Terrie's Take: Japan's Big 9 of 2013, Record Budget & Defense, 10m Foreign Travelers, Bain Buys Macromill, and Foreign Maids
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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The release date cannot make it by Christmas, but if your daughter is into Hello Kitty and Licca-chan dolls, it could be a great (late) Christmas gift!
Takara Tomy collaborated with Sanrio and they are going to release a Licca-chan doll wearing a Hello Kitty hoodie and socks for 1,800 yen on December 27. So adorable!
When did Japanese people start to like to eat something sweet and salty at the same time?
I believed that a mixed flavor with something sweet and salty was not Japanese people's cup of tea, for example, Hawaiian pizza, fruit in mayonnaise flavored salad, and maple syrup on a sausage. Yet, it seems like the Japanese sense of taste is changing. The sweet-salty-mixed flavor is getting more acceptable.
This week it’s a slimmed down version of the Sony’s Xperia Z1 perhaps being processed through the FCC, and Japan’s going to push formal English education into the last two years of elementary school, which is far sillier than it sounds. Oh, and technical difficulties week #2 make JTFF once again JTFS (sorry!).
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Researchers have developed a system that can show in 3D the complicated heart structures of babies with congenital heart conditions. The pictures are easy to understand, and can be rendered quickly.