Japanese Beetle

Shiny as emeralds and completely harmless to humans and pets, it would be easy to dismiss Japanese beetles as just another cute Japanese export. But these little devils are incredibly destructive to plants of all sorts, here devastating a huge field of Iceland poppies in a Tokyo park. Japanese Beetles snuck into North America in…

$150 Watermelon

It should be no surprise that the cost of fruit in Japan is much higher than many other countries given the limited available land. But how do you explain a $150 watermelon? A typical watermelon of this size costs¬†$25-30, but this beauty,¬†called “Godzilla Egg”, comes with it’s own cage. The answer to this question is…