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Artificial Tooth Enamel

Scientists in Japan have created a microscopically thin film that can coat individual teeth to prevent decay or to make them appear whiter, the chief researcher said.


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Supermarket Scanner Obsoletes Barcodes

The latest supermarket scanner developed by Toshiba Tec may make conventional barcodes in supermarkets obsolete.


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Japanese Salon Has Gone To The Dogs

Green Dog is a center for holistic life, situated in the upscale Tokyo Mid Town district, among high class restaurants, designer shops and museums.


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New Biz in Japan: Ear Cleaning

The basic service at Yamamoto Mimikaki-ten lasts 30 minutes and costs ¥2,700 (about US$32).


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Cat Cafes in Japan

There are around 100 cat cafés in Japan many of which have particular type of cats, such as black cats, fat cats or rare breed cats.


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Automatic Beer Foam Generator

I always thought that mugs of beer weren’t supposed to have big heads of foam on top.


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Dental Niche: Vampire Teeth

The latest cosmetic dentistry trend out of Japan is “Yaeba”: Vampire Teeth.


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Hand Cranked Japanese Vending Machine

Vending machine maker Sanden, which has some 30 percent of the global market, has been showing off a hand-cranked vending machine for emergencies when the power’s out and solar generation isn’t available or feasible.


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The Japanese Crab Meat King

Tatsuya Abe is Japan’s crab-meat king.


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Temporary Inflatable Cast

The Multiprotector from Kinoshita Kogyo is a simple cast that can stabilize an injured area with the use of a single straw.