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A slightly pink-colored burger called Sakura Teritama is going to be released tomorrow until mid-April from McDonald's Japan.

The basic teritama burger is one of the most popular seasonal burgers from McDonald's that you can buy in Japan.  It is a pork patty coated with Teriyaki sauce and cooked egg.

Now they have announced the release of a very special Cherry Blossom version - Sakura Teritama!

 

Panasonic has announced the Lumix GM, an ultra compact 16MP Micro Four Thirds camera, which will be released in Japan in late November.

"This camera uses the same sensor and engine as the GX7 which was released last month. The GX' features extremely high image quality and has received various awards around the world. We have packed the high image quality of the GX7 into this camera."

"The compact body is made of magnesium alloy, giving it a very robust feeling."

Editor - February 11, 2015

Top 5 Japanese Tech Videos of the Week
Here's What We've been Watching for the Past week: (1) Lanyardize your iPhone 6; (2) Dude, Yokohama is Beautiful at Night, (3) Japan's Totally Unsung as a Winter Wonderland, (4) There are Real Ninjas in Japan and They Work for the Police, and (5) Let's Get Another Look at Those Ninjas as They Toss a Beatdown!

Toshiba announced that they will release a new dynabook KIRA series notebook PC, the dynabook KIRA L93 in late June.

The dynabook KIRA L93 has an LCD display that makes a 360-degree turn and a detachable keyboard. So, you can choose the way you want to use it among 7 different ways:

- Notebook PC style
- Tablet style
- Desktop style
- Canvas style
- Flat style
- Tent style

To celebrate the 15 year anniversary of ONE PIECE first being aired on TV, the Real Dasshutsu Game in collaboration with ONE PIECE will take place this summer at the concert venue Zepp in its various locations around Japan.

Real Dasshutsu Game, which in English means "user participation type escape-the-room game" has been an extremely popular event, set-up and run by the Japanese event planning company, SCRAP Entertainment Inc.

 

This next generation IGZO MEMS display has been developed by a collaboration between Sharp and Qualcomm subsiduary Pixtronics.

Microscopic MEMS shutters which opens and close are used to control the output of light from the red, green, blue and white LEDs which make up each pixel. By using this system, the display features high levels of brightness and color reproduction in any environment, and significantly lowers power consumption.

 

These three gears, rotating at 4,500 rpm, are completely in sync, and are running on an AC servo system developed by Mitsubishi Electric.

"Here we're demonstrating how even if three gears overlap like this, they can be completely prevented from interfering, by moving them with exactly the same timing. This can be done because the motors are controlled with micron-level accuracy. So, there's no interference, even when they're running at such high speed."

Japanese Christmas Songs - AkihabaraNews.com

"Jingle Bells" in Japanese
Here the Japanese is both romanized and translated into English - useful for speakers of either language! 

Tokyo Motor Show - GaijinPot & AkihabaraNews.com

The 43rd Tokyo Motor Show opened to the public today, so if you're here, get yourself to the Big Sight convention center ASAP.

Fujitsu boosts security for multi-service palm-vein authentication system

Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a new identification technology, which enables palm-vein identification to be used securely in a wider range of situations.

Conventional palm-vein identification works by comparing complex vein patterns extracted from images of the user's palm. By contrast, Fujitsu's new technology extracts characteristic components from the vein patterns, and uses them to generate 2,048-bit reference codes which are used for comparison.

Philips - Automatic fresh noodle maker customized for Japanese market [TOP 14 of '14]
After getting a load of advice from the Japanese instant noodle manufacturer Nissin, Phillips made 4 different kinds of noodle-making caps to change noodle shapes. With these 4 caps, you can make Udon, Soba, Ramen and Pasta!
Akihabaranews.com - Diginfo - TDK - Heat-assisted recording 40 TB HDDs by 2020

TDK has developed a heat-assisted recording technology, which will drastically increase the capacity of hard disk drives.

REVIEW: Sony AX100 4K Handycam (VIDEO; GALLERY)
The FDR-AX100 was the first consumer (provided those consumers were well off) camcorder that squeezed both a 1-inch Exmor R CMOS sensor (same one as the RX100) and the ability to shoot 4K Ultra HD 3840x2160 video into a compact-ish body. Does it work? It’s a Sony! BUT, there were a few catches...

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