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Only In Japan Can You Order A Whopper With 1,000 Slices Of Cheese Only In Japan Can You Order A Whopper With 1,000 Slices Of Cheese
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People like to make fun of Americans for being fat and eating very unhealthy things. It’s a fair jab as a lot of us do like to give into temptation and order 20 McDoubles as a light snack. One thing …

Don’t Make Political Statements In Your iPhone Games Don’t Make Political Statements In Your iPhone Games
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It’s rare that the real world crosses into the gaming world, but the results are usually problematic when it does. That’s the case today as a game about a relatively unknown string of islands has been pulled from the App …

Aaand…Here’s How You Go Out With A Japanese Virtual Pop Star Aaand…Here’s How You Go Out With A Japanese Virtual Pop Star
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Hatsune Miku is an incredibly popular “singing synthesizer application with a female persona,” or, virtual pop star for short. The Japanese creation is voiced by a popular voice actress and actually performs concerts, live, as a projection. So, I guess …

PS3 To Get Increased PS2 Library….In Japan PS3 To Get Increased PS2 Library….In Japan
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That day that a lot of people have been waiting for is finally upon us. The day that you can go to the PSN store and download your favorite game from 10 years ago. If you live in Japan that …

Sony Launches Music Unlimited Service In Japan Sony Launches Music Unlimited Service In Japan
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Sony has really been pushing out their new Music Unlimited service to the masses and it has finally gotten to the birth place of the electronics giant, Japan. The initial offering will be about 10 million songs from major labels …

Anonymous Launches #OpJapan Against Law That Would Imprison People Over Watching YouTube Anonymous Launches #OpJapan Against Law That Would Imprison People Over Watching YouTube
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Do you want to know the secret to getting on Anonymous’ bad side? Try passing a law that punishes people for watching YouTube videos. Japan just recently passed a law that would fine and imprison people for watching YouTube videos …

Is Japan Making YouTube Illegal For Japanese Citizens? Is Japan Making YouTube Illegal For Japanese Citizens?
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So the Japanese government did something a little sneaky while its public was distracted by the arrest of a cult member who wanted to gas Tokyo’s subway system; something that could impact all Japanese citizens, even if they aren’t in …

Gieger Counter Gets $100K in KickStarter Funding in One Hour Gieger Counter Gets $100K in KickStarter Funding in One Hour
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An open source Geiger Counter designed by Andrew Huang has made over $100,000 in Kickstarter funding in an hour. The handheld device is designed to help Japan detect radiation after the nuclear disaster that rocked the country last year. Since …

Great Pacific Garbage Patch Keeps Getting Bigger Great Pacific Garbage Patch Keeps Getting Bigger
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As debris from the Japanese tsunami begins to wash up on shores along the western United States, scientists warn that there are far greater concerns lurking about a thousand miles off the coast of California. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, …

Japan Could Be The Next Big Facebook Market Japan Could Be The Next Big Facebook Market

In 2010, Japan’s population was a little over 128 million people, according to census data. But only 4.68 million people in the country were on Facebook – a paltry percent that shows the worldwide giant which boasts 900+ users has …

Salty Watermelon Pepsi Assaults Taste Buds in Japan Salty Watermelon Pepsi Assaults Taste Buds in Japan
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Salty Watermelon Pepsi sounds downright awful. In fact, were I captured by a group of nefarious villains who were looking to extract specific data from my brain, pouring this vile concoction down my unwilling throat would be the easiest way …

Radioactive Tuna from Japan Make Their Way to California Radioactive Tuna from Japan Make Their Way to California
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Radioactive tuna, which are thought to have been contaminated by the severely damaged Fukushima power plant, have started quickly working their way to the California coast. Levels of radioactive cesium have been much higher in specimens than recent years, leading …

Panasonic Japan Installing Wireless Charging Stations Panasonic Japan Installing Wireless Charging Stations

Panasonic Japan is installing 90 wireless charging stations in that country, beginning this month. Charging stations will follow the Wireless Power Consortium’s Qi standard, and will go in cafes, bars, nail salons, convenience stores and karaoke boxes. The Qi standard …

Rejected Twitter User Sues the Object of His Affection Rejected Twitter User Sues the Object of His Affection
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All of us handle rejection differently. Some people swallow it whole and immediately purge it from their systems. Others, I’m afraid, take things a little too personally. Far be it for me to tell someone how to live their life, …

Study Finds That People Aren’t Physically Interacting Much Anymore Due To The Internet Study Finds That People Aren’t Physically Interacting Much Anymore Due To The Internet

I’m going to be straight up with all of you – I think I’m addicted to the Internet. While my job involves my sitting at a desk working online all day, I can’t get away from it once the work …

Microtransaction Limitations for Minors Headed to Japan Microtransaction Limitations for Minors Headed to Japan

I few years ago, I got hooked on a game called MapleStory, an oddly enjoyable multi-player side-scrolling platformer that involved fighting adorable cartoon monsters using equally-adorable cartoon avatars. As my addiction to the game began to grow, I started noticing …

Smartphones Overtake Feature Phones in Japan Smartphones Overtake Feature Phones in Japan
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With budget smartphones flooding the cell phone market worldwide, it is getting harder and harder for manufacturers of feature phones to keep up. Though feature phones are still successful in new markets for cell phone service around the world, smartphones …

Soccer Ball From Japanese Tsunami Found in Alaska Soccer Ball From Japanese Tsunami Found in Alaska

All of us remember the devastating tsunami that ravaged Japan back in 2011. It was such a rough time for the Japanese population; however, a story has recently been released that has given the Japanese hope from these tough times. …

New International Spider-man Trailers + Posters New International Spider-man Trailers + Posters
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The first trailers we saw for The Amazing Spider-man were mostly teasers, eluding to the story of spiderman, and the new twists this next installment will bring. These new international trailers give us a lot more to go on. They …

Android Apps Found Stealing Personal Information Android Apps Found Stealing Personal Information

Symantec has identified a series of apps in the Google Play app store that could be stealing Japanese Android users’ personal information, including their contacts’ information. The apps come with a “the Movie” tacked onto the end of their names, …

Tokyo Court Orders Apple to Pay for Flaming iPod Tokyo Court Orders Apple to Pay for Flaming iPod

A Setagaya-ku, Tokyo couple won roughly 600,000 yen (about $7,400) in damages from Apple Japan, after an iPod Nano caught fire and burned the woman. There have been complaints of Apple devices getting hot, and lately the new iPad has …