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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week it seems that J-Convenience store giant Lawson has become something of startup funder, and a professor of sports and stuff at Tsukuba University has declared the FIFA 2014 World Cup ball to be “MADE OF NINJA THROWING STARS!!” ...okay, maybe the translation is off a bit on that last part. 

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Thanko - Portable Wind Turbine Generator

Ride a bicycle and gain additional benefits!

Thanko's new Portable Wind Turbine Generator will make you feel lucky every time you ride a bicycle or motor bike.

Once you ride a bicycle or motorbike that has the portable wind turbine generator attached to the handle, it starts generating enough electricity for 2 size AA rechargeable batteries.

Century - Illuminated umbrella to light up your feet at night

Century - Illuminated umbrella to light up your feet at night

The rainy season is almost here in Japan!
The fashionable illuminated umbrella "bright night" could be helpful to make the depressing wet season as fun as possible.

The bright night is currently sold at sirobako.com, the online store run by Century.

"bright night" is fashionable, functional and durable umbrella. The main feature is that it has 2 krypton lamps attached inside and you can turn them on to light up your feet in the dark.

Thanko - Automatic coin counting machine

In Japan, many of us still feel more comfortable paying by actual cash and carry lots of bills and coins around, while people in North America or Europe use actual cash less and less.

Today, Thanko just released new automatic coin counting machine for those who want to make their life much easier when it comes to coin counting. Although perhaps our readers don't need this product, let me introduce it to you in case.

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