Japan

Size Doesn’t Matter: CASIO Launches the Celviano Grand Hybrid Digital Piano
Far from the iconic Casiotone keyboards beloved by electronic artists specifically for their abnormal sound, with the new GP-500BP, the GP-300BK, and the AP-700BK, CASIO is confident they’ve created the first digital pianos that truly emulate the sound of a grand piano.
Top 5 Japanese Tech (and culture) Videos of the Week
1) Directly behind Tokyo Tower there's a beautiful temple that should be your second stop; 2) The JVC LS-300 shoots amazing - we really mean that - amazing 4K video; 3) Game trailers for small-scale mobile games are surprisingly well made; 4) Even on dreary days, Tokyo is a beautiful city; and 5) Beautiful flowers with a Mt. Fuji Background!

Ike Leus - September 26, 2015

REVIEW: Hazro HZ27WiDP 27-Inch HD Display
Hazro uses the exact same LG display panel in this 27-inch model as Apple uses for their 27-inch iMac displays, and while this year's panel has elevated in quality, the physical design of the HZ27WiDP model makes it really fit in well next to any existing Apple hardware you may have. Jump in for much more!
TokyoStreetView: Yamanashi Fuji Shibazakura Festival (4K VIDEO)
Each year for one month, mid-April to mid-May, people across Japan and from all over the world come by the thousands to enjoy a beautiful parterre of Shibazakura flowers (~800,000) with, of course, Mt. Fuji in the background. It's amazingly beautiful, and shooting it in 4K is...one of the reasons we need 4K!
Japanese Technology from the Future Friday! (GUEST COLUMN)
This week China wants to get its hands on Japanese test-taking A.I. and is asking very politely; meanwhile, the U.S. is going to get an LA-to-Vegas bullet train from China – which technically means the Americans will finally get to ride some Japanese trains!
Beautifully Cloudy Summer Days in Tokyo (4K VIDEO)
It can't be all sunshine and kittens and happiness everyday here in the big, big city, but that certainly doesn't mean that beauty is hard to find on dreary days. darwinfish105's latest illustrates this perfectly with some wide-perspective, time-lapsed, Ultra-HD 4K eye candy.
Fishing in Fukushima with the CASIO PRO TREK 3500 (FIELD TEST)
We didn’t want to just take CASIO’s word that the PRO TREK 3500 watch delivers for the outdoor enthusiast – and they didn’t want us to, either. So we swapped skyscrapers for trees, highways for rivers, and ventured north to Lake Hibara in Fukushima prefecture to put the watch through some real-world trials!
The Three Bullets: Lessons from Japan's Survival Games Subculture
Airsoft guns were first invented in Japan in the late 1970s and early 1980s. In the beginning, they were used primarily for target practice, but ‘Survival Games’ soon grew in popularity and bizarrely became a source of inspiration toward honesty, effective decision making, and the inclusion of women in Japanese corporate society...? Whaaaa?
Commuter Gamer #6: Passing the Time on Tokyo Trains (REVIEW)
Read on as you learn the ever vital skills of cutting through hordes of monstrosities, dodging traffic, evading shambling zombies and generally figuring out complex puzzles. Getting out of the train station at rush hour will be a breeze after playing this month’s mobile game picks.

TokyoStreetView - September 06, 2015

TokyoStreetView: Zojo-Ji Temple Part II (4K VIDEO)
Part of the Tokyo Tower-adjacent Zojo-Ji Temple, this cemetery, or garden, is unique in manParty ways since, unlike usual cemeteries, you will not find any graves, but hundreds of small stone statues that parents can choose and decorate with small clothing and toys for their unborn child or children.

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