Yamaha will release a stylish stand-alone audio system "ISX-803" from their Restio series in late October.
ISX-803 can play music from other Bluetooth compliant devices wirelessly as well as from CDs, FM radio and music saved in USB memory.
A smartphone or tablet that has the free dedicated application DTA CONTROLLER installed, can be used as a remote control of ISX-803.
Takara Tomy is going to release a Mothra (one of the Toho tokusatsu monster characters) version of Tomica for 700 yen on December 26 from its Dream Tomica series.
Tomica is a series of Takara Tomy die-cast toy vehicles. Its Dream Tomica series has collaborations with well-known characters including Mario, Godzilla and Snoopy.
On the same day, Kumamon's police car will be released for 700 yen. It's a police car with a Kumamon face on the front.
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To celebrate the 40th anniversary since Hello Kitty's birth, Pioneer is going to release 2 models of a Hello Kitty collaboration audio system on November 1.
Mini CD stereo system X-SMC01KT:
X-SMC01KT includes 2 different Hello Kitty panels to change the exterior design.
Left to Right: NTT docomo President Kaoru Kato, Japanese actresses Maki Horikita and Satomi Ishihara, with international movie star Ken Watanabe
Nestlé Japan is now selling 2 premium KitKat products, "KitKat Otona no Amasa Feuillantine" and "KitKat Otona no Amasa Feuillantine Almond" exclusively at Seven Eleven stores in Japan.
KitKat's Otona no Amasa series is made for grown-ups and not overly sweet (Otona no Amasa means "Sweetness for Adults" in English).
KitKat Otona no Amasa Feuillantine contains Feuillantine, ultra-thin pieces of French baked pastry, cocoa wafer, and rum powder.
The Hopefully Not Too Distant Future of Conflict Resolution
If you’re a fan of drumming or a fan of parades or a fan of uniforms or a fan of humanity, it’s going to be pretty impossible to not get a smile and a wow out of watching this drum battle. Yes, one team is pretty outclassed, but it all seems to be in great fun with both sides getting a lot of applause and appreciation.