Japanese Startup News from the Heart of the Movement
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:
Kentucky Fried Chicken in Japan is going to start selling a hamburg steak burger - the "Bistro-fu Hamburg Sand" (Bistro-style Hamburg Sandwich) - on February 5.
The Bistro-fu Hamburg Sand contains 70% beef and 30% pork. The patty is sandwiched with lettuce, mushroom, brown sauce, and cheesy mashed potato sauce between whole-wheat buns.
Thanko's hug pillow gets warm up to 36 degrees Celsius, which is about the same as the human body temperature.
It comes with a white pillow case, however if you own your favorite 160x50cm-sized pillow case, you could have a better sleep and fun dream.
You can adjust the firmness of the pillow depending on how much air enters it, and also fold it compactly by removing the air.
Thanko seems unable to stop impressing us with the endless supply of awesome.
Suntory is going to release a green tea liquor, Maccha Kaoru Osake, meaning "green tea-scented liquor" in English, on April 7.
In Japan, green tea mixed alcohol drinks are popular and are served at a lot of restaurants/izakaya. So, Suntory decided to make a product to satisfy their customers' requests for ready-made green tea based alcohol drinks to enjoy at home.
NEC announced the release of 926g convertible PC series LaVie Hybrid ZERO, which is currently the lightest 13.3-inch convertible PC in the world.
You can use it as a laptop PC or tablet depending on your intended use. You can rotate the display 360-degrees and easily transform it from laptop style to tablet style.