Terrie's Take: Japan's Race to Free Wi-Fi, SIM Card Unlocking, Dancing's Legal, and Jobs Everywhere!
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:
Sanwa Supply released a Watt Monitor "TAP-TST11" to measure 7 items and manage/save the data on your PC through connection via a USB cable.
7 measurable items are:
- Consumed power of a device (W)
- Cumulative electricity power (W), hours (H) and rate (Yen)
- CO2 emission (kg)
Another Non-Japaneses Manufacturer Enters the Japanese Market
Brulé today started reselling 3D printer "Ultimaker2" in Japan, manufactured by a Dutch 3D printer company. It is now available for ¥349,800 yen on Brulé's official site.
The printable area range of Ultimaker2 is up to 230×225×205mm. The minimum built-up pitch is 0.02mm. As an FDM or FFF printer, it is one of the 3D printers that has the highest accuracy.
After Honda Aircraft Company conducted a flight test of their lightweight jet Honda Jet on June 27, they announced to the public the success of its maiden flight. It became an important milestone toward manufacturing the mass-production model.
Our previous coverage about Honda Jet (more photos & video):
This week it’s Japan thinking about investing a bunch of cash and tech into cancer treatment in India, which is nice, NTT Data Canada has significantly upped some jobs predictions in Nova Scotia, and even we're saying "NTT Data Canada?", and SCHAFT Robotics has left the DARPA building, which is kind of a bummer, but intriguing.
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