UNESCO listed Japanese paper called Washi (和紙) and its made-by-hand tradition as an intangible cultural heritage.
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JVC Kenwood's new micro system NX-PB30 is 31cm wide and only 8.5cm long. It is scheduled to be released in early December.
NX-PB30 is compatible with CD, FM/AM radio, and MP3/WMA music files in USB memory. It also supports Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR (Profile A2DP/AVRCP, Codec SBC) so that you can play music in Bluetooth compliant devices wirelessly.
Elecom is going to release new headphone series LBT-OH05 in early December.
The LBT-OH05 series is compatible with Bluetooth Class 1, which stably communicates with Bluetooth compliant devices up to 100-meters distant. It is able to pair up to a maximum of 8 devices at the same time.
There are control buttons for volume adjustment, playback, stop, skip, etc. on the headphones.
Thanko made an innovative product for Japanese traditional food, Onigiri (Rice Ball), as a follow-up to their USB warming bento box pouch released last month.
It's a small pouch that a convenience store rice ball will fit into and will make the rice ball warm by connecting to a USB port. The case itself can warm up to 60 degrees celsius, so the rice ball becomes warm enough for eating in 15-30 minutes.
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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.