Stand-up-eating restaurants are not unusual here.
Many people here are pressed with work every day and don't want to spend too much time to eat, so stand-up restaurants enable these people to eat a satisfying meal for a very short time. Typical examples are stand-up bars, noodle stands, yakitori (skewered grilled chicken) joints, etc. Recently, more fancy types of stand-up restaurants have opened and people started enjoying full-fledged cuisine such as French and Italian food, casually and reasonably.
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Takara Tomy Arts is going to release a Natto mixing machine Rosanjin Natto Bachi on February 6.
Natto - fermented soy beans - is a favorite among Japanese. We usually eat it with rice for breakfast. It's smelly and slimy so most likely people will want to avoid eating it if they have never tried to before. However, if you are adventurous and get hooked on its mysterious flavor and texture, Natto will be irresistible for you.
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Sony Mobile Communications unveiled their new vision for wearable technology called SmartWear Experience, and as a part of the related service, they introduced a life activities logging application called Lifelog, a small device called Core that enables data collection for application use, and a waterproof wristband style device called SmartBand SWR10.
Casio America has announced the release of a new sports watch that utilizes Bluetooth v4.0 and enables wearers to access personal fitness data from mobile apps, operate a music player on a smartphone, etc.
Casio will display the watch at CES (the International Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, January 7-10.
Major Japanese instant noodle vendor, Acecook, is going to start a new instant noodle series, EDGE, and they are going to introduce outrageous noodle products from now on. As its first shot, they are going to release a shocking (but something that suites recent tastes) instant noodle on January 13.