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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week it’s the (what was thought to have been) pioneering stem cell research of RIKEN’s Dr. Haruko Obokata & friends coming under serious scrutiny that could lead to disavowal, and a recounting of the much more enjoyable tale of how SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son got Steve Jobs to give him iPhone exclusivity in Japan.

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Thanko - Lens Cap Holder

When you take off the lens cap of your camera before shooting a photo, don't you sometimes start wondering where you should keep the cap? Although you could keep it in your bag, you might end up searching for it there later. Or you might have a strap tied on the lens cap but it could bother you while shooting.

Nothing fancy nor outstanding about Thanko's new Lens Cap Holder, but you will probably like it a lot.

Floral-printed Tokyo Banana

Tokyo Banana is a sweet treat that wraps banana custard cream with a soft sponge cake. It's the most recognizable souvenir from Tokyo for people traveling to other parts of Japan.

Currently, a special spring version is on sale for a limited time only. It's a floral printed Tokyo Banana called Tokyo Banana no Hana, and instead of banana custard cream, it has banana shake flavored cream inside.

Towa Electronics - Egg-shaped Bluetooth speaker

From TowaElectronics' audio equipment brand Olasonic, a new egg-shaped Bluetooth speaker (TW-BT55ST) will be released for about ¥14,580 in mid-April.

The egg-shaped Bluetooth speaker consists of 2 individual speakers. You can use each speaker individually or connect them with the accompanying audio cable for a more powerful and stereo sound.

Panasonic - Create 3D Graphics with 20-inch TOUGHPAD 4K

Panasonic is releasing 20-inch 4K IPSa display tablet - TOUGHPAD 4K UT-MA6  - aimed at corporates in late June.

TOUGHPAD 4K UT-MA6 has the high-performance graphics processor NVIDIA QUADRO K1000M built-in so that you can use it for using CAD/CAM or creating 3D graphics.

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BitSummit - Japan’s New Indie Game Revolution

You’re Invited...
How do you sell indie games in a country that's traditionally wary of online sales and where the local word for "indie games" (doujin games) is more akin to "games just for us?" And how do you sell those games to the outside world and change the minds of critics with a Phil Fish ‘They Just Suck’ point of view? If you're James Mielke, you throw a party.

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