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:
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.
Onkyo is going to release a Lightning connecter compliant portable headphone amplifier with built-in DAC "DDA-LA20RC" from its audio brand called Deff Sound in late October. The price will be around 16,000 yen.
Belle Maison, Japanese online store, is now selling several goods to protect your pet if disaster strikes, especially for your cat or small dog. Here are some of the products:
SOS Pet Bag (14,040 yen) is a bag to help you to evacuate smoothly with your pet. By setting the accompanying steel pipe at the top, it can also be a temporary house for your pet.