American and Japanese Pop Music are Horrible and Empty.
In Japan, November 1st seems like the official day that stores get permission to let loose with the Christmas songs and lights.
Starbucks Coffee Japan is no exception. They already announced that they are going to start selling Japan-only Cranberry Bliss White Mocha and Snow Maple Toffy Latte/Frappuccino from November 1st.
The Ikaga Research Laboratory of Keio University’s System Design Engineering Department conducts research on the core issue of sustainability in terms of both architecture and urban planning. The group examines how this informs both the design of domestic environments to actively promote health, and urban environments conducive to a low-carbon approach. Currently the lab is focusing on three main themes: health, intellectual productivity, and low-carbon.
Ricoh Imaging announced the release of 2 new rugged compact digital camera models, WG-30 and WG-30W.
Only WG-30W supports Wi-Fi functionality. Not simply forwarding images to another device, it allows you to press a shutter button remotely using a smartphone.
Sony is going to release HD video meeting system PCS-XC1 for about 298,000 yen in November.
PCS-XC1 weighs only 1.8kg and supports Wi-Fi. So, it makes it easy to have a business meeting in a situation where it is traditionally difficult to have a meeting, for example places like a construction site and production line in a factory.
Some AkihabaraNews readers might remember that we featured Lotteria's 5-tier tower burgers, Tower Cheese Burger and Ebi (shrimp) Tree Burger about a year ago.
Lotteria is now conducting a campaign that you have a chance to win a 4GB USB drive of a full-sized Tower Cheese Burger (H12.5xW10xL10cm) or Ebi Tree Burger (H18.5xW10xL10cm).