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The TOYOTA i-ROAD Takes Auto Tech and Design to the Next Level

The TOYOTA i-ROAD Takes Auto Tech and Design to the Next Level

Toyota hopes that this futuristic vehicle may someday change the way you commute.

Jurassic Bark: Dinosaur Robot Home Security (For Real)

Jurassic Bark: Dinosaur Robot Home Security (For Real)

We stumbled upon this little interesting little tidbit stemming from this year’s CES and thought we’d share with you: how’d you like a pet robot dinosaur as your home security? Back in 2002, Japanese robotics company TMSUK developed the “Banryu” (or “Guard Dragon”) line of robots intended for home use. […]

Praying for Japan

Praying for Japan

A few days ago a massive earthquake struck off the Northeast coast of Japan and the ensuing tsunami and major aftershocks have continued to rock the country. It’s amazing to see the rest of the world offer help in whatever way possible and events like this make us all realize […]

Hands On with Kyoto Tools at the Monozukuri Museum

Hands On with Kyoto Tools at the Monozukuri Museum

Beyond the magnificent temples and shrines of Kyoto, Japan, you’ll find the headquarters of Kyoto Tools (KTC). They are the premier tool company in Japan and their quality is world renown. KTC was founded in 1950 by three craftsman who were focused on creating high quality tools made of the […]

Recycling Bins of Japan

Recycling Bins of Japan

We recently returned from a few days in Japan visiting Tokyo, Kyoto and few towns in between. As steeped in tradition Japan is, they are also very progressive on some fronts and one of them is recycling. There must be a national recycling program and law that states all materials […]

Ultra-Small Homes in Japan are No Joke

Ultra-Small Homes in Japan are No Joke

The Japanese are known for creating tiny efficient electronics and now they’ve refined the small home with the ultra-small home. Forget the fact that Fuyuhito Moriya is 39 and still lives with his mother. He’s taken small space living to the next level by sharing a home with his mom […]

Japanese Ofuro Soaking Tubs

Japanese Ofuro Soaking Tubs

The Japanese soaking tubs (Ofuro) are becoming much more popular in the West due to their convenient size and ease of use and although the ofuro is used for washing it’s primary purpose is relaxation. You should definitely test the tub before buying one. You’ll want to sit in it […]