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Top 5 Japanese Tech (and culture) Videos of the Week
1) Kumamon's RC adventure continues, 2) A beautiful oasis in the middle of Tokyo, 3) Real working maglev shinkansen...toy, 4) Big-ass video to go with big-ass gallery from the Tokyo International Toy Show, 5) Crossy Road, one of six titles from the latest Commuter Gamer!
Commuter Gamer #3: Passing the Time on Tokyo Trains (REVIEW)
For your playing enjoyment: Evolving graphics, Frogger-like obstacle avoidance, philosophical conundrums, fighting motorcycle gangs, building new worlds, and tossing a can of whoop-ass on some post-apocalyptic bears - PLAY!
KitKat Croissant is now available at a popular Japanese cafe bar chain, Pronto...and with that, KitKat continues its mission to crossover from candy junky food to haute couture snacky snack.

Eurotechnology Japan KK - June 05, 2015

Smartphone Games Disrupt Japanese Video Gaming Industry
24 new listed smartphone game companies achieve net income twice as high as all top 8 traditional video game companies combined. Madd bank is being made, but not by the traditional players - not at all.

TokyoStreetView - June 03, 2015

TokyoStreetView: Meguro Gajoen (4K VIDEO)
Meguro Gajoen offers some very interesting attractions, among which are: indoor traditional restaurant/tea ceremony rooms, gardens with gorgeous wooden painting fresque, a nice little pond, and a selection of restaurants that are featured in the Tokyo edition of the famous Michelin Guide!
Super-cute hamster-themed capsule toys are now available! They are made to hang on the edge of a cup in the most adorable hanging postures. And they were NOT named by people who HABLA the ESPAÑOL!
Mouse Computer is now accepting orders of their new Windows Phone, complicatedly called the "MADOSMA Q501." It's a 5-inch non-SIM-locked smartphone running Windows Phone 8.1, coming in at ¥33,800 (~$272).
The Foldable Samurai Umbrella is not Your Father's Samurai Umbrella
Thanko released two dorky sword-looking umbrellas. One's for getting your foldable ninja on, the other is probably much more at home in an episode of Game of Thrones - just in time for the J-rainy season!

Editor - May 29, 2015

Kumamon Gets an RC Dune Buggy
Japanese hobby kit and RC car maker Tamiya has been chasing the Kumamon cash dragon for over a year now, and along with last December’s Kumamon tractor RC car (probably because Kumamoto = agriculture), an RC standard dune buggy has now entered the lineup.
Takara Tomy - Shinkansen Toy "Linear Liner" that floats and runs by MagLev
Takara Tomy introduced their new bullet train toy - Linear Liner. It is a miniature version of the new MagLev shinkansen (bullet train) that is currently in running tests by JR Tokai.

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