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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.

Hakko Electronics developed the V9 series with a so-called VPN router function built into a programmable display device as a virtual dedicated line, and launched the “Web Machine Interface” service to pursue the cause of equipment and machinery abnormalities from a remote location.
Japanese Girl Wins Air Guitar World Championship -
This year’s winner, nicknamed “Seven Seas,” is a little-known former member of a Japanese air guitar idol group, but she was apparently more than just a pretender. That is to say, most of the cute young girls recruited and/or cajoled into Japanese idol groups are probably more interested in being generically famous than they are in their singing, dancing, or specific (often contrived) talent. This Nanami, however, she seems to really, really wanna rock.


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.

Top 5 Japanese Tech Videos of the Week -
Here's What We've been Watching for the Past week: (1) Riding the Yurikamome Line 6; (2) Chinese Tank Scooter (3) Hatsune Miku Virginity Armor, (4) Japan-Style Russian DashCam, and (5) Using Your Eyeballs to Unlock the Phone!

TokyoStreetView - February 16, 2015

TokyoStreetView: Roppongi Hills (4K VIDEO)
Aside from its rather unpleasant history, Roppongi Hills is famous for its shopping areas, large selection of nice restaurants, and its large esplanade where companies organize events all year long. It offers a stunning panoramic view of Tokyo from either its rooftop, the Sky Deck, or from the 52nd floor of the building.

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.

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!).

au by KDDI has fixed a release date of Xperia ZL2 SOL25, Sony's new Android 4.4 smartphone, and it will be released on May 23.

TokyoStreetView: Tokyo Daiba to Shimbashi on the Yurikamome Line (4K VIDEO)
We did not expect to receive a request to post a non-lapsed, realtime version of our Yurikamome Hyperlapse, but we did, and here it is. Enjoy the unaltered, 15-minute long 4K Video of the ride on the Yurikamome line from Daiba Station to Shimbashi Station on the privately owned and operated Yurikamome commuter line.

Editor - December 27, 2014

Top 5 Japanese Tech Videos of the Week -
Here's What We've been Watching for the Past week: 1. Tokyo as Pastel Diorama III; 2. 4K Omotesando Avenue; 3. "Christmas in Japan" Sing-Along; 4. 3D-ifying 2D Anime, Etc.; and 5. Jingle Bells in Japanese!

That crazy Video Head Guy, seen in cinemas across Japan, will be sold as a hardcore figure doll!

If you have been to a movie cinema in Japan in the past several years, after the previews, before the movie starts, perhaps you have seen a pantomiming guy with a video camera head - the bad guy who is secretly taking a video of the movie in the movie theater!

I personally feel spooky every time I see his dancing in the theater. Am I the only person who feels that way?

Editor - January 14, 2015

Tokyo Skyline Pentax Time Lapse (VIDEO)
YouTuber moeru maruyama's work is quite different from most of darwinfish105’s in that, while it is time lapsed, it’s not tilt-shifted, and the music is much more minimal - but it’s just as beautiful and awe-inspiring.

Tomomi Itano, who is a former AKB48 member and known as Tomochin by her fans, is going to perform for the first time in the U.S. very soon at the J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL 2014 held in San Francisco.

She is invited to perform as an "honorable guest".