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Tokyo Department Stores Have an Opening Ritual (VIDEO)
The managers then bow to each other and line up facing the front doors. They bow to the customers waiting to shop. They then open the doors and greet everyone who enters. It’s a fascinating ritual that I encountered by chance last time I was in Japan, and was happy to experience again.
Mouse Computer is going to release a very reasonably priced laptop series, the LuvBook C. The price starts from ¥34,800 (About $290).
Mouse Computer added a CPU cooling micro fan to their stick Windows 8.1 PC "m-Stick". The improved model m-Stick MS-PS01F will be released for ¥20,800 (~$174) in late April.
The neo:n earphone series are designed under the themes of Future, Hero, and Robot. The nicely designed Imation earbuds will be out for sale on April 13, at an equally pleasing price.
Honda debuted their new lightweight convertible model "S660" today. It will be the first lightweight convertible to be released by Honda in 19 years since production of the Honda Beat was discontinued in 1996.
Thanko's new smartphone case, the "Sumaho Touch Bag," can keep small belongings such as cards and coins together in the same compact place. Wallet with phone pocket, or phone case with built-in purse: you decide!
Japanese senior citizen fashion and cuisine in full effect! Strolling down this 800m-long street, you will find no less than 200 shops that sell pretty much everything that a Japanese senior citizen needs and loves.
NTT docomo is finally going to start selling a wristwatch-style wearable device for child "Dococchi" a.k.a child tracker next month. Do parents really, REALLY need this much control and oversight?
A stick style Windows 8.1 PC called "Picoretta" will be available for sale for ¥19,800 (~$165) on March 28. It weighs only 70g and is actually factually a complete and functional computer.
The Hikaru Skirt, a Fashion Statement that Demands Yet Defies Explanation.
One of the great things about living in Japan is knowing that there are a neverending string of things that you’ll never fully understand. The Hikaru Skirt (“hikaru” just means “shining”) is a pretty good example thereof. But as goofy as these might be, they do catch (and keep) the eye!

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