Bizarre Best; Minute or Less
JUNKWORLD Sells Used Japanese Electronics. These are Not Hot Ticket Items
While certainly not an exclusively Japanese set of preferences, the desire for the latest, newest, freshest consumer products has a particularly robust… uhh, momentum over here. And it’s also particularly comprehensive.
Aside from the obscene lack of decent cheeseburgers, all's well.
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This week the world is realizing that Japan’s high-speed trains are pretty much what everyone should be doing and maybe let’s all just go ahead and do as they do, Nissan’s autonomous cars just might debut in California before Japan, and the many things we can learn just by torturing Japanese leeches with cold!
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Four Hundred and Thirty Years of Practice Makes Perfect
That is the lesson to be learned at the Setagaya Boro-Ichi Market, which does in fact go back about that far.
At au's 2014 Spring rollout in Shibuya, Tokyo on January 22, we witnessed that au by KDDI started caring much more about "Phablets" (smartphones that are within the 5-inch to 7-inch display "phablet" size zone).
Sony is going to release new entry model mirrorless camera α 5000 with Wi-Fi & NFC built-in on February 7.
It's the world's lightest mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (109.6x35.7x62.8mm, 210g) that has an APS-C size image sensor. It comes in the following colors: black, silver, white and pink.
α 5000 will be sold as a lens kit:
- α 5000 Power Zoom Lens Kit ILCE-5000L with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens - about ¥53,000
NTT East Giving Tourists Free Internet (sorry, West)
Japan's seeing record numbers of tourists these days, and in the lead-up to the 2020 Olympics, even greater numbers are expected - and wanted.