Three Japanese companies - Chuetsu Pulp & Paper, Lion Idemitsu Composites, and Sanko Shokai - jointly invented a new polypropylene resin composite material derived from bamboo. Although they do not yet have no specific plans for commercialization, they are already overwhelmed with inquiries from various industries.
Yamaha announced the release of PC software "VOCALOID4 Library CYBER DIVA" that creates a natural English-speaker singing voice. It is even compatible with death growl vocalization style. Now America can their Hatsune Miku on?
Japanese food is pretty great, but when it comes to the epic range of water-dwelling animals that are consumed and their methods of preparation, non-Japanese can quickly come to the realization that, beyond novelty and stunt-eating for fun, things can get a little bit goofy, if not unsettling.
It should be mentioned again: "I’m not too sure I agree with the practice of parading beautiful women around as objects of lust secondary only to the cars themselves, but sports cars are not about thinking with your brain." Wheeeeee!
This year saw a marked increase in non-Japanese cars on the show floor, especially from the bigger houses. With the exception of the 86 and the GT-R, the majority of Japanese tuned vehicles were the same mid-nineties to early-naughties classics (GALLERY #2).
This year saw a marked increase in non-Japanese cars on the show floor, especially from the bigger houses. With the exception of the 86 and the GT-R, the majority of Japanese tuned vehicles were the same mid-nineties to early-naughties classics (and we have a big-ass gallery of them!).
We are afforded the geektastic luxury of slinging sushi socks for our friends at Tokyo Otaku Mode - which is way better than slinging Farmville or boner pills or linkbait A, B, or C, right? Absolutely right - these are high-quality products made right here in Japan of...high-quality sock parts!