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POP'N'CUTE: Harajuku Kawaii Live Show/Fashion Event Report

Squee! the System
Mainstream Japanese society is boring. One could argue that mainstream society globally is never exciting, but the homogenous nature and stubborn adherence to routines and social hierarchies make this island nation particularly dull.

Percussion Warfare: US Marines vs. Republic of Korea Army (In a Drumming Battle!) - AkihabaraNews.com

The Hopefully Not Too Distant Future of Conflict Resolution
If you’re a fan of drumming or a fan of parades or a fan of uniforms or a fan of humanity, it’s going to be pretty impossible to not get a smile and a wow out of watching this drum battle. Yes, one team is pretty outclassed, but it all seems to be in great fun with both sides getting a lot of applause and appreciation.

Yoriko Takahashi - June 12, 2014

SoftBank group is showing that it is really serious about the humanoid robot business.

SoftBank's subsidiary company, Asratec Corp. today introduced control software for humanoid robots - called V-Sido OS. They expect that V-Sido OS will be installed in future robots which will be introduced by many companies.

Hatsune Miku costars with the Japanese popular rock band BUMP OF CHICKEN in their music video. This collaborated song - "ray" - was released under the name of "BUMP OF CHICKEN feat. HATSUNE MIKU".

Nayalan Moodley - March 17, 2014

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ATLAS Robot Unboxing - DARPA Robotics Challenge

Ohhh boy, an unboxing video that’s not just filler, but 500% justifiable.

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TokyoStreetView - December 16, 2014

TokyoStreetView: Asakusa Temple & Sensō-ji  (4K VIDEO)
Located in Asakusa, the heart of Tokyo, Sensō-ji is by far one of Tokyo’s most popular tourist attractions. Founded in 645, Sensō-ji is Tokyo’s oldest temple. The landmark is dedicated to the Bodhisattva, and according to legend, the temple was erected after two fishermen found a Statue of Kannon buried in the nearby Sumida River.
Did Hatsune Miku Just go from Saccharine Cute to Borderline Hot?

There Might Never be a Hatsune Miku Live-Action Portrayal Because the Digital Render is Already too Good
And given the character’s wholly manufactured existence and disparately crowdsourced evolution, that seems appropriate. To get hip to what we’re saying here, go ahead and hit the full-screen, crank up the resolution to 1080p60, and you’ll see: meatspace humans need not apply.

Luceo developed the "Fullauto StrainEye LSM-9000LE" to accurately and easily measure the strain of glass and plastic products.

"This is a two-dimensional strain measuring device that is easy to operate. Conventional measuring devices can only measure a single point of a sample, but the Fullauto StrainEye LSM-9000LE can measure the entire area of a sample."

Vocaloid Hatsune Miku Represents on Letterman (and righteously shames pop music) - AkihabaraNews.com
Hatsune Miku isn't based on a person, she exists only as a hologram, and her voice is not recorded, but derived from a software platform used specifically to generate artificial singing voices. For becoming a blunt cudgel of ironic logic, Hatsune Miku gets our respect. And also because she plays with a full band - that's pretty badass, too.

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