Halloween is Coming!
It’s the first of October here in Japan, and we’ve decided to start gearing up for Halloween early. In doing so, today brings our inaugural J-Halloween Prep 2014 post, and stay tuned for more. Why so early? And why are we doing so in Japan?
Halloween is Coming!
Takara Tomy is going to release a lie detecter toy - "Kokoro Scanner" - to indicate the level of your physiological disturbance in different colors. It will be available for 2,500 yen on October 30.
When a person gets nervous, the flow of his blood becomes faster. Kokoro Scanner utilizes the phenomenon and detects if you are lying or not, as shown by the color of the light.
Green - You are relaxed and not lying.
“Shin kan sen”
It’s time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of Japan’s most iconic technological achievements: the world’s first modern high-speed rail system!
World’s Most Popular Manga/Anime Gets a Calendar!
We said it before: the popularity ranking might be debatable, but there’s no doubt that Hajime Isayama’s now 5-year-old serial - his first at that - certainly has been the most visible franchise of the past year.
Panasonic is going to release an ultra high-end speaker system SB-R1 under its Technics brand. It is a build-to order product and will be released for 1,340,000 yen in February.
Technics is Panasonic's brand for audio devices. It was discontinued in 2010, but Panasonic recently discussed the revival of the brand on September 4th. The new high-end speaker system SB-R1 will be one of the first products celebrating the brand's revival.
Transform XBA to Bluetooth
Sony is going to release an interchangeable cable unit MUC-M1BT1 that makes Sony's XBA series wired, in-ear headphones Bluetooth compliant.
The MUC-M1BT1 cable supports in-ear headphones from the XBA-Z5, A3, A2, H3, H2 series. Just like changing the original cable to the accompanying cable, you can attach MUC-M1BT1 to the in-ear headphones.
The next evolution of Casio’s market leading selfie camera gets upgraded innards and a new look for the Autumn/Winter 2014 season
Terrie's Take: The Economy and the University Drop-out Rate, Overseas Shopping, and Kirin's Craft Beer!
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: