Japan

Dyson's 360 Eye Robo-Vacuum Arrives Late, and That is Totally Fine
This is really a high-end home appliance - as a product, more akin to a washing machine or refrigerator than a smartphone - and in this realm, a brand new line being six months late is better than on-time but undercooked. We see here some real competition for the company than currently owns the Japanese market.
TokyoStreetView: Autumn Leaves near Tokyo Tower (4K VIDEO)
Autumn in Shiba Kōen (park), directly adjacent to Tokyo Tower, is a beautiful time of year. The trees surrounding the Zōjō-ji Temple change into brilliant yellow, orange, and red hues. It is truly beautiful, and we hope you enjoy this scenery, a beautiful place in the heart of Tokyo, as much as we enjoyed filming it for you.
J-Halloween 2015: Ladies' Bargain Cosplay
Halloween has become a pretty big deal here in Japan, and, naturally, this lends itself to some serious cosplay. Our friends over at Tokyo Otaku Mode have assembled a decent range of cosplay gear that requires much less of an...investment, both in time in and monetary resources. For J-Halloween 2015, we recommend!
Top 5 Japanese Tech (and culture) Videos of the Week
1) We like robots, do you like robots? We have some pretty amazing friends doing robots; 2) Have all the Geiger counter you need in a simple dongle for your smartphone, which connects via an app; 3) Sharp made a robot-shaped smartphone because why not and Japan, too; 4) Hiroshima Cat Street View; 5) Mt. Fuji Amazing Sauce.
Meet Saya: the Incredibly Realistic Computer-Generated Japanese Schoolgirl
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. They have big dreams for their beautiful daughter: playing a character in a movie they are self-producing.

TokyoStreetView - October 13, 2015

TokyoStreetView: Yamanashi Chureito Pagoda (4K VIDEO)
Located on a mountain top near Fujiyoshida City in Yamanashi Prefecture, the Chureito Pagoda is part of the Arakusa Sengen Shrine and was built as a peace memorial in 1963. After climbing about 400 steps, you'll have one of the most breathtaking views of Mt. Fuji. It would be hard to find a better view anywhere in the region,

Editor - October 11, 2015

Hiroshima Cat Street View (VIDEO)
As you stroll around, you’ll encounter a number of fellow felines and get a ground-level look at the more traditional roads and ways of the city - places too small for cars exactly because so many of them came into use centuries before the automobile was invented.
Sharp Launching Robot Smartphone "RoBoHoN"
A robot-style smartphone "RoBoHoN" will be released in early 2016. It's invented by Sharp and a robot genius, Tomotaka Takahashi. In addition to provide basic smartphone features, RoBoHoN is able to talk, walk, dance, and recognize human faces. It can also become a projector.
App-Enabled Geiger Counter for Smartphones
Okay, we were skeptical on this one at first glance, but these devices do exist: what we’ve got here is a plug-and-play Geiger counter that fits any smartphone headphone jack (iOS or Android - no love for Blackberry until they finally give up and accept their Google overlords). It’s definitely the smallest we’ve ever seen.
TokyoStreetView: Chiba Hiratsuka Terraced Rice Field (4K VIDEO)
Located in Kamogawa City in Chiba prefecture, and barely one and a half hours away from the center of Tokyo by car, Hitratsuka is the closest terraced rice field to Tokyo, and also the only one of its kind in Japan! Unlike other rice fields, the Hiratsuka Tanada (terraced rice field) grows rice with only rain water, without any other means of irrigation!

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