Japan

We’ve racked up about 2.5 months since last we published one of these galleries, and the timing works: we tend to do it on Japanese holidays. Today’s gallery celebrates one player in particular: the very gifted and minimally costumed Ms. Ringo Mitsuki.

TokyoStreetView - July 20, 2015

TokyoStreetView: Shimokitazawa (4K VIDEO)
Step aside, Harajuku! For, like the over-tanned ‘Gyaru’ fad, you are not cool anymore! That’s right...we said it - Japan’s fashion-oriented youth who once shopped around Harajuku have a new safe haven with Shimokitazawa.
Commuter Gamer #5: Passing the Time on Tokyo Trains (REVIEW)
Take a walk in the well-worn shoes of a homicide detective, wax lyrical with Hamlet’s ghost over the ineffectual ways to murder your uncle, or just straight up run for your life from unseen, impending doom. This morning commute has everything.
Panasonic is going to release the mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera LUMIX DMC-GX8 on August 20. It has a newly-developed 20M Live Mos Sensor and the world's first 6-control image stabilization system called Dual I.S..
Top 5 Japanese Tech (and culture) Videos of the Week
1) Small-time mobile games have video trailers on YouTube these days; 2) The Tokyo Monorail floats through the sky on these big columns right here; 3) Toyota's virtual crash-test dummy software is totally badass; 4) Shinjuku looks awesome at night [naturally]; and 5) One of the grosses things ever: Grilled Salmon Candy
New EXILIM camera EX-100F will be out on August 21. Based on the previous EX-100 camera (released in March 2014), Casio added 60fps high-speed continuous shooting performance to the new EX-100F and made it a flagship model.

TokyoStreetView - July 15, 2015

TokyoStreetView: The Art of Sushi (4K VIDEO)
We were blessed with the chance to have a famous Japanese chef with more than 35 years of experience prepare our very own plate of sushi. We predict that this video will generate a spike in traffic to Kayak, Expedia, Travelocity, etc...
Who wants to be a part of a SIM-unlocked Evangelion smartphone developing team? Register yourself as a supporter of the project and get the latest news. In all likelihood, it will not make you as completely schizophrenic as the show's storyline. But...maybe it could.

Editor - July 13, 2015

Canon is going to release a pocket-sized mobile projector, the Mini Projector C-5. The estimated price is ¥29,800, and it comes with a tripod. Canon's incorporating their various optical technologies, and we've heard they make cameras or somesuch, so that bodes well...but maybe not, too.

Editor - July 09, 2015

Toyota announced the addition of a hybrid model to their Sienta minivan series, and now it's available for purchase. Toyota now makes more hybrid vehicles than all other auto companies combined - which we didn't fact check, but it sounds about right.

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