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:
Nissin is going to release the first Cup Noodle product that uses Somen noodles - Cup Noodle Light Somen - on July 7.
Somen is a very thin Japanese noodle made of wheat flour, and since it's very simple and easy to eat, Japanese people eat cold Somen noodles a lot especially during summer.
A Flagship with Many Flags
On paper, the Casio EX-100 seems the greatest imaging device in the history of our species.
Sanwa Supply has started selling a wireless ergonomic mouse "400-MA059" for 8,980 yen.
It's a 2.4GHz wireless mouse that is designed to prevent tendonitis and allows you to hold it effortlessly without twisting your wrist. The shape is symmetric so that anyone can use it regardless of which hand your dominant hand is.
Laser type sensor is used for 400-MA059, and you can adjust it from 4 different cursor speed levels (400/800/1,400/2,400).
If somebody would continually fan my body on hot summer nights, I'd get good, comfortable sleep.
It's getting steadily hotter in Japan. I will need to start using the air conditioner throughout the nights soon, but because the air comes from the air conditioner is too strong, I know that constantly leaving it on makes my body feel sluggish.
This week two Americans who do science and a Japanese woman who does Kimonos are getting a huge chunk of cash from the Kyoto Prize, and a southeastern Japanese prefecture wants to become toilet world...
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Daihatsu's new-style convertible kei-car (light automobile) - COPEN - went on sale today.
The model released today is called COPEN Robe and it's now available for JPY 1,798,200, which roughly equal to USD17,660. Daihatsu is scheduled to launch another new model called COPEN X (cross) in autumn this year. The COPEN X's exterior looks more sporty than COPEN Robe.