The Great East Japan Earthquake happened at 2:46 P.M. on this day 3 years ago.
Terrie's Take: What if Japan Couldn't Import Food, Bluefin Tuna, Yakuza, Construction, Tweet Stocks, and Herbs!
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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Japan is awesome especially when it comes to food, culture, entertainment, and of course, geeky techie things, however Japan is not awesome at all regarding the coffee situation. It is usually very bitter or extremely watered down and diluted. One of the most popular types is called "American" at a regular cafe. If you order this, you're basically getting bitter coffee diluted with hot water.
Chinon's first camera release in 20 years!
Retro-looking but high-tech video camera - Bellami HD-1 - will be released on March 22 by Chinon. The price is ¥89,250. It is able to shoot movies in full HD quality. Shooting is started by pulling the trigger.
Now an LED USB mouse that glows in 7 colors is available at Shanghai Donya.
It romantically changes its color among 7 colors every 5 seconds once the USB cable is connected to a PC. If you want to keep your favorite single color turned on, you can lock it. And when you don't want it to start glowing, it can be set not to glow.
Not Only are They Everywhere...
Japanese taxis are the most beautiful (and expensive) pieces of road-candy you could ever hope to see.
They exist in their own little auto-industry universe, still rocking the far-forward wing-mirrors for optimizing both the driver’s sight-lines and the passenger’s privacy.
Keystone Technology's LED vegetable garden system is a cultivation system for indoor plant factories which uses LED lighting instead of sunlight. The most defining feature of the system on display at the company's showroom in Yokohama is its 3-dimensional use of space.
More spring seasonal drinks will be sold from March 19 to April 15.
The hot drink "Creamy Vanilla Latte with Lemony Swirl" and the cold drink "Creamy Vanilla Frappuccino with Lemony Swirl" will be available ONLY in Japan.
Starbucks Japan - 2014 "SAKURA" latte and frappuccino
This week it’s Sony flirting with yet another game of catch-up, Panasonic is taking their smartphone game to India, and tiny cracks have been found in some of the wings Mitsubishi Heavy Industries makes for the 787 Dreamliner, which is not a game at all.