Takara Tomy - Hello Kitty Daisuki Licca

 

The release date cannot make it by Christmas, but if your daughter is into Hello Kitty and Licca-chan dolls, it could be a great (late) Christmas gift!

Takara Tomy collaborated with Sanrio and they are going to release a Licca-chan doll wearing a Hello Kitty hoodie and socks for 1,800 yen on December 27. So adorable!

Lawson - Short pasta with honey sauce - Japanese sense of taste is definitely changing

When did Japanese people start to like to eat something sweet and salty at the same time?

I believed that a mixed flavor with something sweet and salty was not Japanese people's cup of tea, for example, Hawaiian pizza, fruit in mayonnaise flavored salad, and maple syrup on a sausage. Yet, it seems like the Japanese sense of taste is changing. The sweet-salty-mixed flavor is getting more acceptable.

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

Japanese Technology from the Future... ooops, Saturday again!

This week it’s a slimmed down version of the Sony’s Xperia Z1 perhaps being processed through the FCC, and Japan’s going to push formal English education into the last two years of elementary school, which is far sillier than it sounds. Oh, and technical difficulties week #2 make JTFF once again JTFS (sorry!).

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Branden Kirchmeyer - AkihabaraNews.com

In a Japanese Shoebox: Branden Kirchmeyer's Apartment Acoustic

Move to southern Japan, become an English teacher, fire up the laptop and a USB mic, and then record & engineer your music in a shoebox apartment. That little slice of DIY life belongs to Branden Kirchmeyer, a son of Buffalo, New York. Here’s the tech, the music, and a bit of the story behind it all.

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