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

Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week it’s Mt. Gox biting the bankruptcy bullet (plus bonus geeky news on that), Hulu Japan is selling itself to Japan, and Panasonic and Tesla Motors might build a battery mega-factory (whilst everyone still avoids mentioning that most electricity for electric cars still comes from fossil fuels).

North Korea Deluminated - AkihabaraNews.com

Something's Missing in East Asia at Night: North Korea

Visually Shocking.
Sadly, Entirely Unsurprising

Well, not a whole lot we can say about North Korea that hasn’t already been said about North Korea. In point of fact, this NASA photo, taken from the International Space Station late last month, summarizes things quite well.

Akihabaranews.com - VIDAN Izumi-chan shaver

Let's shave everyday with Izumi-chan!

Izumi-chan says she doesn't like it when your face is hairy…

Izumi Products Company, Japanese household appliances producer, will release a very geeky rechargeable shaver - "Moe" Shaver - from their shaver series "VIDAN series" on March 10.

On the front side of this limited edition shaver (500 units only!), the entire body of 19-year-old pink-haired Izumi Matsumoto, who is the PR character of the VIDAN series is printed.

Akihabaranews.com - Lotteria - Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin)

Lotteria - Can you finish? The "Attack on Titan" burger!!

The burger chain Lotteria, in a collaboration project with Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese), is going to release the ¥2,000 burger combo called "10m-kyu Shingeki no Kyojin Hoshoku Set (10m級進撃の巨人捕食セット - Predatory Set for Titan as big as 10-meter high)" and the ¥1,600 french fries combo called "Cho Ogata! Sasha no Imo-musume Set (超大型!サシャの芋娘セット - Supersize! Sasha's Potato Girl Set)" in limited quantities. They will be released on March 20.

ANA finally starts in-flight Wi-Fi access on March 1

ANA, One of the major Japanese airlines, has announced that they are finally going to start offering in-flight Wi-Fi access, provided by OnAir of Switzerland, on March 1.

First, they will introduce the service for a few of their Boeing 777-300ER and Boeing 767-300 aircraft, which usually fly to Europe, the U.S. and some Asian counties. Then, they will add the service to more airplanes for a total of 28 aircraft by the end of this year.

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