[2019 Edition] Top 5 New Stationery Goods in Japan
They may look like ordinary stationery items, but the products featured in this article are the latest stationery goods that will surely surprise by how ingenious they are! Below are some of the most recommended stationery items that will likely boost your efficiency at work, including a mechanical pencil with lead that does not break, and a marker pen that can be rubbed off and erased.
1. Fitcut Curve (PLUS)
Fitcut Curve are scissors that can easily cut through hard objects. If you try to actually cut a milk carton or a cardboard with these scissors, you'll find that you don't even need to exert a lot of effort and that your hands will not feel any pain at all. Even plastic bottles and other kinds of plastic products are no match for these scissors.
What make these scissors extremely sharp are the curved blades. The curved blades firmly grip the item to be cut, making it easy to cut from the base up to the tip of the blades.
[Price] 300 JPY (excl. tax)
2. Orenz (Pentel)
Orenz is a mechanical pencil with a mysterious mechanism that will let you write with the lead inside tip of the pencil! The lead stays in the tip as you write, and it's running low, the tip automatically slides up and becomes shorter to follow the length of the lead.
The tip is smooth so it will not get stuck or scratch the paper. A single click of the pencil will give you three times the normal writing volume, so you can use it even in tight situations where every second counts, such as tests.
The lead of the Orenz comes in three diameters - 0.5, 0.3 and 0.2. If you write small letters with a 0.3 or 0.2 lead, the letters will not overlap and leave plenty of margin space, so you will have notes that are easy to read.
[Price] Orenz 1,000 JPY (excl. tax)
3. Tate Toko (Kanmido)
Tate Toko is a memo pad that can stand upright. Each sheet has glue at the bottom just like a sticky note. By simply folding the paper and attaching the sticky side to a desk, your note will be able to stand on its own.
The product shown in the photo is the TO DO List memo pad, but there are also grid pads. These sticky notes definitely stand out, so they will not only be easy to see for yourself, but will also make it easy to look at for other people when you pass them a note, too.
[Price] 440 JPY (excl. tax)
4. Frixion Light (PILOT)
Frixion is a very popular ballpoint pen that lets you neatly erase anything you have written with the help of frictional heat. All you have to do is rub it with the special eraser at the tip of the pen shaft and it will be gone! Frixion Light is the highlighter in this series of pens.
When you mistakenly highlight over a word or text, you can't fix that error. With Frixion Light, however, you can redo this however many times you want without eraser shavings and barely any trace.
Aside from the Frixion Light that comes in striking colors common with highlighters, there are also Frixion Light Soft Color pens that are available in cute, soft colors.
[Price] 100 JPY (excl. tax)
5. DelGuard +2C (ZEBRA)
DelGuard is a famous brand of mechanical pencil with lead that does not break. The secrets behind the unbreakable lead of this pencil are the springs that absorb the vertical stroke pressures, and the protruding tip that guards the lead against diagonal pressure!
There are products that only work as mechanical pencils, but the item shown in the photo is the DelGuard mechanical pencil that is coupled with black and red ballpoint pens. There is also an eraser at the top of the pencil.
[Price] 1,200 JPY (excl. tax)
These items are all the latest highly functional stationery items that will completely wipe away the little frustrations in your everyday life! Make sure to look for them when you travel to Japan.
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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