There’s quite a bit more BB-8 (that’s because cute sells in Japan). We see more of supposed villian Kylo Ren and his rickety light saber (combined with that beat up, patchwork helmet, we’re starting to think this guy’s really into recycling). Two main characters, Rey and Finn, actually introduce themselves here, too
We now present an inline gallery of 30 “snapshots” from Editor Wordnerd. These below are a mix of RX100 and iPhone 6s Plus shots from the massive Tokyo Motor Show - one of the top 5 auto events on planet earth. And hey, which is better: Gallery #1 from Captain Cameranerd, or this one, from Princess Snapshot?
It's huge. It takes over the entire Tokyo Big Sight Convention Center. Each years sees just under a 1,000,000 attendees over the course of 10 or so days. If you can ignore the throngs of douchey psuedo-journalists facing their imminent extinction, the Tokyo Motor Show is a blast!
This is really a high-end home appliance - as a product, more akin to a washing machine or refrigerator than a smartphone - and in this realm, a brand new line being six months late is better than on-time but undercooked. We see here some real competition for the company than currently owns the Japanese market.
Autumn in Shiba Kōen (park), directly adjacent to Tokyo Tower, is a beautiful time of year. The trees surrounding the Zōjō-ji Temple change into brilliant yellow, orange, and red hues. It is truly beautiful, and we hope you enjoy this scenery, a beautiful place in the heart of Tokyo, as much as we enjoyed filming it for you.
The West Japan Railway Company has released a handful of photos of the new 500 TYPE EVA Neon Genesis Evangelion bullet train. The train begins its daily roundtrip route from Shin-Osaka Station (Osaka) to Hakata Station (Fukuoka) on November 7th, and it will operate for a limited time only.
Halloween has become a pretty big deal here in Japan, and, naturally, this lends itself to some serious cosplay. Our friends over at Tokyo Otaku Mode have assembled a decent range of cosplay gear that requires much less of an...investment, both in time in and monetary resources. For J-Halloween 2015, we recommend!
1) We like robots, do you like robots? We have some pretty amazing friends doing robots; 2) Have all the Geiger counter you need in a simple dongle for your smartphone, which connects via an app; 3) Sharp made a robot-shaped smartphone because why not and Japan, too; 4) Hiroshima Cat Street View; 5) Mt. Fuji Amazing Sauce.
Saya was gently brought to life by the Ishikawas, a Tokyo husband-and-wife duo working as freelance 3D CG artists. According to the artists, the hardest part was achieving the moist, soft and translucent skin of girls this age. They have big dreams for their beautiful daughter: playing a character in a movie they are self-producing.
Located on a mountain top near Fujiyoshida City in Yamanashi Prefecture, the Chureito Pagoda is part of the Arakusa Sengen Shrine and was built as a peace memorial in 1963. After climbing about 400 steps, you'll have one of the most breathtaking views of Mt. Fuji. It would be hard to find a better view anywhere in the region,