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Cosplayers Come Together at 'Cure', Now in English

Will cosplay (costume play) conquer the Earth? Japan's biggest community site for cosplayers, "Cure", has grown to a very respectable 300,000 registered users. With English localization now in effect, the number of Cure users who are not Japanese (already 10%) is expected to grow substantially.

G8 Energy Summit Ministers Given Gifts of i-Sobot Robots

Japan will be presenting a unique gift for the energy ministers attending the Group of Eight (plus India, China and South Korea) summit in Aomori - a special edition of Takara Tomy's "i-Sobot".

Bring Home Harmony With a Weekend Zen Garden

Got a yen for Zen? We're talking about the garden-variety type here; a little piece of heaven just steps from your back door. Though the art of Japanese gardening is many centuries old, in just one weekend you can create a reasonable facsimile of a classic temple garden in a secluded corner of your yard. It requires a minimum of materials, not much money and best of all, needs very little maintenance.

Weird Rice Bag Babies Go Against the Grain

One famous tradition when celebrating the birth of a new baby calls for the handing out of cigars. Things are different in Japan... a specialty gifts company called Yoshimaya suggests you share your joy by giving family & friends personalized bags of rice which feature your new baby's face - and exactly match his or her weight.

Green Up Your Home with a Solar Plant

A new type of solar cell technology using organic thin-film solar cells with a clear plastic protective coating is allowing environmental engineers to design imitation houseplants that are green - in more ways than one!

Obama - A Town in Japan That Banks on Barack

As the 2008 Barack Obama vs. John McCain presidential race swings into high gear, a sleepy town in Japan is playing the Obama card for all it's worth - and why not, since the town's name just happens to be "Obama".

Let's Bible! - The Good Book Goes Wild, Manga Style

Jesus Christ, the Devil and Judas... you'll find them all in a VERY weird manga called "Let's Bible" though Jesus sports an unexpected, VERY extreme makeover seemingly inspired by Pamela Anderson.

Otohime Saves Face by Sounding Like a Flush

Toilet noises can be embarrassing, but what's a shy girl to do besides repeatedly flushing in situ? Japan's answer is the Otohime - an electronic "flush" that saves face as well as water.

8 Great Father's Day Gifts for the Military Man

Since Father's Day comes up so soon after Memorial Day, it's only natural to think of the many fathers in uniform... too many of whom have paid the ultimate price to safeguard our way of life. These 8 Great Father's Day Gifts for the Military Man past & present honor and pay tribute to defense-minded Dads everywhere while at the same time putting a smile on their faces.

Leans Handy Phone Holder Puts Your Cellphone On a Pedestal

If you've splurged for a fancy new cellphone, iPhone or iPod, you don't want to have it lost amid the clutter of your desktop. The "Leans" Handy Phone Holder helps your small but important communicator rise above the clutter while adding a sense of modern style to your workplace.