Once Again, it's J-Cosplay Day!
Casio developed the EX-100PRO digital camera to meet the needs of university/corporate researchers and sports professionals and will release it on January 13.
Only 100 cameras will be available for sale to the public. If you want the camera, you can place an order at e-casio, Casio's online store, by January 18.
USJ (Universal Studio Japan) is going to hold an event called "Universal Cool Japan" for a limited time only from January 23 to May 10.
Innami Factory has developed a new type of automated packaging machine, the Ecomailpack IF-EMP450. This machine automatically packs products into cardboard envelopes for mailing, without needing shock-absorbing material.
"This machine can pack one item every eight seconds, so it can handle 450 items per hour. That number is very high, as a person packing items by hand can only manage about 100 items per hour. So, this machine has about four times the packaging capacity of a person."
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McDonald's Japan started selling a new "red snow" crab croquette burger on December 17.
It's a Japan-only menu item and will be available for a limited time only until early January. This is the first time for McDonald's Japan to release a burger that includes crab meat.
The red snow crab croquette called Kani Korokke Burger has a creamy crab flavored croquette, lettuce, and tomato sauce sandwiched in Ciabatta buns (Italian white bread).
Sony announced the development of a display module that transforms your eyewear into a wearable device.
They also revealed that they will show the display module and its concept model - SmartEyeglass Attach! - at the 2015 International CES that will be held in Las Vegas in the U.S. beginning Junuary 6.
One Changes a Lot; the Other Very Little
SoftBank announced the release of wireless MIDI music Keyboard C.24 manufactured by an American startup, Miselu.
The keyboard, C.24, is scheduled to be released around the world in January 2015, however, SoftBank is going to exclusively start selling it (500 units only!) on December 16 before the rest of the world!
Kaga Hightech announced they are going to release MYKRONOZ-brand smartwatch models "ZeWatch2" and "ZeBracelet2", manufactured by Kronoz LLC in Switzerland, on December 26 in a limited quantity.
They can be used through pairing-up with a smartphone.