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“Excuse me, could you psychoanalyze the time for me?”
Long, long before today's news of the ePaper-powered Kisai Rorschach, we were regularly visiting and mentally adding to cart from Tokyoflash’s* super-dense catalog of unique, you-can’t-get-these-anywhere-else wristwatches.

 

Japanese musician, Sou and Kumama, created the original musical instrument called "dishphone" (Japanese name: 食琴 = Shokkin), which consists of 30 small plates and bowls.

Listen to the famous Mozart's Turkish March they played on the "dishphone" and a wooden spoon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REVIEW PREVIEWS: Sony α7S (Alpha 7S), Casio Selfie-Cam, Hybrid G-SCHOCK, and a Bargain Projector!

Restarting the Fire
Beginning late last year, AkihabaraNews rededicated itself to conducting more in-depth, multimedia product reviews. It’s gone well: contributors and editors have doubled down, and both the results and response have been great (Thanks, readers!).

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Yamaha has just announced that they will introduce their first LMW (Leaning Multi Wheel) bike - TRICITY - in Thailand next month. They are aiming to sell 10,000 bikes within a year in the country.

The bikes will have a 125cc engine.

In January 2014, AGC released Dragontrail™ X, a specialty glass for chemical strengthening used as cover glass for smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. Based on its expertise in analyzing glass breakage acquired over the past several decades, AGC has worked on effective glass compositions by classifying causes of glass breakage into various patterns.

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Editor - December 10, 2014

Top 5 Japanese Tech Videos of the Week - AkihabaraNews.com
1. Shoulder Bag-Based Pop-Up Tablet Mount; 2. Odaiba in 4K; 3. Amazingly Choreographed Christmas Lights; 4. Remembering the Father of Video Games; and 5. Put a Wirelessly Controlled HD Cam in Anything!
Nissin NoodleBot - AkihabaraNews.com

Instant noodles, Top Ramen in particular, are perhaps best known as a symbol of the struggling college student, the underemployed and/or lazy bachelor, or simply the food of last resort - but not in Japan. Here there’s a clear, unabashed romance between Cup Noodles and robots. 

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Yoriko Takahashi - February 28, 2014

Akihabaranews.com - VIDAN Izumi-chan shaver

Izumi-chan says she doesn't like it when your face is hairy…

Izumi Products Company, Japanese household appliances producer, will release a very geeky rechargeable shaver - "Moe" Shaver - from their shaver series "VIDAN series" on March 10.

On the front side of this limited edition shaver (500 units only!), the entire body of 19-year-old pink-haired Izumi Matsumoto, who is the PR character of the VIDAN series is printed.

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