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TokyoStreetView: Chiba Hiratsuka Terraced Rice Field (4K VIDEO)
Located in Kamogawa City in Chiba prefecture, and barely one and a half hours away from the center of Tokyo by car, Hitratsuka is the closest terraced rice field to Tokyo, and also the only one of its kind in Japan! Unlike other rice fields, the Hiratsuka Tanada (terraced rice field) grows rice with only rain water, without any other means of irrigation!
Happy 3rd Anniversary to our Friends at Robohub.org!
What you've got here is quite simply the greatest source of robotics information on planet internet. Happy 3rd anniversary, Robohub!

Yoriko Takahashi - October 02, 2015

The West Japan Railway Company unveiled the interior images of the Evangelion Shinkansen (bullet train) called 500 TYPE EVA. It will run between Shin-Osaka station (Osaka) and Hakata station (Fukuoka) once a day for a limited time only.
Size Doesn’t Matter: CASIO Launches the Celviano Grand Hybrid Digital Piano
Far from the iconic Casiotone keyboards beloved by electronic artists specifically for their abnormal sound, with the new GP-500BP, the GP-300BK, and the AP-700BK, CASIO is confident they’ve created the first digital pianos that truly emulate the sound of a grand piano.
Top 5 Japanese Tech (and culture) Videos of the Week
1) Directly behind Tokyo Tower there's a beautiful temple that should be your second stop; 2) The JVC LS-300 shoots amazing - we really mean that - amazing 4K video; 3) Game trailers for small-scale mobile games are surprisingly well made; 4) Even on dreary days, Tokyo is a beautiful city; and 5) Beautiful flowers with a Mt. Fuji Background!

Ike Leus - September 26, 2015

REVIEW: Hazro HZ27WiDP 27-Inch HD Display
Hazro uses the exact same LG display panel in this 27-inch model as Apple uses for their 27-inch iMac displays, and while this year's panel has elevated in quality, the physical design of the HZ27WiDP model makes it really fit in well next to any existing Apple hardware you may have. Jump in for much more!
TokyoStreetView: Yamanashi Fuji Shibazakura Festival (4K VIDEO)
Each year for one month, mid-April to mid-May, people across Japan and from all over the world come by the thousands to enjoy a beautiful parterre of Shibazakura flowers (~800,000) with, of course, Mt. Fuji in the background. It's amazingly beautiful, and shooting it in 4K is...one of the reasons we need 4K!
Japanese Technology from the Future Friday! (GUEST COLUMN)
This week China wants to get its hands on Japanese test-taking A.I. and is asking very politely; meanwhile, the U.S. is going to get an LA-to-Vegas bullet train from China – which technically means the Americans will finally get to ride some Japanese trains!
Beautifully Cloudy Summer Days in Tokyo (4K VIDEO)
It can't be all sunshine and kittens and happiness everyday here in the big, big city, but that certainly doesn't mean that beauty is hard to find on dreary days. darwinfish105's latest illustrates this perfectly with some wide-perspective, time-lapsed, Ultra-HD 4K eye candy.
Fishing in Fukushima with the CASIO PRO TREK 3500 (FIELD TEST)
We didn’t want to just take CASIO’s word that the PRO TREK 3500 watch delivers for the outdoor enthusiast – and they didn’t want us to, either. So we swapped skyscrapers for trees, highways for rivers, and ventured north to Lake Hibara in Fukushima prefecture to put the watch through some real-world trials!

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