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Readers who like to take a long bath might like the Thanko's new bath pillow with an arm to hold your smartphone. It holds your back and smartphone nicely to help you to have an absolutely relaxing bath time with your smartphone.

Editor - January 22, 2015

Do you want to drink a green tea mixed alcohol drink at home? With Suntory's new ready-made green tea based liquor product, you can make home an authentic Japanese izakaya restaurant.
Tokyo & Osaka Street Shots: Sony AX100 4K Handycam Stills Edition (Collection 5; Set #4)
This Street Shots installment ties in with our recently completed review of Sony's first consumer-grade 4K Handycam. You might be surprised how well a video camera shoots stills as sort of a side feature.
REVIEW: Sony AX100 4K Handycam (VIDEO; GALLERY)
The FDR-AX100 was the first consumer (provided those consumers were well off) camcorder that squeezed both a 1-inch Exmor R CMOS sensor (same one as the RX100) and the ability to shoot 4K Ultra HD 3840x2160 video into a compact-ish body. Does it work? It’s a Sony! BUT, there were a few catches...
Panasonic's new LUMIX CM1 digital camera can be also used as a SIM-free Android 4.4 smartphone. It will be available for about ¥120,000 on March 12 in a limited quantity - 2,000 units ONLY.
Today, au announced the release of new Android 4.4 kids smartphone model called "miraie KYL23," which politely warns kids not to send derogatory words in a message. Digital nanny? Censor?

Editor - January 19, 2015

Thanko released a pencil device that can be used in 3 ways: ball-point pen, stylus pen and 800mAh mobile battery. Thanko just might be the king of goofy/awesome Japanese gadgetry!
au is going to release new 4.5-inch full HD display smartphone with tricolor curvy aluminum body "INFOBAR A03", manufactured by Kyocera, in mid-February. It is very pretty.
TokyoStreetView: Fake Food and Supplies at Kappabashi-Dori (4K VIDEO)
Have you ever wondered where most Japanese restaurants in Tokyo are purchasing those mouth-watering, but fake, sushi and ramen? Well stop wondering, they were probably purchased in one of the many specialized stores in Kappabashi-Dori!
Japanese Darth Vader Showdown: New Samurai vs. Old Samurai
It’s far from coincidence that George Lucas and the original Star Wars team’s Darth Vader character so easily transforms into a stylized Japanese warrior. Just look at the samples of Zunari Kabuto helmets - it’s much easier to pick out the ones that don’t remind us of Luke’s father!

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