A US-based audio company, SMS Audio, made 4 models of Star Wars character design headphones (STREET by 50 series). In early July, they will be available in Japan for about 21,000 yen by Modernity Co., Ltd., the Japanese audio products distributer.
- Rebel Alliance (Luke Skywalker)
- Storm Trooper
- Galactic Empire (Darth Vader)
- Boba Fett
Without worrying about delivery times, you can enjoy shopping online.
Rakuten introduced the delivery locker called "Rakuten Box" to easily receive packages ordered at Rakuten's online shopping mall on your way home from work or school.
Rakuten just started a test installation of Rakuten Box. It's the first trial among Japanese online shopping site operators.
New 13th-generation Nissan Skyline called "Skyline 200GT-t" will be out on June 5.
Skyline 200GT-t features a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, which is downsized and has better fuel efficiency than previous models. It is able to reach a maximum output of 211 horsepower, and its power and acceleration performance is comparable to that of a non-turbo 2.5-liter engine.
From astronomical telescopes to household-use cameras, from aircraft to cellphones, from semiconductor devices to medical instruments... All kinds of optical, mechanical, and electronic products are manufactured using high-precision manufacturing technologies.
The precision of manufacturing technology has advanced from the micrometer to sub-micrometer level, and recently, to the nanometer scale. In the near future, manufacturing techniques are expected to reach the precision level of operating individual atoms.
Princeton is going to release the Christmas ornament-like portable mini speaker series Mini Buddy, manufactured by British audio accessory brand KitSound, on May 31.
On the surface of each globe-shaped speaker, A world map or the flag designs of 8 countries are painted. There are 9 different designs: World Map, Brazil, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Portugal, and England.
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Nikon Instech, Nikon's affiliate company, announced today its release of a new portable 3D scanner "P3D NC-2323S" on June 1. The price will be around 3,800,000 yen.
P3D NC-2323S allows you to measure easily without using a PC. With the LCD touch-panel and simple graphical user interface, even a person who uses it for the first time can obtain 3D data of the object just by aiming it towards the object and pressing the shutter button.
Japan Airlines is going to start offering a special in-flight meal jointly developed with Kumamoto prefecture which is located in the southern island of Kyushu. The name of the in-flight meal is (of course) named after THAT famous bear character mascot, "Air Kumamon".
Honda announced that their old-school two‐wheeled motorbike, Super Cub, has obtained 3D trademark registration with the Japanese Patent Office. This is the first time in Japan that the shape of a vehicle is protected.