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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

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