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.
The rainy season is almost here in Japan!
The fashionable illuminated umbrella "bright night" could be helpful to make the depressing wet season as fun as possible.
The bright night is currently sold at sirobako.com, the online store run by Century.
"bright night" is fashionable, functional and durable umbrella. The main feature is that it has 2 krypton lamps attached inside and you can turn them on to light up your feet in the dark.
Olympus just announced that they are going to release a compact digital camera specialized for taking photos at construction sites - OLYMPUS STYLUS TG-3 工一郎 (pronounced as Koichiro in Japanese) - sometime in July.
On May 28 (U.S.A. time) in San Francisco, Samsung introduced their latest project, which focuses on healthcare related technology, called Samsung Digital Health. It is to encourage start-ups to develop highly-sophisticated health control devices or services that combine advanced sensor, algorithm, data collection, and analysis capability.