Japan

Meet Saya: the Incredibly Realistic Computer-Generated Japanese Schoolgirl [TOP 15 of 2015]
[#9 of 2015's Top 15 Articles] Saya was gently brought to life by the Ishikawas, a Tokyo husband-and-wife duo working as freelance 3D CG artists. According to the artists, the hardest part was achieving the moist, soft and translucent skin of girls this age...
Some Beautiful Cosplay to Kick Off Golden Week (PROBABLY NSFW GALLERY) [TOP 15 of 2015]
[#10 of 2015's Top 15 Articles] Really, it seems like yesterday, but it’s been more than two months since we brought readers a nice, succinct (lightly curated) cosplay gallery.
Casio - EXILIM EX-ZR1600 camera - always able to pair with your smartphone [TOP 15 of 2015]
[#11 of 2015's Top 15 Articles] Casio's new EXILIM EX-ZR1600 digital camera can continuously pair with a smartphone, be controlled from the app, and instantly, automatically transfer photos to the smartphone.
The Ladies of Tokyo Auto Salon (EXCITING GALLERY #1) [TOP 15 of 2015]
[#12 of 2015's Top 15 Articles] "I’m not too sure I agree with the practice of parading beautiful women around as objects of lust secondary only to the cars themselves, but sports cars are not about thinking with your brain."
Tokyo Marathon Brings out the Cosplayers (SFW GALLERY) [TOP 15 of 2015]
[#13 of 2015's Top 15 Articles] It comes as no surprise then that the subculture-gone-mainstream finds purchase in a 36,000-strong public sporting event. All we really have to say about that is: “WELL DONE! BRAVO! YOU ALL LOOKED FABULOUS!”
Sony's 147" Ultra-Short-Throw 4K Projector (and why they need to make it) [TOP 15 of 2015]
[#15 of 2015's Top 15 Articles] We have seen the LSPX-W1S in action, proper up-close and personal-like, and it was a bit beyond impressive. It's much more than frivolous luxury, however - Sony's insanity is methodical!
Original Trilogy Japanese Star Wars Movie Posters (GALLERY)
We’ve collected two for each of the three original films. So go ahead, take a look, and take a step into late 70s/early 80s state of the art movie marketing. And let's be honest, time and place and culture and history pretty much dictate that the original trilogy will never be matched.
CASIO Launches EX-FR100 'Outdoor Recorder' Action Cam (GALLERY)
This is not necessarily a pro-level device, but that is not a pejorative - the EX-FR100 is high-end action camera for an underserved market: civilians - civilians who want to easily and creatively capture, summarize, and share the mundane-to-most but precious-to-them moments of life.

Editor - December 17, 2015

Jingle Bells in Japanese! (VIDEO)
People around the world, you may now begin the process of torturing your family with this song! Everybody together: "Hashire sori yo, kaze no you ni, yuki no naka wo, karuku hayaku, waraigoe wo, yuki ni makeba, akarui hikari no hana ni naru yo - Hey!!"
Top 5 Japanese Tech (and culture) Videos of the Week
1) Robots, robots everywhere, iREX 2015 is in the air...and at Tokyo Big Sight; 2) How seriously do the Japanese take their holiday/Christmas/New Year illumination? MADD; 3) Of course it's only natural to cook bacon with a laser cutter; 4) 360-degree Tokyo Time-Lapse nuff said; 5) Testing the 4K chops of the iPhone 6s Plus.

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