This week Japan’s running into some sticky situations with its Turkish nuclear tech dealings (saw that coming), Japan's Sony was pretty awesome at CES, but another nation’s tech overshadowed all that, and Nintendo, despite selling a whole lotta gear in 2013, is still in some hot, red water.
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Google has released .みんな - a new domain extension for Japanese who want to carve out their own, new space on the Internet.
.みんな (.minna) literally means "everybody" in Japanese, and is being positioned by Google as an alternate online address space for Japanese.
The nominees for the 86th annual Academy Awards were announced yesterday (US time), and we were happy to hear that 2 Japanese animation movies were nominated!
First, of course, from Studio Ghibli…
- The Wind Rises by Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki, Studio Ghibli for Animated Feature Film
Sony is going to release new portable IC recorder ICZ-R100 with 8GB capacity on February 8. It's capable of recording for a maximum of 357 continuous hours, registering your favorite radio stations, with a recording maximum of 20 AM/FM radio programs.
ICZ-R100 comes with a speaker cradle that features a Bass reflex system to make a full, rich sound. While you set the IC recorder on the speaker cradle, you can charge the IC recorder and listen to the radio at the same time.
Price: About ¥20,000
LG is going to release the 3.5mm slim 4.1ch speaker Sound Plate LAP340 for about ¥40,000 on January 30 in Japan. You use it by placing it under your TV.
Do you know what "Fruits Fish" is?
Fruits Fish is a farmed fish grown using feed that has citrus fruit in it, which reduces the fishy smell and adds refreshing citrusy flavor.
It was researched and developed around western Japan, originally intended to encourage the young Japanese generation to eat more fish and also to make use of their signature agricultural citrus fruit such as Mikan, Sudachi and Yuzu.
Contributor Nayalan Moodley, AKA DarcNoodles, co-founded and wrote for South Africa’s vanguard Otaku Magazine. Japan has been his home since 2008.
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Fusion of light and sound!
Brighten Net just announced that they are going to release a Bluetooth speaker-integrated lightbulb - LED Symphony Speaker - on January 24 for about 12,800 yen.
LED Symphony Speaker is compatible with an E26 bulb socket just like other regular LED bulbs. Via Bluetooth, you can play music in your smartphone/tablet through the LED Symphony Speaker.