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:
Holiday Illumination 2014
Tokyo Midtown - Roppongi
From upscale shopping centers to out of the way local grocery stores and business of all sorts (even a few private homes here and there), Tokyo is currently enjoying a very tasteful veneer of light-based holiday spirit.
Tamiya Incorporated, a Japanese radio-controlled cars manufacturer, is going to release the electric radio-controlled car R/C Tractor Kumamon Version. It will be sold as a construction kit for ¥16,200 and as finished goods for ¥30,024.
The Action Camera market is quite the thing at the moment. Ever since Nick Woodman thought it would be a nice idea to capture action shots of his surfing trips and set about creating a little silver box that made him a Hero, companies of every size seem to be bending over backward to put out diminutive cameras that can both take a beating and deliver quality videos of crazy people doing crazy things.
Onkyo has started accepting orders of their new octagon-shaped 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet (TW08A-55Z8) today. The price is ¥25,000.
TW08A-55Z8 looks stylish and sharp, and its size is easy to hold with one hand and to fit into the inside pocket of a jacket.
Finally, casting roles and images have been unveiled for the live-action Attack on Titan movie coming out in summer 2015.
Actors and actresses for the movie were already announced about 4 months ago, but we didn't know who was going to play which characters.
New characters were also created only for the movie.
Check out how real these Gyoza look!
Now, Gyoza design iPhone6 / iPhone 6 Plus cases and smartphone stand are available by Hamee.
They are products made in collaboration with an official gyoza organization and extremely detailed. The crunchy parts of the Gyoza are hand made.
One of the Gyoza on the iPhone case shows inside stuffing that looks so juicy, and the sauce of the smartphone stand looks like real liquid goodness.
All 3 items are ¥10,584.
Nikon announced the release of a premium camera - Df Black Gold Edition - to celebrate the first anniversary of their digital single-lens reflex Df camera. Only 1,600 units - 600 bodies and 1,000 lens kits, will be out for sale.