Huawei Japan, Chinese telecommunications equipment and services company, announced they will start selling their SIM-free devices after late June in Japan.
The first product will be the Android 4.3 smartphone "Ascend G6" and will be sold through multiple electronics retail stores such as Bic Camera, Edion, and Nojima. Ascend G6 was unveiled in the Mobile World Congress 2014 that took place last February.
Terrie's Take: Japan's Soft Engineering, Japan's Not so Good at Cybersecurity, Butter Imports, and More!
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:
This week it seems that J-Convenience store giant Lawson has become something of startup funder, and a professor of sports and stuff at Tsukuba University has declared the FIFA 2014 World Cup ball to be “MADE OF NINJA THROWING STARS!!” ...okay, maybe the translation is off a bit on that last part.
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Ride a bicycle and gain additional benefits!
Thanko's new Portable Wind Turbine Generator will make you feel lucky every time you ride a bicycle or motor bike.
Once you ride a bicycle or motorbike that has the portable wind turbine generator attached to the handle, it starts generating enough electricity for 2 size AA rechargeable batteries.
Unusual combination but so cool!
Has anyone imagined that Mario from Super Mario Bros. would be driving around in one of the most luxurious cars? Well, currently he is driving a Mercedes in the TV commercial for the new Mercedes-Benz GLA.
If You’re Too Busy Destroying Everything, You Don’t Need Defense
...Is the rather surprising sentiment conveyed by Japanese sword master Hiroharu Wada, profiled in this video from Vice Japan.