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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 | November 1, 2011 - 9:20 am

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 | July 31, 2011 - 6:00 pm

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 | 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