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Giant Star Wars Snow Sculpture Built by Japanese Self Defense Force
Now that the building-sized artwork is complete, it seems Darth Vader is once again invading Japan, this time joined by three storm troopers, the Death Star and a TIE fighter. Best of all is his lightsaber, illuminated in red at night.
Cloudy Yokohama Time Lapse is Visual Romance (VIDEO)
The video was shot on an overcast, cloudy day, but it gives Yokohama a certain ambiance, a certain something...just feels like romance. Mysterious Tokyo photographer darwinfish105, we really, really like you.
Casio's new EXILIM digital camera EX-ZR1600 can pair up with a smartphone on a steady basis. Users can control camera functionality with the smartphone such as activating the camera, checking or copying photos in the camera, saving taken photos automatically in the smartphone, and remotely pressing the shutter button.
Metal Ring: Protect Your (iPhone) Bulge
The camera bulge is an issue, and for all but the most careful users, so is the possibility of denting, scuffing or otherwise damaging it. Enter Roa International’s answer, exceedingly simple in both design and name.
Screw-on Strap/Lanyard Bracket for iPhone
Bulkier iPhone cases have long offered this functionality, the iPhone itself has not and probably never will. Since Japanese consumers like the feature, and the iPhone is the best-selling phone in Japan, with typical shrewdness Thanko swooped in and solved a problem we were barely aware that we had.
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?
KenkoTokina is going to release 2 new tilt lenses from their Lensbaby series. They make flowing artistic blurs when they are tilted.

Reno J. Tibke - February 02, 2015

 SCENE IN TOKYO: Squid Snacks in Shinjuku!
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.
The Ladies of Tokyo Auto Salon (EXCITING GALLERY #2)
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!

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