Takara Tomy - Lovely collaboration Kumamon x Licca-chan

Takara Tomy is going to release a collaboration item between the famous Yurukyara-mascot, Kumamon, and the Japanese version of Barbie, Licca-chan for ¥2,940 on February 1.

Licca-chan ties her hair with bear-ear hair elastics to match the small Kumamon mascot that comes with the Licca-chan doll. It's rare for her to put on a dress in black since she usually wears dresses in girly colors.

Treasure or Trash - AkihabaraNews.com

Used Japanese Electronics: Treasure or Trash - You Decide!

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.

JTFF - Japanese Technology from the Future Friday! - AkihabaraNews.com

Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

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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Sony - α 5000 - the world's lightest mirrorless camera with APS-C image sensor

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

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