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Japan Earthquake Videos!

For those of you who want to see what the Japan earthquake was really like, here’s some videos from YouTube users during the actual earthquake of magnitude 8.9:

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Skyscrapers in Japan’s Earthquake/Tsunami Sway!

Check out this video of skyscrapers in Tokyo swaying back and forth during the latest Japan’s earthquake/tsunami. It’s a good thing those skyscrapers were able to hold off the earthquake, retrofitted with earthquake-proof foundations.

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Natto Fermented Soy Beans are Great for You!

Back in the 70s, my dad was an exchange student in Japan for couple years where he had developed a taste for natto, fermented soy beans in Japan.  One of his favorite sushi is also Natto Maki, which is a sushi made with natto of course.

Well, these natto fermented soy beans have proven to be great for beating cancer and all types of diseases and plus, I find myself eating these nattos and liking them more and more.  Of course

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Ham Radio Hack – How to Use Ham Radio without a License!

I remember back when I was 11 years old, I was trying really hard to get a ham radio license so I could talk to people all over the world.  I still remember staying up late nights, trying to learn English and Ham Radio at the same time.  Well, Make has a great tutorial on how to get started on Ham Radio without a license.

In the days before Internet and Dial-ups, I think Ham Radio was like the “thing” you can d

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TokyoFlash Rogue LED Digital Watch Review!

Wow, I just received TokyoFlash watches from Paul over at TokyoFlash in Japan. (Thanks Paul btw!)

The TokyoFlash Rogue LED digital watch was my first choice for looks regardless of the prices.

My first impression?

Quality craftmanship, these TokyoFlash watches look very “durable” and everything on the outside is made with Stainless Steel.

I’ve bought many LED digital watches before, including the

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Brain Controlled Robot From Japan!

We’ve had many previous blog posts on brain-controlled robots.  Well, here’s another one to keep your mind interested!

Japan scientists at the Honda Research Institute have unveiled the world’s first brain to machine interface. Dubbed BMI short for Brain Machine Interface this new technology system will enable people to control robots using their mind.

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Food Hack – How to Make Japanese Style Ramen!

Well, if there’s a DIY Ramen Robot, we also need to learn how to make one.

My dad used to live in Japan for couple years as a college exchange student.  Without further saying, my dad knows Japanese culture and food very well, even speaks Japanese fluently.  Well, he’s favorite Japanese food is Japanese-style ramen.  He used to tell me all these stories about how Japanese ramen (in Japan) is the best ramen in the world, and that’s coming from a Korean man, it means a lot.

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DIY Robot Ramen Replaces Chef in Japan!

Here’s an interesting story of a ramen-making DIY robot that can make up to 40 million different flavors of ramen.  As an avid eater of Korean and Japanese ramen, this is the most perfect idea for making ramen as robots can do them flawlessly, there’s no reason why anyone ever needs chefs for ramen anymore.

The ramen-making robot was built by 60-year-old shop owner Yoshihira Uchida, who spent about 20 million yen on its construction. Customers can place their orders

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Retro Gameboy iPhone Case!

Gameboy has been one of the oldest handheld units ever, the original Nintendo Gameboy I am talking about here.

Gameboys have been hacked very much so, even after decades after its first announcement, not a bad idea to stick it on your iPhone, which may be hacked for the next decade too.

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Zippo Hack – How to Turn Your Zippo into a Mint Dispenser!

Tab Dock is a new Zippo insert from Japan that will turn your regular ol’ Zippo into a cool looking Mint Dispenser.  As an avid smoker who have previously used Zippos a lot, I think this may help stop my cigarette cravings while the alternative mints might also do some good too.

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