Healthcare

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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Panasonic is going to release 2 models of facial equipment to heal your eye strain on September 1.

They are "Beauty Type EH-SW53" that provides plenty of steam, and the compact-sized "Refle Type EH-SW30".

Omron announced the release of their new Neck Massager HM-141. It will be released on July 18 for about 6,000 yen.

Once you turn on the massager, the massaging balls inside start rotating to take the stiffness out of your neck and shoulders. Because there is a heating function in the massaging balls, it's able to give a massage more effectively by warming up your muscles.

It can automatically be turned off 15 minutes after starting a massage.

Kikkoman announced that they will start selling 3 new types of flavored soy milk: grape, ginger and Amazake (sweet alcoholic drink made from fermented rice) on August 18.

Honestly, when another AkihabaraNews editor told me there are new icky flavored soy milk products that will go on sale, I immediately thought what's so wrong about these flavors. They sound good!

Are these weird for you?

Goodbye, Mr. Snore!

For heavy snorers, E.Balance released a wristband-style device - Goodbye Ibiki-kun EB-RM1810 - to ease their snoring problem.

Ibiki means snore, and "-kun" is usually used with a person's name. It's attached to a male first or last name when his name is called.

Japanese Technology from the Future SATURDAY but was Supposed to Be Friday!

This week it’s Japan thinking about investing a bunch of cash and tech into cancer treatment in India, which is nice, NTT Data Canada has significantly upped some jobs predictions in Nova Scotia, and even we're saying "NTT Data Canada?", and SCHAFT Robotics has left the DARPA building, which is kind of a bummer, but intriguing. 

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At Keio University, the Imoto Laboratory, in the Department of Biosciences and Informatics, utilizes research methods from molecular biology and cell biology, primarily chemical biology, to analyze cell control abnormalities related to cancer and neurodegenerative disorders at the level of genes and proteins. The researchers also aim to develop low-molecular-weight compounds that could become drug leads.

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:

Make your ears absolutely clean!

Coden co., ltd. has just released the ultimate earpick tool "Sugoi Mimikaki", which means "great earpiece" in Japanese.

With the Sugoi Mimikaki connected to the USB terminal of a PC, you can clean up your ear while looking at the 15X zoomed real-time image of inside of your ear on the PC monitor.

Mt. Fuji Half-Marathon Shots - AkihabaraNews.com

Amazing Place to Be a Runner
An AkihabaraNews editor (definitely not Reno) recently participated in the Fuji Susono Half Marathon, held in Susono, Shizuoka Prefecture, southwest of the Tokyo Metro Area - about 70 miles (112 km) from Shinjuku Station (MAP).

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