Japan having rice as their staple diet, are very fussy about its texture, and so, require special rice cookers to do their job. It is very much unlike the mix-pot Risotto that we cook in and around the western parts. A perfect texture of the rice is achieved through a good rice cooker that provides a delicate range of steam, heat, and pressure. Tiger Corporation has introduced one such rice cooker called Tacook that has two separate pots that form a tight seal with each other. Their website even claims that you could bake a cake in the cooker! I certainly don’t have a good feeling about that!
The only issue with the Tacook rice cooker is that it is not capable of cooking large quantities suitable for an average family. Thus, a gadget like this would be suitable for a stag or spinster, until they decide to start a family.