Honda Monkey motorbike - Kumamon version

Today is Kumamon's birthday!
(a.k.a. the day when all of the Kyushu Shinkansen routes opened)

Kumamon meets Honda's small motorcycle series, Monkey. The collaboration motorbike Monkey Kumamon Version is going to be released on April 14. The exterior is colored with Kumomon's image color: black and red. Kumamon and Honda's logo are printed on the fuel tank. Red wheels are made in the motif of Kumomon's cheeks.

Manga project - "Story 311" to carry the true story of the disaster to the next generation

Story 311 is a manga project created in order to hand the history of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami to the next generation by telling the story through manga. It was launched by manga artist Satoru Hiura, who is well-known as the author of Hotaru no Hikari.

For the project, manga artists actually took trips to the damaged area, interviewed local people, and gathered information there by themselves, and then they drew stories based on what they researched. 13 other manga artists agreed with Satoru's idea and participated in the project.

Sanwa Supply - TransferJet USB adapter - instant close proximity wireless transfer

2 new models of USB adapter were released by Sanwa Supply. Both are ¥5,800.

They are compatible with TransferJet technology (Close proximity wireless transfer technology), which instantly enables them to send/receive data to/from another device just by putting the device above them.

In these adapters, Sony's ultra-fast LSI is built-in so they are capable of sending 50MB data to other devices in about 5 seconds. In addition to that, using close proximity wireless transfer technology lessens the possibility of data leakage.

 

Yukijirushi's White Coffee = Milk?

Japan is awesome especially when it comes to food, culture, entertainment, and of course, geeky techie things, however Japan is not awesome at all regarding the coffee situation. It is usually very bitter or extremely watered down and diluted. One of the most popular types is called "American" at a regular cafe. If you order this, you're basically getting bitter coffee diluted with hot water.

Romantic USB mouse that glows in 7 rotating colors

Now an LED USB mouse that glows in 7 colors is available at Shanghai Donya.

It romantically changes its color among 7 colors every 5 seconds once the USB cable is connected to a PC. If you want to keep your favorite single color turned on, you can lock it. And when you don't want it to start glowing, it can be set not to glow.

 

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