Producets only available in Japan : Rice Cookers that are globally compatible

Producets only available in Japan : Rice Cookers that are globally compatible

Japanese rice cookers are extremely durable and you only get through a few in the course of your lifetime. Thus, for Japanese people, people buying several at a time at a household product mass-retailer is a fresh sight. As well as cooking rice, these cookers are good for steaming and frying and various types of food. There are over 16,000 recipes listed on recipe website Cookpad using a rice cooker (as of March 25, 2016), including all sorts of recipes from roast beef to cheesecake. 

Below, we will introduce some rice cookers that work abroad. 


Rice Cooker for use Overseas - Tiger Thermos Earthenware Pot IH Rice Cooker and Warmer JKL-T15W

Uses a real earthenware pot made from clay, and through the 5-layer coat on its surface, has completely recreated the most delicious way of cooking rice from ancient Japan. Does not talk so no need to worry about getting confused when operating. 

Price: 100,224 JPY (including tax)


■Operating Panel: English 

Voltage: AC 220V 

Rice cooking volume: 8 (5-6 people)

Width: 345mm  Length: 445mm    Height: 300mm

Accessories: scoop, measuring cup,  ladle (0.18 litres)、scoop holder, steam basket, pot lid, cookbook, operating instructions. 

Weight: 6.0kg

Instruction languages: Chinese, English, Japanese

Maker Warranty: 1 year

URL: http://item.rakuten.co.jp/sacom/jklt15w/

Rice cooker designed for overseas.  Zojirushi    Platinum Rice Cooker Pot inside Steam Rice Cooker and Warmer Kiwame Taki NP-HIH18

Uses a “platinum pressure pot” to increase the sweetness component of the rice by 15%. Possible to cook in 4 ways to suit the food texture. Designed not to boil over, so does not cause mess/dirt around it. 

Price: 59,184 JPY (including tax)  


Operating display: English 

Voltage:: AC 220V〜230V 50Hz/60Hz

Cooking Volume: 7〜8 portions

Width: 275mm Length: 395mm Height: 265mm

Accessories: scoop, measuring cup, scoop holder 

Weight: 6.5kg

Instruction languages: Chinese, English, Japanese

Maker Warranty: 1 year URL:http://item.rakuten.co.jp/sacom/nphih18/


We introduced “Tiger” and “Zojirushi”, two of Japan’s most well known makers. There are others by Hitachi and Panasonic, so it is worth having a look at electronic mass-retailer stores and comparing various features.

Yuriko Sakurai

Female university student born and raised in Kyoto. Blogger. Born in the city of World Heritage, Kyoto, made her interested in old towns of Japan since she was quite young. She is currently studying architecture at a University in Yokohama, a port town, and "integration of Western and Eastern cultures" is of her particular interest in the subject. Loves visiting World Heritage sites of Japan and old Ryokan (Japanese-style traditional lodging). Her hobby is collecting stamps of various places and spots she visits. Loves Eastern landscapes and Western food. An active SNS advocate.

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