JTFF - Japanese Technology from the Future Friday! - AkihabaraNews.com

Japanese Technology from the Future SATURDAY (oops)!

This week it’s Sony flirting with yet another game of catch-up, Panasonic is taking their smartphone game to India, and tiny cracks have been found in some of the wings Mitsubishi Heavy Industries makes for the 787 Dreamliner, which is not a game at all.

Skymark Airlines to introduce the Airbus A330 & super-mini skirt Flight Attendants

Skymark Airlines, one of the Japanese LCC (Low-Cost-Carrier) airlines, is going to start running the Airbus A330-300 on May 31. Skymark is the first Japanese airline to buy the A330-300.

To celebrate the beginning of service with the A330-300, for a half-year limited time, Skymark's twenty something female flight attendants on duty on the A330-300 will wear super-mini skirts (15cm-above-the-knee skirts).

Casio - G-Shock, nicknamed GULFMASTER, for wild marine journey

Casio is going to release the rugged G-Shock for sailing GWN-1000, nicknamed GULFMASTER, on June 27.

GWN-1000 shows the barometric pressure digitally and also shows the difference between current and previously measured data. When barometric pressure changes drastically, a notification will appear as an icon on the dial as an alarm to be prepared for weather change.

Canon - PowerShot D30 able to dive to depths of 25 meters

Canon is going to release the rugged compact digital camera PowerShot D30 for about ¥31,800 on March 13.

PowerShot D30 has waterproof protection that works at 25 meters below the surface of the sea and is shockproof up to 2 meters. It supports GPS functions, but not Wi-Fi.

It features an effective 12.1MP 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor, optical 5X lens that covers a focal distance of 28 to 140mm (35mm equivalent), wide-open aperture F3.9-F4.8, ISO 100-3200, and 3 inch TFT LCD monitor (0.46M dots).

ONE PIECE has achieved 300 million copies in book form

When Vol. 72 was released last November, the total circulation of ONE PIECE reached 300 million copies.

As a campaign to celebrate that, currently people who purchase the new Vol.73, which was just released on March 4, are able to get a small-sized reproduced original drawing among 10 kinds at the book store where they make the purchase.

There are limited numbers of the gift, so if you want to get one, hurry to the book store!

 

Pocky Panda will be out this month - Panda flavored snack?

From Ezaki Glico's famous Pocky series, new Pocky Panda will be released on March 11.

Of course, it's not a panda flavored Pocky. It has a cookies & cream flavor and the contrast of the dark cookie and white cream reminds us of the color of pandas.

In addition to the regular package that has a panda design on, there seems to be a rare version of the package with a fluffy panda on it.

Can you tell the panda on the box at the right side is fluffy?

 

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