Kaga Hightech will start selling 2 new smartwatch models manufactured by Kronoz LLC in Switzerland on December 26. They are wristwatch-style "ZeWatch2" and wristband-style "ZeBracelet2", and both of them provide a sleep and activity management system. Both will be sold for ¥13,500.
With attendance more than twice that of 2013, interest is clearly on the rise and the collaboration seems well placed among the growing and steadily maturing calendar of Tokyo startup pitching events. Pitches were made by teams led by both Japanese and/or foreign residents, non-Japanese multinational teams of students or alumni from the two academic sponsors, and even a completely non-affiliated American developer who joined from Osaka.
Located in Asakusa, the heart of Tokyo, Sensō-ji is by far one of Tokyo’s most popular tourist attractions. Founded in 645, Sensō-ji is Tokyo’s oldest temple. The landmark is dedicated to the Bodhisattva, and according to legend, the temple was erected after two fishermen found a Statue of Kannon buried in the nearby Sumida River.
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Leica Japan is going to release a Japan-only special model "Leica M Monochrome Silver Engrave" on December 20. Only 30 cameras will be available for ¥972,000. The special model is made based on the world's first interchangeable lens digital camera, Leica M Monochrome, that is designed to shoot sharp black and white photos.