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:
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).
At the moment, there are quite a few fancy health-conscious wearable devices around, such as Samsung's Gear Fit, not only to keep up your health but also to be able to do many other things, for example getting emails or SNS notices.
JAF (Japan Air Filter., Ltd.) today announced that they have developed a high-performance dust collector filter for use in industrial applications that is able to cut 99.995% of particulates, including PM2.5, while at the same time, providing a 25% reduction of electric power consumption compared with existing filters.
Job in Yokohama offers the PORTA series of portable X-ray units, with five models: Two for human applications and three for animal applications. The company started developing these products in 1997, and released the first one commercially in 2006. These X-ray units are compact, lightweight, and durable; they're sold mainly overseas. Currently, they're manufactured at Job's plant in Yokohama.
Yesterday, we wrote about Samsung's new wearable devices Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo that connect to make phone calls, play music or take photos. However, Gear Fit, which Samsung has also introduced at MWC 2014 (Mobile World Congress 2014), doesn't have any functions like that.