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:
The Takao Laboratory of Keio University’s Faculty of Science and Technology Department of Applied Chemistry is engaged in the research and development of artificially creating various organic compounds extracted from natural sources.
An exhibition of Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) will begin on November 28th through January 25th at the Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo. Ahead of the opening day, digital signage advertisement is being displayed for a week only at the Roppongi Station metro platform of the Toei Oedo Line.
The ads might give you a giggle.
‘Japan can’t do startups.’
Monster Cup of Tea
Seeing this is disappointing, in a way, but it’s also rather pleasing. And it’s not that we didn’t know there was a guy in there, it’s just that the original imagery is so very iconic that one can kinda, you know, lose track of the fact.
This week nothing very interesting happened on Friday night. And then on Saturday night - which is now - nothing very interesting happened again. Except for gas-propelled cream splat face prank and, oh yeah, this Japanese company 3D-printed a working model of a jet engine. So there's those things that happened.
Unlike a traditional mobile phone or Android smartphone, iPhone doesn't support mobile wallet services. But, NTT docomo made it possible to join those services using your iPhone.
They are going to release Osaifu Keitai Jacket 01, a device for iPhone that transforms the iPhone into a mobile wallet compliant device.