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Editor - August 06, 2014

Iron Man Japanese Style

No Strangers to the Powered Exoskeleton 
Anyone who pays even the slightest attention to Japanese sci-fi should be well aware of the long-running powered robotic suit fetish. In many cases, the suits themselves are almost like characters. Given such a legacy, it's no surprise that art has inspired life and Japan is far and away the global leader in developing actual robotic suits for force amplification and rehabilitation.

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:

Top 5 Japanese Tech Videos of the Week - AkihabaraNews.com

AkihabaraNews on YouTube
The weekly roundup of our new, original tech videos from here in Tokyo and all over Japan, plus favorites from our partners and the best clips from the past week's posts - subscribe and automate! 

Japan Expo Paris - Part 2: Manga & Anime (VIDEO) - AkihabaraNews.com

The following is the latest entry in our French correspondent Jeremy Touitou's Japan Expo Paris 15 video series.

Reno J. Tibke - August 02, 2014

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

This week we're completely unsurprised to learn that the Japanese are getting better at being the longest-lived population on earth, and Japan's working to further trade, tech, and other bilateral cooperation with Vietnam, which, contrary to what the hard of thinking might assume, is awesome!

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Japanese Robots: Jiro Aizawa, the Father of Toy Robots - AkihabaraNews.com

Probable Source of Humanity's Image of ‘Toy Robot’
Jiro Aizawa, born 1903, is very significant in terms of Japan's history of robots, toy robots in particular. He is also known as Dr. Aizawa, Uncle Robot, Dr. Robot, Zirou Aizawa, Dr. Aizawa Zirou, and 二郎相澤 in Japanese.

Attack on Titan's Armin Arlert: New Figure at Tokyo Otaku Mode - AkihabaraNews.com

World’s Most Popular Manga/Anime?
While that might be debatable, Hajime Isayama’s 5-year-old serial - his first at that - certainly has been the most visible franchise of the past year (One Piece certainly is a contender here, too).

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:

Tokyo Street Shots: The Living Gallery (RAINY SEASON SPECIAL EDITION) - AkihabaraNews.com

Rainy Season Special Edition
This week's Street Shots installment celebrates, err...laments the arrival of Japan's rainy season. Though relatively mild thus far here in Tokyo, when the torrents do fall on we the tens of millions living in very close proximity, it can get uncomfortable quickly.

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