Ken’s surprise birthday lemon meringue pie with the Minks!
Nestlé’s limited edition Sublime Gold KitKat – covered in a very thin layer of edible gold leaf and described as having a rich, bitter chocolate taste – went on sale at chocolate boutiques in eight swank department stores in Japan in late December. There will also be an opportunity to win an actual, 24-karat gold version of the…Details
Pilot Corporation is a Japanese pen manufacturer based in Tokyo, Japan. Researchers were experimenting with color-changing ink at Pilot labs when someone changed an ink color from black to no color — transparent. The ink was effectively erased. The result — an erasable pen! FriXion Ball, the erasable and colorful ballpoint pen, is an innovative…Details
The end of 2015 seemed to go quickly from one day to the next with no break and we have fallen behind in posting not only our prayer letters, but articles and photos. We apologize for not keeping up in a timely manner. We didn’t lose interest in you so appreciate your patience. Going to…Details
The Tokyo metropolitan government has decided that the Athletes’ Village for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be made into a “hydrogen town” where electricity and hot water are supplied through hydrogen energy, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. After the Tokyo Olympics are over, the electricity and hot water generated with hydrogen energy are…Details
“I didn’t think I could get food poisoning from fish I caught myself,” a victim of ciguatera food poisoning said. Hideo Kadobayashi, who runs a painting and varnishing business in Osaka, took home a Spotted Knifejaw he landed off the shore of Wakayama, Japan. Nine people, including family members and some of his employees, ate…Details
Two Japanese companies, Hitachi and Hino Motors, have been working together to create buses equipped with rechargeable batteries that might prove useful in case of disaster. The “midsize plug-in hybrid buses for disasters”, as they were described by the two makers, can be used to provide electricity in calamity situations. The buses can…Details