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How To : Use a Japanese toilet and bidet

Western toilets are now common in Japan. However, as with everything they've cribbed from the western world, the Japanese have taken it and done it one better - or weirder. If you're new to fully automatic toilets, watch this primer and learn how to use a bidet.

News : Trade in Your Grill for Japanese LED Teeth

In the far away land of Japan, gold is out, glow-in-the-dark is in. LED "grills" were recently conceived of by two Japanese designers/hackers for a winter advertising event at clothing store Laforet Harajuku. The LED teeth attachments quickly became a hot item. Foreseeably, on ...more

News : Cute Japanese Girls Use Google To Try On Clothes

A group of four giggly Japanese girls put on a digital fashion show with a projector and Google image search. Clever ad spot for Google Japan, directed by Wieden+Kennedy Tokyo. More from Wieden+Kennedy: 32 Amazing Murals Depicting Each & Every World Cup Team. You Won't Believ ...more

How To : Create a wide-eyed Japanese dolly eye makeup look

Want to look like a living doll? That's the goal of thousands of Japanese girls in the Harajuku district of Japan, where all fashion trends start. No matter what style of dress, the dolly look seems to be pretty pervasive, espcially when it comes to makeup. Wide eyes, achieve ...more

News : Super Cute Japanese Chicks Play Lady Gaga Dress Up

Japan rules cosplay culture, and these superfans are no exception to the rule. Tokyo Fashion hits the streets, Fruits style, capturing these top-notch, über stylish fashion homages to the infamous Lady Gaga. Scroll all the way down for a selection of HowTo videos on creating ...more

How To : Make a Cold Japanese Soba Noodle Salad

This summer, I am looking forward to eating light. Lately I've been eating a lot of cold noodles, whether it be pasta salads or cold soba noodles with vegetables. I took inspiration for classic Japanese soba tsuyu dishes to compose this dish. Mine includes four different veget ...more

How To : Fold a Japanese-style paper crane for Origami Day

November 11th isn't just Veterans Day— it's Origami Day in Japan, where they celebrate the traditional art of paper folding. November 11th is also the last day of World Origami Days, a 2-1/2 week celebration held internationally. So, you haven't folded anything? Better get cr ...more

How To : Make a Japanese origami flying cockroach/cicada

A cicada is a fancy term for a flying cockroach, and though it may seem strange - not to mention disgusting - to want to make a cockroach replica out of paper, we promise that the paper version is much cuter and won't pee on you like the real ones would. Watch this origami tu ...more

How To : Make bento (Japanese boxed lunch)

Learn how to make Bento with YouTube's beloved Cooking With Dog. Ingredients for Bento (serves 1) - Potato Salad - 40g Potato (1.41 oz) 10g Carrot (0.35 oz) 400cc Water (1.69 u.s. cup) 1/2 tsp Salt 4cm Cucumber (1.57 inch) A pinch of Salt 1 tbsp Sweet Corn 1/2 tsp Vinegar A ...more

News : No, It's Not an App. It's a Japanese Soft Drink.

Shiny, pretty touchscreen vending machines have finally gone mainstream in Japan. My only question is... what's taken so long? The vending machine business can be quite lucrative (location, location, location), so all the more reason to make the interface as aesthetically appe ...more

News : Top 10 Rules of Japanese Sushi Etiquette

Planning a trip to Japan? Your basic sushi etiquette isn't quite enough. You'll need to know the right things to say, the right way to kneel, and the right way to consume. Click through for AskMen's top 10 rules on authentic sushi eating. Image credit. Previously, School You ...more

How To : Create a pretty Japanese dolly curls hairstyle

Dolls may freak the rest of us out, but for a lot of girls in Japan looking like a doll - scarily large, beady eyes, perfect ringlets, and porcelain skin - is its own beauty and style trend. Watch this video for a hairstyle that's not scary at all - called "Japanese dolly cur ...more

How To : Make cute shaped eggs with Japanese bento molds

La Carmina and her Scottish Fold cat, Basil Farrow, demonstrate how to make cute heart and star-shaped hard-boiled eggs... using bento molds from Japan! "Kawaii! Oisshi!" Just watch this food video tutorial to learn how to make cute shaped eggs with Japanese bento molds. You ...more

News : End of Japan theme, beginning of Swiss theme!

Tonight's update was HUGE! Lot's of new content was released including more iPhone stuff and a new theme! New Animals: Mystery Box Contents: New crop On page 7 - looks like this one's here to stay! And more decorations: Another building: New stuff for iPhone users: An ...more

How To : Count from 1 to 12 in Japanese

You're in Japan trying to buy something, but don't know how much it costs? Numbers are important to know, and simple to learn. This video language lesson shows the days of the week written in Japanese as well as English while the word is clearly pronounced. Follow along while ...more

How To : Create a Japanese Harajuku girls makeup look

The inspiration behind Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Girls fragrance, real Harajuku girls are gals from the Harajuku region of Japan who dress up all crazy like in the Lolita, Ganguro, or Cosplay styles. Famous for their insane Victorian-style dresses in colors of all shades of the ...more

How To : Wash yourself in a Japanese bath (ofuro)

Many traditional Japanese homes lack the Western shower we know and love and favor instead the traditional Japanese bath called an ofuro. Like many activities in Japan there is a culturally tied correct process for using an ofuro, and this video will teach it to you so you can ...more

How To : Origami a traditional Japanese crane or tsuru

Watch this instructional origami video to fold a traditional Japanese origami crane. Tsuru is the Japanese word for crane. In Japan cranes are considered a national treasure and regarded as symbols of good luck and longevity. Fold a few origami cranes and give them to your fri ...more

How To : Create a Japanese Gyaru hair look

Japanese Gyaru girls dress up like little girls or dollies. It's a popular look that's definitely easier to wear than some of Japan's other fashion trends, like Goth Lolita or Ganguro. Take a gander at this video to learn how to create a Japanese Gyaru cutesy hair look with a ...more

How To : Eat Sushi the Way the Japanese Do

The last time you ate sushi, how exactly did you eat it? Did you hold the piece of sushi between your chopsticks and then dip it in a concoction of soy sauce and wasabi? We know lots of Americanized Japanese restaurants serve their sushi this way these days, but all of this is ...more

News : Japanese Dog Learns to Squat Like Owner-San

Japan loves their pets. This dog owner loves his border collie, named Kirin. He loves Kirin enough to make sure he gets his exercise. All it takes is a little dog training after all. More squats in the park:

How To : Make Japanese pumpkin cake

Are you in the mood for an afternoon treat? This video for a Japanese pumpkin cake will show you exactly how to delight your taste buds with an eastern twist. This is called ''Kabocha dango'' which might be called ''Pumpkin cake''. In Japan it's usually for afternoon snacks. ...more

How To : Speak basic survival expressions in Japanese

Learn how to speak basic expressions in Japanese such as, "Good morning," and "Thank you." The expressions are especially useful for those planning on traveling to Japan. Part 1 of 3 - How to Speak basic survival expressions in Japanese. Part 2 of 3 - How to Speak basic survi ...more

News : Japan update, more levels, unwither ring and more!

The unwither ring is back!!! Previously this only could be sent to you around Valentine's Day. How wonderful! Unwither ring I finally bought one. Totally awesome! Here's some pictures of the process. You can use this to keep limited edition crops alive and build pretty garde ...more

How To : Say and read the days of the week in Japanese

You're in Japan but don't know what today is or what tomorrow is going to be? The days of the week are important to know, and simple to learn. This video language lesson shows the days of the week written in Japanese hiragana and kanji, as well as English while the word is cle ...more

How To : Fold a Japanese origami Children's Day carp

In Korea and Japan a special holiday called Children's Day is celebrated. Like Mother's Day or Father's Day in the United States, the occasion honors one particular family member, or members, with gifts and special parades or events. While it sucks that no such day exists her ...more

How To : Create a Japanese dolly inspired makeup look

If you've ever been to the Harajuku district of Japan then you know that nothing is off limits to Japanese girls (and sometimes guys) when it comes to makeup. Whether they're dolled up in the Lolita style or the slightly racist Ganguro style (in which girls dress up as black-f ...more

How To : Learn practical Japanese phrases for traveling

Learn simple Japanese phrases today in this video series with expert Yuu Asakura. Yuu gives you demonstrations for speaking and recognizing Japanese words in print. You will be able to arrange subjects and verbs in sentences, say "Please," and get around in Japan. Part 1 of 14 ...more

How To : Speak common Japanese phrases

Host Kaz tells you how to pronounce common phrases in Japanese. If you learn these basics, you should be able to get around easily in Japan. Speak common Japanese phrases. Click through to watch this video on geobeats.com

How To : Learn Japanese phrases for counting and buying

Learn simple Japanese phrases today in this video series with expert Yuu Asakura. Yuu gives you demonstrations for speaking and recognizing Japanese words about counting, currency, and buying things in Japan. Part 1 of 15 - How to Learn Japanese phrases for counting and buying ...more

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