Terrie's Take: Japan Doesn't Like Tattoos, Uniqlo wants J. Crew?, Mt. Gox Incompetent, Conbini, Nuclear, and (un)Employment!
Terrie’s Take is a selection of Japan-centric news collected and collated by long-time resident and media business professional Terrie Lloyd. AkihabaraNews is pleased to present Terrie’s learned perspective; we all could use another take on the news - here’s Terrie’s:
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It was announced that a 60-meter tall Titan from Attack on Titan will appear on April 10th, 12th and 13th in Kawasaki, Kanagawa prefecture in Japan….. by projection mapping.
You can witness this full-scale Titan at the projection mapping event at the shopping mall, Lazona Kawasaki, to celebrate that the comic books of Attack on Titan have achieved 30 million (!) copies sold.
The event schedule (approximately):
The world's first KitKat specialized store KitKat Chocolatory, where has recently opened on January 17th in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan, sells high-end KitKats supervised by the renowned Japanese pastry chef, Yasumasa Takagi.
Will cola flavored soy milk make you feel healthy?
Kikkoman today released a cola flavored soy milk drink from Kibun Foods Inc.
Kibun is famous for its many unique and interesting soy milk flavors such as coffee, sesame, maccha, oshiruko (sweet red-bean soup), grapefruit, yuzu citrus, roasted sweet potato, etc.
It's 46 calories per 200ml package.
Today, along with the cola flavored soy milk, they also released a new pear flavored soy milk drink.
This week it’s Mt. Gox biting the bankruptcy bullet (plus bonus geeky news on that), Hulu Japan is selling itself to Japan, and Panasonic and Tesla Motors might build a battery mega-factory (whilst everyone still avoids mentioning that most electricity for electric cars still comes from fossil fuels).
Sadly, Entirely Unsurprising
Well, not a whole lot we can say about North Korea that hasn’t already been said about North Korea. In point of fact, this NASA photo, taken from the International Space Station late last month, summarizes things quite well.
Izumi-chan says she doesn't like it when your face is hairy…
Izumi Products Company, Japanese household appliances producer, will release a very geeky rechargeable shaver - "Moe" Shaver - from their shaver series "VIDAN series" on March 10.
On the front side of this limited edition shaver (500 units only!), the entire body of 19-year-old pink-haired Izumi Matsumoto, who is the PR character of the VIDAN series is printed.