Shop at the SAMURAI store and Be a Kimono Man

Nihonwasou Holdings, Inc., a retailer of the Japanese traditional dress, Kimono, is just about to open their 2nd Kimono specialized store for men called - SAMURAI - in Kyoto.

Nihonwasou opened the SAMURAI store in order to encourage guys to wear Kimono more and represent Japan better. Their first store is located in Ginza, Tokyo.

In the poster, Girolamo Panzetta, who is a popular Italian male model and TV figure in Japan, looks great in a Kimono and shows how to be a perfect Kimono Man.

FamilyMart installing electric vehicle charging stations

Japanese convenience store, FamilyMart, just announced they are installing charging stations for next‐generation vehicles (EV, Electric Vehicle/ PHEV, Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) at roughly 500 of its stores all over Japan after this summer.

As of this month, 34 FamilyMart stores already have charging stations installed.

Gundam's enemy, Neo Zeon version rapid train runs in Osaka

Rapi:t collaborates with the new Mobile Suit Gundam movie, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn.

Rapi:t, a popular sharp-looking rapid train running between Kansai International Airport and Namba in Osaka, is normally colored in blue. However for a limited time until the end of June, the exterior of some of the Rapi:t trains has been changed to red, which is the color of Gundam's enemy, Neo Zeon. The special trains will make a maximum of 8 round trips every day.

Adjustable earphones according to the length of your ear canal

Ocharaku, Japanese specialized store for headphones, is going to release 2 models of new In-ear canal earphones.

These 2 models have a different length of phase correction tube built-in. According to Ocharaku, every person has a different length of the external auditory canal, and the sounds you hear become better when the length of the earphone tube and ear canal are as close as possible.

3D Scanner "matterform" will be available in Japan in June

BRULÉ, Inc., Japanese retailer of foreign goods, is going to start selling Canadian 3D scanner "matterform" in early June.

"matterform" scans 2,000 points of an object placed on its turntable per second using an HD camera and 2 lasers. Maximum size of a scannable object is W190xH250xL190mm. The minimum scannable resolution is 0.43mm. You can choose a scanning file among STL, OBJ and PLY.

Regarding scanning time, it takes 5 minutes for High-speed and 10 minutes for High-quality mode.

Elecom - Ping-pong ball-type speaker for smartphone earphone jack

Elecom is going to release the compact ball-type mono speaker ASP-SMP050 series - a φ3.5mm stereo mini jack for the earphone jack of any smartphone, iPhone or other devices compatible with a φ3.5mm stereo mini jack.

The ASP-SMP050 series is slightly smaller than an actual ping-pong ball. It is able to output 1.5W powerful sound, which is roughly 8 times more powerful than a smartphone speaker.

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