Japan

Editor - February 11, 2015

Top 5 Japanese Tech Videos of the Week
Here's What We've been Watching for the Past week: (1) Lanyardize your iPhone 6; (2) Dude, Yokohama is Beautiful at Night, (3) Japan's Totally Unsung as a Winter Wonderland, (4) There are Real Ninjas in Japan and They Work for the Police, and (5) Let's Get Another Look at Those Ninjas as They Toss a Beatdown!
If you are seriously into taking photos of stars, it might be worth purchasing Nikon's new "D810A" DSLR camera for ¥420,000. The camera is exclusively made for taking shooting astrophotography and it's especially good at taking photos of diffuse nebula.
Mitsubishi Electric is releasing a fancy space-saving cordless vacuum cleaner with an air purifier function built-in (iNSTICK HC-VXE20P) on March 1.
Ricoh Imaging announced the release of the currently world's smallest DSLR camera - PENTAX K-S2 - with waterproof and rustproof performance.
UPCOMING EVENT: CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show Starts Thursday, February 12
CP+ is an international camera and photo imaging show that presents the latest products and technologies, and disseminates the joy and extensive reach of the industry and culture of photo imaging. This year's theme: "FOCUS! Inspiration lies beyond the frame."
Sony's new headphones MDR-1ABT is compatible with their newly-developed codec, LDAC, which can transmit information volume 3 times greater than regular SBC/A2DP codecs via Bluetooth. MDR-1ABT will be released for approximately ¥40,000 yen on March 21.
Terrie's Take: Skymark Airlines: Death by Obstinance, Japan's New Robot Hotel, and More!
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:
Tokyo Police Use Ninja Skills to End 8-Hour Standoff
We can’t definitively report that the Tokyo Police employ actual ninjas per se - but, this did happen in the capital of Ninja Land, and it does shows two undeniably badass Tokyo cops rappelling from the roof and bursting into a 14th-floor high-rise apartment.

Editor - February 09, 2015

Honda's concept mini pickup car "N-TRUNK" and camping trailer "N-CAMP" will debut at JAPAN CAMPINGCAR SHOW 2015 starting on February 13. They are compact and pretty, which is perfect for camping in Japan.
Domino's Japan Offers Heart-Shaped Happy Valentine Pizza & "Kabedon" Service
Domino's Pizza Japan is going to sell a heart-shaped "Happy Valentine Pizza" from February 12 to 15, but that's not all: they're also offering a coupon-based "Kabedon" romance service!

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