Sony Music Entertainment just started a music performance video audition called Sony MUSIC VIDEO AUDITION “REC” today, and they will accept applications until March 31.
This is an audition to compete for singing ability, power of expression, and on visual points. Not limited in terms of nationality, age, sex, genre, category, etc., Sony Music Entertainment is aiming to discover new character and talent. So, of course, those who live outside of Japan can also apply for the audition.
This year is the 30th anniversary of the release in Japan of internationally loved ice cream brand, Häagen-Dazs.
To celebrate it, today they released 2 new seasonal flavors - 30th Anniversary Sakura (Sakura means cherry blossom in Japanese) and 30th Anniversary Rose. These 2 flavors are Häagen-Dazs's first flower-flavored ice creams.
Powdered cherry blossom petals, cherry sauce and salt are mixed in the softly-pink-colored Sakura flavored ice cream. It also has Sakura flavored sauce topping.
Hong Kong's 3D printer producer, Makible, signed a distributor agreement with Asianet and opened an online store called MakiBox Japan for the Japanese market. They are going to start selling 3D printer construction kits at reasonable prices on February 20:
- MakiBox A6 LT for ¥34,800
- MakiBox A6 HT for ¥46,800
MakiBox A6 is a semi-assembled 3D printer kit series with simple assembly requiring you to screw and clamp some components together and tune a bit.
Links International, Japanese computer peripherals distributer, will release a gaming keyboard CORSAIR Gaming Keyboards Vengeance K65 Compact JP produced by the American computer peripherals production company, Corsair. It will be available for about ¥12,000 on February 8.
It features Cherry MX Red switches built-in, has a full-sized keyboard layout, with big keys, but it is shorter and more compact by not having a ten-key number input.
GaijinPot's Anthony Joh and AkihabaraNews' Reno J. Tibke
...and one of those is on a map.
China, with the world’s 2nd-largest economy, is mentioned 7 times with occasional allusion, and America, still way up top with a GDP roughly twice that of China, is mentioned outright 15 times and referenced again and again.
This week Sony’s purchasing part of Nintendo’s supply chain (a factory that makes things with 4-letter acronyms), a Japanese artist teamed up with Nike to make artistic HyperColor spandex (deep cut!), and Honda’s giving away 3D modeling data for their concept cars - print your own!
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Technology continues to break new ground. Last week in Japan, the latest development in Smart Clothing was unveiled, this time in the area of love - helping women understand their bodies, and helping men understand women's hearts.
There are many strategies employed by men around the world to unlock a woman's heart, which, as many of us know, is a good way to unhook her bra…
But just what is the right formula? What does it take to get the job done, and how do you know when it is all systems go…?