Feeling a little flat while riding your bike in Japan? Stop by the cop shop!
The lure of cheap booze is hard to resist, but before you follow that discount-promising tout, take a moment to check what clothes he’s wearing.
An easy trick rooted in Japanese tradition claims to be able to curb embarrassing pit stains and the social ills they cause.
Genius sweets fan’s technique takes only seconds, requires no special equipment.
It might look like magic, but these balls can actually be stored in the ceiling without the use of any racks, hooks or netting.
Japan’s infamous bar barkers often won’t take no for an answer, but one veteran says this response will stop them in their tracks.
How to swiftly, and humorously, deal with the bane of every TV owner’s existence in Japan.
Simple, speedy solution touted as just the thing to prevent backaches while watching movies.
All it takes are two quick and easy steps to make wet notebooks look brand new again.
Having trouble playing the game with one hand holding onto your umbrella? Now we’ll show you how to stay dry while keeping both hands free for catching Pokémon!
They say there’s a fine line between genius and madness. It’s a line that our Mr. Sato frequently walks.
With data for making the 3-D case available online, now everyone can get a little help with making the perfect throw.
Arms tired from holding your smartphone in front of you all day? We’ll show you how to make this ingenious “Poké-Han“ mobile gaming accessory!
Anime fans in Japan are applauding the simple yet effective idea.
Watch this resolute stand-off dissolve into joyous jumping thanks to a simple trick by the pup’s owner.
We’ve all been there: you’ve been marathoning a TV series on your laptop, or maybe playing a game for way too long, and now your fans are going haywire and the whole computer is hot to the touch. What are you supposed to do? Put your viewing on hold and wait for your computer to cool? No way!
Thankfully one Japanese Twitter user has another solution: cover your computer in 10-yen coins. Read on to find out why this idea just might be crazy enough to work.
Whether you’re a struggling college student or just trying to save some money by reusing and recycling, here are some lifehacks from Japan that have proven to be very popular on Twitter. They may look silly, but you will thank these ingenious users for their clever ideas as you wonder why you never thought of these before. Here are 10 ways to upgrade your life according to Japanese Twitter users.
There’s a restaurant in my neighborhood that I ate dinner at shortly after I moved to Yokohama. Since in those days I worked night shift, I walked through the door around 9:30 p.m., asked for a table for one, and ordered my food.
It turned out to be one of the blandest, least satisfying meals I’ve ever had, but that restaurant is still in business, more than a decade later, so the food can’t be that bad. In hindsight, I think the fact that it was about the 20th meal in a row I’d eaten alone was affecting my sense of taste. Spending too much time by yourself can mess with your head, and the social aspect of eating with a friend can really add a lot to your enjoyment of the meal, which is why a researcher in Japan says that if you’re going to be eating by yourself, you should put a mirror on the table.
Most of the food you find in supermarkets in Japan comes in small packages, and people tend to buy just enough for a few days. You won’t find many supersized, bulk discount items at the local grocery store, with one big exception: Rice! Many families eat bowls of rice with most of their meals, so it’s easy to go through a few pounds a week.
But what happens when you overestimate and end up with bags of rice that go untouched for years? While it won’t exactly “go bad,” it will end up pretty stale. You could throw it out, but what a waste that would be. Instead, try our lifehack to get your old rice tasting fresh and yummy!
But the latest discovery to take the internet by storm is a simple lifehack: using a straw to clear clogged drains. It may sound disgusting at first, but don’t worry; there’s no sucking up of hair and garbage here. How does it work? Watch the video to find out, as well as a bunch of other uses for straw you never imagined.