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Top 5 Japanese Tech (and culture) Videos of the Week
1) Robots, robots everywhere, iREX 2015 is in the air...and at Tokyo Big Sight; 2) How seriously do the Japanese take their holiday/Christmas/New Year illumination? MADD; 3) Of course it's only natural to cook bacon with a laser cutter; 4) 360-degree Tokyo Time-Lapse nuff said; 5) Testing the 4K chops of the iPhone 6s Plus.
Commuter Gamer #7: Passing the Time on Tokyo Trains (REVIEW)
These mobile games are a blend of the surreal and the obscure - like a busy weekend in Harajuku, spend some time in strange company. Beat deadlines and werewolves, deal with random celebrities, master mathematics with livestock or fight your way through a horde of aliens.
iREX 2015: World's Largest Robotics Tradeshow Begins Tomorrow in Tokyo
This year marks the 21st installment of the biennial exhibition, and it’s by far the largest iREX ever held - which, parallel to the increasingly diverse and booming global robotics industry, probably makes it the largest robotics event in history.

TokyoStreetView - December 01, 2015

TokyoStreetView: Tokyo Midtown Illumination (4K VIDEO)
Tokyo Midtown is popular among Japanese for its park as well as its many seasonal activities including a beer festa, the Sakura Sparkle Lounge event, Art Night, a month-long outdoor ice skating rink, and several night illumination installations as you can see in today’s video.
Japanese Laser Bacon and Other Food Hacks (VIDEO)
Kentaro Fukuchi, the mad bacon scientist and math sciences professor, and Hiroshi Takai, a Maker and film producer, are the driving force behind the desire to do something with food that’s never been done: map and cook bacon with a high-powered, precision laser cutter.
"There is no Gravy in East Asia" -Ancient Japanese Proverb (HAPPY THANKSGIVING!)

"Gross - You Guys Really Eat that Animal?

...says the Japanese guy looking at a turkey - in between bites of some partially alive, often uncooked sea creature.

360-Degree Spherical Tokyo Time-Lapse (VIDEO)
This doesn't really promote the fact per se, but it does sort of bend our optic nerves in a way that really, really drives the point home. Honestly, we haven't seen a lot of great Tokyo-based 360-degree time-lapse work, but it's no surprise that some of the first comes from darwinfish105 - but can your eyes take it all in?!
iPhone 4K Video Test: Tokyo Monorail Arrives at Hamamatsucho (VIDEO)
Sure, 4K is a relative term when the sensor is in a mobile phone, but if you’ve been shooting pixely mobile videos since the mid-2000’s, it’s pretty much impossible to not be blown away by what this year’s phlabby iPhone can do.
The STAR WARS / PREMIUM HOME COLLECTION, a room-themed pop-up filled with high-end, limited edition Star Wars housewares with high-end prices to match. Lots of cool stuff including tapestries, carpets, throw pillows, dishes, combination snow globe/speakers, and more!
Top 5 Japanese Tech (and culture) Videos of the Week
1) The oranges and reds and yellows of Fall near Tokyo Tower; 2) Dyson finally unleashes its autonomous home cleaning robot on the Japanese; 3) The Japanese Star Wars trailer you were looking for; 4) The place in rural Japan where Totoro lives; and 5) Electronically stabilize your action cam, son!

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