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M6.2 Quake this Morning: A One-Off, or Prequel to the Next Big One?

M6.2 Off the Izu Coast
At 5:18 this morning, we were woken up by a fairly sizeable shake. With a magnitude of 6.2 at the epicentre and clocking in at around Shindo 4 in my area, it's the biggest one I've felt since the aftershocks of 3/11. It was a fairly long one, and until it peaked and flattened out, it felt like it might have grown into the next big one. It didn't, thankfully.

May the Fourth Be With You (Japan Style) - AkihabaraNews.com

It’s Just Different Over Here
As with almost every spot of Western culture that Japan Hoovers up, in accordance with the nuance of local tastes, i.e., straight-up Borg-like assimilative capabilities, the institution of Star Wars has been exhaustively Japanified. The same popular characters are popular, but often they’re just doing other stuff... 

Editor - May 04, 2014

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Panasonic Lumix GH4 - AkihabaraNews.com
Giving the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 a thorough looking at and using of - our biggest review of the past 6 months, maybe even the past year - is now available in all three of AkihabaraNews’ publishing languages:

Reno J. Tibke - May 03, 2014

JTFF - Japanese Technology from the Future Friday! - AkihabaraNews.com

This week it’s all about Toyota and California going bananas for hydrogen fuel cell tech, for both buildings and for cars - but mostly for cars, and even though the tech has been just around a corner that seems to be taking about 35 years to navigate, word on the street is that it might actually be reaching feasibility...we'll see. 

Tokyo Street Shots - AkihabaraNews.com

Tokyo Street Shots
• Collection 3 - SET #5 • 

REVIEW: SKY Technologies 445nm 1000mW Blue Laser - AkihabaraNews.com

ATTENTION:
Do Not Go from Adult to Spastic Child in 1.2 Nanoseconds

Terra Motors A4000i Test Drive & Review - AkihabaraNews.com
Terra Motors, Japan’s very own electric vehicle startup (no stranger to Akihabara News), is preparing to launch their A4000i smartphone-enabled electric scooter this summer, and they recently invited us to the MONO startups space in Tokyo Bay to get up close and personal with it.
Terrie's Take - AkihabaraNews.com

Terrie’s Take is a selection of Japan-centric news collected and collated by long-time resident and media business professional Terrie Lloyd. AkihabaraNews is pleased to present Terrie’s learned perspective; we all could use another take on the news - here’s Terrie’s:

Editor - April 28, 2014

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