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Bedside Flushable Toilet from Toto

Toto has developed a Bedside Flushable Toilet, for use by people who are disabled, elderly or infirm.

With the development of this product, it's possible for flushable toilets to be put exactly where they are needed, independent of the layout of the building. Because the toilet is not fixed in place, it can be moved in line with the needs of the user, reducing the workload of caregivers and giving more independence to people who need care.

Sony - Improved 160g digital book reader from the "Reader" series

Sony - Improved 160g digital book reader from the "Reader" series

From Sony's digital book reader, "Reader" Series, new model "PRS-T3S" in 3 colors (black, red and white) will be out on October 4.

It has a 6-inch display (756x1024 dots). The resolution became 60% better than the previous model (600x800 dots). The book reader without a cover weighs only 160g, which makes it the lightest book reader in Japan. The backside has a microSD/SDSC slot.

Tokyo Virtual Circuit - Racing-Spec Porsche 996 GT3 Simulator

Tokyo Virtual Circuit - Racing-Spec Porsche 996 GT3 Simulator

When race car drivers need a little extra practice or when driving enthusiasts want to really let it fly and feel what pushing their car to the limit on a real racing circuit feels like, what do they do?  In Japan, they go to Tokyo Virtual Circuit in Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo.

JTFF - Japanese Technology from the Future Friday! - AkihabaraNews.com

Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week it's Japanese phone makers shuddering at the news of NTT Docomo finally agreeing to push Apple products, and guess what, among a laundry list of supertech geniuses, one of the iPhone’s senior engineers speaks Japanese and spent time as

Thanko - Camera stand with 3 quiet wheels to enable you to take smooth moving images

 

Thanko just released a camera stand with 3 quiet wheels. It enables you to take smooth moving images like a movie. You can perform several moves like moving straight, curve and rotation, and they can be done at high speed.

It's compatible with compact cameras, single-lens reflex cameras, and video cameras. The screw hole for attaching a tripod stand is used to mount the stand.

Price: ¥6,980
Size: 297 x 330 x 64mm
Weight: 750g
 

 

Grand Theft Auto V - Touch & Try at Tokyo Game Show 2013

Grand Theft Auto V - Touch & Try at Tokyo Game Show 2013

Japan is getting a taste of the phenomenon that is Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto V at Tokyo Game Show 2013.

At its own Touch & Try pavilion at the show, Rockstar showed what it's like to navigate Los Santos and Blaine County. The company has built an incredibly detailed and lifelike world, which we are told will take inestimable hours of time sitting on your couch to fully explore and appreciate.

Those at the show are being given a taste and the consensus that we heard matches the enthusiasm that we're reading online.

Lotteria - 5 tier tower burgers for ONLY ¥500!

Lotteria - 5 tier tower burgers for ONLY ¥500!

 

Who is going to challenge the tower burgers?

Lotteria's new "Tower Cheese Burger"(¥1,360) and "Ebi (shrimp) Tree Burger"(¥770), which are scheduled to be released on September 23 through October 9 for a limited time, will be sold in advance on ONLY 2 DAYS in the Tokyo area - for 500YEN!

This ¥500 campaign will take place on September 21 for the "Tower Cheese Burger", and on September 22 for the "Ebi Tree Burger".

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