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Yoshi gets knitted in his new woolly world

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Yoshi gets knitted in his new woolly world Mario’s dinosaur buddy Yoshi has a new yarn to spin. “Yoshi’s Woolly World” takes its cue from “Kirby’s Epic Yarn,” another wool-based Nintendo game, and it’s one of the most charming Nintendo platformers to date. The colors are vibrant and everything looks ...

Gadgets that let you see into the future

| May 16, 2015

Gadgets that let you see into the future

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Don’t let this gadget go down the toilet Japanese startup Triple W Japan has developed a wearable device designed to give a little piece of mind to anyone who worries about unpredictable bowel movements. Worn on the stomach, the DFree predicts the timing of ...

Rachel & Jun

| Apr 20, 2015

Rachel & Jun

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Husband-and-wife YouTube team Rachel & Jun first started making videos in 2012 as a fun way to keep in touch while they were apart. Now, with over 350,000 subscribers, the Japanese-American couple covers a variety of subjects, from what’s considered overweight in Japan to ...

Ochikeron

| Apr 3, 2015

Ochikeron

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Ochikeron, a Tokyo-based YouTuber, has transformed her kitchen into a studio as she uploads Japanese cooking videos introducing easy and quick-to-prepare recipes for viewers. She began her YouTube channel, which now has close to 600,000 subscribers, right after the Great East Japan Earthquake — ...

Limited editions to keep you ahead of the game

| Mar 27, 2015

Limited editions to keep you ahead of the game

Build up your character Ryu and Chun-Li, two of the most popular characters of the “Street Fighter” series, have got their own Nanoblock sets. Fans with a bit of spare time on their hands can now recreate the characters using the tiniest of building ...

Sharla in Japan

| Feb 23, 2015

Sharla in Japan

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Sharla of Sharla in Japan is a 29-year-old, Canadian-born, Tokyo-based “YouTuber” (“That’s what they call it here,” she says). With over 200,000 subscribers to her channel, she documents her life. After regular trips to Japan in her teens and early 20s, Sharla finally settled ...