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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.
Panasonic has developed technology for using an LED as the light source so that smartphones can read optical ID signals containing various kinds of information.

TokyoStreetView - May 25, 2015

TokyoStreetView: Shiodome (4K VIDEO)
Until 1914, Shiodome was known as the Shimbashi railway terminal, but since 1984 it has slowly transformed into one of Tokyo’s most modern areas, where luxury hotels and business buildings rule the roost. There's even a clock designed by Studio Ghibli and heavily inspired by the movie Hauru no Ugoku Shiro (ハウルの動く城), or Howl’s Moving Castle.

Editor - May 25, 2015

This huge Doraemon-shaped speaker will be available for sale in mid August. The price will be ¥18,144. You can connect your music player, smartphone, iPhone or PC using a 3.5mm mini plug.
BIG-ASS GALLERY #1 - 2014 Tokyo International Toy Show [WEEKEND REARVIEWS]
Despite his icky feelings from being around so much happiness, Nayalan shot some amazing photos. A lot of them. And so, thanks to our brave photographer's perseverance through the minefield of overwhelming joy and glee, we present here the first of 3 BIG-ASS GALLERIES.
SoftBank Announces Summer 2015 Smartphones and Services
Lots of phone stuff and gadget stuff, sure - but with so many duplicate models across all Japanese carriers, SoftBank President Miyauchi stressed that it’s really time to compete through services, software, and carrier-specific services and options.
Fingerprint ID Padlock: Go Ahead and Lose Your Keys!
Japan is a screamingly safe place, but things do of course get stolen. Until now, that has meant using combination or key padlocks of some sort - both of which function on a fundamentally forgettable opening mechanism. Now your digit of choice is the key, and the pattern of your parts the combination.

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