Japanese Startup News from the Heart of the Movement
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Mandarin orange-flavored potato chips are now available at convenience stores all over Japan.
It was released by Koikeya, a major Japanese snack company, on December 22.
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Elecom is going to release a musical note-shaped Bluetooth speaker - Note - in early January.
Note features 2 φ40mm full-range speakers and outputs 4.0W power. It supports NFC and pairs with up to 8 Bluetooth compliant devices at the same time. The built-in battery allows the speaker to play continuously for up to 8 hours.
Can't wait to hEAR more about this.
When you wear earphones while you lie down and relax, don't your earphones bother you? They tend to make your ears ache as time passes.
With Thanko's new earphones, you won't feel any pain in your ears for a long time. They're smaller than regular earphones so that the whole earbud fits perfectly in your ear without any of it sticking out, which is the main reason why we get those pesky earaches.
"Jingle Bells" in Japanese
Here the Japanese is both romanized and translated into English - useful for speakers of either language!
Japanese sub-culture meets Kabuki.
I came across some astonishing news a few days ago. One of the most popular Japanese manga/animation, ONE PIECE, will be a Japanese traditional theatrical performance, Kabuki.
It's right now set for October or November 2015 at the Shinbashi Enbujo theater in Ginza, Tokyo.
Live2D's animation technology lets users interact with 2D illustrations in 3D space. Live2D are now developing Live2D Euclid, a next generation system that can animate 2D illustrations 360-degrees, in rich 3D environments.