Terrie's Take: Defense as a Service, Foreign Travel, Amazon Video Japan, LNG, Takeda, and Eddie Jones
Terrie’s Take is a selection of Japanese-centric news collected and collated at J@pan Inc 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 is said that stimulating pressure points on your head is effective in healing your tiredness and stress. Now, Thanko has a clever product called USB Buru-Buru Helmet to do just that. It is a helmet-shaped head massager that can help you with your stress even while you are working hard at your desk work.
Power is fed through a USB terminal or 3 size-AAA batteries.
The vibration level is adjustable.
Nissan announced that they are going to release a special premium model of their JUKE - Premium Personalized Package - on December 17. Only 300 cars will be available.
The special model is based on "16GT FOUR Type V", "16GT Type V", and 15RX Type V, and it features a color called Midnight Purple IV, which changes its own color to violet-blue, violet-red, red and orange depending on your viewing angle, for its exterior.
Price range: ¥1,720,950 - ¥2,634,450
TMS 2013: Wonderful, Amazing, and Almost Entirely In-the-Box
A bit of a surprise, we felt; not a whole lotta design risks being taken at this year's show. The dominant themes were connectivity amongst a range of eco/green vehicles, and correspondingly, most of the cars seemed a version of a semi-morphed, slightly squeezed or widened Prius; or too close to a racecar to be practical; or very small with questionable utility.