Terrie's Take: The Right To Be Forgotten, in Japan, Philippine Investment, Money Laundering, and Trouncing Melanoma with iPS Cells!
Terrie’s Take is a selection of Japan-centric news collected and collated by long-time resident and media business professional Terrie Lloyd. AkihabaraNews is pleased to present Terrie’s learned perspective; we all could use another take on the news - here’s Terrie’s:
World’s Most Popular Manga/Anime Clones Jenga!
We said it before: the popularity ranking might be debatable, but there’s no doubt that Hajime Isayama’s now 5-year-old serial - his first at that - certainly has been the most visible franchise of the past year.
Thanko loves to combine different useful functionality with mobile USB batteries.
Today, we are going to introduce their new mobile battery hand warmer. Traditional hand warmers are usually disposable pads, but Thanko's hand warmer is not. It's more practical and eco-friendly.
The unit is designed to get warm, so please don't worry. It's not overheated! The built-in heating film makes the device warm, and you can choose your preferred level of warmth from Weak or Strong.
Today, Taiwanese company, Silicon Power, has started selling ring USB 3.0 flash memory "Jewel J80" in Japan.
Jewel J80 looks a bit like an expensive can opener.
You can bring it with you everywhere by attaching it to your belongings like a key chain. The metal alloy body has resistance to scratches and shock.
8GB model - 880 yen
16GB model - 1,380 yen
32GB model - 2,180 yen
American and Japanese Pop Music are Horrible and Empty.
In Japan, November 1st seems like the official day that stores get permission to let loose with the Christmas songs and lights.
Starbucks Coffee Japan is no exception. They already announced that they are going to start selling Japan-only Cranberry Bliss White Mocha and Snow Maple Toffy Latte/Frappuccino from November 1st.
The Ikaga Research Laboratory of Keio University’s System Design Engineering Department conducts research on the core issue of sustainability in terms of both architecture and urban planning. The group examines how this informs both the design of domestic environments to actively promote health, and urban environments conducive to a low-carbon approach. Currently the lab is focusing on three main themes: health, intellectual productivity, and low-carbon.