japan

Double TapeDeck is DoubleObsolete, DoubleAwesome

Thumbnail image for Double TapeDeck is DoubleObsolete, DoubleAwesome February 14, 2008

The Sony CFD-W77 is an outdated awesomely nostalgic piece of tech coming out of Japan.  This double tape deck is, as many of you could figure out from the title, an 80′s/90′s style dual tape deck boombox with a CD player and an AM/FM Radio built in.  The thing retails for around $150, which is [...]

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Japanese Toilet Training Videos are Serious. Don’t Laugh.

Thumbnail image for Japanese Toilet Training Videos are Serious. Don’t Laugh. January 22, 2008

It must be Japanese theme day here at Swongled.com; every other post today has been related to Japan in some way. To carry on with this theme, here is another one! These are two videos about a (tiger?) boy named Shimajiro. He has to pee and poop. His family teaches him to pee and poop [...]

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SMS Novels Making Japan’s Top-Seller List

Thumbnail image for SMS Novels Making Japan’s Top-Seller List January 22, 2008

There has been a growing trend in Japan, recently. More and more SMS-based novels, written mostly by young adult women, are being released. These thumbmasters of text messaging had been previously criticized as pseudo-authors, offering nothing but a weak subgenre of literature – that was, until recently, however. Over the years, these SMS novels have [...]

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Final Fantasy Potion is Phallic

Thumbnail image for Final Fantasy Potion is Phallic January 16, 2008

Square-Enix and Suntory Limited have teamed up to deliver what scientists are calling a “Miracle Potion”. It is a real-life reproduction of the life-giving tonic found in the Final Fantasy series of games. Suntory Limited is claiming that it has the ability to “heal any wound, and restore all magical powers to the imbiber of [...]

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