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JAL (Japan Airlines) just announced that they will start in-flight Wi-Fi service for their domestic flights, beginning in July. Passengers can choose a 30 minute plan for 400 yen or a plan with fees between 500 yen and 1,200 yen per flight (depending on the flight distance). The specific flight routes and implementation dates for the service have not been announced yet.
Do you think that 400 yen for 30 minutes is too much?
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From Muji, file box-shaped Bluetooth speaker MJFSP-1 for ¥13,000 is now out.
The speaker looks like a file box that you keep documents in so that it looks very natural when you place it on a book cabinet.
Two of these speakers can be connected through an accompanying cable so that you can listen to them in stereo.
It support Bluetooth 3.0, SCMS-T (Serial Copy Management System), SBC (codec), and FM radio.
Panasonic is going to release new optical 30X zoom compact digital camera LUMIX DMC-TZ60 with electric view finder built-in. It will be available for about ¥48,000 on February 13.
Olympus is going to release the Micro Four Thirds System standard mirrorless camera OM-D E-M10 in late February.
OM-D E-M10 is a premium entry model of Olympus's mirrorless camera series "OM-D". Even though it has a compact slim body (119.1x82.3x45.9mm, 396g including the battery and memory card), it has a feature set that is almost the equivalent of its flagship models.
It was approaching 4pm on a Monday afternoon in December last year, and I had just finished an interview with a company in Kawaguchi City, Saitama Prefecture, just outside Tokyo. It was time to head back into the city, but when I arrived at Nishi-Kawaguchi train station and saw the mass of emergency vehicles lined up outside, I realized that one of those all too common delays, a Jinshin Jiko (人身事故), a “human accident,” had likely occurred. It’s a curious euphemism.
docomo Healthcare, combined company of NTT docomo and Omron, continues to pursue the wearable tech space, releasing the wristband-shaped activity monitor Move Band for about ¥9,500 on January 29.
Move Band was originally planned to be out in December 2013, however, the release was postponed because the Move Band's original clips were found to be too weak.