am

Tokyo Couples Can Rent Guests For Their Wedding

While most couples are trying to lessen the expense of their wedding during these tough economic times, couples in Japan actually rent extra family members, friends, and coworkers. In Japan,…

Annika Harris | June 9, 2009 - 12:45 pm

Japanese Astronaut Tries Out Stink-Free Underwear

The next time you hear, “Houston, we have a problem,” you know it’s not day-old boxer stink.

Koichi Wakata, a Japanese astronaut living aboard the International Space Station for…

Jessica Wakeman | March 31, 2009 - 7:00 pm

Japanese Groom Gets Cold Feet, Has Cold Heart, Sentenced To Jail

A 40-year-old Japanese man named Tatsuhiko Kawata has been sentenced to five years in jail for having cold feet and a cold, cold heart. Kawata, who had been married since…

Wendy Atterberry | March 13, 2009 - 1:30 pm

Japanese Companies Shorten Workdays So Employees Can Procreate

Canon and some 1,300 other companies in Japan are forcing their employees to leave work early twice a week in an attempt to encourage them to go home and make…

Catherine Strawn | January 27, 2009 - 3:30 pm