Handy tablet thumb stylus, pointy stick-on teeth and other gadgets and products that look like body parts help Japanese have a convenient and happy daily life. All thumbs not the same A thumb-shaped slip-on stylus extender that provides more thumb and makes it easier for small hands to navigate the new big-screen smartphones
Fast food hamburger chain Freshness Burger becomes the second big burger business to expand its delivery service. Freshness Burger started delivering from one outlet in Saitama, Japan in 2007. Currently 54 Freshness Burger outlets in Japan deliver. There is a two-burger minimum order and delivery costs JPY 300. Orders can be placed via website
People who have lost their jobs and do not have money for food seem to be responsible for an increase in convenience store robberies in Tokyo. The Metropolitan Police Department said food is being targeted instead of cash. In September, a man armed with a knife stole onigiri (rice balls) and flavored carbonated alcoholic beverages
The October nationwide campaign by the Japan National Police Agency aimed at preventing senior citizens from becoming victims of telephone fraud ended with door-to-door delivery of fraud-warning flyers in one ward of Tokyo. Cops in Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo, handed-out notices to residents at home, and placed the flyers in mailboxes if no one was at home.
Real Police Protect Real Old Elderly people using cell phones at automatic teller machines in banks, convenience stores, and train stations are being questioned by police in Japan during a month-long nationwide anti-scam campaign. The October effort is to prevent senior citizens from becoming victims of phone swindles. In one kind of scam, con artists
Disposable deodorizing high-absorbent polymer “pet toilet sheets”. A friend’s who’s family is often too busy to walk the dog told me about this time-saving product. Convenience is emphasized in the marketing.The few similar items found online outside Japan are marketed with emphasis as a training aid, to eventually have the dog relieve itself outdoors. (left,
ABC Cooking Studio is offering two desserts created from ABC recipes, at Seven Eleven stores in Japan. The fresh ?Creme Earl Grey? and ?Grapefruit Yogurt Mousse? packages include QR codes to access the product recipe online using a cell phone. (Once you have the URL, you can also view the web page on your PC.)