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    Red face Japanese men lap up new comfort

    This must fit into the "comfort women" section I suppose.

    BBC News : Japanese men lap up new comfort


    Japanese men without a shoulder to cry on this Christmas are being offered a woman's lap - made out of foam - to rest on instead.
    The "lap pillow", shaped like the bottom half of a kneeling woman, is selling for about 9,429 yen ($90), the French news agency AFP reported.

    "Single men find this soothing," said Mitsuo Takahashi of the manufacturer Trane KK.

    He told AFP that the Hizamakura, or lap pillow, fulfilled a primal need.

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    I'm not even sure what to say about that. I guess it's not as extreme as the "sex dolls."

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    hahahaha.
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    new product from Japan , solution for lonely men

    the already have this for the women


    now, a new product for men


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4092345.stm

    Japanese men without a shoulder to cry on this Christmas are being offered a woman's lap - made out of foam - to rest on instead.
    The "lap pillow", shaped like the bottom half of a kneeling woman, is selling for about 9,429 yen ($90), the French news agency AFP reported.

    "Single men find this soothing," said Mitsuo Takahashi of the manufacturer Trane KK.

    He told AFP that the Hizamakura, or lap pillow, fulfilled a primal need.

    "From the time people were kids, people have laid their heads on their mothers' laps to get their ears cleaned," he said. "This is made to be quite close to the real thing."

    But they are also reported to be proving popular as joke gifts at office parties.

    So far the company has sold about 3,000 laps, Mr Takahashi said.

    The Hizamakura is similar to a product, shaped like a man's torso with one sturdy arm, which has been on sale since last December.

    That product, the Boyfriend's Arm Pillow, was made by Japanese company Kameo, and is being targeted at Japanese single women.
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    whahahahahahhaaha....that's just so damn funny XDDD omg...the inventions...it's really too funny
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    yeah its very funny...I want that kind of pillow...hhmmm..
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    That picture is too funny. It's the positioning of his hands that make it.
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    HAHAH very funny, however, the customers who purchase these "pillows" must be feeling really lonely....no?

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    That is just pitiful...
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    Didn't they make a similar thing for women except that it was an arm..? :3

    Edit - Sorry, missed it ^^;

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    I can see why that guy is single though...
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    That is SAD. Very, very, very, sad!
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    i love the japanese :>


    whats the word for senseless inventions again? there was one special word or so

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    Didn't this thing come out like a year ago? The BBC must be running a backlog.

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    Heart Chindogu: 101 Unuseless Inventions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shas
    whats the word for senseless inventions again? there was one special word or so
    Are you talking about Chindogu 珍道具101 Unuseless Inventions

    A lot of those links are gone:

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    the second pillow is a great idea... when you miss your b;g friend put some parfum on the arm... could help a lott...

    or just normal... just maybe the arms should be a bit longer gna gna gna

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikecash
    Didn't this thing come out like a year ago? The BBC must be running a backlog.

    Yeah, honestly, I know I heard about it a long time ago.

    But I can not believe someone even invented such a thing. Look how pathetic that guy looks... Does he even realize it? Does this product actually sell?
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    silly pplz...what shall they think of next

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    It really says a lot about older Japanese salarymen, don't ya think?

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