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Generate electric power by UDON!? Electric power company will add it to the grid this Month

Kagawa prefecture, located on Shikoku (the smallest of the 4 main islands of Japan), is famous for having perhaps the best Udon noodles in Japan. It's the smallest prefecture in Japan, but they have more than 900 Udon restaurants across the prefecture (as compared to only 300 convenience stores in the prefecture).

A lot of udon gets eaten in Kagawa but a lot of excess udon gets generated as well and typically goes to waste.

"POKEMON with YOU Train" runs in areas stricken by the Great Tohoku Earthquake

 

POKEMON with YOU is the name of a support activity using Pokemon characters in areas affected by the Great Tohoku Earthquake. This includes Japan Railway (JR) trains featuring POKEMON with YOU.

The KiHa 100 series trains, operated by JR East, are decorated with Pokemon characters, not just on the outside, but also in the interior on the seats, carpeting, play room, etc.

Casio outs 3rd One-Piece limited edtion G-Shock in Japan

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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