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The new mascot character, "Toranomon" of the new Tokyo skyscraper complex Toranomon Hills has been receiving great response, and tons of people have already visited there to take a photo with Toranomon's statue.

A lot of AkihabaraNews readers liked our past coverage about Toranomon, too:

Honda UK's 1000cc Lawnmower is Way Faster than Your Car
What can you do with a small yet really powerful engine, a new riding lawnmower, a healthy marketing budget, and a professional race driver with some free time? You can cut the grass really, really quickly. Oh, and severely injure or kill yourself if you’re not careful.
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Bandai Namco
has been developing a GODZILLA game for PS3 and they will release it to the market in winter (late) 2014.

The GODZILLA game is made to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first GODZILLA movie as well as the release of a new Hollywood version of GODZILLA which will be out on July 25 in Japan.

 

Honda has developed a low-cost, automatic valet parking system which uses parking lot surveillance cameras to help park cars automatically.

In this demonstration, when a car is left in the drop-off area of a parking lot, it receives information about which spaces are available, then drives itself to an empty space and parks. This system can automatically park multiple cars efficiently. Honda sees a lot of potential in a system such as this, especially if it is implemented in the large parking lots of suburban shopping centers.

At the Morita Lab in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Keio University Faculty of Science, researchers are advancing with research and development of unique robots from the perspective of mechanisms, control, skill, and an integration of each of these areas.

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The Free Gauge Train
New Tech in Testing

This past weekend, the Asahi Shimbun reported that the Kyushu Railway Company began testing a very special supertech rail vehicle: the Free Gauge Train (FGT). It's special because it can do Bullet Training, but can also tighten up and get its Local Train on.

Panasonic - LED Video Light - Illuminate objects naturally while shooting a video

 

Even in a dark place, Panasonic's new "LED Video Light" mounted on your video camera will illuminate objects naturally and you will be able to take a clear movie.

It has 36 white high-brightness LEDs built-in and the luminance is 1500 LUX at a distance of 50cm from the object. You can adjust the brightness with the illuminance dial.

Price: ¥15,750
Compliant video cameras: HC-Z10000/X920M/V720M/V620M/X900M
Size: W70 x H111 x D53 mm
Weight: 120g
 

Yoriko Takahashi - February 18, 2014

Akihabaranews.com - Hamee - Ninja Smartphone Stand

Ninja Smartphone Stand
Recently released by Hamee, this series captures 3 major Ninja fighting strategies.

Aerial Burton has demonstrated an aerial 3D display, which can project text and images in mid-air.

"The biggest difference between our technology and other displays is, this is a screenless display. This is the only device that can show text and pictures in mid-air, without using a screen.

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