From contributing reviewer Brad Pierce:
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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:
Olympus is going to release STYLUS SH-1 for about ¥40,000 from its compact digital camera "OLYMPUS STYLUS" series in late April.
The new STYLUS SH-1 has an exterior design similar to that of Olympus's popular mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera series OLYMPUS PEN.
JAF (Japan Air Filter., Ltd.) today announced that they have developed a high-performance dust collector filter for use in industrial applications that is able to cut 99.995% of particulates, including PM2.5, while at the same time, providing a 25% reduction of electric power consumption compared with existing filters.
NF Corporation provides electronic measuring instruments and power supplies for use in R&D and production lines. The company also provides electronic components and control circuits for satellites and the Hayabusa spacecraft. The programmable current amplifier CA5350, recently developed by NF to measure tiny signals, amplifies extremely small current signals from sensors. This product's performance, capabilities, and ease of use make it possible to amplify signals from a variety of current output sensors.
Today, the final episode of Japan's nationally-loved long-running variety TV program Waratte Iitomo! was aired in the Studio Alta building located in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Waratte Iitomo! started with its host Tamori (Kazuyoshi Morita) in his signature sun-glasses in 1982, and today was the 8054th episode. It will be missed.
audio-technica is going to release 2 models of new earphones that have a newly developed mechanism DUAL PHASE PUSH-PULL DRIVERS for the first time in the world.
ATH-CKR9 (¥32,400) and ATH-CKR10 (¥43,200) will be released on April 25.
This week Japan's implementing a missile and/or terror attack warning system into mobile email, a Japanese newspaper thinks it has the inside track on the iPhone 6, and in a HUGE victory for pseudo-environmentalist anti-nuclear hippies the world over, Japan's looking to import more coal!